Palmitos Park

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Palmitos Park Gran CanariaThis lovely animal park/zoo is located 10km from Maspalomas – between two mountain ridges – which means that it might be very warm as there is no wind. Spread over 200,000sq miles at the head of the Barranco de Chamoriscan, this is one of the island’s principal attractions. Palmitos Park has a lot to offer, the secenery is stunning and you can see from miles as you climb towards the birds of prey exhibition. Housing all sorts of exotic animals and birds in their natural surroundings – plus a beautiful array of plants from all over the world.

In addition to the colourful birds, you will find a large house filled with aquariums and a large, beautiful area with a range of orchids as well as a glasshouse with butterflies from all over the world. When you enter this area, you have to pause for a second to experience the fantastic life within the glasshouse. The final
attraction is shows containing dolphins, exotic birds, parrots and birds of prey.

There are also monkeys, orangutans, a reptile house, meerkats, komondo dragon, caiman lake, wallabies, crocodiles, a large butterfly house and much much more. In total there are over 1500 exotic birds of 230 different species. You can easily spend all day here, but you have to remember your packed lunch if you do not want to spend money in the cafeteria.

Palmitos Park opens every day at 10.00

Bus number 45 towards Palmitos Park leaves from San Agustin and Playa Del Ingles. From Puerto Rico and Faro (Meloneras), you must use bus number 70 – both buses leave for Palmitos Park twice an hour.

Download a Palmitos Park map here – Palmitos Park Map
Download your Palmitos Park leaflet guide here – Palmitos Park Guide


Book your tickets online before you go (at least one day before) and get a decent discount, especially if you book a ticket to Aqualand too, you can get bigger savings than paying at the gate on the day or via your hotel.

Palmitos Park Gallery


Palmitos Park History

Sadly, in 2007 Palmitos Park was savaged by a huge fire and was forced to close for a year, there is a special section within the park where you can see the extensive damaged caused but the organisers have done a teriffic job in rebuiling the park and bringing it back to its former glory, with the latest edition of the dolphin exhibition, which is worth the entry fee on its own. Unfortunately and inevitably not all the aminals made it out (some escaped) and some perished in the fire.

We have included a selection of the pictures below so you can see the extent of the fire damage.

Palmitos Park Fire


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