Tenerife Nightlife - Dance Clubs to Santa Cruz Café Bars

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The south of Tenerife is famous for loud, youth-orientated clubs and bars. If these aren’t your style, there is a myriad other options, from fine dining to sunset cruises. Nightlife in the north of the island is more local and sophisticated.

Discos and nightclubs


In the south of the island, a young crowd heads for the network of bars in The Veronicas or the Starco centre at the Playa de las Américas. These 2 complexes are close to each other, so you can bar hop from 11 PM to 6 AM. Discos and live music venues vie for your business, and the area is a magnet for stag and hen parties. Nightclubs in the north of the island, in Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz, tend to be more upmarket.




A cross between a disco and sports bar, Linekers has been established in Tenerife for some time, and is probably the best-known and most reliable venue in the area.


Avenida Arquitecto Gómez Cuesta 38660 Playa de las Américas, AronaTel: +34 92 279 8948


Linekers website

Beach bars in Tenerife


Elegant, Balearic-style outdoor bars, where you can sunbathe by day on deck chairs and chill by night with a chic crowd, are the latest trend. They offer creative food, cocktails, and lively music under the stars.


Bahia Beach Bar


The Bahia Beach Bar in Palm Mar in the south of the island is the place to get away from the masses. It offers live music and DJs, and special events like reggae and 70s nights.


Bahia Beach, Palm Mar, 38632 Arona. Tel: +34 82 214 1225


Bahia Beach Bar website


Casinos in Tenerife


Gamblers have a choice of 3 casinos on Tenerife: in Playa de las Américas, Puerto de la Cruz and another in Santa Cruz. You have to be over 18 years of age to get in, and don't forget to carry your passport as I.D. Check ahead for dress codes.


El Casino Puerto de la Cruz


Established in another locale in the late 19th century, the Puerto de la Cruz casino is now situated in the snazzy Lago Martianez area. The most stylish of the island’s 3 casinos, there are bars and restaurants within the complex.


Avenida Cristóbal Colón 1, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz. Tel: +34 92 236 8843


El Casino Puerto de la Cruz website


Casino Playa de las Américas


Situated in the heart of a tourist resort, the dress code and atmosphere in this casino are casual.


Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina s/n, 38660 Arona. Tel: +34 92 279 3758


Casino Playa de las Américas website


Bars with entertainment


The south of Tenerife is home to numerous bars offering entertainment, from karaoke to smooth jazz. The trend is to be upmarket, with venues on the Avenida las Américas in Playa de las Américas leading the way. Puerto de la Cruz's old town comes alive at night with small bars catering to all tastes. Santa Cruz offers a vibrant, city-style nightlife.


Magic Café Lounge


This health food café by day, becomes a cocktail bar with live music by night. It's popular with locals as well as tourists, for drinks before or after dining in any of the many diverse restaurants in the area.


Avda. Las Américas, Mare Nostrum Resort, 38660 Arona. Tel: +34 62 819 0897


Magic Café Lounge website


Calle de la Noria


This pedestrianized street of colourful old buildings in Santa Cruz has become the in place to dine, drink, see, and be seen. It buzzes with bars and cafés of all types.


Calle de la Noria, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Calle de la Noria website