The Loro Parque Company, made up of Loro Parque, Siam Park, Poema del Mar, The Loro Parque Foundation, Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden and Brunelli’s Steakhouse, is once again present at the prestigious FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair, held in Madrid, to showcase the latest in leisure parks, hotels and restaurants.
From January 22nd to 26th, you can visit the company’s stand – 9D02 – in pavilion nine, where you will find all kinds of information, novelties and news. By attending this event, the company, which has already arranged numerous meetings with tour operators, strengthens its position as a leading tourism group.
Loro Parque, an impressive animal embassy
Loro Parque is an impressive animal embassy that offers the unique experience of experiencing wildlife like never before, with species and ecosystems from all five continents, from the lush Amazon rainforest to the cold landscapes of Antarctica. Thus, visitors can discover the wonders and splendid beauty of the natural world without having to travel to all these far-flung corners of the planet.
Among its main attractions are the impressive and educational presentations of Orcas and Dolphins, as well as the legendary Loro Show, in addition to the shy Red Pandas, the majestic Lions of Angola and the largest and most diverse reserve of Parrots in the world. The Pygmy Hippopotami, whose home is perfectly adapted to the needs of its species, or the charismatic Ringed-Tailed Lemurs, so beloved for their cinematic career, also stand out. A novelty is the farm of asexually reproduced Corals, inaugurated in 2019 and through which visitors will be able to closely observe the work the Parque does with these organisms that occupy an absolutely essential place for the oceans and the production of oxygen.
Thus, it is not surprising that Loro Parque has received a large number of awards worldwide, which reward its commitment to excellence and its total concern for animal welfare. In its more than 47 years of history and after having received almost 50 million visitors to its facilities, the Parque has received the Plaque and Gold Medal for Tourism Merit awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism; the Gold Medal of the Canary Islands Government; the city of Puerto de La Cruz and the Tenerife Island Council, among other awards. Loro Parque is also the only company in the Canary Islands that has received the recognition of the Prince Felipe Award for Business Excellence, as well as the only zoo in Europe that has the ‘American Certified’ Animal Welfare Certification from the respected entity American Humane (USA).
For Loro Parque, these recognitions imply a responsibility and it has a clear mission for the protection of the environment. Thus, as a wildlife conservation centre, and through the Loro Parque Foundation, it has managed to save 10 species from imminent extinction. Also, as part of this commitment, since 2018 the Parque has implemented a strategy to eliminate single-use plastic, becoming one of the first zoos in Europe to replace plastic water bottles with other biodegradable and compostable ones, thus stopping these single-use bottles from being produced as waste.. By 2020, more than 90 per cent of this material will have been eliminated.
Along these lines, the Parque presents its traditional Gorilla Prize every year, with which it promotes environmental responsibility, taking into account the strategies and actions to conserve biodiversity and the sustainable use of resources. In 2019, it chose to award Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, for their customer-oriented policy, with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, in addition to recognising Jet2.com as the first airline to reduce the use of plastic on board.
Also, as part of this philosophy, at the end of 2019, Loro Parque in conjunction with the University of La Laguna, in Tenerife, organised an event to raise awareness about the impact of plastic on the planet. Sculptures made with recycled materials will be installed in different places of reference on the island, which will serve to awaken the consciences of locals and visitors and encourage them to change their habits.
More information at: https://www.loroparque.com/
Siam Park: the best water park in the world for the sixth consecutive year is in Spain
There is no doubt: Siam Park is the best water park on the face of the earth, and it is in Spain. This has been confirmed by the Travellers’ Choice Award, which Siam Park has received for six years in a row thanks to the positive ratings given by its visitors on the prestigious travel portal TripAdvisor. Siam Park is the only park that has achieved this distinction so many times in a row, and also the only one that has received this award since TripAdvisor started the ‘water parks’ category six years ago.
This repeated recognition is undoubtedly the result of the constant innovation and reinvestment of the Loro Parque Company in all its projects, by which it always strives for excellence. In addition to being a benchmark in the TripAdvisor awards, among many others, it also enjoys international recognition from organisations such as the leading publication and reference in the assessment of theme parks, Kirmes & Park Revue, which has awarded Siam Park the European Star Award for Best Water Park in Europe for the eighth consecutive year.
In addition to its spectacular attractions, the beauty of this park is in itself an incomparable attraction, and nothing equals being able to enjoy attractions, unique in the world, in an unprecedented undertaking in an environment of lush vegetation and Thai design and decoration. Visitors can experience first hand the sensations produced by the Tower of Power and its 28-metre high slide; Singha, and many other impressive state-of-the-art attractions without which a holiday in Tenerife would not be complete.
And for those who seek relaxation in an exclusive atmosphere, Siam Park offers Siam Beach, the most heavenly beach with artificial waves in the Canary Islands, where the incredible waves of The Wave Palace break. Siam Park, located in Adeje, Tenerife, is a place where good weather and fun are guaranteed all year round and is therefore another must-visit venue if you travel to the Canary Islands.
More information at: https://siampark.net/
Poema del Mar, the spectacular aquarium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Poema del Mar, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, inaugurated in 2017, has converted the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria into a location of strategic interest for tourism.
Just two years after its opening, this great aquarium offers its visitors a unique opportunity: a trip to the deepest ocean via its Deep Sea exhibit, which has the largest curved display window in the world, measuring 36 metres wide, 7.35 metres high and 39 centimetres thick. With a total tank depth of 8.5 metres and 5.5 million litres of water, Deep Sea allows you to observe, in an unparalleled environment, the wonders of the ocean depths, and the around 3,000 specimens of up to 40 different species that swim in its dark waters.
Once inside the aquarium, the visitors begin the tour by immersing themselves in the first of the sections, La Jungla, which reproduces landscapes from all over the planet in a tribute to the five continents. Next, Arrecife invites you to take a walk around a huge cylinder with a volume of 400,000 litres of water that exhibits a great variety of coral and fish and, finally, you will be able to discover the aforementioned Deep Sea.
Poema del Mar has a strong commitment to innovation, biodiversity conservation and excellence in sustainable tourism. Not in vain, the authorities of the Canary Islands consider it “of strategic interest for the region”, which reinforces the promotion of Gran Canaria, and of the whole archipelago, as one of the best tourist destinations at an international level.
More information at: https://poema-del-mar.com/
The Loro Parque Foundation: 25 years of commitment and love for nature
In 1994, Loro Parque consolidated its firm commitment to environmental work through the creation of The Loro Parque Foundation, an international non-profit organisation specialising in the conservation and protection of species of parrots and marine mammals, amongst other animals, that are in danger of extinction.
Every year, and thanks to the financing by Loro Parque of the operational costs of the Foundation, 100 per cent of the donations received go directly to conservation and/or education projects in and ex situ. Thus, “100 per cent for nature” is not just a slogan, but goes much further – it is a reality.
Their numbers and results speak for themselves: more than US$21.2 million invested in nearly 200 projects across five continents, and 10 species of parrots directly saved from imminent extinction.
In addition, The Loro Parque Foundation maintains a firm commitment to the marine biodiversity of the Canary Islands and dedicates a significant part of its resources to its protection through projects with The Loro Parque Foundation and the Poema del Mar aquarium. Among these, CanBio stands out, a research program financed jointly by Loro Parque and the Canary Islands Government and through which different research groups from the University of La Laguna and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are studying climate change at sea and ocean acidification and its effects on the marine biodiversity of the Canary Islands and Macaronesia, especially on cetaceans, turtles, sharks and rays.
More information at: http://www.loroparque-fundacion.org/
Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden, elegance and comfort
The 5***** Grand Luxury Hotel Botánico ensures the highest quality as it belongs to The Leading Hotels of the World organisation. Located in Puerto de La Cruz, in the north of the island of Tenerife, it offers incomparable views of Teide and the Atlantic Ocean. It also has an extensive collection of paintings by various Canarian artists that make its customers feel they are in a unique place.
Recently, it has received the TUI Holly 2020; TUI Environmental Champion 2020, and Condé Nast Johansens 2019 awards for the best Spa destination in Europe and the Mediterranean, which joined another long list of recognitions. Thus, the Hotel Botánico has once again seen its position reinforced as a sure and quality choice when it comes to spending a holiday in Tenerife.
Its offer of relaxation and beauty is enhanced by its exclusive Oriental Spa Garden, with new anti-stress and détox treatments carried out with aloe vera and ayurveda. It also offers beauty treatments by the prestigious Dr. Krulig. An extraordinary vacation in one of the most beautiful surroundings of the north of Tenerife would be, without a doubt, a true gift.
More information at: https://hotelbotanico.com/
‘Botánico Slim & Wellness’, a unique concept of dietary haute cuisine in Tenerife
Under the direction of Patrick Jarno, who made a name for himself with his food concept in Brittany, the Hotel Botánico this year launched its Botánico Slim & Wellness concept, a holiday that is only possible in Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife, a place known for having the best climate in the world 365 days a year.
A painstaking proposal, developed hand in hand with renowned chefs from the French region of Brittany, eliminates fat, promotes the intelligent consumption of proteins and carbohydrates and enhances the primary flavours of the ingredients and the freshness of the products. These, cooked in the right proportion, provide a feeling of fullness without sacrificing the pleasure of eating.
The diet is based on the separation of food into three main groups – alkaline, acidic and neutral – and is complemented by moderate physical exercise. At the same time, thanks to pleasant organised walks, you can enjoy the nature and unique landscapes of the island of Tenerife, or the magnificent parks in the surrounding area. Equally important is the use of fresh and excellent quality products, from the hotel’s own organic crops, which are transformed, thanks to careful culinary techniques, into meticulously-studied and prepared recipes in which the food preserves all its nutrients with an enhanced flavour.
With this proposal, which includes Taichi, Yoga, Qigong, Pilates and meditation classes at The Oriental Spa Garden, recognised as the best spa destination in Europe and the Mediterranean, it’s possible to recover a slender figure and a vitality and energy that provide well-being and balance in body and mind.
Brunelli’s: four years offering the best meat this side of the Atlantic
Brunelli’s restaurant, located opposite Loro Parque, is celebrating because it has been rated as the “benchmark of great meat in the Canary Islands” by important gastronomy supplements such as Metrópolis, from El Mundo, and as “the best meat restaurant in Tenerife” by TripAdvisor in 2018. In addition, it has recently been awarded the Plato 2020 in the new Michelin Guide.
Since its opening four years ago, this establishment set-up in the style of typical American steakhouses has revolutionised the gastronomic offer of Puerto de La Cruz, in the north of Tenerife, with its impressive range of meats: T-bone steak from Avila, Black Angus entrecôte, etc. The best cuts cooked in a very special way, thanks to Brunelli’s special oven, unique in the Canary Islands, capable of grilling the meat at 800º, keeping in all the flavour and providing one of the juiciest textures possible.
Its offer is completed with an excellent wine list, varied desserts, a meticulous service, and the possibility of contemplating the best sunsets of the island from its large terrace open to the sea. Brunelli’s is known for having the best meat on this side of the Atlantic: in Puerto de La Cruz, in the north of Tenerife.
More information at: https://brunellis.com/