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Day 2 Puerto de la Cruz (Loro Parque) (0 Km.)

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Loro Parque: Integrated in the beautiful valley of La Orotava, you can find Loro Parque. In his more than 13 hectares you can be in direct contact with the most exotic representatives of nature, penguins, dolphins, sea lions, parrots, gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers, jaguars, sharks, coral, tropical fish, canaries fish, flamingos, alligators, turtles, etc.. At the beginning of the circuit you can see a replica of the gorilla habitat and six of these specimens.

Loro parque - Pinguinos de Magallanes
Loro parque - Magellanic penguins

One of the attractions of the park is Planet Penguin, where you have the chance to see the largest replica of the Antarctic Continent ever built. In a glass enclosure in which he reproduced the features of climate, ocean and the Antarctic light, it contains a rocky peninsula on which with a fine rain deposited 12 tons of snow daily and is surrounded by a pool of 600 cubic meters of water. You can see different species of penguins (Emperor, papua, Saltrock, Humboldt).

Loro parque - Pinguinos emperador
Loro parque - Emperor Penguins

In the dolphinarium (the largest in Europe) are carried out shows scheduled. The dolphins perform spectacular jumps and spins on the instructions of the monitors. Another show that you can see is them of the sea lions, where these intelligent animals perform a series of entertaining exercises.

Loro parque - Dolphinarium
Loro parque - Dolphinarium

The underground aquarium gives you the opportunity to see aquatic life from a different perspective. In it are represented species of freshwater and saltwater: Amazonian, piranhas, species typical from the canarian sea floor, corals and reef fish. And we live the feeling of being surrounded by sharks, walking through the tunnel of 18 meters and half that runs under the swimming pool where swim these sharks.

Loro parque - Tiger island
Loro parque - Tiger island

The biggest attraction of the park at its inception was the parrot show. In addition, giving reason to his name, the park houses the largest collection of parrots in the world. In the enclosure of the island tigers can be seen, not barred thanks to an artificial lake of six meters, two bengali specimens of this species. There is also a cinema with Showscan technology and digital sound where is projected the film NATURAVISION, which shows the most stunning sceneries on the planet, such as Angel Falls in Venezuela.

Puerto de la Cruz - Procession
Puerto de la Cruz - Procession

After the visit we go back with the free small train that you can take at the exit of the park to return to Puerto de la Cruz. As we were in Holy Week we saw the begining of a procession.


 

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