Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruises
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the port capital of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands. The city showcases incredible sights such as the Plaza de Espana, the church of St. Francis of Assisi, and the soaring white wave auditorium, the Auditorio de Tenerife. This quintessential Canary Island’s town is a colourful MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination where you can soak up the sun, dine in style, or take a dip in glittering waters.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
· Puerto de la Cruz and Orotava
· El Teide Discovery
· A Visit to Loro Parque
The buzzing island of Tenerife is an excellent stop for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes, and good-looking beaches. On this MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll enjoy a short coach ride to Orotava, a small Medieval town nestling in a scenic valley. Passing by its charming old centre, admire the 17th-century building Casa de los Balcones with its pinewood craftsmanship and Canarian patio, before entering the paradise of the botanical gardens with its wide array of tropical plants. Next, travel to Puerto de la Cruz and enjoy time wandering around the town’s picturesque streets. Have a drink in a seafront café or shop the boutiques.
Discover the incredible El Teide National Park, a lauded UNESCO World Heritage Site. This guided MSC Cruises excursion will see you admiring the lush scenery of La Esperanza before journeying to the mountain range of Las Cañadas. Wander through the beautiful surroundings before stopping at volcanic Mount Teide’s otherworldly crater. Next, visit the Rock of Mirador for some amazing photographs next to this unusual geological formation.
Bird lovers will delight in a trip to Tenerife’s Loro Parque (Parrot Park). This wildlife conservation centre, located near Puerto de la Cruz in the northern part of the island, is a fabulous natural environment for thousands of colourful parrots. The park is also home to endangered animals, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. This MSC Cruises excursion is an exciting family day out, providing unforgettable experiences.
Excursions & Activities
Reach the Port
Ferry connections to the island are provided by Fred Olsen and Armas. From the ferry terminal take the TF1 highway to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Port for the Cruise Terminal.
If driving from Tenerife North Airport (Los Rodeos), take the TF-5. It will take you around 15 minutes to complete the 7½ mile drive.
If driving from Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofia), take the TF-1. It will take you around 55 minutes to complete the 39 mile drive.
There are two airports on Tenerife, both serving international and domestic flights: Tenerife Norte (Los Rodeos), which is 12 km (7½ miles) from the port, and Tenerife Sud (Reina Sofia), which is 63 km (39 miles) from the port along highway TF1. Taxis and bus services are available immediately outside the airport buildings.
Titsa buses operate economical services between the airports, port and bus station in Plaza España.