Our Best Family Hotels In Tenerife

Where to stay in Tenerife for families?

When going on holiday to Tenerife, Costa Adeje is always our preferred choice.

The best family hotels in Tenerife in our opinion are in Costa Adeje.

With attractions like Siam Park, Aqualand, and numerous sandy beaches that cater to children with safe swimming conditions and Soft Plays, Costa Adeje ensures that family holidays are filled with cherished memories and experiences.

Whether it is day or night we have always found it very safe and plenty to do with the kids.

Below is our favourite family friendly hotels that we have stayed in.

Iberostar Bouganville Playa Costa Adeje

Iberostar Bouganville Playa Costa Adeje
Iberostar Bouganville Playa Costa Adeje

Accommodation Types

The Iberostar Bouganville offers various options from room only to prestige and all inclusive. 

This is obviously a personal decision and one that suits your party and budget. 

We opted for half board as it suited our needs and was good value.

Pool Area

There are 4 outdoor swimming pools including a heated children’s pool:

Main pool: This large lagoon-style pool is the centerpiece of the resort, perfect for swimming laps, lounging on sunbeds, or soaking up the sun.

Iberostar bouganville playa family pool
Family Pool

Adults Pool: Located between the Main pool and the kids pool. It nice to relax in and the official line is that it is heated to 26 Degrees.

Iberostar bouganville playa adults pool
Bouganville Playa Adults Pool

Kids pool: There are two children’s pools, one with slides and water features, and another splash pool for toddlers both also heated to 26 Degrees.


If you require a family room with more than 3 of you, you will need to have an interconnecting room.

You can always lock the second room door from the inside and keep access between both rooms by leaving the connecting door open.

We found our rooms to be a good size with what you’d expect from a four star rated hotel. 

The bathroom was adequate with an excellent shower, hair dryer and toiletries. 

The bed was very comfortable, the air condition is very good and the TV was a good size with British channels.

There is also a small fridge in the room which was useful for keeping beer, water and soft drinks cold. 

We were on floor seven facing Adeje and the views were excellent. 

Access to the rooms were never a problem with lifts always available. 



We found the meals to be very good, but when you’re there for two weeks they can be repetitive. 

Breakfasts were really good with everything you’d want at that time of day. 

The hotel excels with cooked, continental, cereals, fresh fruit and coffee, tea and fruit juices. 

They also have Bucks Fizz for those who like an early start. 

Main Meals

Main meals are wide and varied and the hotel provides for all its patrons. 

There are English, Spanish and Italian options always available and themed nights such as Mexican and Sushi were very good. 

There are always chefs around the serving area to assist and also at the carvery which is available nightly. 

Steaks, pork and fish are freshly cooked to your liking depending on what’s on the menu. There is also a salad bar with all you could ask for. 

The sweet and cheese selections are all first class. 

All selections are replenished and tables are cleared and changed very efficiently. 

The staff are very friendly and helpful and will help find a table at busy times. 

All in all we found dining was very good and although it could be repetitive, it was of excellent quality.


There is an entertainments team who work tirelessly during the day to make your stay as good as possible. 

Activities start around 11am for a couple of hours and again from 3pm for over an hour. 

There are games to suit most and small prizes can be won.

There is evening entertainment available, but we tended to go out most nights. 

There is a cabaret nightly downstairs, kid’s entertainment and music in the top lounge with a dance floor. 

Kids Clubs/ Mini Disco

The kids club is for 4 years and older.
They do a whole range of activities with them, ranging from taking them to the pool or to the beach and all the many activities.
This also includes a mini disco every night at 8pm.


This is a very big hotel and is very popular. 

It can be expensive depending on your accommodation option, but it’s not popular for nothing. 

The staff and facilities are really good and some people never go outside once they arrive. I would firmly recommend it. It is also only about a 20 minute walk to playa de las americas, and directly across the road from Wali Haii and the Pheasant Plucker.

Hovima La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel Costa Adeje

HOVIMA La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel
HOVIMA La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel

Accommodation Types

This hotel is in a fantastic location and offers a wide range of accommodation.

For the size of our party we opted for half board in a one bedroom apartment which was good value.

Pool Area

The hotel has 3 outdoor swimming pools, the main pool, a smaller one just off this and a kids pool.

 The main pool is deep in places, but the smaller one is safe for children and there is a splash pool for toddlers. All are heated.

There is a back gate that leads to the beach from the pool area that is open till 7 at night.


La Pinta Balcony
Depending on the size of your party, the hotel has one, two and three bedroom apartments which include cooking facilities, two cooking rings, a fridge, toaster, microwave and coffee maker.
This is ideal for morning tea/coffee or to feed fussy children like ours at lunch time.
The hotel has half board, full board and all inclusive options. We opted for half board which was good value.
There is also the option to have lunch instead of the evening meal which we did on a couple of occasions. 
We found the room to be a good size with air condition and Wi-Fi connection.
We also had a sea view which was excellent for sitting in the balcony at night with a glass of wine watching the sun go down.
There was also a good size TV with British channels.




La Pinta Meal Time

Breakfast is very good here and the hotel has all the usual breakfast cereals and breakfast items for continental and cooked options.

They also make fresh omelettes to suit your taste.

The coffee/tea machine is Lavazza which has several great options and all types of fresh fruit and fruit juices are available.

We tended to sit outside in the morning Sun for breakfast which was good for a change.

We changed to lunch instead of an evening meal on a couple of occasions and found that most things available at night were also available during the day.
There was plenty of options and the hardest part was remembering it was lunch and not over eat.
Easier said than done.

Main Meals

There is an option in the evening of two restaurants.
There is the main restaurant or a’la carte. You are able to use the a’la carte once a week on our accommodation option and we found it a pleasant experience with at least three options per course.
The main restaurant has excellent choices available nightly as well as a chef at hand to make steak, fish or whatever is on the menu that evening.
For children there are the usual pizzas, burgers, fish fingers and a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit. 
We found the dining to be very good and varied nightly.


The hotel has an entertainments team who work hard.

They encourage guests to take part and are very good at making everyone enjoy being involved.

They have games for everyone each morning and afternoon.

At least once per week large inflatables are brought into the main pool and children and adults can have lots of fun with them. We also had a foam party on the last day which was excellent.

They also have a kids club with a mini disco every evening. This comes on just before the main cabaret act which is also part of each evening’s entertainment. 

Kids Club/ Mini Disco

They also have a kids club with a mini disco every evening.
La Pinta Kids Club
La Pinta Kids Club
This comes on just before the main cabaret act which is also part of each evening’s entertainment. 
Inside there is also a Softplay for the kids.
La Pinta Softplay
La Pinta Softplay


We found the hotel to be excellent. It’s in a fantastic location with access to the lovely sandy beach la pinta and beach front bars just yards away.

There are nice bars, restaurants and shops very close by and a large supermarket across the road.

We would recommend the hotel for family’s or couples as the accommodation is excellent.

Accommodation Types

This aparthotel is in a great location, just across the road from La Pinta and up a slight hill.  

The aparthotel has two swimming pools, a children’s pool(for toddlers), a playground, a mini-club, and a snack bar. 

There is also a restaurant and a bar which you can sit inside or outside.

Pool Area

The hotel has 3 swimming pools, the main pool (very shallow at the front), a smaller one for adults and a small one for toddlers.

In the colder months (March to April) the pool is heated.  We were here in December and the pool temperature was perfect.

Main Pool Santa Maria
Main Pool



We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, however they range from studios to 3 bedroom apartments.

The apartments are spacious and well-equipped, with a kitchen, a living area, and a balcony or terrace. Most apartments have views of the pool or the sea.

The rooms don’t have aircon but all have a fan.  When we went in December we didn’t miss not having the aircon.

The rooms do have free WIFI in them though.



 We can’t really comment on the meals as we were self catering, but the food at the snack bar was pretty good.  
There was a selection of Pizzas, chips and burgers.  

The bar was also reasonably priced for being on site.


We didn’t stay in at nights and it being December we didn’t notice any entertainment, but were told there is some in the summer months, along with kids clubs. 



We loved Santa Maria, the apartment we had was spacious and the pool was fantastic.  Having young kids where the shallow end of the pool starts of at only a few inches deep is very comforting.  As i mentioned we didn’t stay there at night as it is in a great location if you want to visit the bars and restaurants along La Pinta Beach


Located about 100 meters from Fanabe Beach, making it a perfect location for families seeking to go to the beach and enjoy some or the bars and restaurants close by.

Ideal for families as you can go all inclusive or even bed and breakfast.

Pool Area

There is one pool and in the winter months it a heated swimming pool, think it is from October to April.

GF Fanabe Hotel Swimming Pool


The family rooms are fairly spacious.

One negative for us was we were all sleeping in the same room, meaning when the kids went to sleep we also had to or sit out in the balcony (which wasn’t too bad an idea).

All rooms are fitted with aircon.

GF Fanabe Hotel Room

Make sure all the doors are closed or you won’t feel the effect very well.


We never ate in the place but the food did look decent.

It was a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner which is perfect if you have fussy kids.


There is a nightly entertainment show and the hotel also has mini golf, park, table tennis, football court and you can also do Archery.

GF Fanabe Hotel Park


This hotel is not as modern as other hotels however it is slightly cheaper and it is in a perfect location, not far from Fanabe beach, a soft play and a mini golf.

If you are ok sharing the same room as the rest of your family I would definitely recommend it as this was the only downside for us.


GF Isabel is a 4-star hotel located in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. 

GF Isabel Cost Adeje

It is a family-friendly hotel with a variety of amenities, including two outdoor swimming pools, one being a children’s pool, a playground, hotel run kids club, and a restaurant. 

The hotel also has a spa, a gym, and a tennis court.

We can highly recommend GF Isabel Hotel. It’s 10 minute walk to the beach and across road from market which is on Thursdays and Saturdays.

It’s set out like a Canarian village with apartments and bungalows.

You can do either self catering, half/full board or all inclusive.

Pool Area

There are 2 swimming pools both great for kids although 1 of them is slightly geared more towards kids as it is shallower.

GF Isabel Hotel Costa Adeje


The hotel has apartments, bungalows & villas ranging from studios to 2 bedrooms.

The villas also provide you with a small area outdoors.

Some even have a private pool (whirlpool), although it is freshwater so freezing in the winter months. 


The hotel has a buffet restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a pool bar and a snack bar.

It is very kid orientated though as the restaurant offers a dedicated buffet-style area just for kids, featuring kid-approved classics like burgers, pizza, chips, and nuggets.


There was amazing evening entertainment, from live music to shows, every night which meant we could enjoy ourselves while the kids were safe in the grounds of the complex.


This is definitely one of the best family hotels in Tenerife.  It is so relaxed and as i said earlier it is like a little village that kids love, and with great entertainment you can make an evening of it.

Having a supermarket across the road is also fantastic especially if you have a very young family.  It is a slight walk to the beach and shops but the positive is that it is very peaceful. 

The Best Family Hotel in Tenerife (Our opinion)

Our favourite family friendly hotel has to be La Pinta. It basically has direct access to the beach, the views from the balcony are second to none, overlooking the La Pinta beach and sea. It has 2 super pools for the kids and a splash pool for very young children.

The entertainment staff were amazing and went out their way to know your names.

The bouganville is also fantastic but having to pay for 2 rooms made it a bit pricey. In order of where we would go again factoring in everything including price our order would be.

  1. HOVIMA La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel

  2. Iberostar Bouganville Playa

  3. Hovima Santa Maria

  4. GF Isabel

  5. GF Fanabe

Whatever one you pick you and the family will have a great time.

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Where to stay in Tenerife

Where to Stay in Tenerife for Families or Couples

Wondering where to stay in Tenerife?

Our guide cuts to the chase from personal experiences, offering you a preview of the island’s best areas and the best places to stay in Tenerife, from the family orientated Costa Adeje to La Orotava’s historical charm.

We highlight places that fit every budget, lifestyle, and trip type.

Top 5 Areas to Stay in Tenerife

Your adventure in Tenerife begins with choosing the perfect place to stay. The island offers a range of areas, each with its unique charm and attractions.

The top places to stay in Tenerife are:

  • Costa Adeje

  • Los Cristianos

  • La Orotava

  • Puerto de la Cruz

  • Playa de las Americas

These areas are perfectly tailored to cater to distinct preferences.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor looking for a family-friendly destination or a seasoned traveler seeking a lively nightlife, the island’s southern coast offers an array of options.

Costa Adeje, known for its upscale ambiance, pristine sandy beaches, and family-friendly activities, is a favorite among young families and couples.

In contrast, Playa de las Americas is a haven for nightlife enthusiasts, offering beach activities and dining in a lively atmosphere.

Costa Adeje for Young Families and Couples

Costa Adeje, with its beautiful beaches, restaurants and bars, the family-friendly atmosphere is a perfect choice for young families and couples.

Costa Adeje

The area is a treasure trove of activities, including:

  • Water parks like Siam Park and Aqualand

  • Must-see opportunities for whale watching

  • Pristine Blue Flag beaches such as Playa del Duque.

Offering a diverse range of accommodations to suit all budgets and preferences, Costa Adeje ensures a memorable stay for every traveler.

Its close proximity to Tenerife South Airport, approximately 20 km away, adds to its convenience, making it an ideal location for your stay in Tenerife.

To see what we recommend for families, couples etc in Costa Adeje visit our Things to do in Costa Adeje page.

Best Hotels for Families in Costa Adeje

View our best hotels in Tenerife blog for in-depth reviews of the following hotels

Iberostar Bouganville Playa Costa Adeje
4 stars.
4 Pools (2 Adult, 1 with Slides, 1 splash Pool)
Interconnecting Rooms
200 metres from the Playa del Bobo Beach
Aircon in all rooms.
La Pinta Costa Adeje
4 stars.
3 Pools (1 Adult, 1 Kids with Slide, 1 Baby Pool)
1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Appartments
50 metres from the La Pinta Beach
Aircon in all rooms.
Hovima Santa Maria Aparthotel
3 stars.
3 Pools (1 Adult, 1 family pool, 1 Baby Pool).
Studio,1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Apartments.
Fans provided.
GF Isabel Hotel Costa Adeje
4 stars.
2 Pools (1 large & 1 for kids)
Apartments, Bungalows & Villas
300 metres from Fanabe Beach
Aircon in all rooms.
GF Fanabe Hotel
4 stars.
1 Pools (1 family pool heated in winter).
All Inclusive, HB, B&B or SC.
70 metres from Fanabe Beach.
Aircon in all rooms.

Best Accommodation for Couples (slightly cheaper)

Garden City

Hovima Panorama

Club Atlantis

Ocean Park

Playa de las Americas for Nightlife Enthusiasts

Playa de Las Américas is the go-to place for those seeking to immerse themselves in Tenerife’s vibrant nightlife.

This lively area is the heart of Tenerife’s party scene, boasting a city center location, stunning beaches and a lively atmosphere that caters to a diverse crowd. Amongst all this Playa de las Americas has some fantastic restaurants.

Las Americas Bars

The nightlife here is second to none, thanks to hotspots like Veronica’s Strip, packed with bars and clubs which enhances the party vibe in Playa de las Americas.

The vibrant energy is magnified with events like the summer festivals featuring world-renowned DJs, making Playa de las Americas a must-visit for nightlife enthusiasts.

Whereas if you are looking for something more upmarket why don’t you try Centro Comercial Safari, where there are some smart bars and clothing shops.

Comercial center las americas

Some of the best bars in Tenerife are in Las Americas, view our blog to find out more about them.

Los Cristianos Great for Families

Los Cristianos, a transformed former fishing village, offers an inviting, family-friendly setting for tourists.

los Cristianos

With its golden sand beaches, including the popular Playa de los Cristianos beach, and a wide range of water sports and restaurants, it’s an ideal setting for families looking for a memorable vacation.

The accommodations in Los Cristianos cater to family needs, offering hotels with amenities like kids’ clubs to keep children entertained and engaged.

The area provides a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere compared to neighboring areas, making it an ideal family-friendly destination for a stress-free vacation.

La Orotava for Couples and History Lovers

La Orotava, with its romantic streets and historic architecture, entices both couples and history enthusiasts.

From the historical sites like Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción and Casa de los Balcones to the romantic settings of Jardines Victoria, La Orotava is a feast for the eyes and the soul.

The town’s historic mansions and preserved Canarian style architecture provide a picturesque backdrop for a romantic getaway.

Alongside the charm of the town, visitors can engage with La Orotava’s history at the Museo de Artesanía Iberoamericana and participate in cultural events hosted throughout the year.

Whatever your preference, La Orotava has something to make your stay in Tenerife unforgettable.

Puerto de la Cruz for Luxury Seekers

Puerto de la Cruz is a perfect destination for those seeking luxury, while Puerto de Santiago offers a different yet equally charming experience.

This serene and beautiful area is one of Tenerife’s oldest tourist resorts, catering to luxury seekers with high-end accommodations and serene black sand beaches.

Luxury accommodations such as Hotel Botanica y Oriental Spa Garden and Sol Costa Atlantis Tenerife provide guests with a high-end experience, complete with outdoor pools, spas, ocean views, and proximity to city attractions.

The town’s luxury appeal is enhanced by attractions like the volcanic black sand Playa Jardin, making it a prime choice for luxury seekers.

Tenerife’s Hidden Gems: Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations

where to stay tenerife

Tenerife, one of the stunning Canary Islands, boasts several hidden gems that offer unique experiences, beyond the bustling tourist resorts.

From the windswept landscapes of El Médano to the charming streets of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and the natural pools of Garachico, these off-the-beaten-path destinations provide a fresh perspective on the beauty of Tenerife, including the captivating city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Each hidden gem in Tenerife, from windsurfing in El Médano to exploring the culture in San Cristóbal de La Laguna or swimming in Garachico’s natural pools, offers a unique experience.

So, if you’re someone who loves to explore beyond the usual tourist destinations, these hidden gems are definitely worth a visit.

El Médano for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

El Médano, with its consistent northeast trade winds all year round, is a paradise for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts.

The area offers a range of windspeeds across its multiple beaches, making it an ideal spot for both beginners and seasoned windsurfers.

In addition to its perfect conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing, El Médano also offers rental gear from top brands and lessons with IKO certified instructors.

Whether you’re a seasoned windsurfer or trying it out for the first time, El Médano provides all the facilities you need for an unforgettable experience.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna for Culture and Architecture

San Cristobal

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a must-visit for culture and architecture enthusiasts. With over 600 protected buildings, the town showcases colonial architecture and is known for its rich history.

Whether you’re strolling through charming streets, marveling at vibrant buildings, or exploring cultural attractions, La Laguna offers a wealth of experiences.

With its beautiful courtyards and a layout that has influenced the design of cities in the Americas, La Laguna is a testament to Tenerife’s historical significance.

Garachico for Natural Pools and Volcanic Landscapes

Garachico is a testament to the transformative power of nature.

The town features unique natural pools formed by solidified lava from the 1706 volcanic eruption.

These pools, located in El Caletón, are accessible thanks to modifications along the rugged northern coastline near Los Gigantes and offer a unique swimming experience.

The Garachico pools provide a serene swimming experience when sea conditions are calm.

Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or just looking to dip your toes in the water, these natural pools offer a unique experience that’s sure to leave you mesmerized.

Best Hotels in Tenerife: Luxury, Mid-Range, and Budget Options

Best Hotels Tenerife

To fully enjoy your visit to Tenerife, it’s important to find the ideal accommodation. The island offers a diverse range of accommodations to suit every preference and budget, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels.

Whether you’re seeking the opulence of a luxury hotel, the comfort of a mid-range hotel, or the affordability of a budget hotel or hostel, Tenerife has it all. With a variety of accommodations to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to rest after a day filled with adventure and exploration.

Luxury Hotels in Tenerife

When it comes to luxury accommodations, Tenerife outdoes itself.

The island is home to an array of luxury hotels, each offering world-class amenities and exceptional service, ensuring an unforgettable stay.

Bahia del Duque

Hard Rock Hotel

Mid-Range Hotels in Tenerife

Mid-range hotels in Tenerife offer the perfect blend of comfort and convenience, making them an excellent choice for travelers seeking value.

Hovima Santa Maria Costa Adeje

GF Isabel Costa Adeje

Budget Hotels and Hostels in Tenerife

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort. Tenerife’s budget hotels and hostels offer wallet-friendly options without sacrificing quality or experience.

Patio Hostel

Key Takeaways

  • Tenerife offers a range of places to stay, each tailored to different traveler types – families, couples, nightlife seekers, and luxury or history enthusiasts, with areas like Costa Adeje, Playa de las Americas, and Puerto de la Cruz among the top destinations.

  • Beyond popular resorts, Tenerife is home to off-the-beaten-path gems like El Médano, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and Garachico, offering unique experiences from windsurfing to historical exploration and natural volcanic pools.

  • The island caters to all budgets with a variety of accommodations and provides ample adventure opportunities, be it hiking in Teide National Park, exciting water parks, or whale watching, as well as a rich culinary scene featuring traditional Canarian cuisine and fresh seafood.


Tenerife, with its stunning landscapes, vibrant nightlife, and diverse culinary scene, is a holiday destination that caters to every traveler’s desires.

Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly beach resort, a quiet historic town, or an off-the-beaten-path adventure, Tenerife has it all.

Add to that the island’s gastronomic delights and a range of accommodations to suit every budget, and you have the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday.

Just think what type of holiday you are after and I’m sure at least one of the resorts on here will more than cover what you are looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best part of Tenerife to stay?

You should consider staying in Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos, or Puerto de la Cruz, as these areas offer fantastic beaches and a wide range of family-friendly activities and amenities. 

They will make your family’s stay comfortable and memorable.

What are the hidden gems in Tenerife?

You should definitely check out El Médano for windsurfing and kitesurfing, San Cristóbal de La Laguna for culture and architecture, and Garachico for natural pools and volcanic landscapes if you’re visiting Tenerife.

What are the best hotels in Tenerife?

Tenerife offers a variety of accommodations, including luxury options like H10 Gran Tenerife and budget-friendly hostels like Patio Hostel.

Visit our best hotels for families blog if it is a family holiday you are looking for.

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