Tenerife is one of the favourite family vacation locations in spain. The climate is mild and springlike all year round and there are many things to see and to do on the island. With lots of attractions travelling with kids on tenerife is a joy for parents as well as for the children.
Me and my family enjoy staying at Puerto de la Cruz in the north of tenerife. The town has a long tradition as a tourist center, well known for its relaxing atmosphere. During the daytime the sand beach and the lush, tropical gardens of the city invite for some hours of sunbathing and swimming. In the evenings the restaurants in the area around Plaza del Charco offer good food and some family entertainment.
Many vacationers like to combine a few relaxing days on the beach with some sightseeing and adventure and Tenerife offers many options.
The Anaga mountains in the northeast offer many romatic hiking paths that we enjoy because of the breathtaking scenary and the untouched nature. Walking and hiking is popular on the island and guided tours can easily be arranged. We have always felt safer on the guided tours and of course there is the benefit of getting explanation about local vegetation and wildlife.
The Pico Teide is with about 3,700 meters the highest mountain in Spain. Hiking here is for experts but there is a cable car that takes visitors up to a station near the mountain top. The view from here is fanastic. You can see all of Tenerife but have a view also over the Atlantic ocean and the neighboring Canary Island.
There are many historical sights that remind us of the island’s ancient history and it’s native inhabitants, the Guanches.
Downtown in Puerto de la Cruz we find the best shopping on the island.
Overall the island of tenerife is a perfect destination for your family holidays! There are lots of things to do and places to visit, if you spend your vacation with your kids.