Visiting Siam Park, Tenerife - June 2015

Friday, January 29

If you've been following my blog for a while you might remember that last summer I went to Tenerife with my boyfriend, Scott. You can catch up on the full post here but recently I was asking to write a guest post and it isn't being used in its original form so I decided to post it here. I'm quite proud of it even though it doesn't have the best pictures to go alongside it. 

Tenerife will always hold special memories for me because it was my first holiday with my boyfriend. We chose to stay in Costa Adeje - It is a hub of activity with beaches, restaurants and most excitingly for us ‘Siam Park – the Water Kingdom’.

Last year, 2015, Siam Park was voted the number one water park in the world by Tripadvisor. I couldn’t really have chosen a better place for my first water park experience. I’m not really an adrenalin junkie and you’d definitely not see me on a roller coaster so turning up at the gates I was very nervous. When we visited the park in June 2015 it has 10 main attractions and despite my initial reservations I went on 8 of these no problem.

After taking a walk around the park to get our bearings, mostly I was stalling, Scott forced me up the steps of the ‘Jungle Snakes’. Clutching our double boat for dear life we got to the top and had to pick one of the four slides to go down. It is all a bit of a blur now as I really didn’t want to go on any of them. He chose one and we were sitting at the top before I knew what was happening. I was in full panic mode for 95% of the ride just trying to force myself to keep calm and breath. As I was finally starting to enjoy it we were out in the daylight again and I was already running up the steps to do it again.

The attraction that was a highlight for both my boyfriend and I was ‘The Wave Palace’. Siam Park boasts the biggest artificial waves in the world and an average swimming pool is transformed. Paddling in the water where we could just touch the bottom neither of us knew what to expect but with the number of lifeguards around we knew it would be exciting. The first thing you notice is the great boom as the wave is created. When you are so small in the water it seems huge! Both scary and exciting at the same time as your thrown into the people all round you. Of all the other rides we enjoyed ‘The Giant’, ‘Mekong Rapids’ and the very first ride the ‘Jungle Snakes’.

In my head I thought we would arrive around 11am and leave by 3pm but we ended up staying for around seven hours. Only leaving because the park was closing. We returned to the relaxed atmosphere of Costa Adeje feeling exhausted and eager to go back. The park itself is really easy to get to with a free shuttle bus from Los Cristianos, Las Américas and Costa Adeje. Tickets cost around £24 for adults and £16 for Children, which is a really good price for so much to do. There wasn’t any children with us but kids we saw in the park looked to be having a great time as there are areas especially for them. Of course the beach and lazy river are suitable for everyone and are a great way to relax.

My tips for visiting Siam Park:

  1. Buy your tickets in advance - we bought ours from Attraction Tickets Direct. They arrived quickly in the post and on the day we walked straight through the gate.
  2. Our tickets also came with free vouchers so we were able to get a burger and chips at the cafe without it costing us more money. 
  3. Bring your own towels then spend the few pounds a locker. We left other valuables in there too like our mobiles and a small amount of money.
  4. Take flip-flops - the ground will be way to hot to walk on. My feet did get a little sore from wearing them with wet feet though.
  5. Sunglasses are a necessity for me too. Although you can't take them on the rides ours were perfectly safe inside our sandals at the bottom.  
  6. Consider taking a hat - I didn't and my scalp got quite badly burnt. The stairs up the slides were shaded but the rest of the park wasn't.
  7. Finally take regular sunscreen breaks. Although it might seem a hassle it is worth it for the rest of your holiday. Surprisingly neither of us got badly burnt that day.

The one thing I know for sure is I’ll be back to Tenerife – not only was it a wonderfully relaxing holiday but Siam Park has opened a new ride that I can’t wait to try out.

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