How to find hotels adapted for people with reduced mobility


This post will talk about Spain as a benchmark for inclusive tourism and how to find hotels adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Couple on a beach in Spain and a wheelchair

Holidays in Spain for people with reduced mobility

Holidays in Spain are popular among people with reduced mobility.

If you want to plan your trip to Spain and more specifically one of the Spanish islands and enjoy the "fiesta y la siesta" safely and comfortably, keep reading for more information about wheelchair access, vacation options.

Is Spain wheelchair accessible?

Spain is a great country to visit for wheelchair users.

Most major cities and towns offer accessible accommodation and entertainment, as well as activities and tourist visits adapted to wheelchairs.

Most of the museums and popular places are adapted to accommodate people with reduced mobility and there are also discounts on tickets to access various attractions

The tourist cities and destinations on the Costa Blanca or the Costa del Sol are great for spending wheelchair-accessible holidays.

There are many accommodation options and beaches that are easy to visit.

Smaller cities and coastal towns may not be the perfect choice for wheelchair users, as infrastructure is quite limited off the beaten path.

You can get around Spain in a wheelchair by traveling with a private vehicle, taking a ferry, a bus or a train, as well as flying.

Spain has a extensive ferry network as well as the trains, which are accessible to people with disabilities and wheelchair users

For transfers in the city center, you can use the metro system, buses and trams. If you take the tram is one of the best options for people with disabilities, as it usually offers access without steps.

Assisted sea access ramp for wheelchairs in Spain

Assisted maritime access with the use of a special ramp for wheelchairs

Where can I go on holiday with a wheelchair in Spain?

There are many destinations in Spain for visitors traveling with a wheelchair. Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia are some of the best holiday destinations to visit in mainland Spain.

The three big cities offer a wealth of options for wheelchair users.

In historical places without steps to accessible beaches and water sports, there is so much to see and do!

If you're thinking of holidays on the islands the Canary Islands and the Balearic Sea are two wonderful options.

There are regular ferry routes and flights to the islands, where you can enjoy luxury accommodation, quiet beaches, wheelchair-friendly hiking, as well as dining at accessible seaside restaurants.

Parking space for people with disabilities in Spain

Parking space for people with reduced mobility in Spain

What are the best islands in Spain for people with reduced mobility or disabilities?

The 3 best islands for accessible holidays in Spain are Majorca, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Find more information about holidays in the Balearic and Canary Islands for people with disabilities below.

Accessible holidays in Majorca for people with reduced mobility

The island of Mallorca is the perfect holiday destination for people with disabilities.

Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic group and also the most popular.

In Majorca, there are many services for people with reduced mobility in terms of accommodation, activities, beaches and transportation.

You can find various accommodation options, from boutique hotels to large resorts for an all-inclusive experience.

People with disabilities can find rooms with wheelchair accessible toilets, electric beds and a spacious interior.

Many resorts also have provisions for no-step pool access and restaurants and bars. Some of the best areas to stay are Palma de Mallorca, Port de Pollensa and Port de Soller.

Advice: If you search luxury private accommodation you can also stay in a deluxe villa with no-step beach access, accessible jacuzzi, king-size electric beds, and pool lift.

Majorca is ideal for outdoor activities for people with reduced mobility. You can play accessible golf, go scuba diving with special equipment and ride the waves on an accessible water ski adventure.

Most of the museums and attractions, such as Palma's aquarium, are also adapted for wheelchair users.

Water ski accessible for people with disabilities

The exhilarating experience of accessible water skiing in Mallorca

Regarding the beaches, Mallorca is one of the main destinations adapted to wheelchairs.

You can find parking spaces for people with disabilities, ramps, first aid points, floating wheelchairs and accessible showers.

Some of the best beaches are Magaluf, Cala Millor and Alcúdia. More information about accessible beaches in Majorca.

The best transport option for wheelchair users in Mallorca is to go in a wheelchair accessible taxi.

We recommend that you book your transfer in advance, to ensure that there are vehicles available. There's also Guided visits with accessible vans for people with disabilities.

The cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

The beautiful cathedral “La Seu” in Palma de Mallorca

Traveling with a wheelchair in Tenerife

Tenerife combines a relaxing holiday, otherworldly scenery and first-class services.

The island of Tenerife is the largest of the Canaries and enjoys high temperatures throughout the year.

If you want to enjoy an accessible and unique vacation, Tenerife is your place.

For accessible accommodation you can stay in Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas or Santa Cruz. There are several hotels and all inclusive resorts with all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay.

The hotel staff are trained and there are doctors on call. You can choose a room with access without steps and a shower adapted for the wheelchair.

Elevators and handrails are also common in most complexes. There is also a rehabilitation holiday center in Playa de las Americas.

If you prefer to get out of the house, Tenerife is perfect for exploring.

One of the essential experiences on the island is to visit the Teide Mountain and follow the accessible and wheelchair accessible trail among exotic plants and impressive rocks.

You can also try water sports with trained professionals and stroll through the García Sanabria de Santa Cruz park.

Wheelchair accessible hiking trail at the foot of Mount Teide in Tenerife

Accessible hiking route through the Roques de García at the foot of Mount Teide

Tenerife is home to several beaches of inimitable beauty. Some notable beaches that are accessible to wheelchair users are Jardín, Las Teresitas, Las Vistas, and Los Cristianos.

Playa Las Vistas is one of the the best accessible beaches of the world. It has wheelchairs adapted for bathing, resting places in the shade, trained lifeguards, ramps and accessible boardwalks.

Find more information about the history of accessible tourism in the region.

You can easily move around Tenerife with trams, buses, taxis and private vehicles.

Trams are characterized by reserved spaces for wheelchairs on board and are completely barrier-free.

You can also easily use the bus network, as the vehicles are equipped with hydraulic lifts and ramps.

The coastal town of Puerto de Santiago in Tenerife

The picturesque Puerto de Santiago on the western coast of Tenerife

Holidays for people with reduced mobility in Gran Canaria

Holidays in Gran Canaria are a great idea for wheelchair users and people with disabilities.

The incredible climate, the marked natural beauty and the development of accessibility facilities make Gran Canaria a a promising destination for travelers with reduced mobility.

There are several affordable accommodation options on the island.

We recommend that you look for newly built hotels and resorts, as some of the older buildings do not have all the necessary accessibility services.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the best places to stay on the island, since the infrastructure of the city is quite developed.

Other suitable options are Melonera and Playa del Inglés, some of which are flatter regions in Gran Canaria.

Traditional colored houses in the town of Teror on Gran Canaria

The colorful town of Teror in the mountains of Gran Canaria

The island is known for its stunning desert and sand dunes.

You can visit the desert and ride a camel in one of the accredited centers. Camel riding is a fantastic experience and you will enjoy it a lot.

Keep in mind that it can be a bumpy ride, so you'll have to hold on tight to the seat.

If you love the city, you can visit the Cueva Pintada Museum and Archaeological Park in Gáldar.

The museum is wheelchair accessible and has tactile tours and audio guides.

You cannot leave Gran Canaria without visiting Playa de las Canteras. This incredible beach is located in the capital and is less crowded than other beaches from the area.

You can find ramps, accessible paths, wheelchairs on the beach, and trained lifeguards who can help you get in and out of the water.

Getting around Gran Canaria by public transport can be quite complicated, so we recommend that you have your own vehicle or book a taxi in advance.

There is wheelchair accessible taxis on the island and you can also find adapted vans.

Visit the company website Sun that specializes in mobility services, for more options.

Advice: Find more information about the arrival and Getting around the Gran Canaria airport

Camels resting on the sand in Gran Canaria

Camel riding in Gran Canaria: a popular activity among travelers with reduced mobility

Can people with disabilities take a ferry to the Spanish islands?

Most of the ferries in Spain are suitable for passengers with disabilities. You can easily catch a ferry from mainland Spain to the Canary and Balearic Islands throughout the year.

Find more details about the ferry schedules in Spain for this year.

The ferries are equipped with accessibility features such as ramps and handrails, anchor points, improved seating, wheelchair accessible toilets, as well as supportive wheelchairs and carts.

In addition, the ferry crew will help you embark and disembark, and will guide you to your seat, cabin, and parking space on the vehicle deck.

It's good to know: The smaller boats that operate between the islands are not the best option for passengers with reduced mobility, since the restricted space on board makes boarding and safety during the trip difficult.

"SOS" emergency point for people with disabilities on a Spanish beach

Emergency and assistance point for people with disabilities on a beach in Spain

Useful tips for holidays in Spain for people with disabilities

  • Find out more information about accessibility features, travel rules and amenities on board ferries for people with disabilities in Spain.
  • He flattest of the Canary Islands It's Fuerteventura. If you are looking for accessible accommodation in the Canary Islands, you can choose to stay in the port areas and coastal resorts.
  • The best time to visit the Balearic Islands is from May to October, when temperatures rise. If you are thinking of visiting the Canary Islands, you can go all year round, as the weather conditions are great even during the winter months.
  • Find the crossings and the schedules available on the ferry map to plan your trip.
  • Be sure to inform your ferry company at least 48 hours before departure to avoid unnecessary delays and difficulties in shipment.
  • Mallorca is located in the center of the Balearic Islands and is a great starting point for island hopping in the Balearics. Normally you can visit Ibiza and Menorca with Baleària and Trasmediterránea. These ferry companies have large ships with various accessibility features.
  • If you are going to visit Tenerife by ferry from the mainland, we recommend that you book a wheelchair accessible cabin to have privacy and comfort during the long journey.

Where and how to find hotels adapted for people with reduced mobility

Until now we have talked about Spain and specifically about the best islands to be able to travel in a wheelchair with the greatest possible comfort.

Below we share a little trick to find inclusive hotels anywhere in the world.

For example, if we want to search for hotels adapted for people with reduced mobility in Mexico, we can do it easily.

We will use the search engine but we can do it with others.

We open the search engine booking and we write the destination and the dates we want to go.

Once the list with all the hotels opens, we will go down and on the left side we will find a series of filters as in the image.

hotels adapted for people with reduced mobility

In facilities we will find the option "Adapted people with reduced mobility".

With this we can always find adapted hotels in any city or destination we travel.

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7 comentarios en «Como encontrar Hoteles adaptados para personas con movilidad reducida»

  1. ¡Vaya! Me encantaría saber si también hay opciones en España para personas con movilidad reducida que sean más económicas. ¿Alguien sabe algo al respecto?

    • ¡Claro que sí! En España existen opciones más económicas para personas con movilidad reducida. Te recomendaría investigar en páginas especializadas o contactar directamente con asociaciones que se dediquen a este tema. ¡Buena suerte en tu búsqueda!

  2. ¡Qué genial! Me encanta que se estén tomando medidas para hacer que España sea más accesible para personas con movilidad reducida. ¡A disfrutar de unas vacaciones increíbles! 💪🏼🌴🏨

  3. ¡Vaya! ¡Qué interesante artículo! Me encantaría saber cuáles son los mejores hoteles adaptados en España. ¿Alguien tiene alguna recomendación?

  4. ¡Vaya descubrimiento! Nunca había pensado en lo complicado que sería encontrar hoteles adaptados para personas con movilidad reducida en España. ¡Gran artículo!

    • ¡Totalmente de acuerdo! Es una lástima que la accesibilidad todavía sea un desafío para muchas personas en España. Ojalá se tomen medidas para que todos puedan disfrutar de un viaje sin barreras. Gran artículo, gracias por compartir.

  5. ¡Vaya, nunca me había parado a pensar en la accesibilidad de los hoteles para personas con movilidad reducida! ¿Alguien ha tenido alguna experiencia positiva en España?


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