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.
Indulging in air sports in Gran Canaria is one extreme way of living one's vacation to the full. Specialized centers can be spotted throughout the island.
The Basilica and Royal Sanctuary of Nuestra Senora del Pino is a must-see objective in Gran Canaria. It is both a place of worship and national monument.
As the name might suggest, the Museum of Science and Technology Elder focuses on displaying the most important scientific progresses of humankind.