Welcome to "The Island of Eternal Spring", the beautiful island of Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands Archipelago.
In Tenerife you can enjoy a wonderful accessible holiday, thanks to its beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and white or brown sands, natural parks, exotic species, historical and cultural heritage or rich gastronomy.
The Tourism of Tenerife website offers several tourist brochures on the island, including a guide on Accessible Destination Tenerife developed by the Society for the Promotion of People with Disabilities (SINPROMI) and Tourism of Tenerife. SINPROMI also manages the website Accesible Tenerife , where you can consult the accessibility conditions of the different tourist resources of the island, including beaches, trails and routes through nature, culture, leisure, sports and various activities.
Also, TITSA, which offers the Tenerife road transport service, has a fleet of guaguas (buses) where more than half are adapted for people with reduced mobility (PRM). On the other hand, the Tenerife Tram that connects the cities of Santa Cruz and La Laguna (in the north of the island), has received the AENOR certification of Universal Accessibility UNE 170001 in all its services.
These are some of the magical places that Accessible Tenerife offers:
Teide National Park
In the centre of the island is the Teide National Park, which is named after the Teide, which with its 3718 meters is the highest peak in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world. The Teide has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2007, as it contains unique species and landscapes. Las Cañadas del Teide offers trails and viewpoints where you can appreciate some of the most outstanding corners of the Park. It also has different information points and the Visitors Center of El Portillo.
Information on the accessibility of the Park's visitor centres, offices and gardens can be found in the PREDIF Guide "Spaces and Activities in Nature Accessible to All People", starting on page 614, and on the Canary Islands Government website: Canary Islands National Parks.
You can also consult the different adapted trails that the Park has on the Tenerife website, including the accessible section of Roques de García, Alto de Guamaso or two paths that run through the Botanical Garden of the Visitors Centre in El Portillo and Roque Caramujo.
The island of Tenerife offers visitors with reduced mobility a multitude of accessible beaches where they can enjoy a magnificent day. Some examples are the Playa de las Teresitas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the beaches of Fañabé and Torviscas in Adeje, the Playa de la Arena in Santiago del Teide or the Playa de San Juan in Guía de Isora. In addition, the municipality of Arona, in the south of Tenerife, stands out for its efforts to remove barriers in the daily life and offers a brochure with its beaches specifying the accessibility of each one, among which are the beaches of the Cristianos and Las Vistas.
The Loro Parque (Parrot Park) is one of the most visited zoos in the world. It has 135,000 square meters of nature and has the largest exhibition of parrots in the world. Some of its many attractions are an aquarium with more than 3,000 species and an impressive 18-meter-long shark tunnel, the Thai Village or Katandra Treetops, one of the world's largest free flying aviaries. There are also new shows such as Orca Ocean, the dolphin show and Planet Penguin. Most attractions in the Parrot Park are wheelchair accessible. They also have a wheelchair loan service, which must be booked in advance.
The PREDIF Guide "Monuments, museums and tourist attractions accessible to all" offers more information about the accessibility of the Park from page 485.
Anaga Rural Park
The Anaga rural Park, located in the Massif of Anaga, is one of the oldest areas of Tenerife and stands out for its great beauty. Its 14,000 hectares extend from the summit, coinciding with the Cruz de Taborno peak at an altitude of 1,000 metres to the coast. In this area there is a magical forest of Laurisilva native to the Tertiary Era. The Anaga Visitors Centre, located in Cruz del Carmen, is accessible and offers the visitor the necessary information to know more about this environment. It also has a Trail of the Senses where the first section is adapted for people with reduced mobility (PRM).
Source: Tenerife Tourism, Tenerife-Accesible.org, Arona Tourism Website.