Accessible Holidays to the Canary Islands
Escape to the Canary Islands
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We love to send disabled travellers on holidays of a lifetime to the Canaries for the simple reason that this collection of sun-soaked islands is refreshingly progressive when it comes to providing access to its fantastic beaches, restaurants, cultural life and natural phenomena.
Lanzarote is home to the Yaiza Accessibility Programme, whose motto sums up much of the attitude amongst the islands: “Yaiza accesible, Yaiza sostenible”. From the major urban centres to the tiny fishing villages, efforts are being rolled out to offer written material in Braille, wheelchair friendly facilities and audiovisual content with sign language in restaurants and tourist attractions.
When you talk to our travel experts they will have no hesitation in recommending many of the beach resorts in the Canary Islands as ideal for disabled travellers. Many beaches have accessible toilets and changing facilities; there are beach wheelchairs in the major resorts and pedestrianised sea promenades. In fact, the longest barrier-free promenade in Europe can be found at Los Cristianos, stretching a distance of 7km.
A holiday in the Canary Islands doesn’t have to be exclusively about sun loungers and swimming pools. There are many high-octane activities on offer for handicapped visitors. On Tenerife, the Ademi Tenerife centre is an institute dedicated to disabled sports – you can try out archery and fencing or work on your swimming and tennis techniques.
If you’re looking for diving, then the Costa Teguise Daivoon Diving School has instructors who specialise in teaching the disabled.
For the younger crowd, the theme parks in the Canaries are world renowned. Loro Parque is highly recommended by our travel specialists for the facilities are all accessible to wheelchair users and the whole family can enjoy the shows, the children’s playground and the natural habitats preserved for the parrots and orchids.
When it comes to disabled holidaymakers who crave spectacular views and an up close and personal brush with nature, we always put the Canary Islands at the top of the list.
Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park is a volcanic paradise and leads the way among accessible parks. The educational material in Braille in many languages and audiovisual guides that incorporate sign language are just two examples of how inclusive an experience this park can offer. Similarly, Teide National Park over on Tenerife has a guide service for the disabled which gives all visitors an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views and unique biodiversity of the region.
Where To Stay
With so much to do on your holiday to the Canary Islands, you’ll need a really comfortable bed to come back to at the end of each day. Can be Done has selected properties on Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria which are accessible and top quality.
View our list of hotels below and give us a call to discuss the ones you like.
Give us a call to talk about what we can offer you to make sure that your holiday fulfils your dreams while meeting all your practical requirements.
This Aparthotel is located in the Caleta de Fuste residential development, just 500 m from the town centre, which boasts several shopping and leisure centres.
This friendly and welcoming 4* hotel has excellent family facilities and is located just 50 metres from the beach. A really good value hotel, offered with All Inclusive.
This cosy and welcoming resort is set within a 12,000 sq m green terrain surrounded by palm trees, and just 100 m away from the beach.
Apart-Hotel Green Field is a modern complex located in the heart of Playa del Inglés, four hundred metres away from the beach. Numerous shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as the shopping centre Aguila Roja are located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.
Facing the sea on the Playa de las Américas, and with direct access to the promenade, the hotel was recently revamped with a luminous and cuttingedge interior design. The hotel offers a wide range of food and drink with an Italian restaurant and a coffee and tea shop.
Located in the South of Gran Canari, this hotel has a lovely quiet location facing the sea, next to exclusive golf courses. The lobby and restaurant have undergone refurbishment and are now a great place to relax with the modern decor, maybe sit in the gardens or treat yourself at the Spa.
Standing right on the sea front, in the fishing village of Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote. The resort offers the luxury of a Spa to relax in, amazing food and a great new children’s area.
This beautiful 4 star hotel is for adults only and is located in the heart of Costa Adeje in the centre of Playa de Fañabé.
The Elba Carlota Hotel is a large and impressive property, which enjoys a privileged position opposite a white sandy beach in the resort of Caleta De Fuste on the island of Fuerteventura, adjacent to an 18 hole golf course.
This elegant five-star hotel with direct access to the sandy beach of Playa Fañabé and panoramic views over “Puerto Colón” harbour and La Gomera Jardines de Nivaria is considered one of the most luxurious hotels in the South of Tenerife and has won several international awards throughout the years.
The Hotel Vulcano is a quality hotel, situated in the most popular part of Playa de las Américas. It is only 300 metres from the beach and the excellent shopping and entertainment area.
Built in 2003 this modern hotel is centrally located in Playa de las Americas. As you walk in you can’t failed to be impressed by the elegant lobby area and large spacious public area and rooms. The roof top pool is a wonderful calm place to relax and enjoy the amazing view.
This elegant hotel opposite Los Pocillos beach has its own outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, and elegant rooms with furnished terraces. Enjoy a relaxing beach holiday with friends and family at the Lanzarote Village, excellently located in the popular Puerto del Carmen resort.
This complex is in a fabulous central location, right in the midst of Playa de las Americas with all its shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and clubs in the area.
A complex located in the principal tourist area of Gran Canaria: Playa del Inglés. With a comprehensive leisure offer in the surrounding area as well as the Maspalomas Golf Club, which is only 1 km away.
A modern complex set in landscaped gardens, Parque de la Paz offers a friendly and lively atmosphere. It is situated in the very heart of Playa de Las Américas, 5 minutes away from the manmade accessible beach of Las Vistas; 1.5 Km from Los Cristianos.
Situated in Playa Paraiso, South Tenerife, this luxury hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Atlantic, offering quality service in a relaxed atmosphere and peaceful location. The Roca Nivaria will appeal to both couples and families. The modern and stylish surroundings will provide the ideal retreat and you’ll be spoilt for choice with the activities on offer here.
The Arona Gran Hotel is an elegant hotel situated in a privileged position on the seaside promenade by the bay of Los Cristianos in southern Tenerife. Its lobby and lounges are flooded with light and filled with the lush greenery of hundreds of plants.
The 4* THB Tropical Island is located in Playa Blanca, a quiet fishing village in the south of Lanzarote and is ideal for families as well as adults.
Located on the sea front and just a few metres from the Nature Reserve of Dunas de Maspalomas, in the south of Gran Canaria.
Located in Playa de las Americas this hotel is perfect place to relax with its multiple swimming pools for adults and kids, spacious and quiet sunbathing areas, as well as a children’s mini-club!
Villas Don Pepe are the ideal destination for those who desire luxury, space and intimacy in an individual villa with its own heated pool, 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms, air conditioning, huge terrace with deck chairs, BBQ, private car park.