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Tips for visiting Siam Park, Tenerife – the world’s best water park

Like most kids, I used to love water parks when I was younger. So if you’re looking for the world’s best, it’s helpfully in the family-friendly destination of Tenerife, at Siam Park.

And while I didn’t make it to the Thai-themed attraction on my visits to the island, my parents, brother and sister-in-law have all tried and loved it – albeit before my delicious nephew made his appearance.

People floating along the lazy river at Siam Park - my tips for visiting Siam Park in Tenerife

So I’ve picked their brains for their top 10 tips for visiting Siam Park, plus a few more helpful need-to-know facts.

– The park opens at 10am each day – it’s worth getting there early to avoid the queues, although you can buy Fast Track passes, which can be worth it at peak times.

– Don’t forget plenty of sun protection, as the combination of nice cool water plus plenty to discover and the hot African sun means it’s very easy to get burned.

– There’s a range of slides and rides, depending whether you’d prefer fairly gentle or the faintly terrifying vertical drop Tower of Power.

The Tower of Power water slide attraction - my tips for visiting Siam Park in Tenerife

– There are height restrictions, which are strictly enforced for safety, so younger/shorter kids will be limited as to what they can enjoy.

– If you don’t fancy too much adrenaline, Wave Palace pool has 42 different types of waves, you can lounge at Siam Beach with its large open-air pool, or cruise the Mai Thai ‘Lazy’ River in a huge inner tube.

– For babies, toddlers and younger children, there’s an area called The Lost City which has much shallower pools plus wooden walkways and a regular drenching from a water-filled monkey head.

– There’s also a new kids’ area called Sawasdee, a ‘water jungle’ with slides and racers.

– You can’t bring your own food and drink in to the park, but there are various snack bars and restaurants to buy both when you’re in, as well as shops in the Floating Market.

– It’s a huge park, so expect a fair amount of walking as well as climbing a few hills to get to some of the slides. You can buy water shoes in Siam Park (or take your own) but won’t be allowed on rides with sandals or flipflops, so you’ll need to leave those at the bottom and collect afterwards.

– Top tip to skip the entry queues? Get the twin ticket for Siam Park and Loro Park Zoo – if you go to the animal park first, you can flash your ticket to get straight in to the water park. Don’t attempt to do both on the same day though, they’re at opposite ends of the island.

Need to know
It’s set in Costa Adeje on the south coast, just outside Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. If you don’t have a car, there’s a free shuttle to the three nearby towns, as well as bus pick-ups around the island but consider a taxi if you want to get there ahead of the crowds.

Tickets cost 34 Euros for adults, 23 Euros for children aged three to 11. A twin ticket costs 58 Euros for adults, 39.50 for children, as well as options including transport. You can also buy online, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for discounts on somewhere like Attraction Tickets Direct and Attractiontix.

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My top tips for visiting Siam Park in Tenerife, voted the world's best water park - including the facilities, what to bring and how to skip the queues