Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands Cruise Port
Located 300 kilometers off the west coast of Africa and 1,300 kilometers from Mainland Spain, the cruise port of Santa Cruz on the tropical island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is simply a remarkable place to visit. The panoramic views of picturesque landscapes, white, black and yellow sand beaches, ocean-island volcanoes and iconic modern day architecture are just a few reasons to venture out into this cruise port. Based on its location, it is considered a great confluence between three continents; Europe, Africa and Americas. If you plan on cruising in February, don’t miss out on the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife; the second largest carnival in the world, after Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cruise port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a lot to offer, but here are a few of our favorite sightseeing tours you should embark on:
Your adventure in the cruise port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife starts by walking through the city’s main shopping area, Plaza de España just half a mile from the port gates. This plaza is the largest square in Santa Cruz, and holds the heartbeat of the city. It’s a great place to experience the culture by watching natives interact with one another.
Less than a mile from the plaza, you will come across the most stunning building on the entire island. Located in the Avenue of the Constitution, the Auditorio de Tenerife stands as an iconic symbol representing Spanish architectural splendor with a 20th century touch.
Ride to the top of Mount Teide in the Parque Nacional del Teide; the highest mountain in Spain, with an elevation of 3,718 meters. Here, you are guaranteed an unobstructed view of the city and a picture-perfect backdrop for those memories that would last a lifetime.