One of the must see if you are going to travel to Tenerife is he Parrot park, a spectacular animal theme park that covers more than 15 hectares and where you can find many animals, plants and trees. It is not just any zoo since many of these animals can be seen as part of a show, so fun is guaranteed for all ages. I visit him at least a couple of times a year and he never gets bored.
It is in the municipality of Cross port, just 20 minutes from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and slightly less from Tenerife Norte Los Rodeos Airport. The best thing is that, if you can, you print the map at home in order to organize your visit and that when you get there you have everything planned, especially the schedule of the different shows to do the rest based on that.
One of the things that most impose and freak me out, no matter how many times I go, is the area where the orangutans and the gorillas, a very clear example that we descended from the monkey since you can see them in their natural habitat and they totally look like people who are spending a day in the forest (saving physical distances, of course).
After this part comes the penguin, where you can see a lot of penguins in their "natural habitat" (perfectly recreated). When you leave you find the place where the sea lion show is done, highly recommended but do not put yourself in the first rows unless you want to get wet.
When you get out of there you already find several forks and you can choose multiple routes that will take you to see the other shows or enjoy the sight of animals at a very short distance but with maximum security. The other shows are with dolphins, with killer whales and with parrots. I have to say that the killer whale has lost a lot of interest since now they only go from one place to another and throw food at them. Before, they used to go up and do exercises, but since the death of one of the coaches in an accident a couple of years ago, they stopped doing it.
As for food, you have several places to eat but I recommend that you take a small backpack with a couple of sandwiches, some refreshments and that you take advantage of some of the picnic areas that there are to eat and rest a little while in the shade. The Loro Parque opens at 08:30 and closes at 18:45 although they will not let you in after 16:00 since they would not give you time to see it. The price is € 32 for adults and € 21 for children from 6 to 11 years old (children under 6 do not pay). The canary residents they have discount.
Loro Parque - Tenerife (VLOG) (October 2021)
- Canary Islands, Tenerife