Tenerife’s Loro Park is one of the island’s biggest attractions and makes an easy day trip from Gran Canaria. Home to over 200 penguins and 350 species of parrot (the largest collections of both animals in the world), the park has an enormous variety of animals including sharks, alligators, jaguars and silverback gorillas.
There’s a lot to see at Loro Park and you’ll easily fill a day. Visit Planet Penguin (the biggest replica of the Antarctic continent ever constructed) or watch the antics of the killer whales in the Orca Ocean. Plants lovers will enjoy the Orchidarium - home to more than 1,000 orchids year round. Kids are also well catered for at Kinderlandia – an African-style village and jungle dedicated solely to their enjoyment.