Water parks make for a memorable destination during a family vacation ( or otherwise) and there are so many in Tenerife that you’re going to have a tough time choosing that fits your family/ friend circle! However, to make things easier for you, we have broken down everything you need to know about the two best waterparks in Tenerife - Siam Water Park & Aqualand Waterpark. In a crux, if you’re looking for adrenaline rush and swift water rapids , Siam Park is for you. On the other hand, if you’re traveling with kids and are looking for more family friendly rides, then Aqualand is a better fit.
Siam Water Park is the biggest waterpark in Europe and has been nominated as the “best waterpark in the world” by TripAdvisor 5 times in a row! With a multitude of impressive water slides that allow you to surf giant waves, slide at top speed from the highest heights or even cross through a shark-infested pool! Not to forget the Wave Palace which has the highest artificial waves in the world. With 3 meters of wave to be surfed by, it is one of the most edgy experiences here. The park is Thai themed and it also holds the record for having the largest collection of Thai-themed buildings outside Thailand. Quite the record holder! To keep in sync with the Thailand experience, the park even serves Thai food and even has a Thai floating market.
Located in Costa Adeje, Aqualand is another water park in Tenerife that is known for being the best family-friendly park on the islands. It is home to the only dolphin show of its kind in the Canary Islands and was awarded the label of 'best dolphin show in the world', by the International Association of Marine Animal Trainers. With an open-air spa with its heated Jacuzzi and hydro-massage showers alongside a set of great rides that suit all age groups, a day here promises fun and frolic galore.
Siam Water Park
|1. Tripadvisor Ratings||4.5 | 28435 reviews||3.5 | 2885 reviews|
|2. Height restrictions||Highly stringent height restrictions making it not so kid friendly ( 110cm to 120cm minimum requirement)||Relaxed height restrictions which are kid friendly making it a more family friendly waterpark|
|3. Top 5 rides||
Tower of Power : A vertical, transparent slide which sends riders through an area with sharks and stingrays, is similar to Leap of Faith at Atlantis Paradise Island.
Singha : A water roller coaster boasting 14 different direction changes and unrivalled speeds
Dragon : A ProSlide Tornado with a light show inside the 20-meter (66 ft)-wide funnel
Volcano : A four-person ProSlide Behemoth Bowl slide with a laser inside which produces a flashing image of a dragon and catapults you into complete darkness as you plummet through the centre of a volcano.
Kinnaree : Experience sharp corners and plenty of twists and turns as you speed down the 200-meter (660 ft) long ProSlide.
The Dolphinarium: With its bright colours and the acrobatic displays by the dolphins, the dolphinarium is suited for all ages, but especially famous amongst kids.
Tsunami: More than 21 meters high and 180 meters long with a vertiginous descent towards a boomerang of 11 meters of height.
Ciclones: More than 21 meters high and 140 meters long, in which bowls of 12 meters in diameter are mixed with 360 degree turns and lighting effects.
Tornado: A fantastic slide where the changes in rhythm, the strength of the water and the centrifuge will assure great fun
Kamikaze: Two parallel high speed slides with a levels change and pronounced drop will leave you wanting more.
|4. Outside Food||Need to pay 3 Euros for bringing in outside food which must be consumed in a specific picnic area only||Outside food allowed|
Standard adult ticket -37€
Standard child ticket -34 €
More expensive compared to Aqualand
Adult - 27,00€
Child - 18,00€
Toddler - 11,00€
Senior - 18,00€
More budget friendly
|6. Shows & other entertainment||None||A very popular dolphin show, included in the ticket|
|7. Free shuttle||There is a free bus service to Siam Park from the resorts at Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje.||There is a free shuttle bus between Aqualand and Los Cristianos resort and the Playa de las Americas resort every day.|
|8. Opening Hours||Daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM||
September to June - Daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July and August - Daily, 10:00 AM -6:00 PM
|9. Locker Facility||You can rent a small locker for €3 a day and a big locker for 5€ (plus 5€ deposit)||You can rent a locker which costs €7 to rent with a refundable €2 deposit.|
|10.Address||Siam Waterpark, Avenue Siam, 38660 Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain||Aqualand, Costa Adeje Address: Avenida de Austria, 15 - 38660 Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain|
|11. Which one should I choose?||If you're looking for white knuckle rides and a good dose of adrenaline rush, then the Siam Park is for you.||If you're traveling with kids and want more kid-friendly rides, then the Aqualand is a better bet. The height restrictions make the Siam Park a bummer for kids.|
|12. Detailed guide||A Complete guide and Siam Park tickets||A Complete guide and Aqualand tickets|