Loro Parque - The greatest zoo in the Canary Islands
By emanuel

Loro Parque – The greatest zoo in the Canary Islands

Loro Parque is the largest zoo on the Canary Islands. It is also the only one that has a fuller Killer Whale-show that is truly magnificent.

Loro Parque is located in Tenerife and was founded back in 1972 and the name translates to “Parrot Park”. This is because of the zoo has over 4000 parrots of 350 different species. Besides this vast variety in parrots the park also features a lot of other animals. If you go to Loro Parque you will see both tigers and jaguars as well as sea lions and dolphins. But the main attraction is probably the Killer Whales.

The Killer Whale, also known as the Orca, is a largest animal in the dolphin family. The Killer Whale can grow to upwards of ten meters and weigh 6 tonnes. These massive animals are one of the greatest predators of the ocean. Their diet consists of fish, squids and seals. But like many other animals in the dolphin family the Killer Whale is actually a very social animal and communicates by using different sounds.

The Killer Whale show is an amazing way of getting to see these magnificent animals up close. It is when watching this show I realized how massive these animals actually are. The park is also rather good from an animal rights perspective as the facility is very modern and the four Orcas swim around in 22,5 millions litres of ocean water. Besides the Orca Show Loro Parque also have a Sea Lion- and a Dolphin-show that i sincerely recommend.

A day at Loro Parque never really gets boring. You can go to one of the many shows and roam around looking at all of the great animals while waiting for the next one. If you’re ever in Tenerife it’s a visit that i surely recommend!

You can get your tickets HERE!

Siam Park 13
By emanuel

Siam Park

Siam Park is one of the largest water parks in Europe. It’s a great place to visit as a family as there’s attractions that fit children as well as grown-up.

Siam Park is located in the outskirts of Playa de las American. The park is very easy to spot due to its distinct Thai-features such as dragons and East-Asian buildings. The park is rather large and covers an area of 18,5 hectares. And the entire park is filled with attractions and shops.

One of the most exciting ones are the “Tower of Power”. It’s a massive water slide that is 28 meters high. The water slide is extremely steep and it almost feels like it’s vertical. This is a water slide that will give even the toughest of riders a great thrill. If you want a longer ride you can go with the “Singha” which is a 240-meter-long ride and could be compared to a roller coaster.

If you want to be more relaxed there are rides for this as well. The Mai-Thai river attraction is a slow ride that takes you slowly down a tropical river. If you’re more competitive you can go for the Naga Racer-ride that lets you compete with family and friends in a slide race. And for the youngest ones: “Sawasdee” is a ride which is miniature in size and suitable for all children regardless of height and age. The same goes for the entire “Lost City” which is a part of the park that is entirely designed for younger children. If you got children you can relax here while watching over your children.

After all these rides you might want some good food. And luckily the food prices are very acceptable all over the park. There are both family restaurants as well as bars which is positive as there are options for everyone.

If you wish for a very extensive guide of the park you can read THIS one.

And you can book your tickets HERE!