The island of Tenerife offers a multitude of family activities, from the mountains to the sea, many of them outdoors. What will not be missing in any of them is the element of fun, and all members of the family will be able to enjoy a few days which they will always remember.
Here are some recommendations for family activities you can plan for your holiday on the Island.
National Park of Teide
One of the family activities that cannot be missed is a visit to the highest peak in Spain. Mount Teide is the third highest volcano in the world, at 3,718 metres. Children will love the landscape of the National Park and can enjoy the ascent by cable car to the high base of Teide. Here you can enjoy the breath-taking views, in addition to the lava trails and the expanse of the national park. This is one of the most in-demand activities by travellers during their holiday in Tenerife, so it is a must for your trip to the Island.
This is the largest water park in Europe and one of the best rated, therefore you must include it on the list of activities to do as a family! Inspired by Thai designs, here we find many attractions, slides and a fun wave pool that offers even the smallest members of the family a full day of enjoyment. It is also a great option for adrenaline lovers.
Maybe you want to spend your holiday completely disconnected from the daily routine and relax without leaving your sunbed for a single moment. Another family activity that you should not miss during your holiday is to enjoy a day at GF Victoria, GF Gran Costa Adeje, GF Fañabé or GF Isabel. We know how important it is that your children are in good hands, so you will find in each of these GF Hotels an animation team that has prepared an entertainment program designed to create memorable experiences. Each of our hotels is designed for you to have a unique and unparalleled family holiday. In addition, in the common areas, you will find swimming pools for the little ones and facilities that will help make for a delightful day full of fun.
Beaches of Tenerife
As you already know, one of the best plans you can have when it comes to activities for the whole family, is going to the beach. Tenerife has many to choose from, some of them adapted for guests with mobility issues and up to 9 with blue flags. In the south of the island, one which stands out to visit is the smaller Playa del Duque, near to GF Victoria, GF Gran Costa Adeje, GF Fañabé and GF Isabel. We also recommend Las Vistas beach in Los Cristianos, Montaña Amarilla in Costa del Silencio and the natural pools of Alcalá. Also well known are the Lago Martiánez pools or Playa Jardín beach in Puerto de la Cruz, situated in the north of the island just a short distance from GF Noelia.
When you visit an island like Tenerife, one of the days dedicated to your family holiday should be spent on the sea. As an activity, we recommend whale watching in Tenerife; here it is possible to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat throughout the year. It is a unique experience where you can enjoy cetaceans and other marine species such as turtles. To take part, choose the authorized boats which depart from Los Cristianos, Puerto Colón and Los Gigantes, in the south of the island.
Forestal Park (La Esperanza)
In the Mountains of La Esperanza hides one of the activities that you will love doing with your family (children over 5 years). It is located in Forestal Park, an area of zip lines that will make even the youngest member of the family smile. It is an activity full of adrenaline and fun for the whole family, but also 100% safe. It is necessary to book in advance and arrive a little before the reserved time so that the monitors have time to give the necessary instructions.
San Cristóbal de La Laguna
You cannot miss a visit to the city of La Laguna, a World Heritage Site. This family visit will bring you closer to the history that the island has lived through. See the historical centre where, for example, you can find 17th century houses. It is an unmissable place when visiting Tenerife and you will fall in love with its charming streets, bars, restaurants and shops.
If you have an adventurous spirit and want to have an outdoor family activity, we can suggest one which will captivate your senses. The Masca ravine is one of the most popular trails on the island because, besides enjoying a 7 km walk, you will find a black volcanic sandy beach that can only be reached on foot or by boat. At the end of this beautiful excursion, you can take a boat back to the Port of Los Gigantes. We recommend that you go with appropriate walking shoes, as well as water and some food for the trip. The duration can be 2-3 hours depending on the number of stops you decide to make.
We hope that these family activities are just what you are looking for to enjoy during your family holiday. Remember that you have the GF Hotels team for any questions you may have; we will be happy to help you!