Santa Cruz de Tenerife feels more ordered and European than Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It also has a large population of Venezuelans and the city’s carnival celebration is the second most popular worldwide after Rio de Janeiro's celebration.
Panzaburra Gastrotasca in the Los Hoteles neighborhood has a zero-kilometer approach to sourcing ingredients with fruit and veggies grown on their ecological farm certified by the Canary Islands government. Edible flowers adorn colorfully-plated creations in a restaurant named after the big black cloud, the donkey's belly, which keeps the temperature down in summer. Another way to cool off is to walk the shaded lanes of the nearby Parque García Sanabria.
Coworking spaces include the large Workeamos, which is situated just around the corner from Santa Cruz de Tenerife's main square, Plaza Weyler. A good central cafe to work from Cafeteria El Aperitivo in Calle Carmen Monteverde. This Italian joint opens from breakfast until late afternoon and offers a menú del día, set lunch that is easy on the wallet but generous for the stomach. Join the matchday faithful at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López to cheer on the local team, CD Tenerife.
Matthew Hirtes is an editor and writer based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
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