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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 although I haven’t taken my daughter to this particular Tenerife water park, with its Thai theme, I’ve got plenty of Siam Park tips whether you’re visiting with kids or toddlers (or want to enjoy a few adrenaline thrills yourself).

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

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So from whether you need water shoes to the Siam Park rules, not to mention where to find cheap Siam Park tickets, here are my top 10 tips for visiting Siam Park, Tenerife.

For more tips and inspiration, check out my guide to the Canary Islands with kids

The park opens at 10am each day

It’s worth getting there early to avoid the queues and to be one of the first in, although you can buy Fast Track entry which can be worth it at peak times.

If you really want to make the most of your time, there are deluxe tickets including fast passes which let you skip every queue except for the Tower of Power.

Don’t forget plenty of sun protection

The combination of nice cool water plus plenty to discover and the hot African sun means it’s very easy to get burned.

The park is designed so that you’ll be queuing in the shade as much as possible though, which is ideal if you’re visiting Siam Park with kids.

There’s a range of slides and rides

There’s something for everyone, depending whether you’d prefer fairly gentle, such as those in the Siam Park children’s area or the faintly terrifying vertical drop Tower of Power, which is 28m high and where you’ll end up speeding along at up to 50mph and zooming through a tank of rays and sharks

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

There are height restrictions

These are strictly enforced for safety, so younger/shorter kids will be limited as to what they can enjoy. Of the family attractions and slides, several are for a minimum height of 1.1m, a couple for 1.25m.

Only the Lost City, Sawasdee and Wave Palace have no minimums – and if you’ve got a thrill seeker, the Tower of Power is for 1.4m and 14 years + only. To check out the Siam Park height restrictions, visit their website and click on each individual ride for details.

You needn’t be a thrill-seeker

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

Or to really treat yourself, book one of the VIP packages – there are various options, including Balinese beds in the kids Coco Beach area, or others including fast pass, locker, floats and your own private space for the day.

There’s plenty 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.

The Wave Palace is also fun if you’re visiting Siam Park with toddlers – although the waves can go up to 3m high, stay around the edge and it’s perfect for paddling. But otherwise it’s worth checking out the Siam Park rules on minimum heights, although there’s enough variety to keep even adventurous preschoolers happy all day.

Coco Beach is also a lovely spot with younger kids, with its gentle waves and white sand beach.

There is kid-friendly adventure

In the children’s area called Sawasdee, you’ll find a ‘water jungle’ with slides and racers.

Here you’ve got the same style of attractions as for adults… but all adapted for smaller kids or those who don’t quite fancy the full-on adult versions.

You can picnic at Siam Park

Previously you couldn’t bring your own food and drink in to the park (except water), and bags were searched on entry (with any picnics held for collection or to be eaten outside).

Now the site states they’ll charge three Euros to store your food and drink, and you can have lunch at the picnic area – be warned, it’s not big though.

If you’d rather not take the risk, there are various snack bars and restaurants to buy both when you’re in, as well as shops in the Floating Market. Water can be pricy so it’s definitely worth bringing that, while some tickets will throw in a free burger as well.

It’s a huge park

Expect a fair amount of walking as well as climbing a few hills to get to some of the slides.

You can buy Siam Park water shoes which can be worn on the rides but you won’t be allowed with ordinary sandals or flipflops, so you’ll need to leave those at the bottom and collect afterwards.

The ground gets very hot so you’re unlikely to be able to wander around barefoot for most of the year – especially if you’re visiting with kids.

Want to skip the entry queues without paying extra?

Get the twin ticket for Siam Park and Loro Park Zoo – if you visit the animal park first, you can flash your ticket to get straight in to the water park.

If you’ve bought yours directly from Siam Park, there’s also a separate line to go in – other websites get checked separately. Don’t try to do both attractions on the same day though, they’re at opposite ends of the island.

Visiting Siam Park water park: 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) although these quickly get full in peak season.

Consider a taxi if you want to get there ahead of the crowds – from Playa de las Americas, you can expect to pay 5-8 Euros.

Tickets cost from 38 Euros for adults, 26 Euros for children aged three to 11 (under-threes are free). A twin ticket costs from 66 Euros for adults, 45.50 for children, as well as options including transport.

You can also find cheap tickets to Siam Park online, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for discounts on sites like Attraction Tickets DirectAttractiontix, tiqets and Get Your Guide.

**First published 2016, updated 2022**

For more ideas on what to do in Tenerife with kids, check out my 11 top family attractions.

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38 Comments

  1. Wow, my kids would love it there! They’re real water babies, the complete opposite of me as I can hardly swim (and would hate it there!!). #mondayescapes

  2. Some great tips! I’ve not been to this one but we recently went to the Disney water parks in Orlando and so I second all the above – especially the height restrictions. Not only the minimum but also the maximum – my eldest wasn’t allowed on some of the smaller slides that my youngest was keen to go on. #MondayEscapes

  3. This looks like so much fun…I can’t wait until the children are old enough to get excited about day trips like this! 🙂 #mondayescapes

    1. We’re just getting into waterpark territory – I can only imagine how much fun when she’s big enough to go on more slides etc

  4. This is so useful and it sounds like an amazing park. My kids love water parks and I’d love to love them as I love water but I wear glasses and I’m as blind as a bat without them so I don’t go on many of the rides sadly. Thanks for hosting #MondayEscapes

    1. Sounds like a perfect excuse to get contact lenses – or to relax as they enjoy the slides! And my pleasure, lovely to be involved.

  5. This looks amazing, although I don’t think I’d be brave enough for the Tower of Power! Tin Box Tot loved the wave pool and flume we visited this summer so I don’t think it will be too long before we can do this type of day out. I’ll let Mr TB do the big slides with her though 🙂 #MondayEscapes

    1. I do love a bit of an adrenaline rush – not something my daughter is up for just yet, waves are about her limit for now 🙂

    1. They are a good excuse to visit places like this – although you’re never too old for a water park 🙂

  6. I love water parks and always have! I’ll definitely have to go to this one if we’re ever in Tenerife! 🙂 #MondayEscapes

    1. I think until they can swim and get a bit more fearless, toddlers are a bit limited although a lot more have splash pools and little slides which is lovely, but definitely one to grow into. We had a great time at the one in Gran Canaria as well.

  7. The park is really beautiful and in late 2018 they added the coco beach this is a beautiful beach especially perfect for families with small children!

  8. If we parents aren’t keen on the rides and only need to watch the kids. Will we need to pay for a ticket as well?

    1. I’m afraid so – as far as I know, there’s no option to enter without paying for full access, even if you don’t go on any rides.

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