Loro Park Tenerife

  • 0
Loro Parque Tenerife

Loro Park Tenerife

The town and waterfront areas in Puerto de la Cruz are pleasant enough to walk around, but if you’re looking for a really special activity that will appeal to all the family, then you need to head out west a little. This is because Loro Park Tenerife, together with its sister park in the south – Siam Park – is undoubtedly the island’s top attraction.

Loro Park Tenerife - More than just a zoo in Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Park Tenerife – The area is beautifully landscaped inside and out

More than just a zoo in Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Park (literally ‘Parrot Park’) is the largest parrot sanctuary in the world, accommodating around 4,000 parrots.

But it is much more than this, hosting an extensive and diverse range of plant species and animals (both aquatic and non-aquatic). Understandably, it’s a very popular tourist destination, especially for families with kids.

Loro Park Tenerife - More than just a zoo in Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Park map (click to enlarge)

Loro Park Tenerife – Prices & Opening Times

Loro Park opens at 08:30 in the morning and closes at 18:35. There’s a lot to see and do, so its a good idea to get there early.

Entrance tickets for non-residents (in May 2018) cost €34 for adults and €23 for children. There are discounts for residents, and also discounts if you buy twin tickets for Siam Park at the same time. These prices may not seem cheap (especially for a full family on holiday) but a visit here is a really enjoyable full-day out.

It is also one of the best venues of its kind in the world.

Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife

 

Loro Park Show Times

There are 4 shows running periodically throughout the day – everyday. Each show lasts around half an hour, so if you plan your timings well you should easily be able to see them all.

Get in early and watch the Sea Lions show first. There will be fewer people around, and this will give you more time to visit the other attractions and shows.

Sea Lions Show

Showtimes:
09:35, 12:30, 14:15, 15:30, 16:55

Parrot show

Showtimes:
10:25, 11:50, 13:30, 15:00, 16:00, 17:30

Dolphinarium

Showtimes:
11:00, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00

Orca Ocean

Showtimes:
11:45, 14:00, 16:45

Loro Park Tenerife - More than just a zoo in Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Park Tenerife – Inside the freeflight aviary

How to get to Loro Park

Loro Park is located along the Avenida Loro Parque, a couple of kms west out of Puerto de la Cruz.

If you’re not in too much of a hurry, the family-friendly way of getting there is with the free bright-yellow miniature Express Train. It runs between Reyes Catolicos and the park throughout the day (every 20 minutes). The first train to the park departs at 09:00 am (from in front of the Hotel Catalonia Las Vegas). The last train back leaves the park at 18:45 pm.

If you’re in even less of a hurry (or just don’t want to join the kids on the train), its an easy walk from town (weather willing!).

Loro Park Tenerife

Loro Park Tenerife – A White Tiger strikes the pose

Parrots, killer whales, gorillas & more…

With the largest collection of parrots in the world, as well as many other animals including gorillas, white tigers, Europe’s largest dolphin pool, the world’s largest indoor penguin exhibition and so on, Loro Park has something for everybody.

The park is only the second place in Europe to keep orcas in captivity, which in itself is a little controversial. Also questionable is the training of both orcas and dolphins for public amusement.

Loro Park Tenerife

Loro Park Tenerife – Isn’t that Caesar from ‘Planet of the Apes’?

Is Lora Park worth the entrance fee?

Although the hotels in Puerto de la Cruz can be a little hit and miss, the restaurants are exceptionally good quality and great value. For us though, the highlight of our visit to north Tenerife was our day trip out to Loro Park.

Comparisons are inevitable, and the only other park of this type that we visited in Europe with similar standards to Loro Park is the Bioparc in Valencia – also in Spain.

Loro Park Tenerife

Loro Park Tenerife – Pink Flamingos adding a bit of color





After having spent 6 days in the north and south of Tenerife, we were next taking a ferry over to its sister island – Gran Canaria. Here we planned to spend 3 days in the laid-back southern town of Maspalomas.


If you enjoyed Loro Park Tenerife, you may also like:

Loro Park Tenerife

Tell us what you think

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

________________________________________

Canaries – Getting there

Canary Islands via Spain
Canary Islands via Spain
A trip to the Canary Islands had long been on our agenda. This year, the availability of cheap budge[...]
Girona City Transfer Tips & Options
Girona City Transfer Tips & Options
Located within sight of the Pyrenees in the northeast of Catalonia, Girona city is a great place to [...]
Girona in Giro - What to see
Girona in Giro - What to see
What can you do in Girona if you have just 5 or 6 hours to spare? Actually, quite a lot. Our h[...]
Girona City Stopover: Where to stay & eat
Girona City Stopover: Where to stay & eat
Our Girona city stopover allowed us just one night in Girona, before heading south to Barcelona-El P[...]

________________________________________

agoda.com INT

Tenerife

Golf del Sur - Tenerife South
Golf del Sur - Tenerife South
After spending a really enjoyable 2-night stopover in Girona, Spain we continued our journey to our [...]
Tenerife Siam Park Sensation
Tenerife Siam Park Sensation
If you are planning to spend some time in the south of the island, then the Tenerife Siam Park sensa[...]
Tenerife North - Puerto de la Cruz
Tenerife North - Puerto de la Cruz
After spending 3 days at Golf del Sur in the south of the island, we headed up by coach to Tenerife [...]
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park Tenerife
The town and waterfront areas in Puerto de la Cruz are pleasant enough to walk around, but if you're[...]

Get free updates by email

Don't miss any Canaries updates, including hotel and restaurant costs & recommendations...

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Ferry from North Tenerife
Gran Canaria Ferry from North Tenerife
Considering the close proximity of Gran Canaria to Tenerife - if you have the time - it can be worth[...]