|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.32|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$1.73|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.80|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$813.56|
|Milk (1 liter)||$1.17|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$423.73|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$610.17|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$5.25|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$56.95|
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island of Tenerife. The city is highly populated and there are lots of things to see. The city is well connected to different parts of the country and rest of Europe. You can reach the city via air or bus and boat. The city has two airports, The Tenerife South Reina Sofia International Airport and Tenerife North Los Rodeos International Airport. Thanks to this superb air connectivity, there are plenty of cheap flights to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and you can reach the city by landing on any of these two airports. However, if your carrier gives you an option to choose your landing point, you should opt for Tenerife North Los Rodeos International Airport because it’s closest to the capital. The accommodation facility of the town is not so good though. There are only a few decent hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, hence book carefully.
There are many places to see in this Spanish city but if you don’t have much time, select the most impressive landmarks. Those who are in a hurry should start the city tour by visiting the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción. This is the oldest church of the city and its bell tower is unique. After that, you can go to Castillo de San Juan. Near the castle, centuries ago, there used to be a slave market and the Castillo de San Juan takes you back to the time when human being was nothing but a commodity.
Museums are the best place to understand the history and culture of any city and there are two museums in this town that present the history of the city to its spectators albeit with a twist. The first museum is Museo Militar de Almeyda. Its all about the military record of the city and the most celebrated piece of this museum is a cannon named El Tigre that blew the hands of world famous Naval Admiral General Nelson. Museo de la Naturaleza y El Hombre is a more traditional museum and it showcases some well preserved Guanche mummies.
The ending point of your tour should be Auditorio de Tenerife. It looks like the famous Sydney Opera House and the auditorium hosts dance and opera performances. Since you can save some money by travelling via cheap flights to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, seeing a live performance in Auditorio de Tenerife is a must.