Amusement parks and recreation parks in Tenerife
In Tenerife there are amusement parks for young and old. Although Tenerife is known for bathing and hiking holidays, it offers a variety of amusement parks and recreation parks, which guarantee a lot of fun. Come and enjoy!
The most popular amusement parks in Tenerife
The Loro Park
The most known amusement park is the Loro Park near Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island.
There are about 350 species of parrots, a huge aviary of about 17,000 m² and a height of 27 metres. There is also a dolphin and sea lion show, an aquarium with underwater tunnel, a penguinarium and a Thai village. All of this is in an enormous park which is worth a visit.
Opening hours: daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. (final admission at 4 p.m.)
The 20,000 m² large theme park is located in the Orotava valley, in the north of Tenerife.
On a scale of 1:25, the Canary Islands were copied accurately in every detail. There are also a lot of models and information about the Guanches, the natives of Tenerife. You can also visit the garden with plants of the Canary Islands, which adjoins the park “Pueblo Chico” (small village).
Opening hours: daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Botanical Garden/Puerto de la Cruz
Here, in the Botanical Garden, you can see plants, flowers and trees of Tenerife. You learn interesting facts of the vegetation and the growth conditions of each plant.
Opening hours: daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In Las Aguilas near Arona there are about 300 animals which live in this park measuring about 75,000m².
Here you can see white tigers, leopards, lions, pumas and jaguars. Furthermore you can visit a raptor birds show, a flight show with exotic birds. The highlight is the toboggan run (about 800m), the waterfall, a suspension bridge and a stalactite cave with waterfall.
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Siam Park, which is the biggest water park in Europe, is located at the coast of Adeje near Los Cristianos. The park in Asian style measures about 185,000 m² and has much to offer, such as a giant slide, a huge wave pool, a floating market and an artificial river. Furthermore, there are exotic fishes, alligators or sea lions.
April-October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November-March: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Whale- and dolphin watching
Many people also like organized dolphin and whale watching trips.
Apart from dolphins or pilot whales, it is sometimes possible to see white whales or sperm whales.
Between the south coast and the island La Gomera you can watch herds passing.
The boat trips start in Los Cristianos, Puerto Colón, Los Gigantes, Las Américas or Puerto de Santiago.