A trip to Tenerife is incomplete without experiencing the globally renowned Siam Park. Since its grand opening in 2008, this aquatic paradise has quickly cemented its status as one of the world’s premier water parks. Framed by stunning, Thai-inspired architecture and boasting a diverse array of attractions – from tranquil, winding rivers to heart-pounding, free-fall slides – Siam Park promises an unforgettable adventure for every visitor.

A Fun Day in Siam Park
Mai Thai River, One of Many Attractions in Siam Park – ©darios

Meet Canary Island’s #1 WaterPark

Spanning an impressive 18 hectares, Siam Park was inaugurated in 2008 by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Thailand, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. This awe-inspiring water park is the brainchild of Wolfgang Kiessling, who is also the visionary behind Loro Parque and Poema del Mar aquarium.

Venturing into Siam Park is akin to a journey to a distant land on another continent. The park is a spectacular showcase of Thai architecture and design, with every nook and corner reflecting its unique theme, all set amidst a verdant tropical landscape teeming with exhilarating attractions and rides. Notably, its 25 buildings represent the largest assemblage of Thai-themed structures outside of Thailand, along with these remarkable features:

  • The world’s largest dragon statue.
  • The highest artificial wave in the world, reaching an astonishing 3.3 meters (11 feet).
  • The title of the largest water park in Europe.
  • Recognition as the world’s first environmentally sustainable, or ‘green,’ water park.
  • Consistent acclaim as TripAdvisor’s Best Water Park from 2014 to 2023.

Siam Park Attractions

Siam Park goes beyond the typical water park experience, offering an extensive array of attractions and rides. Here’s a rundown of the exhilarating adventures you can find:

Thrills and Spills for the Whole Family

The Wave Palace – Rising to 3 meters high, vacationers of all ages can jump right in and let the surf crash over them or paddle at the edges of picturesque white sand. Surfing is available but must be pre-booked on or before the visit.

The Lost City – A piece paradise for children, this area features 15 water slides, numerous bridges, and towers, offering endless fun. It’s also home to a pool designed specifically for babies and toddlers.

The Lost City in Siam Park
The Lost City in Siam Park – ©slava133

Sawasdee – Tailored for endless enjoyment, Sawasdee replicates the excitement of the adult rides but scales them down for younger adventurers.

Jungle Snake – Glide along a thin veil of water as you slide down the serpentine twists and turns of a dense jungle setting. Required height: 1.10 meters

Naga Racer – A multi-lane, high-speed water slide that ramps up the competition and adrenaline, perfect for those seeking a thrilling race.

The Giant – This heart-pounding slide features two enormous CannonBOWL funnels, climaxing with an impressive splash into a large pool.

Coco Beach – This child-friendly wave pool and beach area offers gentle waves under the watchful eye of lifeguards.

Bodhi Trail – An engaging climbing path for children, featuring a series of bridges, towers, clever obstacles, and nets for adventurous exploration.

Daredevil Amusements

Dragon – Experience the thrill of zero gravity as you oscillate through a massive 20-meter wide funnel, making the Dragon one of the park’s most exhilarating rides. Required height: 1.25 meters

Tower of Power – A daunting 28-meter high slide where you’ll reach speeds up to 80 kilometers per hour and glide through an aquarium teeming with sharks, this is a challenge only for the bravest. Required height: 1.40 meters / Minimum age: 14 years old

Tower of Power Siam Park
Tower of Power in Siam Park – ©amoklv

Singha –  This water roller coaster features rapid curves and 14 dramatic changes in direction, promising an action-packed adventure. Required height: 1.25 meters

The Vulcano – Ride through an entirely dark water slide and then fall into the volcano, where a laser light show creates an illusion of endless acceleration. Required height: 1.25 meters

Saifa – This pair of face-to-face lanes climb 82 meters high and stretch over a 306-meter course, making it the longest ride in the park. Required height: 1.25 meters

Kinnaree  – The 200-meter mega slide seamlessly combines a traditional water slide experience with a gravity-defying, exhilarating funnel element. Required height: 1.25 meters

Mekong Rapids  – Go on an Indiana Jones-style aquatic adventure aboard an inflatable rubber boat, sliding down a thrilling giant water slide. Required height: 1.10 meters

Patong Rapids  – This giant water slide is a thrilling mix of sections shrouded in complete darkness and open areas, creating an exciting and unpredictable ride experience.

Chill Zones

Sea Lion Island – No warmer welcome than that from a bunch of fun-loving sea lions as they swim and play in the water.

Mai Thai River – Experience tranquility on one of the world’s longest lazy rivers, winding through the park and culminating in a soothing Jacuzzi finale. Required height: 1.10 meters

Siam Beach – Relax on the finest natural white sand in the Canary Islands at this exclusive beach, an idyllic spot for ultimate leisure and relaxation.

Floating Market – Step into a scene reminiscent of a traditional Thai village, offering a unique shopping experience where visitors can purchase snacks and souvenirs to remember their visit.

Getting to Siam Park

Getting to Siam Park from Tenerife’s major towns is straightforward, whether you prefer driving or using public transportation. Here’s how you can reach this exciting destination from various key locations:

From Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Driving: Take the TF-1 highway heading south towards Costa Adeje. Follow the signs for Siam Park; the journey typically takes 1 hour. The park has ample parking available.

Public Transportation: Bus line 110 or 111 from Santa Cruz will take you directly to Costa Adeje. From the bus station (or estación de guaguas), you can either walk or take a short taxi ride to Siam Park.

From Puerto de la Cruz

Driving: Get on the TF-5 highway and then merge onto TF-1, heading south towards Costa Adeje. It typically takes about an hour and 15 minutes, and clear signage will guide you to Siam Park.

Public Transportation: Bus line 343 directly connects Puerto de la Cruz with Costa Adeje. Once you arrive at the Costa Adeje bus station, Siam Park is just a short taxi ride or walk away. Alternatively, take bus line 103 to Santa Cruz, then transfer to 110 to Costa Adeje.

From Los Cristianos

Driving: Siam Park is very close to Los Cristianos. Simply drive north on TF-1 for about 5 minutes and follow the signs to Siam Park.

Public Transportation: If you’re staying in Los Cristianos, you can easily take a local bus or a taxi to Siam Park, as it’s just a short distance away. Bus lines 447, 418, 467, 471, and 473 stop at a station near Siam Park.

From Playa de las Américas

Driving: Siam Park is a short drive to Playa de las Américas, usually under 10 minutes. Start on Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina and head northeast. Then continue on C. de Polonia to your destination.

Public Transportation: Being close, you can walk or take a quick taxi ride to Siam Park from anywhere in Playa de las Américas. Additionally, convenient bus lines, including 473, 40, 467, and 471, make stops at a station just a few minutes away on foot from Siam Park.

Please note that bus schedules and routes may change, so it’s advisable to verify the current information for accuracy.

Siam Park Bus Service

In addition to driving and public transportation, there are other convenient ways to reach Siam Park from Tenerife’s major towns:

Paid Bus Service: For a more convenient option, consider the Siam Park shuttle service. This paid shuttle picks up visitors from select locations in both the north and south of the island. To secure your spot, purchase your ticket from their official webpage and book your seat at least 24 hours in advance.

Free Double-Decker Bus Service: Visitors in Los Cristianos, Las Americas, and Costa Adeje can also take advantage of Siam Park’s special double-decker bus service. Please check Siam Park’s official website for more information about the schedules and pick-up points.

Entrance Fees and Opening Hours

Siam Park welcomes visitors year-round with varying opening hours to best suit the season. During the summertime, from April 1st to October 29th, the park is open every day from 10:00 A.M. up to 6:00 P.M., allowing guests ample time to enjoy all the attractions under the warm sun. In the wintertime, which spans from October 30th to March 31st, the park operates on the same days, Monday through Sunday, but with slightly reduced hours from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., giving visitors plenty of time to explore and have fun while accommodating the shorter daylight hours of the cooler months.

As for the tickets, prices are thoughtfully structured to cater to holidaymakers of all ages, ensuring an accessible and enjoyable experience for everyone. The general admission price for adults is set at 42.00 €, offering full-day access to the park’s numerous attractions and experiences. For younger guests, the child ticket is priced at 30.00 €, providing the same level of access and fun for those eager to explore the water park’s delights. Additionally, Siam Park welcomes the youngest visitors, aged 0 to 2 years, free of charge, making it an ideal family destination. Note that these prices are only for general admission, and different rates apply for special tickets like twin tickets and annual passes.

Where to Eat and Stay

Siam Park offers a diverse array of dining options to satisfy every palate. Guests can unwind with a soothing cup of coffee or tea at the Tea House, or enjoy a refreshing drink at the Thai Bar, overlooking the Mai Thai River. For those craving something more substantial, the Beach Club and Bar serves delicious chicken, hamburgers, and pizza. If you’re lounging by the gentle waves of Coco Beach and find yourself in need of refreshment, the conveniently located Coco Bar is right on the sand.

While Siam Park does not offer overnight accommodations, visitors looking for relaxation and luxury during their day at the park can rent a private cabana or villa. For an extra special experience, guests can gain access to the exclusive Champagne Club VIP area, where they can unwind on a plush Balinese bed, among other premium amenities. To ensure your preferred choice of relaxation, it’s recommended to make a reservation in advance through the Siam Park website.

Tips for First Timers

Visiting Siam Park for the first time can be an exhilarating experience. To make the most of your visit, here are some tips:

Arrive Early: Get to the park early to enjoy popular attractions with shorter queues and make the most of your day.

Plan Your Visit: Familiarize yourself with the park’s layout and attractions by checking the map online beforehand.

Wear Comfortable Clothing and Footwear: Since ground temperatures can rise, especially in the afternoon during summer, wear comfortable swimwear and footwear suitable for walking and standing in various conditions.

Remove Loose Items: For safety reasons, remove loose items, such as jewelry (including rings, necklaces, and bracelets) and sunglasses, before going on rides.

Rent a Locker: Secure your valuables in lockers available in the park so you can enjoy worry-free.

Consider Fast Pass Options: Purchase a Fast Pass to skip lines and save time, especially for popular rides.

Stay Hydrated and Apply Sunscreen: Regularly drink water and reapply sunscreen throughout the day to stay hydrated and protect your skin.

Take Breaks: It’s crucial to take breaks, especially when visiting with children, to recharge amidst all the thrilling activities.

Food and Beverages: There are multiple dining options in the park. Plan your meals to avoid peak times.

Check Height Requirements: If visiting with kids, check ride height requirements in advance.

Capture Memories: Use a waterproof pouch to protect your phone or camera while capturing fun moments.

Stay Until Closing: If possible, stay till the park closes for fewer crowds and more rides.

Respect the Rules: Always follow park rules and staff instructions for everyone’s safety.

A Remarkable Water Kingdom in the Canary Islands

Siam Park is a remarkable and thrilling water kingdom, blending spectacular Thai-themed architecture with an array of exhilarating water attractions. It is an unmissable destination whether you’re seeking heart-racing slides, serene beach lounging, or unique aquatic adventures. Plus, its commitment to environmental sustainability makes it even more deserving of being continuously acclaimed as one of the world’s top water parks. Siam Park is undoubtedly a must-visit for families, thrill-seekers, and water park enthusiasts visiting the Canary Islands.