We spent an afternoon at the Poema del Mar Aquarium in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and walked away quite pleased with our experience.
Poema del Mar Aquarium – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Kids love aquariums. So do I. I do find them generally expensive, but I suppose €67,50 for the four of us (€25 per adult, €17,50 per child, babies are free) wasn’t too bad and cheaper than many U.S. aquariums. You can buy tickets in advance here, though we bought them at the door.
Poema del Mar is located right in the heart of Las Palmas near the ocean. The aquarium is open daily between 9:30AM and 5:30PM and reachable by boat, bus, or car. There’s a restaurant (according to the menu, main courses are only available on weekends), snack bar, and gift shop, so you theoretically could spend the whole day there.
We spent about 2.5 hours here and were able to cover the entire aquarium, which includes underwater animals and some surface-level “jungle” creatures.
I’m not going to describe the fish or other sea life here, but do note that my kids (even my daughter, just one years old at the time) loved this place and were fully occupied.
Here’s a photo essay from my visit:
A shopping mall and large grocery store are within easy walking distance of the aquarium. If driving, you’ll find (paid) parking in the shopping mall parking structure.
If you’re in Gran Canaria, do stop at the aquarium. The collection may not be among the best in the word, but it will certainly be a hit with your kids.
This is part of my summer in Germany trip report. I spent the final of the week on the island of Gran Canaria on the Spanish Canary Islands.