Santa Cruz de Tenerife should not be confused with its perhaps more famous name-sharing location ‘Santa Cruz’. It is a port city in Tenerife, and one of the Canary Islands. It is also a great spot to sample a bit of coliving in.
As it is a Spanish port, an incredible number of people pass through every day, making it a hub of culture, people, and life. From trendy art galleries to informative museums, i.e. the Museum of Man and Nature. Any digital nomad wanting a work break will be spoilt for choice.
The city lends itself to a less touristy vibe, with other parts of the island catering to these types of visitors. Instead, the city offers a good environment for a co-liver with reasonably priced food markets full of local produce, as well as good Internet connections, and a heck load of outdoor activities. Happily, there is an already active nomad community on the island. So you’ll feel welcome with both the locals and other travelers in no time.
Things to make sure you see: the Auditorio de Tenerife, the Parliament buildings, and the Plaza de la Candelaria. In February/March, Santa Cruz de Tenerife becomes one big celebration with the Carnival it hosts each year. Second, only to Rio’s, the city explodes with life. Worth a visit at this time, but you might struggle to get some of your work done!
In the rest of your time on the island, you can spend it on the Playa de Las Teresitas, which is a breath-taking unspoiled beach with palm trees lined along the golden sand. You can play volleyball, take exercise classes, or simply enjoy the relaxing sun. And getting around the island is easy with its good-value local bus network and a small tram system. Taxis are plentiful if needs must, but really what’s wonderful about coliving in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is how green the city is. A relaxing nomadic adventure to say the least.
Fun facts about Santa Cruz de Tenerife:
- Tenerife and Scotland share the same flag
- The Canary bird was named after the islands, not the other way around
- In Tenerife, Tuesday 13th is considered unlucky