Santa Cruz de Tenerife nightlife

State of the Arts

Taking centre stage port side is the iconic Auditorio de Tenerife (Avenida Constitucion, 1; +34 922 56 86 99; Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the white tsunami of the Auditorium is home to the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and has welcomed artists as diverse as the Red Army Ensemble, Van Morrison, The Chemical Brothers and the stage show of Chicago.

The Guimerá Theatre (Plaza Isla de la Madera; +34 922 60 69 23; has a full programme of theatre, opera, modern dance and ballet amongst the gold leaf and frescoes of its 19th-century decoration.

Cool Bars and Hot Nights

The best place to head for lively bars is the trendy Noria District on Calle la Noria which runs from the church of La Concepción to the viaduct and is lined with restaurants, chill out bars and roof terraces with live bands. Favourites amongst them are Bulán Restaurant and Chill Out, Los Reunidos and the famous J C Murphy's Bar (Calle Santo Domingo,2; +34 922 28 48 64) alongside the church tower.

On summer nights the Noria District doubles as the venue for the coolest open air festival around when it hosts some of the world's greatest Blues musicians at the annual Santa Blues.

Clubbers should make their way in the early hours to Parque Marítimo by the Auditorio where they'll find Dreams (Avenida de la Constitución, 5; +34 922 21 65 48; with its three floors of house, RnB and Hip Hop, or along to the Buenos Aires quarter to A Saudade (Calle Fernando Arozena Quintero,3; +34 922 23 78 30; for its pulsating Latino rhythms and live concerts.

For general advice on nightlife in Tenerife, see my Tenerife nightlife page.