Rancho Texas is found on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen and on a many trips recently, we made a decision to spend a day trip their using the children. Rancho Texas features amongst its attractions, an Indian amphitheatre where we witnessed a stunning display in falconry, a Nature Park where our children watched and also used a few of the animals, a Goldmine The location where the big water-wheel runs water to gold-bearing sands where the kids can try to find hidden treasure plus an Indian Village where they took a ride in a Indian canoes and visited the Tepees.
If you're looking for somewhere for your adults, then why return after they host among the now legendary Rancho Texas Country and Western Nights.
We started our visit within the Nature Park, host to numerous Animals and Birds. El born area includes 'The Opera'- A round enclosure using a great variety of singing birds to experience amazing sounds, 'The Promenade of colour' - using its sensational number of birds and hues, 'Liliput Farm', where the children held the worlds smallest farm animals and saw bigger ones as Turtles, Iguanas, Armadillos and Prairie dogs.
Before we're able to finish, we were interested in crowd gathering within the Indian Amphitheatre (1 of 3 shows we'd witness right then and there). After we been feeling relaxed, the guide entertained us with a fantastic falconry demonstration, section of that involves the falcons flapping people on the head with thweir huge wings as they swoop from high gantries for the central 'stage'.
Following this, we took the kids towards the Indian Village to calm them down somewhat. Our youngest (4 at that time) took part in the Tepees, paddled a Canoes and discovered 'Treasure' having followed the lake in the big water-wheel towards the gold-bearing sands. Our eldest (9 at that time) thought it was too young for him but consented to 'look after his brother' and clearly enjoyed himself, although he denied it at the time.
Next i was drawn to center area even as were informed a second show would come from 15 minutes time. Like everyone else, we decided this is a good time to have something you can eat and drink and were surprised to find out our Falconry 'expert' aiding behind the foodstuff counter (we assumed he'd washed his hands !). This would not be our last meeting, while he hosted the Parrot show whilst there were lunch. One additional show and a few great pictures for your loved ones.
Our two boys wished to let off some steam, therefore we permit them to play for a short while inside the adventure play area, before going returning to complete out tour from the animals.
Our third show during the day, was to be the best. Our 'expert' returned (clearly multi-talented) and decided he'd jump into a pit with all the Alligators. Then he crept up behind one and played with it (in case you're wondering, he's got very quick reflexes). Toward get rid of the show he chose to hop on the Alligator and sis finale involved holding the Alligators mouth closed between his chin and the chest - some show !
The kids were as amazed as we were and it almost rounded off a great day out and fantastic value at 14 Euros per adult and 9 Euros for him or her (under twos are free).
One of the most modern of Lanzarote's attractions, Rancho Texas, retains included in the Manrique influence, with 60,000 m� of amusement park, designed with the maximum respect for the ambience and everything built with natural materials such as stones and wood.