Tenerife for all the family
Tenerife is a paradise for families, boasting a year round mild warm climate, fully-equipped beaches, family-friendly accommodation and an outdoor playground with many exciting things to do. Here are some of the most enjoyable activities, all of which are available year round:
- Get up a close with the whales and dolphins by taking a boat trip from the south coast. Many short-finned pilot whales and friendly bottlenose dolphins live in the straits that separate Tenerife from its neighbouring island, La Gomera.
- Enjoy an explosive day out at the Teide National Park, an absolute must. Fascinating volcanic rock formations surround Mt Teide – the highest peak in Spain, which stands at 3,718 metres. The National Park was declared a natural heritage site by UNESCO in 2007 and offers a strikingly surprising experience to children.
- Want to know more about the stars? Have you ever seen with your naked eye the milky way? Impress tots and teens with a cable car ride up the mountain and experience a breath taking sunset from the summit of Mount Teide followed by a tutored stargazing night.
- Sample some culture at the Museum of Science and the Cosmos or at the Museum of Nature and Mankind; and learn about stars and the planets at the Teide Observatory.
- Guess the origins of the mysterious pyramids, they are perfectly aligned and astronomically oriented according to the winter and summer solstices and whose origin remains unknown.
- Take a hike along a footpath. The Anaga Rural Park in the north features an easy accessible path for children named the “Footpath of the Senses”.
- Build a sand castle on the golden sand beaches or roll in the black sand beaches spread across Tenerife’s coastline. Family-friendly beaches include Torviscas, Fañabé, Troya, La Arena, Las Vistas, El Duque, Los Cristianos, Las Americas and Las Teresitas.
- Another way to see the island’s magical landscapes is to join a horse or camel ride. An alternative dip in natural salt pools, providing another option for happy times in the sun. Many can be found along the coastline of Puerto de la Cruz or Garachico. For safe, calm swimming conditions head to the Lido at the Martianez waterfront in Puerto de la Cruz.
- Discover one of the most notorious networks of lava tubes at the “Cave of the Wind” (“Cueva del Viento”), formed 27,000 years ago and with around 18 kilometres of secret gallery of which 500m is the visible section.
- Splash out at the award winning Water Kingdom Thai-themed water park offering exhilarating rides in exotic surroundings. Splash around in the Volcano or surf 3 metre-high artificial waves.
- Looking for more fun for water babies and sun seekers? Tenerife is the destination where water adventure can be found all year round.
- Visit the best rated zoo in Europe and world’s second best by TripAdvisor one of the most beautiful zoological and environmental parks in the world. Enjoy their shows and the discovery tour behind the scenes, you will be amazed!
- Discover Europe’s unique Jungle and learn about eagles, macaws and birds of prey.
- Want to race your kids?? Go, Go-Karting? Choose from indoor or outdoor circuits.
- Want to add more adrenalin to your holidays? Enjoy Zip line through the trees tops of Tenerife’s outdoor adventure park. Make the most of the climbing circuits and play over 90 games on the 30-metre-high wooden platforms.
A truly amazing Island thanks to its diversity, weather and authenticity... Discover Tenerife's colours, flavours, sunshine and volcanic essence. A place with its own exclusive charm. Home away from home – or better! Tenerife has all kinds of accommodation to suit the preferences and budgets of every traveller. Four and five star hotels and resorts you would be happy to stay in forever. Or quaint little country establishments with all the amenities you need to feel at home. Just how you dreamt it would be. You will be free to choose between lodges or self-catering apartments, with the whole Island at your disposal either way.
Explore an Other-Worldly Landscape
The Island has unique places waiting for you. Europe's longest lava tube, measuring 17 km (10.56 miles) long, or Teide National Park (a World Heritage Site since 2007), a slice of the end of the world that welcomes more visitors per year than any other national park in Spain: three million. In addition to its natural assets, Tenerife boasts plenty of other corners that are as special and beautiful as the Island itself. This is the case for the city of La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; swimming pool complexes like Lago Martiánez, designed by the artist César Manrique; and such magnificent natural areas as Teno Country Park and the Anaga Mountain Range.
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