Santa Cruz is Tenerife's main port. Depending on where your ship docks, the city could be as far as a 15-minute, uphill walk away. Some cruise lines provide shuttles.
Taxis wait at the port gates for those who want to travel privately or go farther from the city. To reach the bus station, turn left out of the port and walk about a mile/kilometer along the promenade. The nearest beach, Playa de las Teresitas, is 5 mi/8 km from the port and is accessible by taking the No. 918 bus.