Carl and I were a bit hesitant to spend the day at Rancho Texas because we thought that it was “just” a water park. Good thing that we changed our mind. The park was more than pools and slides – you can also just spend the day visiting the animals and watching interactive shows. Disclaimer: I do not condone the caging of animals. I only support zoos and nature parks that contribute to the conservation of animals and plants, and treat wildlife with respect.
The main ticket includes free bus ride from the big cities on the island, entrance to the zoo, the pools, and the live shows. However, you have to pay a lot more if you want interaction with dolphins or sea lions. More information about the tickets here: https://ranchotexaslanzarote.com/von/newshop/tickets.
So, the first area we visited was the Walk of Colors, with aviaries for domestic birds, exotic birds, and birds of prey. Then, we literally ran to catch the live dolphin show, where smart dolphins showcased their skills.
After the first live show we’ve seen, which was amazing and probably the best presentation, we went on and visited the animals in the park. Some of them were really cute and seemed used to visitors, while some just hid in their burrows and never said hello to us. Here are some of the animals in the park.
Around lunch time, we ate in a fast food restaurant inside the park. I had some spaghetti and Carl tried the hamburger. Decent food, but lots of small birds hiding on the roof, so watch out for dropping! It was a lesson to be learned, just as I was about to finish my food!
With a satisfied tummy, we proceeded to the bird show. It wasn’t as big as the one in Fuerteventura, but it was exciting nevertheless. We saw some really huge birds, but the really funny one was the white egret walking freely on the grass. It picked up on scrap food, and stole the show from time to time.
Afterwards, we watched trained parrots, and visited the flamingos, otters, lizards, snakes, turtles, tigers, dragons, spiky porcupines and cute guinea pigs.
Before the day ended, we managed to see the sealions and their learnt tricks!
The park was worth a visit – to engage and learn more about wildlife diversity. Going back to Puerto del Carmen, we decided to walk almost 5kms instead of taking the bus. There was a sidewalk beside the highway, so it was alright walking. Then, we went through the residential areas and back to the hotel. And this was Day 5 in Lanzarote. 🙂 #spreadloveandpositivevibes
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