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Apartment Holiday in Spain this Winter – Try Tenerife’s Capital, Santa Cruz!

Apartment holiday in Spain this winter - why not rent a self–catering unit in Santa Cruz which is the capital of Tenerife. Located on the northeast coast, the vast harbour in Santa Cruz has room for container ships, cruise liners and inter-island jet foils and ferries.

So if you’re thinking “where can I go this winter” and also thinking “I want to enjoy a  holiday with subtropical weather” then go for a vacation in Tenerife. With picturesque villages, mountains, lovely warm sand beaches, night life, restaurants and affordable Spanish holiday property rentals then think Tenerife, and the capital Santa Cruz, as your starting point for a villa Spain rent booking.

Santa Cruz, which is situated in a large natural bay and provides a top booking opportunity for an apartment holiday in Spain, has a stunning backdrop of the Anaga Mountains. The town itself does not offer very much for the sightseeing tourist but is an excellent base for exploring the northeast of the island.

The weather in Tenerife is the main reason why holiday makers flock to the Canaries and book an apartment holiday in Spain. Its meridian is perfectly set for all year round beautiful weather, where the days range from warm to hot and the evenings are beautifully mild. There is a difference in weather between the north and south. The north can be slightly cloudier and offer more rain but it is still a fantastic place to holiday and is a big hit with the Germans as well as popular with the more activity-seeking holiday maker.
 
So how do you get to your apartment holiday in Spain on Tenerife? Well being an island, there are only two ways to get to Tenerife. Most people prefer to fly direct into one of the two airports, as this is the quickest and most convenient option. By car, yes it is completely possible to arrive by car (via ferry). Ferries frequently run from Cadiz i.e. fly into Jerez or Gibraltar Airport then hire a car on the Spanish mainland. You can actually drive your car right on to the ferry. This is not a common option but still happens quite a lot. You can also go by ferry on foot. There are several ferry options when travelling to Tenerife. Again from Cadiz to Santa Cruz about once week and takes about 50 hours, again not the most popular way of getting there but some tourists actually make the trip as part of their holiday.
 
There are many things to do inTenerife: For children and some adults who love the water, there is a big water park in Tenerife that is worth a visit which is about 10 minutes away from Las Americas. There are markets on most Sundays down at the promenade in Los Cristianos. Or why not try boat trips for whale and dolphin watching or sightseeing off Tenerife's spectacular coastline and private charters for as many as one hundred-plus people. A must is the famous Ecological Park in Tenerife. It is close to both Los Cristianos and Las Americas and is a good day or two out and away from your Spanish holiday property rental.

Besides the weather, the next best reason for visiting Tenerife is the Golf and it is big through out the Canary Islands and is becoming the all year round first choice for villa Spain rent golfing holidays. Tenerife itself is one of the most popular golfing destinations, due to its warm and even all year round climate. As the island is relatively small you will find that the majority of its courses are within close proximity of your apartment holiday in Spain Tenerife rental.

There is a whole range of watersports in Tenerife you can take part in during your sunshine holiday and these range from diving, Jet skies, paracending, sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and simply fishing on the water’s edge. If you're a cycling nut, why not hire a bike in northern Tenerife. Equipment can be hired or you can bring your own stuff. At the moment this tends to be a niche activity but it is predicted by the experts to continue growing over the next 10 years. Also horse riding in Tenerife south is a wonderful activity to do and a top place to enjoy horse riding with glorious weather and stunning scenery. Whether you want to enjoy a trek or would like to get some lessons most centres can accommodate all levels of expertise.

Before you make your choice of an apartment holiday in Spain on the beautiful island of Tenerife do try and book your flights first. The prices tend to fluctuate considerably and timing is very important whereas villa Spain rent prices tend to get set for the season. On a final note please don’t forget your travel insurance, do use a good broker.