Siam Park is Tenerife’s premier waterpark and claims to be Europe’s best, priding itself on being able to offer the biggest artificial waves in the world. Located to the south of the island, close to Costa Adeje, and spanning an impressive 180,000 square feet, Siam Park is large enough to offer enough variety of attractions to make visiting an absolute must for all who visit Tenerife. Here, we’ll take a look at what makes Siam Park one of the Canary Island’s most tempting tourist draws.
Siam Park offer an extensive and ever-expanding host of individual attractions and caters for a range of activity types – whether that’s thrill-seekers looking to take the plunge down the Tower of Power’s 28 meter vertical drop water slide, or, families and shoppers looking to spend a more relaxing day out down the Mekong River or souvenir-hunting in the Thai Markets.
For those looking for an adrenaline fix, Siam Park boasts an impressive and extensive array of hair-raising attractions. The Wave Palace is one – a large outdoor wave pool with waves reaching 3 meters high. You can throw yourself into the tumultuous swell or watch your braver visitors from the comfort of its accompanying white sand beach. The Mekong Rapids is another. An exciting rapid-river ride with multi-person rafts for you to plunge down with friends. The park also offers an impressive collection of slide rides including The Vulcano; a four-person laser-show bowl-slide, where riders spin round an enormous crater, gradually plunging into the depths; The Tower of Power; a huge single-person 28 meter freefall slide and the new Kinnaree; a four-person 200 meter-long slide with 45 degree tilts.
For those of a quieter nature, or those simply wishing to relax a little after enduring the slides and rides, one can take a leisurely raft meander along the world’s largest lazy-river on the Mai Tai – taking in the sights of cascading waterfalls and tropical vegetation with a jacuzzi included, to boot. Or simply relax on Siam Beach, further along from the Wave Palace and enjoy a bite or drink at one of Siam Park’s five eat or drink outlets – an on-the-beach buffet from The Beach Club restaurant or a cold drink at the Beach Bar. Or stroll over to The Floating Markets to shop, or indulge in a Thai Massage.
For families, Siam Park also caters brilliantly, offering the Sea Lion Island – a sea lion observatory upon entering – The Lost City – a children’s water fortress for them to explore, as well as a baby area for the especially young – and the ability for them to accompany adults upon the Mekong Rapids which hosts up to 4 per raft, as well as a less intense 6-lane waterslide called the Naga Racer where families can compete against each other in a fun and fast water race.
With this extensive range of attractions, catering for a vast variety of demands, Siam Park, Tenerife is one of the Canary’s best days out for tourists to experience.
Siam Park’s location is to the south of the island and on the south side of Costa Adeje, on the TF-1 highway. When deciding how to get to Siam Park, you have a variety of options including a free bus service, ran by the park itself, which picks up visitors from Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje itself. You can also use the park’s shuttle service which you can pre-book 48 hours in advance with pick ups in both the north and south of the island. Or, if you have a car and want to know how to get to Siam Park, you can take exit 28 on the TF-1 highway coming from Costa Adeje, or exit 28 or 29 coming from Santa Cruz.
The price of entry to Siam Park is very reasonable, in my opinion. An adult ticket will set you back 34e while a child will be 23e. There’s also a ticket and meal price of 46e and 30e, respectively, which may well be advised as, although the park boasts multiple outlets, including a full onsite restaurant at the Thai House, some visitors find the prices a little steep. And it’s also worth mentioning that food may well be confiscated off you upon entry if you were thinking of having a beach picnic. But, all in all, a fun-filled day out with multiple activities and a lunch thrown in will have 2 adults and 2 children shelling out about 152e, all in, which is about 27£ each at current rates.