Many families each year visit the popular island of Tenerife. With the beautiful beaches, massive water parks, fun zip lining adventures, the number of exotic zoos, and great family hotels – it only makes sense for the island of Tenerife to be a popular family friendly destination for vacationers.
The weather in Tenerife is said to be the nicest weather year-round, so no matter when you are able to visit – you and your family are sure to enjoy yourselves. It won’t be too hot or too cold, so your children and your spouse will love it.
1. Visit one of the many beaches in Tenerife.
Tenerife has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and it is a world tourist destination for many families because of this.
There are many family friendly activities for Tenerife travelers while on the island. You can lay out on a towel on the sand, enjoy the sun’s rays, play in the sand, swim in the ocean, ride a jet ski, and more while visiting one of Tenerife’s many beautiful beaches.
Beaches that are very family friendly on the island of Tenerife include Playa de Jardin, Playa de las Teresitas, and Playa de las Americas.
2. Visit a water park in Tenerife.
There are two family friendly water parks in Tenerife for you to enjoy.
Siam Park is a water park that is said to be one of the best water parks in all of Europe. It is home to multiple attractions on 46 acres. Popular attractions at Siam Park include the Tower of Power, Siam Beach, the Mai Thai Lazy River, and many, many others.
There is also another water park located on the island of Tenerife – Aqualand. Aqualand is said to be more family friendly for very young children.
3. Have fun at Forestal Park on the island of Tenerife.
Have you ever zip lined before? Whether you have or haven’t, Forestal Park has a really fun zip lining attraction for you and your family while you are all on your Tenerife vacation. There is a Family Course and a Sports Course, so there is something for all family members of all ages to do.
4. Make a visit to one of Tenerife’s many zoos.
Children and families love zoos – I know I do! If you are visiting Tenerife, then you might be happy to hear that the island is home to several zoos. There are three main zoos on the island – Loro Park, Jungle Park, and Monkey Park. These are all fun and engaging zoos, and you should try to fit at least one into your Tenerife vacation.
Loro Park Tenerife (Loro parque) – This zoo receives over 1,000,000 visitors each year, and has received over 40,000,000 visitors since it opened. It has one of the largest collections of parrots in the world, and is also home to killer whales, penguins, sharks, anteaters, alligators, dolphins, jaguars, sea lions, sharks, tigers and numerous other fascinating animals.
Jungle Park Tenerife (Parque Las Aguilas) – This zoo has over 500 species of animals, as well as a botanical garden, lagoons, caves, waterfalls, and more.
Monkey Park Tenerife – The last zoo is an international breeding animal park for endangered species, mainly endangered primates. It is smaller than the two other zoos mentioned above, but it offers a great experience because you can personally walk through some of the animals’ cages and actually engage with them by feeding them.
What are your favorite family friendly activities and accommodations while vacationing in Tenerife?
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