Family holidays in Tenerife

The largest of the seven Canary Islands, sunny Tenerife has long been a popular holiday making destination. With warm weather pretty much guaranteed all year round and so many kinds of fun activities to enjoy, this volcanic island is a great choice for families. When you choose airport transfers, we'll ensure that you get from the airport to your hotel in a timely manner. Head on over to our UK school holidays page too, so you can plan the best time to take the little ones away.

Abundant beaches

Tenerife possesses a number of fine beaches. Some of the very best include Playa del Duque in Costa Adeje, Playa de Las Vistas in Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Teresitas, which is located in San Andrés village.

Awesome animals

Tenerife is home to a many species from the animal kingdom. Loro Parque, close to Puerto de la Cruz, for instance, features a several big cats, gorillas, chimpanzees, sea lions, alligators and giant tortoises. You'll also see exotic fish, seahorses, piranhas and several shark species. 'Loro' is Spanish for 'parrot' and this sanctuary features blue-headed, burrowing and electus varieties of that very bird – and a host of other winged critters, too. If the kids are especially keen on apes, a visit to Monkey Park in Los Cristianos is a must. Also in this part of the island is Parque Las Águilas, which features more than 500 creatures, several walking trails, tunnels, bridges, caves, lagoons and waterfalls.

Island history

After the kids have witnessed all manner of beasties at close quarters, a visit to Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueología in Santa Cruz de Tenerife would be a good next step. Situated within this port city's former Civil Hospital, the Museum of Nature and Man brings to life the history of Tenerife's human and animal inhabitants, its rich varieties of vegetation and its fascinating architecture.

Water – lot of fun

The south-western part of the island is where you'll find Costa Adeje, a choice holiday destination that features a Thai-flavoured pleasure area named Siam Park. Babies, toddlers, pre-teens and up will all have something to keep them fully engaged, thanks to an array of pools of varying sizes and depths. This vast theme park also has water slides and rides, a wave palace and much more, all situated in and around classic Thai-style buildings.

A volcanic vacation

No visit to Tenerife would be complete without taking in the majesty of Parque Nacional del Teide, which dominates the heart of the island. The third-oldest of Spain's national parks, it features the country's highest peak, Mount Teide. Traverse green expanses strewn with rugged, red rocks. Then, take the cable car to the summit – soon you'll find yourself with your head literally in the clouds.

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