Canaria's most popular family attraction, the Palmitos Park,
is a subtropical oasis in a verdant valley of palm trees,
featuring more than 200 species of birds, including the tiny
hummingbirds, toucans, peacocks, hornbills, cranes, flamingos
and macaws among other attractions such as an aquarium, a
butterfly house, a cactus garden, an orchid house…
Palmitos Park boasts a lot of ‘must see’ attractions and you
should count with at least a couple of hours or even half a day
to wander around the park and take in all the sights and sounds,
or watch the breathtaking bird of prey shows, where
eagles, owls and peregrine falcons will swoop down over the
audience in free flight.
Another spectacular attraction not to be missed are the
parrot shows, where you see these intelligent birds perform
an amazing variety of tricks, from riding bicycles to doing
jigsaws, painting pictures and counting to ten.
Other attractions are the Orchid House, the Cactus
Garden, the Butterfly House is the biggest in all
Europe, with hundreds of exotic butterflies flying freely – a
truly unforgettable experience.
The Aquarium features a wide variety of tropical fishes.
Salt and freshwater fishes with most amazing colours and shapes
live in a recreated riverbed. Gibbon Island, home to some
white-handed gibbons, whose natural habitats are the Malayan
Peninsula and Burma and who have been successfully bred here,
the first time in captivity.
All of this is set within more than 1,000 palm trees and 15,000
plants, representing an abundance of endemic and imported