Tenerife Road Trip Day 2 – La Orotava to Santa Cruz
After breakfast at the hotel, jump in your car hire Tenerife and drive west towards the coast. The journey to Las Teresitas takes around 45 minutes and takes you along beautiful country roads. Spend the morning on the beach reading your book, working on your tan, or taking refreshing dips in the sea. For lunch, there are some excellent fish restaurants in the nearby village of San Andres. Don’t be put off by the plastic tables and simple surroundings. They serve up some wonderfully fresh seafood.
In the afternoon, take the car rental Canary Islands south along the coast for 15 minutes to Santa Cruz, the largest city in Tenerife. Without a doubt, the best hotel in the city is the Mencey. Recently refurbished, this grand hotel features pools, a spa, lush gardens, and spacious guest rooms. You’ll always find a place at the hotel to park your car rental Canary Islands.
Both Santa Cruz and La Laguna have interesting old towns to wander through. Here, you’ll find some excellent independent boutiques, fine restaurants, and little cafes. In nearby La Laguna, be sure to visit the Cathedral and the Tenerife History Museum.
There are several renowned restaurants in Santa Cruz, and La Hierbita is one of the best. Housed in a former 19th century brothel, the charming restaurant now serves up some of the finest Canarian fare on the island.