For a fun and different family holiday, there’s nothing better than a trip to the Canary Islands. The archipelago has everything children need to have a great time: water parks, theme parks, open-air activities, beaches that are perfect and comfortable for them, and the chance of unforgettable adventures and experiences.
Fun for the whole family
The Canary Islands have an amazing range of water and theme parks of all kinds where fun is always guaranteed for young and old alike.
Although all of the islands’ water parks are perfect for having great fun, it is an unforgettable experience to spend the day at Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe and one of the best in the world, and one that you shouldn’t miss if you are visiting Tenerife with children.
At Aqualand Costa Adeje (Tenerife), in addition to enjoying incredible slides and pools, you can also see a dolphin show that the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) has ranked as the best in the world. The Aquapark Costa Teguise, the largest one in Lanzarote, has paintball for children and adults, different camps and games, and more.
Zoos and aquariums
The Canary Islands also have zoos and aquariums where children can discover all kinds of exotic animals up close.
Loro Parque (Tenerife) is the most popular, with its killer whale show, the only one in the Canary Islands, the largest collection of parrots in the world, and its fantastic ‘penguinarium’, which perfectly recreates the natural habitat of these marine birds. At the Poema del Mar Aquarium (Gran Canaria), the Deep-Sea Exhibition, with the largest glass window in the world, will take you into the depths of the ocean. At Palmitos Park (Gran Canaria), children will be fascinated by the botanical garden, which houses the largest collection of orchids in the Canary Islands and a zoo. And Oasis Wildlife (Fuerteventura) is a constant adventure, with elephants, crocodiles, beautiful giraffes and sea lions.
The best beaches to visit with children
It makes any child happy to spend a family day at the beach: playing non-stop, having fun building sand castles that cannot be breached, jumping in the waves, diving underwater again and again, and even enjoying a nice juice or refreshing ice cream in the shade of a palm tree.
The beaches in the Canary Islands are perfect for family holidays, as most of them have all kinds of services and teams of lifeguards to ensure that swimmers are safe at all times.
Nature routes for the whole family
Children need to be in contact with nature, run and jump in the open air, enjoy the vegetation, discover the secrets of trees and plants… all things that they can do in the Canary Islands, making them an ideal destination for a family holiday, venturing into forests or following incredible trails that are suitable for all ages.
There are lots of accessible routes on all of the islands, with difficulty levels adapted to the smaller members of the household: safe, easy trails that are great for children or even with a baby in a carrier.
The comfort and peace of mind that families need
The Canary Islands form part of the European Union, so they comply with all EU standards and have a modern and highly developed healthcare system, with a professional and excellently equipped emergency service.
The archipelago also has an extensive hotel and non-hotel accommodation infrastructure. Both the hotels and tourist apartments and services guarantee the comfort and safety that families need.
The friendly, hospitable, sociable nature of Canary Islanders makes children (and adults too, of course) feel very comfortable and relaxed on their holiday. In fact, the islanders call visitors ‘mi niño’ or ‘mi niña’ (‘my boy’ or ‘my girl’), which immediately makes you feel right at home. It’s very easy to decide to take a family holiday somewhere with people like that, and it’s a decision well made.