Loro Park in Tenerife
Loro Park is Tenerife's most popular wildlife centre home to over seven hundred parrots with over a million visitors every year. Also known as ‘Loro parque’ in Spanish its a man-made paradise that has also become home for many other rare and exotic creatures from around the world featuring parrots, killer whales, sea lions, dolphins, penguins, sharks, gorillas, chimpanzees, jaguars, tigers, alligators and many other creatures. You will need a full day to enjoy the entire park. It's not to be missed and is a great day out for the whole family!
How to Get There
Loro park is in Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of the island. Because of its popularity with holiday makers from around the world, you will find that getting to the park is easy. On the TF-5 motorway take exit 39 and follow the Loro Park signs. GPS Coordinates: 28°24'33.2"N 16°33'57.5"W Click to view on Google maps.
The park is open every day from 08:30 till 18:45
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Attractions and animals at Loro Park
Orca Ocean at Loro Parque is a huge project carried out in conjunction with Sea World in the USA. The orcas are between 5 and 13 years old and they belong to third generation orcas born in captivity at Sea World´s facilities. The four orcas live together in harmony in the most modern installations in the world, with pools that are between 8 and 12.5 metres deep and 120 metres long. A fantastic home were they can swim and play placidly. The 22.5 million litres of sea water that fill the pools is pumped directly from the Atlantic Ocean from a depth of 65 metres. The pools are at constant temperature of 13ºC.
The dolphins are probably the most favourite. Their great intelligence and the special empathy they have with human beings make them a perfect companion. It is understandable why this is one of the most popular shows at the Loro Parque. The dolphin pool, is one of the most modern in the world with its 7 million litres of sea water which is distributed between the different pools. The stadium also has a capacity for 1.800 people. The acrobatics and loops made by these amazing cetaceans are incredible, with jumps reaching a height of more than 6 metres. Their gentle and playful personalities conquer the hearts of all the public.
Sea lions Amphitheatre
If there is one animal renowned for their acrobatics, balance and charm, these are, without doubt, the Californian sea lions. These funny marine mammals bring laughter to the whole family with their great sense of humour. The public can see the sea lions agility and their funny movements in the water through a glass window that allows underwater vision. The show is a mixture of games, balance, ballet and dramatic jumps. But without doubt, what these animals enjoy the most is to tease their trainers.
The parrots also have a very entertaining show where you can enjoy their beauty and intelligence. With a tradition of over 30 years, the show is now housed in a majestic Arabian palace and has a capacity of 600 people. The parrots are so funny and enthusiastic with their pranks and escapades and the most impressive moment of all is when they release them and you see them circling, flying free, almost brushing the top of your head.
As you go through the ice tunnel you will see some of the most special inhabitants of Loro Parque, the Antarctic Penguins. Planet Penguin is the biggest replica of the Antarctic continent ever constructed. There is snow, ice and it´s just as cold as you would imagine it would be in the Antarctic 0º. They produce 12 tons of snow a day so that the penguins feel at home especially as the water temperatue is kept at 7º. In this area you can see four different species of penguins: The Kings, Gentoos, Chinstraps and the Rockhopper penguins.
With a total of 1.200.000 litres of water, visitors can contemplate seven different theme exhibits, even recreating the ecosystem of different parts of the world. One of these is a natural living coral reef, built from original volcanic rock brought from the south of Tenerife, which was covered with living coral, both hard and soft, from Indonesia. In this incredible variety of aquatic life, you can observe all kinds of colourful fish. The most impressive area of the aquarium is the acrylic Shark Tunnel, 18 metres long, where you can see the biggest predators that live on the edges of the reefs; Gray, Black Tip and Nurse sharks.
The impressive glass dome cinema shows an HD movie called Planet Life, only seen at the Loro Park. The movie has incredible scenery of planet earth, showing you dramatic environments, similar to the ones in Loro Parque and some of the most remote places on earth.
Kinderlandia is dedicated to the amusement of our younger visitors and here they will find the best and most enjoyable things for them to do. Here you can also celebrate special occasions like birthdays. Kinderlandia is just like an African village of huts in trees where children can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. Or, try out the Orca roller coaster! It´s the very first one in the Canaries!
Loro Parque houses the largest group of male Western Lowland gorillas in the world. The park has become a pioneer amongst zoos to recreate this social structure in captivity and in 1992, together with the European Breeding Programme for Animals in danger of Extinction created a genetic reserve of these gorillas.
Loro Parque is home to two white Bengal tigers called Yangyu (male) and Linmao (female) they originally came from the Guangzhou Xiangjiang Zoo in China and are an endangered species. These smart and cunning cats enjoy their great home surrounded by vegetation, a waterfall and a lake for for their exclusive summer dips.
Katandra means "song of the birds" and this attraction puts you within a heartbeat of Australia´s famous feathered friends. This free flight aviary is one of the most impressive you will ever see, with hundreds of birds from different species and subspecies. Explore this amazing habitat as you wander jungle walkways and traverse hanging bridges searching for colourful birds. Meet face to face with loris, cockatoos, emus, laughing Kookaburras and many more other species in this mysterious jungle atmosphere.
Chimps live in family groups in Central Africa and usually consist of 15 to 50 animals, ruled over by a union-fission culture. The chimpanzees were rescued by Local Authorities from street photographers who used them to pose with tourists. Fortunately they were donated to Loro Parque.
There are many companies providing excursions to the park at very reasonable rates. Simply check with your tour operator or holiday rep once you arrive on Tenerife!
Adults (12 years and above) 33 €
Children (6 to 11 years old) 22 €
Special discount for residents
Adults (12 years and above) 19.50 €
Children (6 to 11 years old) 13 €
Loro Parque, S.A.
Avenida Loro Parque s/n
Puerto de la Cruz 38400
Tenerife - Canary Islands
Telephone: +34 922 373 841
Fax: +34 922 375 021
Loro Park Website in English: