Travel with Children

The main attraction for families has to be the beaches, many of which have fine white sand and shallow waters that are safe for paddling tots. Playa del Castillo and Playa del Matorral are both good choices. For a man-made water adventure, the massive Baku Water Park in Corralejo has ten-pin bowling, crazy golf and a driving range, as well as wave pools and kamikaze-style slides and rides.

There are plenty of boat trips throughout the resorts as well. At Caleta de Fuste, Oceanarium Explorer has a daily dolphin- and whale-spotting trip, while in Corralejo, there are regular boats to the Isla de Lobos, where there is a lovely Robinson Crusoe–style beach and the possibility to explore the island via pedal power. The best museum for children is the interactive Museo del Queso Majorero in Antigua. Alternatively, if you don’t object to zoos, Oasis Park in La Lajita has mammals, birds and sea life, plus shows and camel rides.