Siam Park, Tenerife

Tenerife has many attractions but one of the most popular has to be Siam Park situated just off the TF1 at Costa Adeje. The park is built on a hill which means that the slides follow the slope of the mountain. The park uses sea water which has been desalinated using its own plant. As the name implies the park has a Siamese theme to it and is reported to be the top aquatic attraction in Europe.

Having visited the park on numerous occasions, with it always being the firm favourite of visiting friends and family. I have to say that it never gets old, they are continually improving the original to create an unparalleled water park experience, it has everything for everyone, young or old.

There’s a wide variety of rides to suite all ages including a 25 metre high Tower of Power, this slide even takes you through a transparent tube running inside the shark filled aquarium. There is the Wave Palace which generates waves up to the height of over 3 metres. If you have a more competitive streak in you then move over to a six lane racing slide called the Naga Racer, head first down the running water or you may want a slower pace then move over to the Lazy River, a peaceful river passing the waterfalls and though the tropical fish aquarium.

The park is open from 10 till 6 and is easily a complete day with more than enough to do and an artificial beach at Wave Palace to relax on when you want a rest from it all.

Food and drink is readily available offering buffet meals ranging from half roast chicken, salads and pies to burgers and chips.

Getting to Siam Park is easy as they operate a free shuttle bus service from Costa Adeje, Las Americas and Los Cristianos or if you have your own transport then there is plenty of parking around the park.

We chose to go on a Friday as we knew there would be less people there with it being Arrival/Departure day (Changeover) for the hotels. Queue length time was dramatically reduced and we didn’t queue for more than 10 minutes per ride, we have been there before and that wait time can be doubled or more. I would say that generally there is no need to pay extra for the “Fast Track” ticket by going on a Friday, queue time was reasonable.

Be prepared

Take sun tan cream, a whole day at the park can you leave you quite exposed at times, we all used P20 factor 20 (medium), that protected us for the whole day, it says it only needs 1 application for the whole day and is fully waterproof…it did work, no tears at bed time.:-)

If you want to take a Go-Pro then make sure you have a proper fitting/attachment for it (head or chest strap), they will not let you take anything on the ride that might restrict you from holding on tight, understandably.

Don’t bother trying to take your mobiles on or trying to put it in your pocket, you will be asked to leave it with the monitor at the top of the ride and then you will have to go back up after to get it.

What you might want to do is get yourself a waterproof protector for your mobile, I used a Dri-dock for mine and got outstanding results, some of the video below was with a Dri-dock and my Samsung Galaxy S7 at Wave Palace and the Lazy River and I didn’t get a single leak.

You can take water in with you but you will get your bags checked for food, they want you to purchase from their restaurants.

The Premium ticket includes admission, use of locker, towel and lunch menu.

If you choose the ticket with lunch option, you will be able to enjoy a meal that includes spring rolls, a Wok, fruit, bread and drinks (beer, soft drink or water)

Start/opening time: At 10am. At 5pm from November to April and 6pm from May to October.

Others: There’s a free bus service from eight stops in the Costa Adeje. Buses run every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 6.30pm except between 2pm and 3pm.Transport: Siam Park operates its own free bus service that picks up guests from Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje. The service is offered from the following bus stops: Adeje: CC El Duque, Fañabe Plaza, Ocean Park Los Cristianos: CC Pasarela, Princesa Dácil Las Américas: Aptos Columbus, Best Tenerife Princess, Llanos de Troya.