Top 8 Tourist Attractions in Tenerife to Visit with Kids
I was thinking of visiting the Canary Islands next year, so I asked Molly about the best attractions in Tenerife that every tourist should visit.
She wrote a whole post for me about visiting Tenerife with kids (but these attractions will be interesting for everyone)!
Keep on reading!
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is located in Spain.
It is widely known for its Carnival de Santa Cruz and it boasts a wide array of beaches and other famous attractions that people usually visit with kids.
We are going to break down the top eight tourist attractions in the beautiful island of Tenerife for the whole family.
1. Mount Teide
One of the most amazing and awesome things about Tenerife is Mount Teide is an active volcano. Mount Teide hasn’t erupted since 1909. With a summit of 3718 meters, Teide is the highest point in Spain.
It boasts a few options for tourist to enjoy all that they have to offer. Park your car and enjoy the base station where there’s a café, buffet restaurant both with breathtaking views, and a souvenir shop. From here you can decide on what trail to hike with friends and family from the cable car’s upper station.
There are two cable cars both which take you to the top but have different amenities, capacities and also offer different views of the landscape. Enjoy this memorable Tenerife excursion, one of many.
2. Siam Park
Need something fun to keep the kids occupied while you relax? Siam Park is a waterpark in the coastal suburb of Costa Adeje. Opened 2008, open every day from 10 am to 6 pm it has numerous options for the entire family to enjoy their visit.
From amusement park rides, lounging areas, pools, an aquarium, takeout restaurants, and more, Siam Park is the perfect venue to take your family for one day in the beautiful Tenerife.
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3. Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park
Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park is a compact zoo that’s sole purpose is the breeding of endangered primates. Visitors are allowed to walk through cages and feed the animals allowing for a truly personal experience with the animals.
It has a variety of species of primates and other animals: squirrels monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, iguanas, squirrel monkeys, parrots, and guinea pigs to name a few.
Open every day from 9:30 – 5:00. They only ask that you respect the animals and have a great time. Adults are 10 euros and children twelve and under are 5 euros.
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4. Art Landya Doll Museum
Art Landya Doll Museum is one of the more intriguing places of Tenerife. More than 600 artists have contributed dolls and teddy bears to this Doll Museum.
These many dolls and bears are showcased in a series of houses in a private property where the museum operates. Some artists are international while some are from the Canary Islands themselves.
The dolls are made from numerous different materials; porcelain, pulp, vinyl, wax, ceramics, wood or felt. Not only are you exposed to different dolls you also learn the rich history of the craft itself and learn about how they’re made.
Looking for something different? Well, this is it! It is more niche than the other Tenerife excursions we’ve listed but when in a foreign place try new things can be so beneficial. Who knows, you may love it.
Also, open every day from 10 am to 6 pm, their prices are 10 euros for adults, 4.5 euros for children six to fourteen and under six are free granted they’re accompanied by a parent. There is a café on site as well as a tropical park surrounding the exhibit houses.
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5. Museum of Science and Space
We know you are not going away to go to a series of museums but this one is different. How? It’s also an amusement park, kind of. The Museum of Science and the Cosmos is one of the most unique Tenerife excursions you’ll take.
Visitors get to experience how the human body works to the movements of the stars. From informative talks, workshops, interactive debates, planetarium sessions, temporary exhibitions, and more this museum has so much to offer.
The museum is open from 8 am to 3 pm. The prices vary for different factors, days of the week, exhibits and more. Look at their website in order to get the most recent and accurate pricing.
6. The ‘lost’ Masca Village
It can’t be that lost if we are busy talking about going there. Masca is famously known as the ‘lost’ village. It is one of the most beautiful parts of Tenerife.
The trip to Masca is a journey in itself. Going up winding, narrow roads enjoying the views along the way almost as if preparing you for what’s to come.
It’s said that it was once a pirate village but there’s no real evidence to support this but the village expresses an almost magical kind of environment and is something straight out of a fairytale.
It’s worth the journey to go an experience such an integral part of Tenerife and the beauty this island has to offer.
7. Tabaiba Ship Wreck
Tabaiba Ship Wreck is one of the best options when it comes to scuba diving. You’ve explored the land and the shores now it’s time to explore the ocean.
Not only is it fun to explore a wrecked ship not far from the coast but it also provides a chance to see different specifies of fish and other sea creatures such as barracuda, trumpet fish, octopus, moray eels and more.
It’s a moderately difficult dive due to its depth but well worth the journey.
8. Auditorio de Tenerife
Auditorio de Tenerife is a beautiful auditorium featuring numerous venues in the venue itself. It accommodates a diverse selection of music from opera, jazz, rock and many more.
The venue was designed by Santiago Calatrava and is an avant-garde design that’s become a hub of culture for Tenerife.
The venue, as previously stated, does offer a variety of options for musical and other entertainment types. It also has guided tours to learn about the building, its history and its place in the Canary Islands.
This is the perfect Tenerife excursion to get a feel for the world that is Tenerife and the cultures that exist in it.
Other things to do in Tenerife with kids
When planning a vacation for the whole family, it is important to take into account all interests and tastes. If you travel to Tenerife with kids, you definitely should try these amazing activities:
- Whale watching Tour
- Loro Parque – very famous adventure park in Tenerife
- Snorkeling with turtles and kayaking with dolphins
- Cable Car fast track ticket
It was a list of the best activities to try and attractions to visit in Tenerife. Enjoy your holiday and make sure to visit some if not all of these amazing places to get the best out of your trip to Tenerife with children.