Tenerife is an island full of opportunities for the little ones, from the natural treasures which the island houses, to the many leisure parks spread from north to south.
The natural wonders of Tenerife will captivate children and adults alike, from the Parque Nacional del Teide, to the magic of Drago Milenario de Icod, or the adventure of discovering the imposing cliffs of Los Gigantes by way of a boat trip escorted by cetaceans.
In the south region of the island we find a large concentration of leisure parks which will amaze girls and boys. In Costa Adeje, we come across one of the best water parks on the planet, Siam Park. Also, in the south we will discover Las Águilas – Jungle Park, an enormous jungle which assures us lots of adventure. Without leaving the southern region we can enjoy another fantastic water park, Aqualand at Costa Adeje.
In the north of the island, in Puerto De la Cruz, we find Costa Martiánez, an enormous salt water lake and Loro Parque, the most popular zoo in the Canary Islands.
1. Visit the best waterpark in the world
Siam Park is found in south Tenerife, and through its own merits has been placed at the top of water parks of the world, with many of its attractions orientated towards small children. The climate of the Canaries allows it to open all year round.
2. Ascend Teide in a cable car
The cable car of Mount Teide will take you to 3550 m without any difficulty, offering one of the most unique views of the Parque National and a large area of Tenerife.
3. Get close to the animal world in Loro Parque
Loro Parque is a safe bet when visiting with children on Tenerife, they will have a great time. It can be found in the north of the island.
4. Discover the Laurel woods of Anaga
Anaga is one of the green lungs of Tenerife. Found on the west facing side of the island, and within extends a great network of footpath’s and viewpoints.
5. Watch dolphins and whales
Sail the waters of South Tenerife in a cruise boat and see dolphins and whales in their natural habitat.
6. Take a dip on El Duque beach
El Duque beach is one of the most popular in Tenerife. Located on the south of the island and its tranquil waters, fine sand and security it offers makes it an ideal beach to go to with children.
7. A jungle in the south of Tenerife
Jungle Park is an enormous zoological and botanical park with more than 500 different animal species spread throughout its 70,000 m².
8. Swim in the pools of Costa Martiánez
Costa Martiánez is a fantastic collection of saltwater lakes. Found in the north of the island, it is ideal to visit with children.
9. Submarine adventure
Submerge yourself in the waters of the Marina San Miguel, in the south of the island, in a real submarine and explore the life under the waves of Tenerife.
10. Have fun in the woods of the island
Forestal Park is found in Las Lagunetas, a natural space situated on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, and has created an incredible range of activities ideal for small children.
Beaches to go to with children
Beaches with gentle waves, safe, accessible and with all amenities nearby.
Las Teresitas (Santa Cruz)
Torviscas y Fañabé (South Tenerife)
Playa Jardín (North Tenerife)
Los Cristianos Beach (South Tenerife)
Getting around Tenerife with children
Hiring a car is recommended. The price of a basic model with 4 seats in high season is around €15 per day. Do not expect to arrive on the island and then rent one, you can use our search engine, compare prices between different companies, choose between a variety of cars and reserve online.