Visiting Siam Park – This post contains affiliate links.
When my boyfriend and I were planning our holiday, we were looking at Tenerife for a relaxing trip with a bit of sunshine. When we discovered it existed, visiting Siam Park was definitely top of the list of things to do in Tenerife. Apparently the best water park in the world. Would be rude not to!
DO – Get to Siam Park early.
There is a free shuttle bus but that only arrives in the park at around 10:30am. It is worth paying for a taxi to get there for before the park opens at 10am.
We arrived just after 9:30am and there was already a little queue. Once the gates opened (a little before 10 I think) we were straight through (having booked online!) and one of the first in the locker queue. It meant we were all done and ready when the slides did open up and we didn’t have queues. You could tell when the free shuttle bus arrived.
DON’T – Forget your GoPro Chest Strap or Head Strap
If you want to use your GoPro, this is the only way you can use it. You cannot hold it in your hand on the slides and you can’t have it loosely attached. It needs to be either a chest strap or a head strap. I did notice head straps being sold in some of the shops on site, but it’s probably cheaper to take your own.
I didn’t take mine so I can’t advise on what videos will look like, but there are plenty on youtube to watch!
But also, don’t worry about getting all those images. This is not the time to be practising your selfie game. Enjoy the phone/camera free time that rarely happens nowadays!
DO – Get a fast pass.
Honestly, best decision we made. You can only use the fast pass once per slide but we managed to get on every slide at least twice (and some more). We made use of our fast pass in the afternoon when queues were really busy. You also get a free ride on there so you can have two fast passes for a slide of choice.
As I mentioned above, when we first got into the park there weren’t really any queues. By lunch time we had done every slide once and a couple more than once to try the different sides. After lunch we headed back around and pretty much walked onto every slide straight away. Some of these now had queues of up to 60 minutes long. So if you want to do a slide more than once, this is where it’s worth it. The afternoon gets busy.
Note: You can’t use it on Tower of Power so that is one I’d definitely recommend to hit early on. You can’t use it on the lazy river either, but you really don’t need to. We went around this one three times throughout the day. Top tip – do go to the left when the guy starts directing. Well worth it.
DON’T – Forget your suncream.
We reapplied every few hours and it still wasn’t enough. We came away BURNT. But honestly, there’s not much more you can do besides wear a t-shirt or swim top to cover up when in the water. If you’re relying on sun cream when visiting Siam Park, just make sure you do take the time to keep reapplying every few hours. You will not regret taking time out to do it. I dread to think what we would have looked like without applying it as much as we did – probably be blistered!
DO – Grab some Swim/beach shoes.
If you don’t fancy walking around barefoot all day, these are a great option. You’re probably better buying them cheap online before heading out, but plenty of touristy shops also sell them. Siam Park also sell them and they are actually reasonably priced at around €9.95. We paid €8.95 I think from a HiperDino, but some shops were wanting around €14 for the same thing. Shop around!
You can of course wear flip flops or sandals, but you will have to leave these either at the bottom of the queue or at the top of the slides and then retrieve them. I read a load of stories online about these getting nicked, so honestly just didn’t want to even risk it. These shoes were great to have.
DON’T – Try to Wear Your Glasses
For one, you won’t be allowed to keep them on down the slides. For two, I can’t imagine what it would have been like wearing them – so much water gets in your face. I had to spend most of the day with blurry vision, but it honestly didn’t take away from the experience that much. I think I had my eyes closed a lot on the slides anyway…
DO – Enjoy the Calmer Areas of Siam Park
There’s a man-made beach (good luck grabbing a sunbed here though!) and there are places to rest all around the park. Random little dead ends with sunbeds or chairs. These sections were more or less empty when we happened upon them, but they’re useful for if someone needs a bit of a rest.
There are also a few food places where you can just grab a drink and a snack. You can also sit in certain places and watch people coming out of the slides. That’s always entertaining.
DON’T – Underestimate the Wave Pool
Like I did. Seriously, that thing is huge. Watch the wave before you head right into it. I did not realise it would be so big, went right under and panicked a little. I then moved further out and ended up landing exactly where the next wave crashed. So yeah, both times not great.
If you’re not a complete water baby who loves being sucked into deep water, just be aware is my advice. Especially with kids!
DO – Have a Look at The Different Tickets Available
The premium ticket costs €55 whereas the basic is just €38. However, I think with the extras this one is definitely worth going for. A premium ticket gives you entry to the park, a locker and a towel (note you do need to leave a deposit, but you get all this back), and €15 to spend in one of the food places. The rules state that you’re not allowed to take food into the park, just water.
We weren’t sure how far that €15 would take us, but honestly it was plenty. The food is actually quite reasonably priced and there’s a huge range. Even well advertised vegan options! I was pleasantly surprised. The menu included burgers, pizza, hot dogs, chips, Canarian potatoes, noodles, vegetables, fruit, salad, crisps… The list goes on. Between the two of us we got two slices of pizza, two portions of chips, a burger, a vegan hot dog, two cans of Kopparberg and some sauces. We spent €31 on it. So yeah, not bad at all!
There is a VIP ticket and you get the locker and towel, all inclusive style food/drink and you get unlimited fast pass. I personally didn’t feel it would be necessary compared to what we got with the premium and it’s a big jump at €122. We did spend €70 in total though buying a fast pass. Still, it was worth it.
You can find ticket options for Siam Park on Attractiontix.
And last of all DON’T forget to just let your inner child out when visiting Siam Park!
Is there anything better than being terrified and screaming down a huge water slide in the scorching sunshine? I’m not sure there is. Honestly, a few of these slides were way out of my comfort zone but it’s well worth the push. So much fun, even when slightly terrifying at times. They’re all pretty different too.
My favourites? I liked the Jungle Snake ones for an easy intro, the Rapids were a good middle ground and then Dragon for sheer terror. Singha probably takes the top place though for being completely different – it is described as a water rollercoaster and well, it definitely is. So many ups and downs, so much water being sprayed at you and mega speed.
Least favourite would be The Giant. It just fell a little flat compared to the others, but I have just seen that it is in the family section rather than adrenaline so I guess that’s why. The queue for this one was huge by the time we did get to it so we actually used our fast pass on the first go and didn’t bother doing it twice.
Have you ever been to Siam Park, or would you go?