The capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz is a thriving port and bustling cosmopolitan city. Many Club Olympus guests and owners enjoy spending time in this city that is a mix of old and new.
A recent visitor to the port is the British Type 42 Destroyer HMS Edinburgh. This ship has recently seen service in the Falklands, South America and the Arabian Gulf.
British Naval ships are frequent visitors to Tenerife and are always welcomed to these friendly shores.
A great variety of marine craft use Tenerife as a stopping off point. Marine fuel is cheaper on these tax-friendly shores and Santa Cruz' deep harbouring and cheap bunkering make it an ideal port for ships heading from Europe across the Atlantic to the US and South America and indeed for the journey south to Africa and round the Cape into the Indian Ocean.
Super Yachts such as 'Diamonds are Forever' (pictured above) are frequent visitors as they commute between the 'Med' and the Caribean. The guests on these yachts are always happy to enjoy the fabulous sunshine of Tenerife.
Yes indeed, Santa Cruz is a City well worth a visit when you are here. Diverse attractions, museums, art galleries, historical buildings, superb restaurants and 'tapas' bars, scruffy typical canarian Bodegas, live music and endless festivals and fiesta's mean that there is always something going on.
The view above is a shot of the old Bullring (Bullfighting was outlawed in the canary Islands in the 70's) taken from the hillside above Santa Cruz.. Here below is a photo of an avian local who hangs around the harbour looking for an easy meal.
This Whimbrel has got used to city life!
Santa Cruz is a three quarter of an hour trip by car from Club Olympus in Garden City or about an hour and fifteen on the bus. You will enjoy a visit.
Ask any member of the Olympus team how to get there and what to see when you do!
You won't regret it!
(Photo's by Ivan)