Did you know that Canarians founded San Antonio, Texas? Indeed, they did,and the majority of them were from the island of Lanzarote. This park, situated in Puerto del Carmen, pays homage to that history, but not with a museum, and instead via some Wild West fun and entertainment made possible by its zoo, water attractions, and, of course, cowboy-style good times.
But first, those animals: the park is home to a range of creatures, including sea lions, bison, pumas, armadillos, snakes, turtles, and a flock of exotic birds - among other critters. You can learn more about many of these animals during one of the various shows, which feature birds or sea lions, or during close-encounter experiences. Then, of course, there’s the water park element, including a splash pool and water games. Finally, for those looking to get in touch with their Country Western-meets-Canarian side, there’s a twice-weekly, celebration-filled cowboy show during which you can dine on BBQ, down unending drinks, and get involved in some old-fashioned country line dancing.
If you plan to take advantage of the park’s water attractions, be sure to bring swim gear. Note that there are different hours for different shows, so you may want to plan your visit accordingly.