17:50:07 Saturday, 25th May

The quaint hamlet of Guinate sits in the north-eastern part of Lanzarote and is the setting for one of the island’s major attractions, Guinate Tropical Park. At the foot of the extinct volcano Monte Corona, this park is home to more than 1,300 species of exotic birds and animals living in a recreation of their natural environment.

Marvel at the mischievous macaws, watch colourful and vibrant birds as they fly freely and observe them up close in aviaries. Wander around this huge park, which is landscaped with waterfalls, streams filled with fish and lovely gardens.

This place is a spectacle for nature lovers and enthusiasts of our feathery friends, some of which put on an amazing show where they perform amusing tricks.

In addition, Guinate Tropical Park also has a penguin pool where you can watch these cute creatures in an underwater viewing area and at feeding time. There is also a meerkat den and some lemurs.

The parrot show is on display daily at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30 hours and lasts for around 25 minutes.

Opening hours: 10:00 to 17:00 hours daily. Please allow between two and four hours to go around the park. There is an entrance fee.

Only a short distance away is Guinate’s other attraction, the Mirador de Guinate, a viewpoint providing magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Isla Graciosa. Further in the distance you can sometimes see the outlines of the small islets of Montaña Clara and Alegranza.