In need of sunshine but concerned about accessibility? With its government improving accessibility across the island, Tenerife is guaranteed to be an excellent choice. Paired with a mild climate 12 months of the year, the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands offers astounding natural beauty and modern facilities. Whether you’re looking for rest and relaxation or scenic exploration, nothing is off limits on the accessible island of Tenerife. |
Tenerife holds awards for its coastal accessibility. With beaches well maintained and barrier- free, wheelchair users can enjoy the sea without worry. The most accessible beach, Playa de las Vistas, in Los Cristianos boasts extensive features. The bay’s 7km promenade is designed to be entirely barrier-free with walkways, pathways, ramps, accessible restrooms, showers and wheelchair services also on offer. When you fancy a dip, just ask for a floating beach wheelchair from a friendly member of staff. Near Santa Cruz, Playa de las Teresitas is also an excellent choice. Along with accessible restrooms and showers, the many pathways and ramps make this pretty beach highly accessible. If you’re a sun worshiper looking for accessible beach perfection, it’s time to make your way to the beautiful beaches of Tenerife.
Teide National Park
Venture towards the island’s dormant volcano and visit Teide National Park. At a towering 12,198 feet, Teide Volcano is Spain’s highest peak. Explore the dramatic landscape along wheelchair- accessible paths and check out the magnificent Mount Teide lookout before stopping at the El Portillo Visitor Centre to learn about this unique ecosystem. Easily accessed by ramp, the centre is equipped with accessible restrooms and a very lovely café boasting panoramic views. With free entry, this is a must for any itinerary.
Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz is an animal lovers dream. Officially Europe’s biggest animal park, visitors may gape at orcas, flamingos and the infamous white tiger. The terrain is as accessible as it is beautiful with excellent pathways, wheelchair-friendly restrooms and show theatres equipped with accessible seating. Try arriving before 10 am to avoid midday crowds and consider renting a manual wheelchair or mobility scooter to get around the extensive grounds.
Anaga Rural Park
For a gentler trail, Anaga Rural park near La Laguna is idyllic. Aptly named the ‘Path of the Senses’, enjoy traversing the forest serenity and take in the natural flora and fauna. Meander the 300m wooden path through beautiful laurel forest and stop off at the Mirador del Carmen and Mirador Jardin lookouts (accessible by ramp) for truly fabulous views. When you’re ready for a bite to eat, head over to the Café la Gangochera for a light lunch and the opportunity to use wheelchair-accessible restrooms.
For a wheelchair friendly holiday with sun and scenery, look no further than Tenerife. With accessible resorts in abundance and excellent barrier-free credentials, it’s a no-brainer.
How to Get There
Ensure your trip is hassle-free by reserving a Tenerife transfer before you leave. Pre-book your wheelchair on the service and avoid the stress of ill-equipped taxis or public transport services. Leave logistics at home and let your door- to- door Tenerife transfer take you directly from the airport to your chosen destination.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers in various countries across the globe. If you’re looking for affordable Tenerife transfers, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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