Port of Tenerife

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

Tenerife Cruise Port

The Tenerife Cruise Port (Puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is the largest cruise port in Spain, other than the Port of Barcelona. It is located on the northeast coast of the island.

Because the Port of Tenerife is one of the deepest ports in the world, it can accommodate very large cruise ships.

Santa Cruz is approximately 1 km from the cruise ship port.

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

The Port of Santa Cruz provides a free shuttle service from cruise ships to the cruise terminal and port exit.  Sometimes, the shuttles will take you right to Plaza de Espana in the city centre.

The main square in Santa Cruz de Tenerife city centre (Plaza de Espana) is located approximately 300 meters from the port exit.

Bus Service

Santa Cruz de Tenerife has an excellent bus service.  Taxis are also easy to find.

A large bus station is located on Avenida Tres de Mayo. It serves the entire island and is located 2.5 km from the cruise port.

Tram Service

A tram line runs from the central bus station to the UNESCO World Heritage community of La Luguna.  The tram leaves every 10 minutes and costs €1.30. Travel time to Laguna is approximately 40 minutes.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus

The Hop-on Hop-off bus makes 11 stops around Santa Cruz, including at the following attractions:

  • Plaza De Espana (central square)
  • Mercado Nuestra Spa. De Africa
  • Puerto Crucero
  • Cuartel De Almeida
  • Ayuntamiento De Santa Cruz 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
  • Auditorio de Tenerife

One of the stops for the Hop-on Hop-off bus is located on Avenida de Anaga near the Port Gate.  Another stop is at Plaza de Espana (the central square).

The hop-on bus travels around Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  It does not travel outside the city.

Tenerife Cruise Port, Canary Islands
Tenerife Cruise Port

Visitor Information

Please visit the Tenerife Travel Guide for comprehensive tourist information

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Top attractions in Santa Cruz include the following:

  • Calle del Castillo (the main shopping street)
  • Central Market
  • La Rambla (tree-lined avenue)
  • Museum of Man and Nature
  • Museum of Open Air Sculptures
  • Plaza de Espana (the main square)
  • Santa Cristobal Castle
  • Santa Cruz Old Quarter
  • Santa Cruz Public Library (and archives)
  • Tenerife Auditorium (opera house)

Tenerife Island

Popular attractions elsewhere on the Island of Tenerife are:

  • Mount Teide (volcano)
  • Ocean beaches
  • La Laguna (historical town)
  • Los Cristianos (fishing village)

To learn more about the Canary Islands, please access the Guide to the Canaries.

Map of Tenerife Cruise Port

View map of the Tenerife Cruise Port (Puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

Spain Currency

Tenerife is a Spanish island and consequently uses the Euro.

Weather on Tenerife

Tenerife enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year.

Average daily temperatures (centigrade) and precipitation amounts (millimeters) are as follows:

Month Minimum Maximum Precipitation
Jan 15 20 40
Feb 15 21 30
Mar 16 22 30
April 16 22 20
May 17 23 10
June 19 25 10
July 21 28 10
Aug 21 29 10
Sept 22 28 10
Oct 20 26 20
Nov 18 24 30
Dec 16 22 40

Cruise Lines that visit Tenerife

The following cruise lines include Tenerife as a port-of-call on European and/or Trans-Atlantic cruises:

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • P&O Cruises
  • Oceana Cruises
  • MSC Cruises

Free Wifi Service

Free WiFi access is available at many cafes and restaurants in Tenerife.


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