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Why Siam Park is one of the best waterparks in the world

Don’t just take the people of TripAdvisor’s word for it, Siam Park is one of the biggest, best and most fun waterparks in the world for so many reasons.

2017 saw the Tenerife park win the coveted TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award, as number one of the ‘Top 25 Water Parks in the World’, after also winning it in 2015. On top of this, the park holds a number of world records and quirky features that make it not only great for days out, but also attractive and environmentally conscious. Here’s why it’s one of the best waterparks in the world…

Everything on a big scale

Across Siam Park’s 46-acre Costa Adeje site, the slides and relaxation areas are some of the most diverse in the world.

One minute you can be dropping down the 28-metre-high Tower of Power and below the shark aquarium, while the next you’ll be floating down the Jungle Snake lazy river or relaxing at the huge Siam Beach.

Siam Park makes more than a few claims to be the biggest and best across the globe. Namely, that its wave pool has the largest man-made waves in the world at 3.3 metres.

Also, as the park is built on a hill, the lazy river has an increased elevation up to 8 metres, so the fun lasts longer.

There’s plenty for little ones too, with smaller versions of some of the adult rides, so kids can feel all grown-up, as well as their own play areas with loads of water slides, cascades and cannons.

Thai delights

The theme of Siam Park hits you right away, in fact you might feel like you’re in Thailand while you’re there.

The extravagant Siamese décor comes complete with the largest collection of Thai buildings outside of Asia – 25 in total.

Plus, in the middle of The Dragon slide is the world’s largest dragon statue, gazing down on you as you spin round the bowl beneath.

The park is also covered in Thai-style tropical greenery, which makes it less conspicuous than other water parks, and much easier on the eye.

Environmentally conscious

With all those slides and plants to water, you might think that Siam Park wouldn’t be very good for the planet, but in fact it was the world’s first green waterpark.

The park has its own desalination plant, filtering 700 cubic metres of sea water per day for use on its slides. And once it’s been down the slides, the water is used to keep the plants green.

Siam Park doesn’t rely on the grid for its power either, as it installed the first natural gas plant in the Canary Islands.

Do you fancy heading to this water park with a difference? If so, check out our Siam Park slide guide.