What is Siam Park officially?
Voted the best water park in the world countless times by TripAdvisor, Siam Park in Tenerife is an amazing Thai-themed water park owned by the same people who created the famous Loro Parque. Completed in May 2007, Siam Park offers a huge range of water attractions, with something to suit all ages, abilities and levels of energy or laziness.
For very little ones there are 2 mini water parks. For in-the-middle children and scaredy-cat adults there are loads of family-friendly rides with the perfect balance of excitement and safety. For everyone who likes a crazy adrenaline rush, there's a handful of high-speed slides that will leave your stomach in your throat.
Siam Park also has what is arguably the most beautiful golden sandy beach in Tenerife and a wave pool with record-breaking 3m-high waves. Throw into the mix a handful of restaurants, cafes and shops and you've got a world-class water park that rates more highly than the really cool ones in Dubai and the U.S.
What is Siam Park really?
Siam Park in Tenerife is well organised and worthy of its glowing reviews. It's a fun and full day out that represents great value for money. Peak summer is the only time that comes under criticism, due to the sheer volume of visitors.
You may have to queue to get your ticket. Then queue again to go through the entrance. Then queue again for the obligatory photo in front of the mosaic elephant. Even if you refuse the photo, you still have to queue. This really frustrates the locals which in itself can be entertaining.
As promised from its conception, the park continues to expand and it's good to see it has no intention of being knocked off the #1 spot. In fact, as a knock on effect, it has seriously forced the original rival water park, Aqualand, to up its game. So it's win-win for everyone.
As always, the food and drinks in these types of places are pricey, while not outrageous. Even though there are bars dotted about, you still have to pay by card or cash, which is somewhat inconvenient for a water park.
Ian's Siam Park review
It's very difficult to be critical of anywhere I've been to more than 100 times. The strange thing is, I've only been on the slides at Siam Park about 5% of those visits. Do I have money to burn? Not at all. Because as resident, I can buy the "Aguita" yearly pass for the cost of just 2 non-resident visits.
The reason I've bought this pass for the 4th consecutive year is simple. Siam Park is the best water park in the world. When you consider that it's competing with parks backed by Disney and Universal Studios with incredibly high standards, it's a pretty remarkable achievement. And this is why everybody who comes to visit us in Tenerife wants to go. The pass pays for itself with friend and family visits alone. And that isn't even the clever part.
One thing's for sure, residents and tourists alike, we're all here for the weather. We enjoy nothing better than chillin' on the beach with a drink which is exactly why we go to Siam Park. So why not go to the beach?
Because at Siam Park, the parking is free and very close by, plus there are changing rooms, bathrooms and safety deposit boxes and free Wifi. The beach area is immaculately clean with beautiful surroundings, the sunbeds and parasols are free and plentiful and, possibly the most important factor, there's nobody hassling me to buy a blanket, braid my hair or give me a massage.
Overall rating: 5/5
Nicky's Siam Park review
What's not to love about the best water park in the world? Ever since we first went to Siam Park in Tenerife over 6 years ago, we've been going back pretty much every weekend and we never get fed up of it. My favourite thing about Siam Park is that none of the adult water slides (except the Tower of Power) come into contact with your skin. You've got to get into a water-coaster seat, rubber ring or sponge mat to ride. So there's no chance of nasty scratches or burns.
We've been to a few water parks in Europe and Florida and I think the Siam Park rides easily beat them by miles. Even though we've been on them so many times we know exactly what's going to happen and when, they're still a total shock that leaves me screaming and laughing from start to finish.
We've only eaten at Siam Park once or twice and the food is pretty decent for a water park. The main restaurant by Siam Beach turns into a chaotic farmyard around lunchtime. But if you don't mind a bit of pushing and shoving you can fill up on everything from salad and pizza to roast chicken and Thai noodles.
If you're up for a laugh and have a chunk of spare cash you don't mind spending on an awesome day out, go to Siam Park! There's something for people of all ages and you'll have an amazing time. Check out our Siam Park tips below to get the most out of your visit.
Overall rating: 5/5
Insider tips for Siam Park
Siam Park opening times change
Siam Park is open 365 days a year, but the times change depending on the season. In summer (May 1st - October 31st) the park is open 10am - 6pm. In winter (November 1st - April 30th) the park is open 10am - 5pm.
Siam Park height restrictions
There are Siam Park height restrictions on certain rides to keep everyone safe. We've seen a fair few children queue up for what must feel like a lifetime for them, only to be told they can't ride at the end. To help prevent tantrums, here are the latest Siam Park height restrictions:
- Naga Racer: 110cm
- Mekong Rapids: 110cm
- Jungle Snakes: 110cm-125cm (they are 4 different slides which accounts for the different height restrictions)
- The Giant: 125cm
- Kinnaree: 125cm
- Dragon: 125cm
- The Volcano: 125cm
- Singha: 125cm
- Tower of Power: 140cm/14 years old
The Mai Thai River, Sawsadee, The Lost City and The Wave Palace at Siam Beach don't have any height restrictions.
Get a Siam Park Fast Pass in summer
During the school summer holidays (mid-June until early September) Siam Park is beyond packed. And if you want to go on all the rides, you might not have enough time. Even if you're there for "rope drop". That's how long the queues are. The only way to get all the rides done in one day during summer is to get a Fast Pass. A Fast Pass costs an extra €15 on top of the entrance price. But surely that's better than waiting in queues all day, right?
You can only buy a Fast Pass when you're in the park and there's a limited number available each day. So if you know you want to buy one, make it clear to the girls at the entrance who you give your ticket to and follow their instructions as soon as you get through the gates. The Siam Park Fast Pass is only valid for 1 go on each ride, so enjoy it!
Come back for just €19
If you love Siam Park so much that you want to come back within the next 14 days, don't wait until you leave the park to get another ticket. If you buy a second ticket within the park, you'll get it for just €19 per adult. That's a somewhat rubbish €0.50 discount for Canarian residents, but a massive €9 discount for non-residents.
Use the free Siam Park bus
No car? No problem! Siam Park puts on a free double decker bus to and from the water park so you can ride in style. Click here for the list of bus stops in Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Americas and Costa Adeje. If you're in the north of Tenerife, you can still catch a direct bus to Siam Park, but it will set you back €13.50 per adult and €8 per child. This is still cheaper than the local Titsa service, so it's well worth doing. Click here for the list of bus stops and times in the north of Tenerife.
You can take food and drinks in!
There are signs all over the entrance at Siam Park saying you're not allowed picnics (Although you are allowed water). But what happens if you take proper food in? Is it taken off you and thrown in the bin? Are you forced to fight to the death with a pride of lions as a punishment? Nope.
If you're sneaky and hide food and drinks in your towels, the staff aren't going to spot it. Even if they ask to look inside your bag. But you don't have to be totally dishonest to eat your favourite sandwiches in the park.
Scroll down to the bottom of their Where to Eat page and you'll see you can pay €3 for the staff to take care of your food. You can then return to the entrance whenever you're ready to eat and enjoy your lunch in the shaded picnic area. How good is that? They don't make it clear whether it's €3 per group, €3 per person, €3 per individual grape...But it's a much cheaper option than buying food in the park and it's perfect for fussy eaters.
Rides close throughout the year
The maintenance team work really hard to keep Siam Park in tip-top shape. And in order to do a good job, some of the rides have to close for a few weeks at a time. They usually do repair work on one ride at a time when the park is quietest. But if you pay full whack for a park ticket and find the slide you wanted to go on more than any other one is closed, you're not going to get a refund. There's always a message on the homepage of the Siam Park website when any slide or section of the park is closed, so check that before you go.
Important info about Siam Park
Official name: Siam Park
Official website: siampark.net
Address: Avenida Siam Park, s/n, 38660, Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Contact details: +34 822 070 000 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: Open 365 days a year. In summer (May 1st - October 31st) 10am - 6pm | In winter (November 1st - April 30th) 10am - 5pm
Suggested time: 6 hours
1 day ticket for non-residents: €38 for adults and €25 for children aged 3-11
1 day ticket for Canarian residents: €19.50 for adults and €13.50 for children aged 3-11
Children under 3 years old can enter for free.
Siam Park Map
John Fyfe says