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Visit Loro Park
Loro Park, called Loro Parque in Spanish, is a theme park and zoo near to Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife. As well as a large zoo Loro Park puts on dolphin and orca and various other shows every day and there is a large aquarium with a shark tunnel.
Loro Park is a 33 acre site and is one of the top attractions of the Canary Islands.
Explore Loro Park
Spain This Way comment: Loro Park is beautifully designed and planted and exploring the zoo is a pleasure. The jungle tree-top walkways amongst tropical birds is a highlight.
Loro Park is a huga park with various different activities on offer. There is a zoo, an aquarium, animal shows, a jungle tree-tops adventure, a Thai village and an orchid house. Lorro Parque is also famous for its collection of parrots.
Loro Park zoo has a wide range of animals and these include lions, tigers, chimpanzees, gorillas, red pandas and flamingos. The penguin colony is the largest population in the world outside of the Artic regions. Due to its glass sided tank it is possible to see the penquins swimming underwater as well as on their 'iceberg'.
The aquarium at Loro Parque includes a beautiful display of hundreds of jellyfish and collections of fish from around the world. The highlight is the 18 meter long shark tunnel which you can walk through whilst watching the sharks swimming around your head!
Loro Park has a number of animal shows that take place throughout the day. The dolphin and orca shows are amongst the most popular and take place 4 and 3 times a day respectively. There are also sea lion shows and parrot shows.
The most recent addition to Loro Park is Katandra Treetops. This is an Australian themed tree-top walk going through jungle pathways amongst birds such as cockatoos and kookaburras living in the trees. A Thai Village has huge Koi carp ponds to admire and there is an Orchid house with lots of rare species.
As you wander through the 135,000 m² park you will find plenty of places to pause for drinks or a meal. These include snack bars and restaurants and a chance to grab an ice cream as you wander round. For children there is also a playground.
Loro Park visitor information
Loro Park is open every day from 08.00 to 18.45 (last entrance 16.00).
Entrance prices are much cheaper online and so its best to book ahead. For adults pay 29 euros online or 38 euros at the gate!
Loro Park address: Loro Parque, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.
There is a free 'train' service from Plaza Reyes Catolicos in Puerto de la Cruz every 20 minutes and a paying bus service from various places in the south of Tenerife. Contact Loro Parque for details.
By car take junction 39 of the TF-5 motorway.
Where to visit nearby?
Puerto de la Cruz is a very pretty town well worth a visit whilst you are here.
La Orotava was once where many of the wealthy Tenerife residents lived and this is reflected in the pretty houses and elegant streets of the town.
Tenerife has a number of water parks if you are travelling with children and looking for suitable activities.
You can find more local travel ideas in the Western Canary Islands guide.