Palmitos Park

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Location
27°50'01"N
015°37'01"W
Country
 Spain
Categories
  • Nature
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Description

Palmitos Park is a 20-hectare (49-acre) botanical garden, aviary and zoo on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.

Geography & climate

The park is located in a countryside area, near Pilancones Natural Park, towards south of the island; about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the tourist beaches and dunes of Maspalomas, but towards the interior. The park has a humid subtropical climate.

Layout

There is a terrace near a fountain, along a path that leads up to the amphitheater where flying birds of prey perform in shows. Next to the amphitheater there is a snack bar, and a small cafe can be found in the park. One feature of the park is the great wealth of cacti and succulents. There are over 160 different cactus types, and 1000 palm trees of 42 different types.Parrot-like birds are well represented in the park, but other types of birds can also be found, including swans and ducks. Overall, there are over 1,500 exotic birds of 230 different species. Many fly freely around the park. Palmitos Park holds Europe's largest butterfly venue, as well as the biggest Orchid collection on the island.Near the exit - behind the souvenir shop, one can admire hummingbirds that fly very visibly in front of their food.

Sections of the park

Butterfly house with (mainly living) butterflies. Pond with water birds Dolphinarium with 6 dolphins, and live dolphin shows interacting with the audience. Dolphin Photo Opportunity where members of the public can have their photo taken while stroking a dolphin (additional fee) Swim with Dolphins opportunity (additional fee) Glass cages with hummingbirds House of orchids Terrace near fountain Amphitheater with shows with flying birds of prey Presentation room with documentaries and shows with trained parrots Souvenir shop Aquaria with many kinds of fish and other underwater animals
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