Fuerteventura Oasis Park
Parrot doing puzzles © Mphung
The little fishing village of La Lajita, on the east coast of Fuerteventura, has been put on the tourist map because it offers one of the island's main attractions, the 'Oasis de Los Camellos' zoo (usually referred to as the Fuerteventura Oasis Park). The zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals from 250 different species, including giraffes, camels, hippos, elephants, flamingoes, lemurs and much more. The park is big and features nature trails winding around the enclosures; it is the only botanical garden in Fuerteventura, showcasing indigenous and tropical flora. There are parrot shows, birds of prey shows, sea lion shows, and reptile shows, as well as horse rides and camel safaris. The lemurs are a highlight, and for a little extra visitors can stroll through their enclosure and interact with the friendly animals. It is possible to buy food to give the various animals at the entrance. There is a petting zoo and playground area designed for small children as well. While waiting their turn visitors can relax under the palm trees at the zoo's bar, or try out one of the restaurants. Every Sunday there is a fresh produce and craft market at the park, where visitors can browse if they aren't too occupied with the animals.
Address: Ctra. General de Jardia s/n Lalita Pajara.
Telephone: +34 902 400 434
Transport: Buses 1, 5 and 25 run from Tarajejo, and buses 1, 6 and 10 run from Corralejo.
Opening times: Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Admission: €25 (adults); €12.50 (children aged 3 to 11). Some activities cost extra.