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Make a holiday apartment in Santa Cruz your home away from home

Set in Tenerife’s capital, holiday homes in Santa Cruz are ideal for people who want to combine the culture and sightseeing of a city getaway with the relaxation of a beach holiday. The natural scenery all around Tenerife is breathtaking, and in this corner of the island guests can make for the Aranaga Mountain range for walking trips or head to the north coast to visit wild Atlantic beaches.

As befits urban accommodation holiday apartments in Santa Cruz are appointed with the appliances and connectivity to make a self-catering holiday as convenient as possible. These spacious and modern rentals will suit families and are located close to the sea. Guests can share holiday snaps via wi-fi access, or, when it’s time to take it easy, take advantage of the home entertainment provided.

Things to do

-Beaches: Santa Cruz is next to one of the best beaches on the entire island. Palm-lined Playa de las Teresitas is a golden sandy bay next to the rugged hills of the Anaga Range. The ocean here is calm and almost perfectly clear, which makes it the perfect spot for a family beach trip. The facilities are great too, and there’s always something going on, be it volleyball matches or yoga classes.

-Sightseeing: A few minutes inland from Santa Cruz is the beautiful renaissance city of San Cristóbal de la Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lots of neatly preserved buildings from the 16th century, and a city layout that would be replicated at countless colonial settlements in the Americas. HomeAway has a selection of holiday rentals in this city. Santa Cruz also has a number of modern landmarks, like the spectacular opera house, the Torres de Santa Cruz skyscrapers and the bustling Plaza de España.

-Nature: Tenerife is famed for its volcanic landscapes, and nowhere are they more dramatic than in the El Teide National Park, home to the eponymous stratovolcano, which at 3,718 metres is the tallest peak in all of Spain. Closer to Santa Cruz is the Aranaga Range, which takes up all of the northeast coast. Here there are mountains 1,000 metres in height and precipitous ravines to explore.

-Days out: With a car no part of Tenerife’s coastline is off limits. Guests could make their way down to the east coast to visit the modern beach resorts at Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas. For a totally different experience, visit the north, which is loved for its picturesque old towns like Garachico and La Olavata, as well as the rural character of its landscapes that are home to vineyards, and banana and avocado plantations.

-Carnival: Tenerife’s carnival is held here in February every year. It’s one of the world’s largest street parties and only behind Rio de Janeiro’s carnival in terms of size and renown. It’s a glitzy, week-long flurry of parades, traditional music performances, historic cultural rituals like the Burial of the Sardine and contests to pick the best performers.

Weather in Santa Cruz

Set on the eastern side of northern Tenerife, Santa Cruz benefits from the subtropical-semi-arid climate shared by the southern portions of the island. Whenever guests arrive at a Santa Cruz apartment there should be springlike conditions outside. Temperatures peak in the low or mid-20s throughout the year, with only a small difference between summer and winter weather. From November to March the weather is a little cooler and a little damper, with highs of 21?C. Summers get maximum temperatures of 27?C here.

Travel to Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is served by Tenerife North Airport (TFN). This is the main way onto the island for guests arriving from mainland Spain or France. Holidaymakers coming to a Santa Cruz apartment from the UK will use Tenerife South (TFS), which has a wealth of connections to cities across the country via charter and low-cost carriers. It’s an advantage to have use of a car here, as the airport is about 40 minutes by road from Santa Cruz. The drive is an easy one though, following the TF-1 for the entirety.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful views, lovely pool ... bring pillows!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      NOT FOR pre-school children because of the low balustrade and sheer drops. DO pay Tara to have the pool heated … ask for this at time of booking request. PRINT maps of how to get to the villa … it is on a ONE WAY STREET, and a satnav will not bring you there. It took us 3/4 hour to find it! ~ There are unparalleled views of Los Gigantes, but the villa, though beautiful with marble floors and chandeliers, is tired. Two of the bathrooms’ toilets are if-y, but the third (the grey one) has an excellent shower and toilet. The gas fired BBcue is AMAZING! (remember to put a metal pan underneath as lit fat drips from the BBcue!) It took us two WHOLE DAYS to work out that the fourth digit from the end of the wifi code on the back of the router is a 9 and not an S, but then the wifi worked wonderfully. The kitchen utensils and crockery are eclectic, but the wine and brandy glasses are gorgeous! The electricity went off (fuse box in the downstairs hall needed the main switch flicked), but the cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine are excellent. The water went off for a couple of hours and really panicked us … but then it came back on, good as new! The one thing that we found untenable, coming from UK, was the bedding. DO bring pillows and pillow cases as there are only long bolsters for pillows. Mattress covers would be highly recommended too. Having said that, the villa itself is very clean (I was surprised that another reviewer thought not) and so are the sheets and towels. There is an excellent (daily?) rubbish pick-up if you leave bags in the hole in the wall outside the Villa. The villa is tricky to drive in and out of, but the electric gate, operated via a key fob (which we found on a table in the downstairs hall) is impressive! Will we stay again …? YES! Now we know the villa’s foibles we most definitely WOULD … but will absolutely BRING THAT BEDDING!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      An absolutely fantastic apartment in an ideal place!! Brilliant new kitchen with all the facilities needed for a self catering holiday!! Owners were amazing and answered any questions we had and also helped us with our anniversary celebrations!! Had an amazing holiday and will definitely be booking again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Enjoyable Stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment looked exactly as in the pictures. All we needed was in there and we felt like from home to home. As we stayed during the Easter break, the pool area was crowded, which was not a problem for us, but it was emusing to watch how the other pool lovers fought for their places and tried to take loungers and parasols away for their benefit. I found it really fanny. Once the Easter break was over, it became quieter and we could choose whichever place we fancied around the swimming pool. We did appreciate the washing machine which was quite handy as we did not take too many cloths with us. And the bycicles on the balcony did not take any space and were not disturbing as it was written in one's comment. We would love to came back again next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017