Port Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Discover the Gateway to Tenerife

The Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the most important places on the island of Tenerife, and also in the whole Canary archipelago. It is located in the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is the main gateway for visitors arriving by sea and one of the main logistical centers, followed by the Port of Los Cristianos (in the south of the island). This dock is managed by the Port Authority of Tenerife. (WIKIPEDIA) In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this historic port and its importance for the island and tourism in Tenerife.

This port has very important daily connections with the sister island of Gran Canaria, as well as with other islands or with longer distances to the peninsula. Undoubtedly, the companies that work in the port will help you offer the route that you need the most, always with professionalism.

Tenerife Port
Tenerife Port

History Port Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a long history, dating back to the arrival of the first Spanish ships on the island. For centuries, the port was an important center of trade and maritime traffic, and in the 19th century, it became one of the main ports in Spain.

La Farola del mar. Photography by Jose Yurda.

Look and listen to this beautiful song in Spanish sung by the Canarian group Los Sabandeños, “Sobre la Farola del Mar in Santa Cruz”. It is very beautiful and traditional in the islands.

Farola de Santa Cruz(La farola del mar).Los Sabandeños.

Tenerife Port facilities

Today, the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has modern facilities. Its docks are as follows: the Los Llanos Dock, which is used for commercial traffic, the Anaga Dock, which is used for passenger and tourism traffic, the Dársena del Este, made up of the Dique del Este, the Container Dock and El Muelle Bufadero, forms an important port area in which multiple loading and unloading activities of goods converge, and the Fishing Dock. In addition, it has a cruise terminal, a ferry terminal and a marina.

Importance for tourism in the capital of Tenerife

The Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the main gateways for tourism on the island. Every year, thousands of tourists come to the island for its facilities, especially during the cruise season. The port’s cruise terminal is one of the most important in Spain and has experienced significant growth in recent years. In addition, the port’s marina is a very popular place among tourists who come to the island in their own or rented boats.

Finally, the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is an emblematic place of great importance for the island of Tenerife and the entire Canary archipelago. Its long history, modern facilities and importance for tourism make it a key place in the island’s economy and culture. If you plan to visit Tenerife, you cannot miss visiting the Port of Santa Cruz, either to reach the island by sea or to enjoy its facilities and activities. We are waiting for you at the Puerta de Tenerife!

Tenerife Port

Photographs by Gerardo Oronoz.

Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife how to get there:

What you should do if you go for a walk or take a sea route.

Comply with the regulations of the authorities, consult them on their official pages. Do not damage the spaces you visit and do not leave traces of garbage.

Incredible dolphins at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Pier during the confinement of the (COVID-19) in Spain, is a reminder of the beauty and fragility of nature.

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