Spend the day at Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park is an absolute must when on holiday in Gran Canaria. It’s one of the most popular attractions on the island, so much so that it’s currently ranked the number two thing to do out of over 220 attractions, according to people on TripAdvisor.

The park is a 49 acre botanical garden which features over 1,500 exotic birds of over 230 different species. It’s a great day out for the whole family as you can explore the subtropical park, seeing how many of the birds you can spot flying freely, as well as taking in the incredible views as you go.

There are many other attractions to experience throughout the park, besides the giant aviary. Palmitos Park is home to the biggest butterfly house in all of Europe and also gives you the opportunity to see monkeys, crocodiles, birds of prey, an aquarium, an orchid house, hummingbirds and even get up close and personal with their four resident dolphins.

In July 2007, the park had to close for a year following some devastating forest fires, but reopened again the following August. There’s now a whole new section of the park that shares information about the fire, which is worth visiting while you’re there.

After a fun-filled day making your way around the entire park, be sure to visit the on-site souvenir shop to take home a memento of your visit.