Places to Visit, Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria
Palmitos Park is on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria. It is a 20 hectare zoo/aviary/botanical gardens. We visited here back in 2012 on our familymoon. We had hired a car which made is slightly easier to get to, however you can get there by public bus too.
Family Fun at Palmitos Park
Entrance tickets can bought online (slightly cheaper but have to be printed off) or at the door. Current prices at 2016 are 28 euros per adult (online price) which is quite expensive but we found it worth the money when we visited. My parents have even visited on their trip to Gran Canaria and enjoyed the park too (and they didn’t have any kids with them)
There is quite a large car park which is free to use. It does fill up quickly though so make sure you are there are opening!
Inside Palmitos Park
Inside it isn’t the largest of parks we have been to but you will definitely be kept busy for a far few hours. There is a dolphin show and a birds of prey show. We absolutely loved the birds of prey show and the views from the top are AMAZING! There are various mammals, reptiles and a big aquarium for you to look around. We some how missed the Cactus gardens and the butterfly house. However, I’m not too keen on butterflies flying around my head so maybe it was a good thing we missed it!
The walk up to the birds of prey area was tough going. Pushing a heavy toddler up in a pram is not fun however the views and watching the birds was worth it. A great highlight to our whole holiday.
Food & Drinks
There is a cafe, a restaurant and various snack places around the park. We had pizza from the restaurant near to the Dolphin show arena and it was one of the nicest pizza’s we have ever had. Food is slightly expensive but you tend to get that in attractions anyway. You could easily take a picnic if you didn’t want to eat food at the park.
A great family day out if you are staying on the Island and your looking for something to do. The park is pram friendly, although it was hard work pushing the pram up to the top to watch the birds of prey show. There were also baby changing facilities available. It is slightly more expensive than some places we have visited but the Birds of Prey show was a huge highlight for us and we would definitely go back again if we ever go back to Gran Canaria.
Barranco de Los Palmitos s/n.
35109 Maspalomas (Gran Canaria)
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