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Tenerife: Latest Facilities for Yachts

By Sue Richards last modified Feb 08, 2018 11:46 PM
This report added to in 2017 by SV Snowflake - see their feedback at bottom of report under comments.

Published: 2017-11-30 14:40:00
Countries: Canary Islands

I've been in Tenerife, Canary Islands for a week en route to the Caribbean with a new Lagoon 500 catamaran. Here's some up to date info about facilities.

I've been into three marinas on the south coast, Marina Tenerife (Santa Cruz), Radazul (approx. 5 miles down the coast from Santa Cruz), and finally Marina San Miguel (located west of Los Abrigos, 15 mins. SW of the airport Tenerfie Sur). Marina staff very helpful in all of them and waiting on the dock to help with lines.

I've found useful chandleries in Los Abrigos (near the aeropuerto sur), Los Christianos (Pesquera y Navales, Calle Dulce Maria Loinaz), and Playa San Juan - west coast between Los Christianos and Los Gigantes (Nautica Sur, Calle Lanzarote). Each of these has a good stock of stainless parts, electronics and electrical parts, ropes etc.

Also, Alayon (Calle Juan XXIII, Los Christianos), and Ferretaria Playa S.L. (Playa San Juan - almost opposite the chandlery) have stocks of camping gaz bottles.

Richard Pook
Delivery Skipper

SVSnowflake says:
Feb 06, 2018 07:18 PM

We stayed in Santa Cruz, Tenerife during September / October 2017. The marina was nice overall, but we did not care for the pontoon we were docked at (the dock was labeled PP - was floating but med mooring style), all the way at the end of the marina. If you can, request a space at one of the floating finger slips - you will feel more secure there. Each dock had it’s own locking gate, but PP dock was up against the walkway where anyone and everyone would walk down and stop and stare at your boat. If they wanted to, during high tide, they could have easily jumped onto the dock.

The bathrooms were okay - there were plenty of showers. There were two washing machines and one dryer. The internet was absolutely horrible. The only way we could get it to work was by going up near the marina office and even then it was touch and go. For good internet and cheap beer at 1.50 euro for a big one, we would go to a little place next to the Lizarran on the main street with all the restaurants and shops. I don’t remember the name of it - it started with an M and had the number 100 at the end. But it’s right next to the Lizarran.

There is a Marine store and sailmaker which is outside of the marina, a few blocks down and near a small Dino. It was helpful, but didn’t have a large variety of things.

The market was extremely nice - best market we’ve been to. You will find any kind of produce you are looking for, spices, meat, and the fish market was spectacular. You can order your mussels, shrimp, or oysters at several of the stands and if you would like your fresh seafood right then, you can sit on a barstool at one of the small bars and they will serve you your order along with a glass of wine.

While in Tenerife it’s definitely worth hiring a car to tour around the island for a couple of days. We shared a car with friends for a day and toured the northern part of the island, which was really beautiful.

It’s also well worth it to take the tram to La Luna and take a look around - beautiful town with colonial style buildings.

While we enjoyed our stay in Santa Cruz, we were very frustrated with the pollution and black soot from the ferries that docked nearby and left black soot all over the boat.