Luxury experiences in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the great capitals to travel to in winter. Perfect at any time of the year, now is really when it shows us its best attractions: fewer tourists and, therefore, more native and authentic than ever, the Canarian capital opens its doors to the select traveler who seeks gourmet experiences, relaxation and wellness, shopping and high-level culture.
Luxury trips to classic destinations are more fashionable than ever. You may have already gone to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, but it is very likely that you have done it in high season and at a typical beach resort. And, although that option is also excellent, it certainly has nothing to do with discovering the island and its capital during the winter, when everything is calm and when luxury hotels and restaurants are at more affordable prices and with a greater offer available.
Traveling in winter to Santa Cruz de Tenerife will allow you to enjoy the city from a totally different perspective. Its customs and local side is openly displayed before the few tourists who in these months of January and February take days to visit the capital. Just before the carnival, which this year squares at the end of February, is when you will find the most authentic Santa Cruz, with fewer false offers and with all its primary and natural charm.
After Christmas and before Carnival is the best time to schedule a golf or spa getaway to Tenerife.
Designed for the most observant, the lovers of local culture understood through its daily routines, its folklore and its context, and travelers who like to take away memories of small and unique moments, Santa Cruz offers a luxurious version that is well worth the whim. If you have days off to catch it during these winter months, before the big carnival, book a flight and land in this luxury destination.
The first thing to choose to enjoy your Santa Cruz luxury is a unique hotel. Some of the hotels with more history and charm of all Spain are concentrated here in this Canarian Capital. This is the case of the Hotel Botanico, an accommodation with Oriental-style Grand Luxury and impeccable service that takes all the life forming part of the rhythm of this capital. Next to it is also the NH Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where the tradition and modernity characteristic of this chain meet in a space tailored to the most urbanites.
Another of the great classics of luxury accommodation in Tenerife is the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Mencey of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts where you can enjoy, in addition to a unique accommodation in Spain, the best cooking class of the Canaries: Mencey’s Cookery Classroom. From there, we recommend the courses of tastings and Canarian cheese, the rice workshops and the possibility of reserving their stoves for special events, thus giving companies and individuals the opportunity to design an original event with a guarantee of success. The classroom has regular luxury visitors, who are part of the nationally most acclaimed chefs selection, as well as a local team of luxury chefs who are able to combine the best and most exotic international cuisine with the most authentic flavors from the Canary Islands. Always taking care of the product to the maximum level.
January and February is when the golf season in the Canary Islands opens and it is now when hotels with golf courses or near the most famous courses of the islands make their offers and special packages for winter experiences. Booking now at a luxury hotel with discounts on green fees is easier than ever, yes: watch the location because in Santa Cruz is not where the best fields are, but in the south where you can find interesting resorts like the Vincci Tenerife Golf.
The most emblematic fields of the island are the Real Club de Golf de Tenerife, the famous Golf del Sur and the Buenavista Golf. But if you want to review the entire list of existing courses to be able to evaluate competition dates and special tournaments, the Tenerife Golf Association and the official Tourism website always has updated information.
Yes, wellness experiences can be had without leaving Santa Cruz, in the most exclusive hotels or in the many specialized centers that are all over the city. The techniques are always combined here with innovative massages and professional physiotherapy therapies duly accredited. It is very important to know the specific training of the team that works in the wellness center that is chosen for a treatment since it is often more health than relaxation and that is convenient for an accredited physiotherapist.
The beauty centers and the relaxation spaces of the hotels are a good option when reserving a package of accommodation and treatments or circuits. The rates at this time of year, after Christmas and before Carnival, are the most affordable, especially if you book without intermediaries directly on the official spa and hotel websites.