Poema del Mar Aquarium
Opened in 2017, Poema del Mar boasts one of the largest curved glass aquariums in the world. Exhibits include a variety of marine ecosystems and house over 350 different species from all over the world—from Nile crocodiles and loggerhead sea turtles to Atlantic angel sharks—some of which cannot be found in any other aquarium.
Travelers on a tight timeline can visit Poema del Mar as part of an organized excursion. Many tour options include hassle-free round-trip transportation and skip-the-line benefits as well as stops at other local attractions, such as Las Canteras beach and the city’s historic old town.
Things to Know Before You Go
Poema del Mar Aquarium is ideal for families with young children.
Make the most of your time in the area by purchasing a combo ticket to Poema del Mar and either Loro Parque or Siam Park.
The aquarium has a snack bar, a lobby café, and a sit-down restaurant onsite.
Poema del Mar is both stroller and wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Poema del Mar Aquarium is situated next to Sanapú Dock (Muelle Sanapú) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and is easily accessible by public transport: You can take the number 12, 21, 45, 47, or 60 bus and get out at the dock. If you are driving, Poema del Mar is 25 minutes from the airport; take exit GC-1 towards Las Palmas at the La Aviación Avenue roundabout, then follow the signs to the aquarium.
When to Get There
Poema del Mar is open daily from 9am to 6pm, year round. When you go, make sure to leave plenty of time to experience the aquarium’s numerous exhibits.
Explore Las Palmas
As the capital of Grand Canary Island, Las Palmas offers plenty for the curious traveler to do and see before or after a visit to the Poema del Mar Aquarium. Beach lovers shouldn’t miss the wide stretch of sand at Las Canteras, while history buffs might consider a visit to Casa Museo de Colón. Alternatively, those with a tight time frame may prefer to book a comprehensive tour with stops at several popular local attractions.
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