Tenerife is a highly recommended place to visit with the family at any time of the year. Indeed, Tenerife is much more than a sun and beach destination and any season is ideal for a getaway with children. They will enjoy nature, amusement parks, the beach and animals. So do not hesitate, book your flights and hotels, hire a Tenerife Airport Transfer with Orange Bus and get ready to spend a few days with your family in Tenerife.
Enjoying the beach
On the beach we adults have a good time, imagine the children. Tenerife is full of all kinds of beaches, but here we will highlight some of the quietest and best for families.
Playa de Las Americas: in the south of the island, one of the best known, with calm waters, hardly any waves and all the necessary services, from lifeguards to showers and accessibility with ramps.
Las Teresitas Beach: very close to the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It has all kinds of services, beach bars, lifeguards and ample parking, in addition to several breakwaters that protect it from the strong waves.
Playa Jardín: located in the locality of Puerto de la Cruz, to the north of the island. It was designed by the Canarian artist César Manrique. It is of black sand. It has all the services for families and a magnificent restaurant.
Beach of El Médano: it is the most famous among the fans of the aquatic sports. It is located in the south of the island, in Granadilla de Abona. It has an urban area and a more natural one.
Visit El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.
No visit to Tenerife would be complete without a trip to this 3,718-meter-high volcano. It is the third largest volcano on the planet and the first outside Hawaii.
Teide is part of a large National Park and has been listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. A good alternative to do with children is to ascend to its peak by cable car and enjoy privileged views of Tenerife, the sea and the rest of the Canary Islands.
Spotting dolphins and whales
This is another of the experiences that can be done in Tenerife and one of the most memorable for the little ones of the house. Sighting cetaceans, such as dolphins or whales is a great experience. There are several types of excursions, of varying duration and price, from a quick two-hour trip to a half-day trip with lunch included. Don’t forget your camera.
Learning about bananas
At first glance this experience may not seem too appealing, but the truth is that children love to learn firsthand how the most characteristic fruit of the Canary Islands and Tenerife, the banana, is grown. In this plan, children will learn about bananas in the field, learn about their nutritional properties and how to distinguish them from South American bananas, get their hands dirty, learn how to plant them and, of course, taste them.
A fairy tale tour
In the northwest of the island, not too far from the capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is located the Anaga Rural Park, which is listed as a Biosphere Reserve. This place is made up of deep valleys and ravines and has a beautiful laurel forest, characteristic of the Canary archipelago, where time seems to have stopped. In it, you will feel like in a fairy tale, with the sensation that a fairy can appear at any moment, hidden behind a giant fern. There are all kinds of routes, of varying length and difficulty, and some are even comfortably accessible with a baby stroller.
Bathing in a natural pool
Tenerife is full of natural pools, which the Canarians popularly call charcos or charcas. There are many all over the island, where the water merges with rocks of volcanic origin, creating these spaces suitable for bathing. The most famous is El Caletón in Garachico, but there are more, such as El Viento in La Guancha, Golete, in Güímar, La Laja, in San Juan de la Rambla or El Rayo,
If you want to take a dip in a place conceived by man, Lago Martiánez, also conceived by the brilliant artist César Manrique, is a first class experience. We are talking about a leisure complex of about 100,000 square meters, with a huge artificial central lake and several saltwater pools, gardens, rocks and nature. It is located in the town of El Puerto de la Cruz and has beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and Mount Teide.