The cruise port of Tenerife
Cruise ship pier location in Tenerife
Most cruise ships will have to dock on the very long pier as you can see in the map above. Your ship could either be docking at the beginning or at the end of the pier. You can tell how far the walk is to the city centre by checking the blue signs on the wall of the long pier when you exit the ship. Usually the distance to town is between 1000 and 1500 meter.The cruise port of Tenerife is among the largest of the seven Canary Islands and also a very popular one for its sunshine during all year round, breathtaking landscapes, culture & historic towns.
Docking pier is pretty long - you will have a follow blue signs to get to the exit of the port, walk is about 10 minutes
The cruise port of Santa Cruz of Tenerife will provide a free shuttle service for all cruise passengers. This shuttle will bring you to the exit of the cruise terminal. From there it is about 5-10 min walk to the city centre and it's main highlights.
Cruise to Tenerife
During a cruise vacation to Spain, Tenerife is often on the program. This fascinating island has a great location just in the middle of the Atlantic ocean off the southern coast of Morocco. Many ships depart from Spain (mostly from Barcelona) and call at the Canary Islands or continue on transatlantic journeys to South America. Tenerife offers various excursion possibilities. Cruises to and from Tenerife are very popular.
Tenerife Cruise terminal
The Port de Tenerife has a big passenger terminals with a big check-in area of 50 desks.
Inside Tenerife passenger cruises terminals you can find:
- telephones, bar - cafeteria, toilet
- air conditioning
- duty free and souvenir shops
- taxi service
- car rental
Tenerife Cruise facts
Language in Tenerife
The language in Tenerife is Spanish, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Tenerife
The currency in Tenerife is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Tenerife
Opening times differ a lot around Spain, but generally are as follows:
- Monday to Saturday
- from 10.00-22.00 (some shops close for a break and then re-open from 16:30 to 20:30)
- On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Landmarks and highlights in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Castillo de San Cristóbal is located at Plaza España. The central Castle Street is named after this fort.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción is a city’s oldest church. This church was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, but the original building went up in 1498, just after the island was conquered. At the heart of the shimmering silver altar is the Santa Cruz de la Conquista (Holy Cross of the Conquest), which dates from 1494 and gives the city its name.
Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre
Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre is the city’s number one attraction, and one of the best museums in all the Canary Islands.
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
Beautiful art gallery which covers three large and light galleries with permanent exhibitions. Exhibits dedicated to the life and work of the Tenerife-born Óscar Domínguez.
Getting around in Tenerife
The cruise port of Santa Cruz the Tenerife is close to the city center. It's easy to reach the heart of Tenerife on foot or by public bus. Depending on where you want to go and what you want to visit, a taxi can also be a good option. They are plenty and cheap. The most popular option is the shuttle bus from the port authorities. It takes you in a few minutes from the cruise terminals close to Tenerife city center. The rest of the city can be explored on foot or by public bus.
Shore excursions around Tenerife
Tenerife offers a lot of possibilities. The 3 most popular things to do during a cruise day in Tenerife are:
- Visit the spectacular landscapes of the beautiful Esperanza forest and the National park of Teide.
- Visit the island of La Gomera on a day trip from southern Tenerife
- See the spectacular sights of the Canary Island’s capital: Plaza De Espana Mercado Nuestra Spa De Tenerife Parque Garcia Sanabria Rambla De Santa Cruz Plaza De Pedro Schwartz Auditorio y Centro De Ferias y Congresos El Corte Ingles Estacion De Guaguas
Weather in Tenerife
Tenerife has a fantastic dry climate with all year round sunshine. Most of the people go to Tenerife in the winter (December - February) to escape from cold days in Europe. The minimum and maximum annual average temperatures in Tenerife are about 15ºC in winter and 24ºC in summer, any time is a good time visit!
Local shore excursions in and around Tenerife
You can discover Tenerife on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Tenerife Tourist information
At the exit of the port you will find 2 information kiosks of the Tourist Office. Closest is located at Plaza de España, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife. You can get a free city map and more info about all Tenerife has to offer.
Cruises to Tenerife
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to and from Tenerife:AIDA, Azamara, Celebrity, Costa, Cruise & Maritime, Cunard, Fred Olsen, HAL, Hapag Lloyd, Marella, MSC, NCL, Oceania, P & O, Phoenix Reisen, Princess, Pullmantur, Royal Caribbean, RSSC, Saga, Seabourn, SeaDream, Star Clippers, TUI