Casino de Santa Cruz is owned by the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts and is located in the Spanish city of Puerto de Santa Cruz on the hugely popular vacation island of Tenerife. This casino provides players with the ability to not only enjoy some quality gambling but also allows them to take in the marvelous climate and wonderful beaches of Tenerife.
If you are flying into Santa Cruz, you will most likely land at the Tenerife North International Airport. This is the closest airport to Casino de Santa Cruz & Hotel Mencey and is no more than 20 minutes away by car, taxi or shuttle bus. If you decide you want to rent a car for the journey, you will be able to get one from the airport.
Tenerife is an extremely popular destination for tourists from all over the world; but especially for those from European countries. Not only is it full of fantastic beaches, mountains, luxury resorts and spectacular villas but it also carries a lot of history behind it. Local tourist destinations include the Volcanic Beaches, Mount Teide Volcano and the Playa de Las Americas are some of the most popular.
If you are planning on gambling in the Casino de Santa Cruz, you might have to prove that you are above 18-years old and will have to conform to a smart/casual dress code.
Despite being quite small in size, the Casino de Santa Cruz is a fairly luxurious property that befits the 5-star quality of Iberostar’s Mencey Hotel that it is a part of. The décor is definitely elegant and the casino is well taken care of. Due to the small size, however, you will not see as many table games and slot machines as you might from some of the larger casinos in Spain.
Specifically set up to cater to the millions of tourists that visit Tenerife each year, Casino De Santa Cruz almost always has a light-hearted atmosphere. The clientele is made up almost exclusively of tourists and therefore players are here for a good time.
This casino is open every day from 8 PM until 3 AM (and until 4 AM on weekends) and it provides guests at the Mencey Hotel with the ability to enjoy the casino as one of many activities available on the island. Poker players, in particular, will enjoy the cardroom which is separate from the main casino floor, as here they hold regular sit & go’s as well as tournaments and cash games each night.
When you first see the main gaming floor of Casino de Santa Cruz at Hotel Mencey, you will notice that it primarily focuses on table games and gives a secondary thought to slots and video poker machines.
Among those table games will be American and French Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, blackjack and baccarat. All of these tables will provide low-limits, as the main target audience here is the tourist that has flown in to enjoy the wonders of Tenerife.
Blackjack is one of the more popular games here but it is the poker room where you will see a good amount of action. Each weekend the casino holds tournaments and sit & go’s for varying buy-ins that will not go above 100 EUR. Cash games of No Limit Texas Hold’Em is another common occurrence in this poker room.
As previously mentioned, slot machines are not as common here as they might be at other casinos in Spain. There are a few machines dotted around the floor, and these will be a mixture of traditional slot machines and featurefull video slots as well as some video poker machines.
There are no electronic roulette machines here but with that game being a popular table game anyway, players that enjoy this game will still be able to play. As for the betting ranges on all machines at the Casino de Santa Cruz at Hotel Mencey, these will always be fairly small and low.
The accommodations probably could not get any better as the Iberostar Mencey Hotel & Resort that Casino Santa Cruz is located within, is rated at 5-stars. There are 263 standard rooms and 27 suites at Mencey Hotel. Amenities include a gym, sauna, swimming pool, tennis court, gourmet restaurant, free WiFi, room service and some genuinely luxurious facilities. The rooms are spacious with elegant, modern décor. Rates starting at around €112 per night.
Other activities provided by the hotel include aerobics classes, wine tasting, cooking courses and much more.
There is 1 restaurant inside the Casino de Santa Cruz that will be a good option for you when you are starting to feel hungry and you can also enjoy some drinks at the bar inside as well.
Alternatively, you could use one of the four restaurants in the Hotel Mencey instead. You have the choice of the Aborigen restaurant which serves up a la carte dishes, the Papa Negra restaurant which serves up local cuisine with a real twist or the Los Menceyes and Los Laureles restaurants.