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We hope to visit Tenerife for the first time next January. Our adult daughter is a wheelchair user so need accessible accommodation. We would like a quiet area near pedestrianised streets/paths/boardwalk etc but away from busy, touristy areas. However, a few good cafes/restaurants etc would be important. While we might not spend time actually on a beach it would be great to be near the sea too. Could you divert me to an area and I can do the rest!
The problem you will have is the towns which are less touristy aren’t as wheelchair user friendly. Without question, the best place is Los Cristianos which, thanks to its origins as a resort, has been developed with accessibility in mind. So it has a wide promenade and wheelchair access for the beach areas. Away from the beachfront some streets can be quite steep, but that’s a problem everywhere on a volcanic island. In the north, Puerto de la Cruz is the main resort, but is also a working town with an historic quarter and is far more Canarian in nature than southern resorts. It’s not as wheelchair friendly as Los Cristianos, but it does have a wide, and very long promenade as well as many pedestrianized streets. Again, once you veer away from the seafront steeps rise quite steeply. Take a look at our bite-sized guides to towns and resorts in different parts of the island. These will give you a better idea about the character of each. There are links to other areas at the end of the article.