One of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world, Tenerife is also the second most visited destination for those with reduced mobility. The island’s government is renowned in Europe for the importance it places upon accessibility and, as a result, many of the island’s most popular areas have been made much more wheelchair friendly in recent times. In addition, convenient, door-to-door Tenerife transfers from the airport are available to anywhere on the island, meaning that access to barrier-free sun, sea and fun is easier than ever before. |
Outdoor Activities for Nature Lovers
There are plenty of excellent and practicable activities on offer around the island specifically catering to those with disabilities. Particularly popular is the Ademi Tenerife sports association located in Sante Cruz de Tenerife. They offer a wide range of accessible sports and activities, including tennis, swimming, athletics, archery and many more. For a more adventurous excursion deep into the island’s natural beauty, there are plenty of walking routes. In particular, the Teide National Park is well known for both its easy access and its beautiful seascapes. If you want to get a bit closer to that gorgeous clear blue ocean, whale and dolphin spotting trips depart from the port in Los Cristianos, Puerto Colon and Puerto de los Gigantes regularly.
Spots for Sun Worshippers
Of course, one of the best things about going to a place like this is those amazing sandy beaches and, in keeping with the region’s general ethos, many of them have been made fully wheelchair-friendly and barrier free by the local government. A couple of the top picks are as follows. • Arona: One of the most popular and beautiful parts of the island, the Arona beach has won an award for the ease of its facilities and guarantees a barrier-free experience. • Los Cristianos: As well as the barrier-free beach and pathways, walkways, entrance ramps and toilets, changing rooms and amphibian wheelchair services, the Los Cristianos area is home to the largest open-use sea promenade in the whole of Europe.
Must-see Attractions for History Buffs
Beyond the beaches and the bars, the island is also a deeply historical place that boasts a wealth of cultural centres, including many museums. The biggest museum on the island is the much-loved Natural History Museum (Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre), which is fully accessible and supporting of those with disabilities, including offering audio and information guides with oversized lettering and braille. For those looking for a bit of culture, the Tenerife Arts Centre, which opened its doors in 2008, is at the heart of modern art in the Canary Islands. It boasts permanent and temporary exhibits and has a range of easy-access facilities on all its floors, including a children’s library and accessible toilets.
How to Get There
There are two airports on the island of Tenerife. Transfers from both are available to go all over the island to reach your final destination. Remember to book your Tenerife transfers in advance to avoid any delays. Holiday resorts all over the world are always looking to improve the accessibility of their facilities for disabled people. Tenerife’s government has, for a long time, made this one of its priorities, allowing as many people as possible to experience the natural wealth of one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. 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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