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Family friendly travelling in Tenerife

The largest of Spain’s beautiful Canary Islands, Tenerife is one of the world’s most popular destinations for family fun in the sun. Over 5 million visitors flock here every year to enjoy the unique blend of top-quality resorts, action-packed theme parks, and stunning natural beauty, all set under year-round sunshine. Family attractions in Tenerife are plentiful—the kids will love the thrilling water parks and exciting tours, while Mom and Dad will be kept amused with top-class golf courses, designer stores, and evening shows.

Things to see in Tenerife

The glittering array of wonderful natural and manmade attractions make family vacations in Tenerife a dream come true for kids and adults alike. Among the many child-friendly activities in Tenerife are some of the world’s best theme parks, and foremost among these is Siam Park. This Thai-themed aquatic wonderland contains rides, slides, a wave pool, and its own gold-sand beach, as well as a mini-aqua park for younger kids. Another of Tenerife’s best amusement parks is the parrot paradise on the outskirts of Puerto del Cruz known as Loro Parque. Over 4,000 of these colorful birds live in the park, which is also home to rare orca whales and Europe’s largest dolphin show. The picturesque coastal town of Garachico is another favorite family destination in Tenerife. Its unique rock pools, formed by an eruption from the nearby volcano in 1706, are a perfect and unusual bathing spot for the whole family.

Family-friendly hotels in Tenerife

Given the island’s reputation as one of Europe’s top family holiday destinations, it’s unsurprising that many family-friendly hotels in Tenerife come with useful services such as free WiFi, free breakfast buffets, air-conditioning, and in-room TV channels. Swimming pools, in-room cribs, and child-friendly restaurants are standard in most hotels in this category, and babysitting services, kids’ clubs, and bicycle rentals are also common, leaving parents free to soak up some of the Spanish sunshine. And with such a wide variety of family-friendly accommodation in Tenerife catering for groups of all ages and sizes, it’s possible to negotiate some very budget-friendly deals to ease the strain on the family purse.

Where to stay in Tenerife

Playa de las Americas, in the popular southwest corner of the island, is the island’s longest established tourist center, home to some of Tenerife’s best family-friendly resorts. This area boasts easy beach access and a generous selection of restaurants, along with retail outlets and pleasant, tree-lined pedestrian areas. The neighboring resort of Los Cristianos is a quieter option, with plentiful good-value accommodation choices that are ideal for families with very young children looking for somewhere peaceful to chill out. Another popular area in the southwest of the island is Costa Adeje, with a plethora of Tenerife’s family-friendly hotels across every price range.

How to get to Tenerife

Tenerife is served by 2 international airports: Reina Sofía in the south, and the smaller Los Rodeos in the north, near the island’s major urban center Santa Cruz. If you’re arriving with a travel-weary family in tow, consider pre-booking a private taxi for hassle-free transfers direct to your family-friendly hotel in Tenerife. Public transport on the island is provided by a network of buses that covers most populated areas. If you’re keen to explore the island’s more remote parts, renting a car may be the best option, particularly if you have strollers on board.

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