The Parque Tropical is in Guinate, in the north of Lanzarote at the base of Mount Corona, the extinct volcano that shaped the landscape of this part of the island. It is fairly expensive to visit, as most zoo and animal parks, are at €14 per adult, €5 for those under 14 and free for under 4 year olds, but you can spend at least half a day wandering around the parque. Some of the money will be spent of the conservation projects that go on in the Tropical Park.
There are lots of landscaped areas with lakes and waterfalls and it is home to many many species of birds, many of which are bred in the park, from huge ostriches to small weaver birds, ducks parrots etc. Most can fly freely, and conditions are very good for them, even thought they cannot leave the parque.
There are also otters which genarally give an entertaining display of their behaviour and may other species of animals to enjoy.
There are parrot shows regularly during the day, and you can get snacks and meals in the bar restaurant. There is a car park close by and if you walk to the coast you can get a good view of the Isla de la Graciosa and Mirador del Rio.
The parque is a little off the beaten track, the easiest way to get there is to do as we did and drive through Teguise, through Haria, the Valley of a Thousand Palms. signs then direct you to the Mirador del Rio, watch carefully and you will see signs for Guinate and the Park Tropical.
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Guinate Tropical Park
Mirador del Rio
Isla de la Graciosa