December 16, 2009

Holiday Villa Rentals in Santa Cruz - The Little Known Capital of Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is not the place that most tourists would look for holiday villa rentals to book direct. It is the capital of Tenerife with a population of over 200,000 and is known mostly as an active city port and administrative centre. Although it is not well known as a tourist destination it is a bustling, vibrant city and has plenty of tourist amenities and holiday villa rentals available. There are beaches nearby, parks, museums, great shops, classical music concerts, theatre, art galleries, fine restaurants and a lively nightlife. It is a compact city and an ideal size to explore on foot and by tram. Some people book accommodation here and use it as a base to explore the north of the island. You can book rental accommodation Spain here and take advantage of the all year round sunshine and an excellent average annual temperature of 22 degrees Celsius.

If you want a holiday that has enriching, cultural opportunities as well as sea and sand then Santa Cruz could be an ideal place for you to book your rental accommodation Spain. As well as museums and art galleries there are some beautiful parks including the park of Garcia Sanabria where exotic trees from all over the world can be seen. In other squares and gardens there are excellent permanent sculpture exhibitions, which are well worth a visit. For music lovers there are concerts throughout the year which feature the well-respected Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. If this has whetted your appetite for a holiday stay in Santa Cruz you may want to consider booking holiday villa rentals here from the property owners direct Spain. If you book direct you can often get a great deal especially in the off-peak season.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is famous for its festivals and lively carnivals. The biggest Carnival takes place during the month of February and if you want holiday villa rentals from the owners' direct Spain during this time you will need to book well in advance as it is very popular and accommodation is at a premium. Another big cultural event held in Santa Cruz is the Annual Festival de Musica de Canarias. The festival runs from 7th January through to February and the main venue for music events during this festival is the Auditorio de Tenerife. Again if you want to rent holiday accommodation during this time it is best to reserve your holiday property as early as possible from the owners' direct Spain.

If you book your rental accommodation Spain in Santa Cruz you can enjoy the delights of the city, but for a break away from your holiday villa rentals you can take a bus out to the nearby beach. Playa de las Teresitas is one of the island's best beaches thanks to its imported Saharan sand and the attractive Canarian palm trees which are dotted about on it. It can be found to the north of Santa Cruz, along the coast, near the charming village of San Andres.

If you decide to book a self-catering villa holiday in Spain in Santa Cruz you will find that there are plenty of places in the city to buy the ingredients to make some tasty meals! The African Market is particularly good for fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy produce, herbs and spices. However apart from food shopping people who book holiday villa rentals here are often looking for duty free goods and there are plenty of shops selling designer clothes, jewellery, ceramics, electronic and photographic equipment. After a hard day's shopping you can stop off at one of the many good cafes and bars and have a well-earned rest!

Try rental accommodation Spain in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. There is plenty of accommodation to rent from owners direct Spain in Tenerife. You can book your holiday villa rentals directly with the private owners. Clive Long, the author, is a Director of the Holiday-Villa-Select website which offers cost effective holiday rentals in Spain booked direct with owners who advertise their holiday villa or apartment on this website no commission charged.

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