An island adventure for the
whole family in Tenerife
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Tenerife, one of Spain’s
Canary Islands, is a stunning destination, with magnificent scenery and
gorgeous beaches. Known as the Island of Spring for its pleasant
climate, the island is home to the iconic El Teide, the third largest volcano
in the world and a World Heritage Site. However Tenerife has so much more
to offer than just beautiful views.
This lovely island destination
is perfect for those planning cheap
family holidays to Tenerife as there is so much on offer for everyone.
From water sports, to hiking, to exploring the traditional towns, both
parents and children will have a thoroughly enjoyable time. The following
is an introduction into just some of the adventures and activities available
on the island.
Hike up Mount Teide
For families with older children,
the ultimate adventure is to take a trek up to the very peak of Mount
Teide with a guide. The peak 3,718 meters above ground, with stunning
views from the dormant volcano of the seven islands making up the Canarian
archipelago. However smaller children can enjoy going part of the way by
The adventure begins at the
Cable Lift Base Station, where you take a cable car to the Upper Station,
some 3,500 meters above sea level. Families with smaller children can stop
at this point to enjoy the views, but the more adventurous can then hike
the Telesforo Bravo trail which leads you and the family all the way to
the volcano’s crater where, even though it is dormant, you can still smell
the scent of sulphur.
Bear in mind that booking
is essential for this guided tour and places are limited.
Loving Loro Park
While visiting the island’s
capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the whole family will have a lot of fun
at Loro Park. This is the ultimate sea life zoo where it is possible
to enjoy the Orca Ocean show, watching the both the killer whales and friendly
and fun dolphins perform right in front of you.
A visit to Planet Penguin
gives the opportunity to see more than 200 penguins, living in an environment
that even encompasses a realistic iceberg, much like their original home
On the grounds you are surrounded
by the magical sea lions and brightly coloured parrots. On top of that,
the aquarium and shark tunnel give the opportunity to go face to face with
many of the creatures that inhabit our oceans and rivers.
| Photo: Dolphins at
Loro Park CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Welshdan
Splash around in Siam Park
One of the largest themed water
parks in Europe, Siam Park is located in Adeje in the south of the island.
All the attractions offer a unique and magical setting giving the impression
of a visit to the ancient kingdom of Siam, but with thrilling water slides
along the way.
The older kids will love
the Tower of Power, a vertical slope of almost 28 meters heading down to
the water below.
Then there is the “Kinnaree”
ride, starting at over 25 meters high, giving a thrilling ride through
a 45 degree funnel, around the curve and down.
For the smaller children,
“Sawasdee” is a new area offering endless fun with four different water
For parents wishing to relax
while the children have fun, Siam Park offers a range of bars and restaurants
with a mix of oriental and traditional food along with a selection of cocktails
and exotic appetizers.
As mentioned above, this
is merely a brief introduction into some of the adventure and excitement
that is available on a holiday in Tenerife.
Visit soon and experience a family holiday of a lifetime.
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