Dominated by the gigantic outline of the 12,198ft high Mount Teide, Tenerife is the largest island in the Canaries and only 300km away from the African continent. Thanks to pleasant weather all year round, Tenerife is the perfect port of call, nicknamed the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’. It's also a port you can enjoy without the need to fly. Cruise the Canary Islands sailing direct from the UK.
Upon arrival in Tenerife you’ll be in the heart of the bustling centre of the islands capital, Santa Cruz. Here you are welcomed by a boulevard of restaurants and bars, before arriving at the vibrant Plaza de Espana - the ports main shopping centre. The majority of the ships arriving here will aim for the north end of the port, placing passengers within a short walk of the centre, however, should the ship be forced to dock to the south area of the u-bend port, then it is an approximate fifteen minute stroll to the central boulevard.
You may decide to head straight for the rugged mountain of Mount Teide, which provides many routes for walkers, trekkers, cyclists and climbers alike. Before climbing to the peak of the mountain, go through the Esperanza Forest and head for the peak either by hike or alternatively choose from various methods of transport to explore the awe inspiring scenery. One exciting option would be a Jeep adventure, which is often a best-selling shore excursion.
‘Strenuous exercise on my holiday? No way, hosay!’. Fear not, as you can simply relax and unwind by taking advantage of a beach transfer where you can spend the day nestled under the beautiful Canary Islands sunshine. Alternatively, you can opt for a transfer to and from one of the island’s iconic locations such as Playa de las Americas or Puerto de la Cruz; two of the Canary Islands’ most well-known holiday resorts.
For families there are two brilliant locations for children to have the time of their lives. Start with Loro Park, one of Tenerife’s top attractions, and find an amazing array of wildlife including one of the world’s most extravagant parrot collections. You will also find Californian sea lions, dolphins, orca whales and so much more for all the family to enjoy – young or old.
Tenerife boasts one of the most spectacular waterparks in Europe, so don’t miss out on family fun with a visit to ‘The Water Kingdom’ of Siam Park. This exciting attraction is an aquatic adventure for pulse pounding adrenaline rushes. With over 14 different water based attractions, including Europe’s tallest water slide, this is a great place to enjoy with the kids. Siam Park also boasts a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy; it’s a good choice for the family and an excellent place to spend the day, especially when the sun is shining.