Siam Park – Costa Adeje, Tenerife

I first went to Siam Park in 2008 just a week before it opened to the general public and thought it was truly amazing.  I wrote a report for Tripadvisor, which forms part of their Frequently Asked Questions section.  You can see it HERE and although I’m not a lover of water parks, I have been back several times as it is always top of the Things to Do List when the family visit.

It is not surprising that Siam Park has become the number one attraction in Tenerife.  It is the most spectacular and largest water park in Europe and visited by thousands each year.   Set within stunning scenery and natural landscapes, the exquisite oriental designed park is easy to get to, perfectly located within walking distance of the most popular resorts in the island or you can take advantage of one of the many free buses the Park provides.

As you enter the Thai-themed water kingdom two things happen, one group of people stop to take pictures of the sea lions who give everyone a warm welcome.  The other is the look of bemusement from the adrenalin-seekers who, faced with so many state of the art rides and attractions to choose from, are a bit bewildered as to what to try first.  Will it be the Dragon, where a speeding raft shoots you down a tube before propelling you up to a spinning cone?  Perhaps the Jungle Snakes with their choice of twisting slides some faster than others or for the competitive the Naga Racer where you can race down slides from the highest peak in Siam Park.

The ultimate in adrenalin rush has got to be the Tower of Power, already claimed a favourite among visitors with its breath-taking, heart-stopping 28m slide that drops the brave into a tube surrounded by tropical fish. For the slightly less brave there is the Volcano, the Giant and the Mekong Rapids guaranteed to delight all ages.

Safety is paramount in the park and along with numerous lifeguards; there are many height restrictions that are steadfastly enforced. However, little ones have not been overlooked.  Designed for the young The Lost City is a dedicated play area for kids.  A magical world of fun and adventure with towers, bridges, nets, waterfalls and slides.

If like me, you are not a fan of water rides, it does not mean you should not Splash out! You can spend your day wandering around the exotic gardens and the Floating Market.  Drift along the lazy river or snooze on the white sandy beach while keeping one eye on the surfers who are at the Wave Palace enjoying the biggest artificial waves in the world. Waves that can be tailor-made to change direction, shape and size and can reach a height of 3 metres.  Some of the surfers are pretty impressive too!  Then it’s off to one of the bars for a refreshing cool drink or maybe even visit the Tea House.

Siam Park is much more than a water theme park it provides a great day out for families and friends offering them wonderful and unforgettable experiences thanks to its endless list of rides, activities and attractions.  There is something to suit all ages.

Photos – courtesy of  Turismo de Tenerife, Tenerife-Photo and OH with his box brownie
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