Santa Cruz de La Palma
Los Cristianos
Ferries to Tenerife
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Santa Cruz de La Palma to Los Cristianos Ferry

The Santa Cruz de La Palma Los Cristianos ferry route connects La Palma with Tenerife and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Naviera Armas service runs up to 10 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours 15 minutes while the Fred Olsen Express service runs up to 14 times per week with a duration from 2 hours 30 minutes.

So that’s a combined 24 sailings on offer per week on the Santa Cruz de La Palma Los Cristianos route between La Palma and Tenerife. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Santa Cruz de La Palma Los Cristianos Ferry reviews

  • "Interesting"

    Anyone travelling from La Palma to Tenerife should know that there is stopover in La Gomera to pick up passengers. This was not clear at the outset. The boat is clean and the amenities good and the staff friendly. However ...this journey is not for the faint hearted or for those who suffer from travelsickness. Between La Gomera and La Palma the sea is very rough. Also the trips either start or end at night or early morning due to scheduling.

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  • "Easiest Booking Option by far"

    The ship is a little tired and battered and it rolls a lot due to its hull shape. Landing at La Palma in heavy seas made disembarking difficult as the ramps couldn't rest on the gunwales due to the ship rolling. It took nearly an hour to get off but the crew were really helpful and obviously used to it. Landing at Los Christianos was trouble free and our bags were stowed on the car deck so, as foot passengers, we didn't have to carry them up the steps. We didn't used the café but the bar sold filled rolls which were very basic although there were typically lots of cakes. A good range of drinks and Dorada is on tap E2.50 a pint. When you pick your seat avoid the draughty air vents unless you are really hot! It is the quickest way to travel. Buying the ticket in advance saves you 10%. I booked through Direct Ferries as its easier than the Fred Olsen website which did not seem to work on my iphone. You enter your passport number online when booking and staff scan your passport as you board. There is no need for check-in or tickets.

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  • "Quality Counts"

    The ship Volcan de Taburiente is luxurious for a working ferry. Beautifully built and very comfortable. Her crew keep her spotlessly clean. It was a real pleasure to sail on her. She may be slightly slower than the Fred Olsen high speed catamaran boat, but she is well twice the ship. The only down side is price of the fares for non Canary Islands residents. But the actual journey from La Palma to Los Cristianos was a pleasure.

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  • "Fred Olsen review"

    The quality of the service on board was great.

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Santa Cruz de La Palma Guide

The Spanish city of Santa Cruz de la Palma is located on the east coast of the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. It is the island's second largest city, after Los Llanos de Aridane, but it is the island's capital. The city was founded by 1493 by Alonso Fernandez de Lugo and was located next to a river that was situated by a cave named Tedote (now Cueva de Carla) to the north of the city. The city's original name was called Villa del Apuron and its port connected routes to the Americas, from which goods from the island were exported. The city is characterised by its cobbled streets, timber balconies and ancient buildings and is just a short stroll from the holiday resort of Los Cancajos. For passengers disembarking at the city's port, the town centre is just across the road from the harbour's entrance.

Santa Cruz de la Palma has the only major port in the island, serving ferry routes to Cádiz in Spain, as well as to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. The main ferry operators in the port are Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen Express. Many cruise line firms also operate from the port.

Los Cristianos Guide

The Spanish town of Los Cristianos is one of the most popular resorts on the island of Tenerife, which is one of the Canary Islands. The town's beaches are beautiful and always busy and its port offers fishing trips, pleasure cruises and scuba diving trips to the nearby island of La Gomera. In the town's early history it was a small fishing town that has since experienced significant growth and expansion over recent decades to make it a popular destination in itself. The pedestrian area of the town that borders the beach seems to be where most of the action is and along the long promenade you will find many restaurants, bars and cafes that offer good local and international food. Head away from this area and you will find many exclusive boutiques along with great shops from where bargains can be found.

From the town's port, ferries can be taken to Valverde, San Sebastian de la Gomera and Santa Cruz de La Palma.

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