General Useful Information for the Disabled
are good facilities for the disabled at all the
terminals of the international airports in the
Canaries. Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and
Puerto de la Cruz have several wheelchair friendly
hotels and more are being built.
Keys For Disabled Toilets
Keys for the disabled toilets can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office in Los Cristianos at a cost of 15 - 20€. The keys can be used Internationally and have no expiry date.
Airport Facilities for the Disabled Traveller
Both Tenerife airports are wheelchair-accessible and there are lifts to take passengers to the upper level. Telephones, restaurants and toilets are all physically accessible and facilities to assist disabled passengers from the aircraft to the terminal are available. Disabled travellers are advised to notify their airline of any special requirements at least 72 hours before departure.
Tenerife Airport Transfers with Mobility Equipment Hire
Please be aware
that all airport transfers in Tenerife have to be
pre booked. There are people who will approach you
upon your arrival to Tenerife, offering you cheap
transfers to your holiday resort. This is
ILLEGAL and you run the risk of
travelling in uninsured vehicles with inexperienced
drivers. This will invalidate your holiday
insurance and further more put yourself, your
family and friends at great risk. If you arrive in
Tenerife without an airport transfer pre booked you
are advised to use the
Tenerife airport taxi service. If you
ask they will supply you with a mobility adapted
vehicle, however you must be prepared to wait until
one becomes available.
Services offered by airlines to passengers requiring assistance
Special needs passengers: Person with reduced mobility.
Persons with reduced mobility (PRM) can enjoy the advantages of air travel. Most of the services that they require, i.e. help in boarding, are offered at no additional cost... Read More
What is the disabled parking Blue Badge Scheme?
The disabled blue formerly (orange) badge scheme is a national scheme for people who:
The scheme provides a wide range of parking benefits. For example the scheme enables badge holders to park free in most pay and display car parks and also to park on single and double yellow lines in most streets for up to three hours (where it will not cause an obstruction or endanger other road users or pedestrians).
European Community countries use a standardised
blue disabled badge.
This makes it easier for disabled people living in
UK to use the disabled
parking schemes in other European countries.