Water, water everywhere, but where to splash out?
A question that often pops up is: “Which is the best one?” The answer is that many factors are involved, so what are the differences? For me, having two young children, Aqualand gets the thumbs-up every time. That’s because, for the younger end of the market, there is a lot more choice of activities and rides available.
However, for an adult’s-only day, Siam Park would be my preference. If cost is one of your concerns, then Aqualand is the cheaper of the two. There is a two-euro charge to hire a sun-bed for the day, whereas, at Siam Park there is no fee.
Height is the main stipulation for Siam Park, and each ride has a minimum. Siam offers the amazing Tower of Power, which will leave you absolutely speechless! Take the long walk to the top, take a deep breath and pray as you drop 28 metres down an almost-vertical descent in free fall, and emerge through a mysterious aquarium.
An option to share your experience with friends can be had on many rides at Siam. The Dragon will let you share a “Zero Gravity” experience with friends and family, as will the Vulcano and the Kinnakee, the latest addition.
The Jungle Snakes and The Giant are tandem rides, as is the Mai Thai River rapids, where you can choose between the thrill-seekers’ route or a lazily chillax throughout the ride.
The Wave Palace at Siam Beach is an absolute must. All ages can relax on the golden, sandy beach: dip your toes in the water or climb straight in and ride the wave machine.
Also, challenge your friends on the Naga Rapids – the younger ones now have a mini version, named Jawasdee, Also for the younger end is The Lost City, which is a huge, purpose-built play-area for the little ones. I must say the food on offer in Siam is excellent, with lots of variety, while Aqualand allows you to slip out to eat if you prefer, with free re-entry.
Aqualand, despite being a children’s paradise, has upped its game in the light of opposition and there are a lot more adrenaline rides on offer: Kamikaze slides, the Tornado, Twister Racer and the Flying Boats.
And, mirroring Siam Park, there is a Lazy River, racing chutes and a play-area for youngsters. But Aqualand offers a free, daily Dolphin Show,
There is so much more, and I have touched on them only slightly. But go see for yourself! Free buses for both parks tour the resorts on a frequent basis, if you wish. Alternatively, car-parking is available, though limited.
For more information and tickets, please call 922 751 867 or email email@example.com
Or call into the office at Cristian Sur, Los Cristianos, and let the friendly Tenerife Sunshine Team take care of you.
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