On our recent holiday to Fuerteventura we visited Oasis Park and had a really great day there. I managed to take lots of photos so I thought that I would put together a review post for anyone who might be thinking of visiting.
Oasis Park is a zoo located in Jandia, which is in the south of Fuerteventura. We were actually staying at the opposite end of the island in Corralejo but Oasis Park had been recommend to us, so as we had hired a car we decided to make the hour long journey over there. And it was so worth it.
If you haven’t hired a car and still want to visit Oasis Park, they offer a free bus service across the island. With two pickups in the morning and two return trips to most towns on the island. You can find out more here.
There are so many animals to see at Oasis Park, over 3000 animal and 250 species to be exact. We saw flamingos, zebras, meerkats, turtles, cheetahs, elephants and more.
There’s also some more unusual animals that we wouldn’t expect to see at zoos here in the UK such as porcupines, hippos and crocodiles…
What I really liked about Oasis Park and what sets it apart from other zoos for me is the fact that you can get really close to the animals. The giraffes were a definitely highlight for us, they came right over to the fence and were so close to us, it really was an incredible experience.
Max really enjoyed seeing the sea lions, his favourite animals. There are several live shows on during the day with sea lions, parrots, fauna and birds of prey. Unfortunately we just missed the sea lion show but we were still able to watch them playing and swimming around in the pool, which was really cool.
As well as entrance to the main park, Oasis Park also offer a variety of experiences that allow you to get even more up close and personal with the animals. There’s the lemur experience, sea lion experience and camel safari experience which is what we decided to do.
On the camel safari experience we got to ride camels and take in the beautiful views on the largest camel reserve in Europe. It really was an amazing experience and certainly not something you get to do every day!
There is a restaurant near the entrance to the park, which is undercover so a great place to stop off for an ice cream and get out of the sun for a while. Just by the restaurant and entrance is the gift shop, as much as I would love to completely avoid gift shops it just isn’t possible with two young children! The shop is full of souvenirs and cuddly toys to keep the kids happy. You’ll also find toilet facilities at various locations around the park.
Entry to the park for non residents is €33 for adults and €19.50 for children. The camel safari experience that we did was €12 for adults and €8 for children which I would say is well worth the money for such a one off experience.
We had a fantastic day at Oasis Park and I would go as far as to say it is the best zoo that I have visited. Maybe not the biggest, but with how close we were able to get to the giraffes and camels it really was amazing. If you’re visiting Fuerteventura and looking for something to do with or without children, I cannot recommend Oasis Park highly enough.
To find out more about Oasis Park or to book your tickets online you can visit their website here.
Read more about our Fuertevenura holiday and what we got up to here.
Thank you for reading.