Disabled Friendly Tenerife: Top 5 Accessible Holiday Activities
By Niamh Duffy -
Tenerife offers everything whether you want beautiful beaches or lively nightlife. It offers lush forests, exotic fauna and flora, deserts, mountains, volcanoes, incredibly beautiful coastlines and spectacular beaches, there is truly something for everyone. And with Tenerife's government working to create a completely barrier-free society accessibility needn't be a worry.
Fancy a day at the beach?
Tenerife’s beaches are extremely well-equipped and barrier-free to all visitors, with one region winning an award for its accessible beach facilities.
Los Cristianos boasts Europe’s largest barrier-free pedestrian sea promenade, which runs for seven kilometres. It’s beach is completely barrier-free with accessible walkways and routes, wooden fixed and roll-up pathways, entrance ramps (6%), accessible toilets and changing rooms, aquatic chairs and crutches, sea accompaniment and amphibian wheelchair services.
Fancy a trip right back to 200 BC?
Take a trip to the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (Natural History Museum) to be transported back to 200 BC when the island was first inhabited by the Guanches. It aims to capture study, cataloging, protection and conservation of the island’s cultural heritage, as well as the Macaronesian area.
It’s fully accessible, with supported facilities for blind and deaf visitors, including: sign language guides, with connections to an induction loop, audio-guides with audio description for the blind and information guides with oversized lettering and braille. All of the installations in the museum are accessible: permanent exhibitions, restaurants, toilets, lifts, etc.
Fancy an attraction for the whole family?
Visit Loro Parque and watch Dolphins perform before your eyes or see the Penguins who have made their home on one of the largest icebergs outside of the polar regions! Explore Katandra Treetops, the Thai Village and a magical kingdom in a relaxing
The Park is famous for it's many Parrots which you can view and enjoy as you move around the Park, but it's also sanctuary for a wide selection of endangered species from around the world. It is wheelchair accessible around the park including toilets and refreshment areas.
Fancy increasing your heart rate?
Whether you like swimming, playing tennis, archery or a game of basketball Ademi Tenerife offer it all. Baseed in Santa Cruz de Tenerife this sports association offers a range off sports for people with disabilities.
Or how about an adventure round Teide National Park taking in the breathtaking scenery that Tenerife has to offer. There is one completely accessible route - Roque de Caramujo Path; or take a friend along the Alto de Guamazo path which is accessible with the help of a friend or guide.
Fancy treating yourself?
Most of the island’s shopping centres are offer adapted access points, ramps and lifts. The El Corte Ingles department store in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is fully accessible, with adapted toilets, restaurants, lifts to all floors and access to parking.
Or take a walk along the promenade in Playa de las Americas, which is completely flat, to stock up on famous brands including Levi’s and Zara.
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