Travel with Children

Although it lacks the theme parks, zoos and myriad organised activities of some of the larger islands, there’s still plenty of good, clean, healthy outdoors fun for children. The various natural pools that are dotted liberally around the island offer safe swimming for all the family. The best of these are La Maceta and La Caleta. Much less frequented, but undeniably beautiful, is the Charco Azul. Older children will love the snorkelling and diving around La Restinga and everyone likes looking for dragons among the giant lizards housed in the Ecomuseo de Guinea. Up on the inland plateau there are plenty of chances for youngsters to burn off excess energy on the numerous fairly gentle hiking trails.