Tenerife is an island full of opportunities for little ones, from its natural treasures to the many leisure parks spread from north to south.
Tenerife’s natural marvels will captivate both young and old, from the Teide National Park, passing by the magic of the Drago de Icod, to the adventure of discovering the imposing Los Gigantes cliffs on a boat trip where we’ll also be escorted by whales.
In the south of the island, there are lots of leisure parks that will amaze boys and girls. In Costa Adeje, we can find of the world’s best water parks, Siam Park. Also in the south, we can find Jungle Park, an enormous jungle that guarantees lots of adventure. Without leaving the area, we can also enjoy another brilliant water park, Aqualand Costa Adeje.
In the north of the island, in Puerto de la Cruz, we find Costa Martianez, a complex of seawater pools, or Loro Parque, the most popular wildlife park in the Canary Islands.
Here’s some of the best things to do in Tenerife with kids:
1. Visit the world’s best water park
Siam Park is in the south of Tenerife and has earned its place at the summit of water parks worldwide, with many of its attractions designed for little ones. What’s more, it’s open all year round thanks to the climate of the Canary Islands.
2. Head up Teide by cable car
The Teide cable car will take you up to 3,550m effortlessly, offering unique views of the National Park and much of Tenerife.
3. Get closer to the animal world at Loro Parque
Loro Parque is a sure bet to visit with children in Tenerife. They’ll love it. It is in the north of the island.
4. Discover the Anaga laurel forests
Anaga is one of Tenerife’s green luns. It is on the western face of the island and contains an excellent network of trails and viewpoints.
5. Dolphin and whale watching
Sail the waters in the south of Tenerife aboard a boat and observe dolphins and whales in their natural habitat.
6. A dip in Playa del Duque
Playa del Duque is one of Tenerife’s most popular beaches. It is in the south of the island, and its calm waters, fine sand, and safety it offers makes it the ideal beach to visit with children.
7. A jungle in the south of Tenerife
Jungle Park is an enormous zoo and botanical garden with over 500 different animal species spread over 70,000m2.
8. Swim in the pools at Costa Martianez
Costa Martianez is a fantastic complex of saltwater lakes. It is in the north of the island and is ideal to visit with kids.
9. Submarine adventure
Submerge yourself in the waters of the San Miguel Marina, in the south of the island, in a real submarine, and explore the life hidden under Tenerife’s waters.
10. Have fun in the island’s forests
Forestal Park is in Las Lagunetas, a nature reserve in the outskirts of Santa Cruz, where an incredible selection of activities has been created which are ideal for little ones.
Beaches to visit in Tenerife with kids
Beaches that have calm waves, that are safe, accessible, and have all the required amenities nearby.
- Las Teresitas (Santa Cruz)
- Torviscas y Fañabé (South Tenerife)
- Playa Jardín (North Tenerife)
- Los Cristianos Beach (South Tenerife)
Getting around Tenerife with kids
It’s recommended to hire a car. The price of a basic 4-seater car in the high season will normally be around €15 per day. But don’t wait until you’re on the island to rent one – you can check our search engine, compare prices between different companies, choose between a wide selection of cars and reserve online.