This item itself it not a must see- but if you DO see it- it will lead you to the must see activities on the island. These little red booths are equiped with touch screen computers that contain interesting information about the island's natural, historical, and monumental attractions. They also include maps to help you find your way if you get lost- only problem is- you can't take this map with you! There also seemed to be some recent event information available, but I'm not sure how recent it was.
Santa Cruz doesn't really have a beach because the oil industry has pretty much taken over what would have been a beautiful coast line, but there is a nice cement beach in town with several different types of pools, a big hot tub, a lunch stand, and plenty of topless women. It's something like a public pool but there is a charge for admission. I believe it's higher for visitors. If you don't want to make the trip to Playa Las Teresitas for the Sahara desert sand beach, take a short walk to this cement beach located near the Auditorio. From this pool playground, you actually get a beautiful view of the ocean.
Canary Islands are often described as the 'islands of eternal spring'. That is quite true. Tenerife is a year round destination and you can really come at any time without disappointment.
Of course during winter it does get a little cooler, but compared to central and northern Europe it is still pure paradise. Inevitably, the warm winter does tend to draw the bulk of tourists and December to February can definitely be considered 'high season'.
Airfares are most attractive between November and mid December, also from March to May with the exception of Easter that is very popular indeed.
Not quite so busy, but certainly also a high season are the months between May and October. The cool sea breezes can be very refreshing compared to the 'scorchers' associated with mainland Spain.
Situated in a large natural bay, it has a stunning backdrop of mountains (Anaga mountains) that are over 1000 metres high. The city does not offer very much for the sightseeing tourist but is an excellent base for exploring the northeast of the island.
There is a lot you can do on such a small island! There is a few museums, Quad Safari, The Quard Park, Underwater Scooters, Horse Riding, The Monkey Park, Jeep Safari's, Living Stones Walk & Discover, Bananera Atlantic Gardens, The Aquapark & Loro Parque & lots more. You can get all your info at the info exhursions in Tenerife. Most of the places got a free bus to take you to the them or will come & pick you up at your hotel.
There is different kinds of boats to go out on the open see. You can see dolphins & whales (but think the whales is on the ships that goes furter in) The Pirate Boat is for 3 hours with a lunch included, The Photo Safari is for 2 hours & the Masca los Gigantes is for 5 hours with a lunch included.
There is a museum of volcano,an in front of there is a giantic bug,but dont worry,Ihave killed it.
I suggest to you to be as brave as me,and try to do this
The Island Tourist Board is located in the city and here you can collect maps, street plans and other information.
Shopping is excellent and most visitors begin at the Plaza de Espa?a on the seafront and work their way up Plaza de Candelaria, which offers excellent international brands at 'tax free' prices.
The enormous harbour holds many container ships, cruise liners and inter island jet foils and ferries.
The Camel Park is where you can do camel rides & it is a breeding centre. You can take the free bus to take you there.
They have a variety of animals, reptiles & plants to see. (Cactus Park, Animal Park, Bat-Cave & Butterfly Garden.