Theme park with a variety of exotic species: birds, reptiles, sea animals…. HOURS: Every day from 09:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m. PRICES: Residents: children, € 6; adults, € 10. Non-residents: children, € 12; adults, € 17.
LOCATION: Calle Noruega, 2, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. INFORMATION: +34 928 841 286.
The attractions of Rancho Texas Park combine active and contemplative leisure. Children may ride a pony, paddle a canoe on the lake or run around the spacious playgrounds, while adults contemplate the heterogeneous samples of exotic species housed in the showrooms. At the entrance to the center there is an exhibition of birds and reptiles. We can witness the quietude of the royal owl and of Virginia, the colorful parrots of the Amazon of Finsh and the Eclectus, and next to them, the sleepy snakes, boas and pythons.
Another one of the seductions of Rancho Texas Park comes from a great central lake where Nile crocodiles delight the younger ones. The children’s reaction to sea animals is interesting. In general, they get along very well with birds, livestock animals and any other critters, but the ones that move in water seem to be like their cartoon heroes.
“Crocodile, crocodile”, the children in the picture call out, waiting in vain for an answer, although some of them thought they heard an answer. Very near the impressive crocodiles we see the amenable sea lions diving in. Every day at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.there is a show directed by specialists. It is worthwhile to be there at these times. Other shows at Rancho Texas Park include: the bird show (11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.) and the parrot show (11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.). Next to this section is the farm with rabbits, donkeys, goats, small pigs and hens.