Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park is Gran Canaria’s most popular family destination, and is famous for its 20-hectare grounds which house a botanical garden, an aviary, and a zoo - among other attractions. Located in Spain’s Canary Islands, Palmitos Park is home to a dolphinarium, a butterfly house, a variety of 1,500 exotic birds of around 230 different species, and a large aquarium where you can observe a diverse array of all kinds of fish and underwater animals.

Palmitos Park Reopens Post Covid-19

Palmitos Park was forced to close to the public in light of global conditions due to Covid-19. However, the park was able to successfully reopen on the 24th July 2020.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at  Palmitos Park

  • Palmitos Park has requested that all visitors over the age of 12 years present a verified health pass upon entry, with a vaccination certificate.
  • All purchases are recommended to be made online to reduce contact between staff and visitors.
  • If you develop illness symptoms during your visit, you should inform the park staff for immediate help.
  • It is mandatory to wear a face mask inside the park.
  • Please make use of the hydroalcoholic gel stations that have been provided at different points throughout the premises of the park.
  • Ensure that you are complying with the social distancing protocols by following the floor markings in potentially crowded areas of the park. 
  • Palmitos Park has also created special entrance and exit circuits at various points in the park to minimize crowding.​
  • The staff has also increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection protocols at specific areas and contact points. 
  • Depending on the footfall on particular days, some of the areas and services inside the park may be limited or closed to reduce the risk of contagion.​
  • At all refreshment centers inside the park, the procedures for purchasing and receiving food and beverages have been adapted to uphold social distancing requirements.


Things to See at Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park is filled with multiple exciting shows and exhibitions, where you can enjoy observing the diverse animals and birds while simultaneously learning about them.

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Birds

Head to the interactive cage for an intimate encounter with the majestic Flamingoes, Spatulas, and Ibis. You’ll be able to enjoy a colorful display in the Cage of Lories, and observe the flight and behavior of these breathtakingly beautiful birds.

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The Garden

Visit the house of orchids at Palmitos Park to view the biggest collection of orchids from tropical areas and subsoil Australia. Also witness the hundreds of species of cacti in the cactus garden, with some reaching up to 4 meters in height. Palmitos Park is also home to the biggest butterfly venue in Europe.

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Aquarium

The aquarium at Palmitos Park is home to a range of different marine animals, including venomous species like the Surgeon Fish and the Scorpion Fish. The little ones in your group will definitely cherish meeting the aquarium’s Clown Fish in the Salt Water section.

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Reptiles

Meet the first generation Komodo Dragon which was raised in captivity in Europe. As the biggest reptile belonging to the lizard group, it reaches up to 3 meters in height and weighs around 90kg. Don’t forget to head to the Caiman Lakes where you can view the greatest swamp predators up close.

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Mammals

The Island of Primates is undoubtedly one of the most visited spaces of Palmitos Park. It is home to Gibbons, who are extremely agile animals native to India. Also spot the Aardvarks, Meerkats, and Wallabies, among many other species of mammals to be found at the park.

Experiences at Palmitos Park

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Dolphin Experience

Through the unique educational program on ‘Dolphin encounters’, share some memorable moments with these beautiful sea animals. You will be able to enjoy a 30 minute experience while learning about these dolphins’ anatomy and habits.

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Birds of Prey

Gear up for a memorable experience at Palmitos Park as you witness the magnificent birds of prey in action, under the guidance of a trained professional. Acquaint yourself with these thrilling creatures and keep your camera handy to snap unforgettable pictures of the experience.

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Exotic Birds

Your family will never forget the experience of witnessing these majestic birds from various parts of the world, housed within Palmitos Park. Allow yourself to be blown away by the vibrant colors and peculiar habits of these diverse creatures.

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House of Butterflies

You would never have seen a sight like this before. Breathtaking butterflies of all sorts of colors and shapes dot the beautiful enclosure at Palmitos Park. Stop to take in the beauty of these simple, tiny creatures, and learn about what sets them apart from each other.

Plan Your Visit to Palmitos Park

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Palmitos Park is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, with the last admission at 5 PM. The following are the schedules for the daily exhibitions that take place at Palmitos Park:

  • Watch the Dolphins – 1 PM | 4 PM.
  • Observe the Parrots 10:30 AM | 11:30 AM | 2:30 PM | 3:30 PM | 4:30 PM
  • Birds of Prey in Action – 11:45 AM | 2:30 PM
  • Exotic Birds Spread Their Wings – 2 PM

Palmitos Park is located on the island of Gran Canaria, in Spain’s Canary Islands. Find it on a map.

  • Via Bus: you can take bus lines 70 and 73. The closest bus stations are Bar El Moyero and Tablero De Maspalomas, which are both a short 2 minute walk from the park. You can also disembark at the Aqualand bus stop which is a 12 minute walk away.
  • If you're arriving from Maspalomas, you could drive to the park via the GC-503. It is a 25 minute car ride from Playa del Inglés, or less than an hour from Las Palmas.
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Apart from the many enclosures of the park, the grounds also have the following additional facilities for visitors.

  • There is a large amphitheater with shows depicting flying birds of prey.
  • Visit the terrace near the fountain for a moment of relaxation.
  • There is also a presentation room for documentaries and shows with trained parrots.
  • Head to the souvenir shop to purchase some memorabilia to mark your visit.
  • The refreshments center remains open from 12 PM to 3:30 PM.

The Park also houses a photographic laboratory where you can purchase photographs of yourself from your visit.

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While visiting Palmitos Park and exploring its many enclosures, please remember to follow these rules of the park.

  • It is forbidden to feed animals. Please supervise children and respect the signs.
  • Palmitos Park reserves the right to close or to cancel certain shows or attractions for different reasons. 
  • Once you enter the park, you will not be entitled to any type of refund of your entry ticket if weather conditions result in the temporary closure of some of the attractions, or the park.
  • A refund will also not be issued in the event that the park is vacated, or shut down in case of a catastrophe or the threat of explosives within the premises.

The Management reserves the right of admission and may request expulsion of visitors from the premises, if their conduct is questionable.

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There is plenty to do around Maspalomas near Palmitos Park.

  • You can head to Aqualand for a day of adventure and splashing fun. Or visit the Maspalomas Lighthouse. This lighthouse is one of the biggest tourist attractions in this region.
  • You can even go golfing or simply explore the nightlife of Maspalomas as well.
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There are an array of options to stay at while visiting Palmitos Park. Maspalomas is filled with luxury stays, as well as more pocket-friendly hotels for you to choose from.

  • Budget Stays: Side Shore | Apartamentos Amazonas | Jardin Del Atlantico
  • Mid-range Stays: AxelBeach Maspalomas | Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel | LABRANDA Playa Bonita
  • Luxury Stays: Hotel Riu Palace Palmeras | AxelBeach Maspalomas | Hotel Riu Gran Canaria | Bohemia Suites & Spa

Visitor Tips

Visiting Palmitos Park can be a thrilling experience for you and your family, as it is filled with countless opportunities to learn and interact with exceptional species of flora and fauna. Ensure that your visit is memorable and filled with joy by keeping in mind the following tips and tricks while planning your trip.

  • Ensure that you book your tickets well in advance to avoid missing out on your preferred dates, and for a seamless reservation process free of long queues.
  • It would be a good idea to glance at a map of the 20-acre park before visiting it in person, so that you are not overwhelmed by the expansive grounds and have a vague sense of direction.
  • Before your visit, do cross-check the exact timings of the particular shows you are interested in watching, from the Palmitos Park official website.
  • Remember to carry some light snacks and plenty of drinking water to keep yourself hydrated.

Frequently Asked Questions About Palmitos Park Tickets

What is the best way to get Palmitos Park Tickets?

Although you can buy tickets at Palmitos Park itself, it is best to purchase tickets online in order to reduce exposure, and to be able to book your preferred date of visiting from the comfort of your home.

Where can I buy cheap Palmitos Park Tickets?

You can book tickets to visit Palmitos Park online at great discounts and with exciting combinations. 

Is Palmitos Park open in December?

Yes, Palmitos Park is open all year round. 

Can you swim with dolphins in Gran Canaria?

Yes, you can swim with the dolphins at Palmitos Park for a truly unforgettable experience.

What can I see at Palmitos Park?

There is lots to see at Palmitos Park. You can head to the reptile enclosure, to meet the humongous first-generation komodo dragon, or visit the House of Butterflies for an enchanting spectacle of these colorful tiny creatures, fluttering around. Visit the park’s dolphinarium to interact with these intelligent sea creatures, and definitely glimpse the array of colorful exotic birds in the park as well.

What marine life is on display at Palmitos Park?

There is a vast array of marine life on display at Palmitos Park, from the intelligent Dolphins and the majestic Sea Horses, to the peculiar Surgeon Fish and Scorpion Fish. Do check out the Clown Fish as well as the Black Pacu.

What is the best way to reach Palmitos Park?

The best way to reach Palmitos Park is by road. You can either take a private car, or get dropped off via a bus at one of the nearest stations.

What are the opening hours of Palmitos Park?

Palmitos Park is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, with the last admission at 5 PM. You can consult the website for specific timings of the different shows and animal displays.