The accessible health hotel Mar y Sol is located in the southwest of Tenerife. A fully accessible,
specialist property designed with the wheelchair-user in mind - featuring spacious apartments and studios.
The swimming pool is well equipped with hoists and ramps, and you can enjoy one of the many ‘water jets’ to
give you a ‘hydrotherapy style massage while you’re in the pool.
The architecture of the Mar y Sol is a spanish-style construction, built on two and three levels
accessible through out by lifts.
Three further companys are associated with the hotel:The Center for Prevention and Rehabilitation Teralava, the Diving Center
Mar y Sol Aquasport and the Disability Service Station, Lero.
Access is good in and around the complex. The few steps you come across within the complex can be avoided
using ramps. Although the surrounding area is fairly flat, the resort centre and seaside are down an incline.
There are accessible taxis to the local town of Los cristianos (free of charge). The swimming pool has a
hoist and there is also ramped access. Because the way down to the sea is sloping, it is very
easy to reach the beach and the centre of town. Returning to the hotel may present problems for guests with
restricted mobility but this can be overcome by using either an electric wheelchair.
Less demanding but longer routes to the beach are an option and electric scooters and chairs are available
for rent. The Sea front paseo is relatively flat and stretches all the way to the neighbouring resort of
Playa de Las Americas.
There are 127 accessible ensuite bedrooms. A selection of accommodation is available :-
The standard one-bedroom-apartments sleep up to four people with twin beds plus a living area containing twin rollaway sofa beds. The bathroom
with wheel-in shower and/or bath (no grab rails). Small integral kitchenette. Balcony or patio area.
The recently renovated fully accessible one bedroom superior apartments have twin beds plus a living area containing twin rollaway
beds. Bathroom with wheel-in shower and grab rails at WC. Small integral kitchenette. Balcony or patio area.
Premium one bedroom apartments are equipped the same as the superior apartments but are more spacious and have large
terraces or balconies. Wheel-in shower with grab rails at the shower and toilet.
Studios sleeping 2 in the living area on rollaway beds. These are equppied with
the same facilities as the standard apartments.
Superior studios are available, and are equipped with wheel-in shower with grab rails at the shower and toilet.
The last option is a Comfort Room, this room has twin or double bed with sofa beds also. The bathroom again is
fully equipped with wheel-in shower with grab rails at the shower and toilet areas.
There are two swimming pools and one therapy pool
The water temperature of the heated pool is kept at 32 degrees C throughout the
whole year, and provides neck-showers (back of the neck), whirl, water cascades, jacuzzis and massage
showers. The second swimming pool has a water temperature between 22 degrees C and 25 degrees C, depending
on the season and is especially popular with swimmers.
Both the swimming pools have a pool hoist. The therapy pool has a temperature of 24 degrees C and is
designed for walking exercises.
For comfort, the pool area is equipped with a large number of sun-beds that have been specially designed for
the Mar y Sol. Their height allows wheelchair-users to transfer onto the sun-beds with ease and the large
sunshades and palm trees offer shelter from the sun. The pool area is also provided with a non-smoking area.
A lifeguard supervises the pool 8 hours a day to ensure the safety of all swimming-pool users.
The Arona Council has headed the initiative started in 2004 to turn Playa de Las Vistas into one of the most
accessible beaches in Spain
. Sunshades and sunbeds are set on wooden decking which extend all the way to the
sea. Roll-up walkways that reach from the promenade up to the platforms and roomy showers and toilets are
another positive result of this project. Disabled guests who wish to use these facilities may obtain the
European Key totally free of charge at hotel reception upon leaving a deposit. This initiative also includes
a lifeguard team to help the disabled into the sea. Amphibian wheel chairs are used for this purpose and the
service is totally free of charge, but must be pre-booked.
The hotel has its own Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre
This centre unites traditional with modern medicine
through the combination of classical, therapeutic approaches with holistic, alternative methods. The unique therapy
applications and personal assistance headed by qualified therapists from Teralava help to harmonize and stabilize body and soul.
Mar y Sol is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing and entertaining holiday. Apart from the after-dinner entertainment programme in the Restaurant, there is a team of activity organisers and physiotherapists, who work 5 days a week, both to entertain and offer a fitness programme to everyone. The programme is made up of the following:
- Water gymnastics
- Water polo
- Garden Bowling
- Garden Chess and Draughts
- Gymnastics for wheelchair users and much more ...
The Los Palos Golf Centre
is situated just a few minutes (by car) from Los Cristianos. With its 9 holes and
as a par 27, it is a short course, but don't be put off by this as there are many challenges in its 914
metres. The well maintained course is situated amidst banana plantations, providing you with a relaxing
atmosphere. Los Palos is the perfect golfing facility for those wanting to take their first steps into the
world of golf. It is possible to hire a Powergolfer through the hotel The POWERGOLFER
is an out-door
suitable electric wheelchair with standing function, allowing the user to stand up independently and without
further appliances. With this four-wheel steel construction the golfer need not fear hazards like the sand
trap. The powerful driving gear manages gradients up to 30 per cent.
Guests can also join in exciting activities off the such as Parasailing, Diving, Helicopter flights, Guided
Those seeking a holiday hotel, which has been purpose built to provide a secure, adapted and accessible environment for disabled
guests, their families and friends.
Food and Drink
Meals are served in the restaurant adjacent to the pool area. There's also a poolside bar.
Door width: 80cm
Bed height: 50cm
WC height: 41cm
The hotel offers three different types of showerchair's for use in the roll-in shower's.
These need to be prebooked at the time of booking
and are free of charge. There is the choice of a
static chair, a shower chair on 4 small wheels and a self propel shower chair.
Hoists, scooters and other mobility equipment are available for hire. Nursing care service available.
This must be arranged at time of booking holiday.
Airport transfers available in wheelchair adapted vehicles.
Transfer time from Tenerife South Airport approximately 30 minutes
Flights available from most UK airports. Flight time is approximately 4 hrs.
Free Phone 0800 622 6000
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