Loro Parque As far as theme parks go, Loro Parque steals the show. What started out
back in the 1970's as a modest parrot park has grown to more than ten times its original
size to become one of the Canary Islands' most popular attractions. Consisting of
13 hectares (32 acres) of impeccably recreated jungles and animal habitats, you'll
quickly find that the park has the best and biggest of everything- the largest collection
of parrots, the biggest dolphinarium, one of the most modern aquariums... trust us,
the list goes on. Some of the park's highlights are the genuine and exotic Thai village
- constructed in Thailand and brought to Tenerife via boat - through which visitors
enter, a brand-new habitat for the park's four new orca whales and the modern aquarium's
18.5 meter underwater tunnel. The so-called "Planet Penguin," a recreated Antarctica
right down to the very last detail, can't be missed. Nearly 200 penguins swim and
play in this incredible indoor habitat, featuring sub-zero temperatures, crystal-clear
sea water and a massive snow-covered rocky island.
Avenida Loro Parque, s/n, Playa
Punta Brava, Puerto de la Cruz (Tel) 922 37 40 81 Free bus to / from Puerto de la
Cruz Park Hours: Daily 8:30am - 6:45pm Website: www.loroparque.com
Aqualand A refreshing
oasis in the midst of the dry southern zone of Tenerife, Aqualand is undoubtedly
one of the most entertaining - and wet! - ways to beat the heat. Start out with a
show in the park's massive dolphinarium - one of Europe's largest and most modern
- featuring those ever-smiling dolphins, but don't let them have all the fun! Make
your own splash in the water park's unpredictable river rapids ride or its mind-blowing
waterslides that go by names like "Kamikaze," "Twister," "Super Slalom," "Boomerang"
and "Crazy Race." To just kick back and enjoy the sun without the adrenalin rush,
hop on to a raft and let yourself leisurely bob along the relaxing "Congo River."
Avenida de Austria, 15, Costa Adeje, Arona (Tel) 922 71 52 66 Free bus to / from
Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas Park Hours: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm Website:
Parque Las Águilas - Jungle Park Unleash your inner Indiana Jones
in Parque Las Águilas' exotic world of tropical jungles, tranquil lagoons, cascading
waterfalls, mysterious caves and tottering hanging bridges. Along the way, stop in
to see the park's more than 500 animals hailing from all over the world, such as
crocodiles, tigers, hippopotamus, lions, penguins, monkeys.
Urbanización Las Águilas
del Teide, Ctra. Los Cristianos - Arona, (Tel) 922 72 90 10 Free bus to / from Los
Cristianos and Playa de las Américas Park Hours: Daily 10:00am - 5:30pm Website:
Camel Park Not too many people can say that they've ridden
everyone's favorite hump-backed creature, but at Camel Park that's the main attraction.
Located just off the coast of Morocco and the western Sahara desert, the southern
part of Tenerife has a hot and dry desert-like climate- in other words, the perfect
climate for a camel. Get to know all about the different species and lives of this
peculiar animal while cruising around the park's grounds perched upon one! A guaranteed
once-in-a-lifetime experience that is sure to yield some entertaining photos to stick
in your album.
Carretera General La Camella, kilometer 3.5, Los Cristianos, Arona
(Tel) 922 72 11 21 Free bus to / from Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas Park
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm www.camelpark-tenerife.com