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Review: Tenerife


Tenerife, Spain

One of the most accessible places in the world

  • By SilverTraveller NewBizzy

    14 reviews


  • October 2017
  • Adult family

114 people found this review helpful

Recently returned from Tenerife. Both my husband and I were amazed at how accessible the whole resort is. They have made a point of making sure people with mobility issues can get out onto the sand, have easily accessible, clean toilet facilities and can navigate along the beautiful coast without fear of stair or impediments. Lots of ramps, elevators and access points for scooters/wheelchairs walkers and the like. Neither my husband or I have accessibility requiremenrs but noted the thought and care that went into planning this resort for people with mobility issues. We first noticed it because of the large number of handicap scooters that were being used by people on the Boardwalk. When we researched the history we learned that the south of Tenerife has been a popular holiday destination since the 1950’s and 60’s when two Swedish gentlemen, one suffering with Multiple Sclerosis and the other rheumatic arthritis, visited Tenerife in the hope that the warmer climate would improve their health. Impressed by the results, word soon spread through Northern Europe and tourists began visiting this sub-tropical island in droves.

But in addition to that, Tenerife is an amazing place to visit and we would go there again!

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  • Lottie
    almost 4 years ago
    I'm a lover of Tenerife especially for a winter holiday when we are limited for short haul sun/warmth.

    Having not been for many years we visited again in September. I was stunned how much had changed. We stayed in the Torviscas area and you are right the wheel chair accessibility along the beach front is immense with many seating areas where you could relax and watch the sea view, be it cruise ships in the distance sailing out to sea, speed boats or people enjoying their various water sports. There was a huge amount of new eateries too.

    A word of caution though some areas yet to be developed are less than safe if you are unsteady on your feet. I found the harbour area where work was ongoing to have many potentially unsafe areas which were still accessible to all, particularly unsafe step areas.
  • NewBizzy
    almost 4 years ago
    We stayed in Los Christianos at an apartment we found on VRBO. My comments about Tenerife are applicable for the entire Southern area of the island. However, our personal opinion is that the best beaches are Playa de Las Vistas and Playas Del Caminson. Lots of gorgeous sand and areas of calm waters to swim. We sent North to the beach Las Teresitas at Santa Cruz for one day; however, I was really glad we didn't stay in that area. The beach, although picturesque on postcards, is reality has several large oil rigs and barges moored right off the shore. Makes for a less pleasant view from the beach - although the sand, imported from the Sahara, is lovely.
  • Silver-Travel-Advisor
    almost 4 years ago
    Hi NewBizzy - we'd be interested to know where you stayed on the island. It's great to hear that you consider Tenerife to be suitable for people who have accessibility requirements, but any further specific information you can give as to the locations would be appreciated.
  • Adventurer
    almost 4 years ago
    Beautiful Island. Like Tenerife