Being the largest of all the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a vacation destination in itself. One can hardly seriously state Tenerife can be discovered in its complete tourist scope by means of a daytrip, which is why island hopping can only provide an intuitively superficial grasp of the tourist opportunities Tenerife is so replete with. The Teide National Park alone could cover several days of one’s stay in Tenerife, not to mention the Corona Forestal belt around it, the Granadilla Moonscape or the two impressive rural parks on the island (Teno and Anaga). The plethora of theme and leisure parks, each of them more spectacular and interesting than the other, adds to the list. Beaches, sports opportunities, shopping and nightlife, all these can complement a stay in Tenerife.
Besides Trasmediterranea and Naviera Armas, the boats of which leave from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and haul ashore at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, an additional alternative in terms of boat trips from Gran Canaria to Tenerife refers to Fred. Olsen. Their vessels cover the same route, which is convenient enough, since thus tourists have the opportunity to hop from one capital to another.
Located in close proximity to Maspalomas, Mundo Aborigen provides an interactive insight into the way the ancient inhabitant of Gran Canaria used to live.
The Museum of History of Aguimes displays, by the exhibits it shelters, the local history as from the 15th century. It is hosted by the Bishop's Palace.
Sailing in Gran Canaria is possible due to the fact the island features several leisure ports, that is, besides Las Palmas with its Puerto de la Luz.