Siam Park

At 185-square-kilometres, Siam Park is the largest water park in Europe, and according to TripAdvisor's 2015 travellers choice award, this Thai-themed water world is the best in the world.

Set against a backdrop of Thai architecture, lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls, there's over 30 rides to choose from.

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The park's 25 buildings are the largest Thai-themed buildings outside Thailand. They serve Thai food, have a Thai market and was opened by her Royal Highness the Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. So, if that's not enough, and you're not here for the Thai architecture, and you're a bit of an adrenalin junky. Try surfing some of the highest artificial waves in the world, that's waves up to 3m high. Don't want to rush straight into the deep end - you can learn to handle your surfboard on the fine white sand beach with coconut palms for shelter. Want to up it up a notch? How about crossing through a shark infested pool? Experience Zero-G's on the dragon, one of the most popular rides, or for those that don't have acrophobia - and don't mind looking at the stunning view of the South Tenerife coast before dropping off an almost vertical 28m tower? That's right 28m drop, then go for it - because that's what Siam Park offers.

If theoretically, you want a little less crazy. As you're just secretly a young child at heart, Siam Park also has aquariums of tropical fish, sea lions and sun bathing on the tropical Thai looking beaches. You can go for a leisurely swim on Siam Beach. There's also mini versions of the bigger slides for families with young children; alternatively, you could let the water carry you as you meander along in a rubber hoop on the longest lazy river (slow river) in the world. In fact, it's a great place to see what Siam Park has to offer from the ground. See the rides, the various water slides, including the 200m mega slide (Kinnaree), the excited and petrified faces of those participating in those rides, the tropical palms and flora, and fauna. The always hungry koi carp with their gaping mouths, the markets that will take you back to ancient Siam - and the numerous temples and Thai artifacts that dazzle in the sunlight.

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The water is guaranteed to be 24 C degrees all year round, and the park's rides have been designed for non-swimers too. There's also plenty of life guards on hand if you ever need one.

Siam Park is located in Costa Adeje and is a 22-minute drive from Tenerife - La Bodega.

You can get your tickets to Siam Park here, thus avoiding having to line up. It also comes with a low price guarantee.

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