Risco Bello Aquapark is a tea garden with bar and café with more than one landscaped lake.
This park is not for water sports and water fun.
It's a fairly large property in the prestigious suburb of the Park of Taoro high above the Orotava Valley. It's on a hill with beautiful views to both the coastal Puerto Cruz as well as to La Paz of the oldest Tenerife resort. Spot the skyscraper of the Belair Apartments as well as Hospital Tamaragua from the waterfalls just outside the Risco Bello park.
Here you can read Jardin Aquatico which would mean aquapark in English because an aquatic garden is really unheard of. This signpost is hanging on left of Risco Belo gate in above photo.
Now, to Bernardette's water park with directions to get there find here.
Bernadette is an elderly Belgium lady who is living there with other family members after she took over the former large farmstead a so called Finca from her late mother. It was Bernadette who turned a humble property into a recreational little botanical park like other Tenerife farm estates with large scopes. Now, she also gives tours of the main water garden that is sloping down on terraces on one side of the estate. She takes EU 4 for entrance for adults and, EU 2 for children.
You wouldn't miss the Risco Bello partly tropical, partly subtropical water garden in Taoro Park.
Many large signs point to it. They are near the former Casino Taoro which was once the most important Spa hotel of Spain.
Flowering shrubs in various shades of gray and green are around you. A pathway leads to the owner's residence on the property. Lush, tall trees are shading a private sitting place by a table in the background on one of the lawns.
During my last visit at the Risco Bello Aquapark I encountered two baby ducks together with their mum at a remote corner of the garden. They were resting on the lawn below the incredibly lush, beautiful palms of this tropical oasis. The green of the vegetation is so strong you would think that you are somewhere in a tropical country. When you enter the in property you face a most enormous palm tree. I've lived in Africa for a long time. Seldom have I seen such an extraordinary, beautiful palm setting.
By the way, Bernadette of Risco Bello Aquapark charged us EU 5 the other day for a large cup of continental coffee with yummy cheese-fruit cake with cream. You can't complain, as the park's surroundings are so privileged.
Please mind, that the place is rather exclusive. Perhaps too big crowds are not preferred to enter this semi private oasis.
A lone, black swan rides the calm waters of a large pond that's bordered by light green ground cover. This is by the tea pavilion. Can you make out the reflections of trees and bushes in the dark water?
A garden pavilion which is hidden by lush vegetation is behind the mosaic covered fountain. All is part of a charming nook where people are having tea. A duck which doesn't seem to mind them strolls past. This could just as well be at the Monastery park which was a former farmstead as well.
This lower section includes kind of a cave
walkway and a Japanese wooden bridge that spans over a lake. The red
bridge is striking. It goes very well with the green of the
surroundings. What has surprised me is that even a Lala Palm could be
This is not one of typical activity aqua parks in Tenerife. It's a special oasis to discover plants whose names you can find out from the owner. It's a place for relaxing and for contemplation.
Actually, it's young children who like being there very much. They can play balls or other games on the lawn, while mom enjoys watching them in a most soothing environment.
There is this city park for ideal living in the capital Santa Cruz. It's big and public whereas the Risco Bello is so private. Not to forget is one of Spain's most prestigious parks the Puerto de la Cruz botanical Garden.
Find Parque San Francisco an ideal little oasis for a shopping break in the middle of the Tenerife capital
Note: I am not getting anything for recommending Risco Belo Aquapark.
Bernadette who is a very elderly lady wouldn't even show me the bottom
of her park for free. She would also never buy any online advertising by
a Search Engine. People that age just don't do that nor do most Spanish
people in Tenerife. Fliers are the only accepted means of advertisement
in gastronomy in Tenerife, really.
By the way, her prices at the bar and café might have gone up by now. Nevertheless, I certainly would have returned there with my dear friend who liked it so much. However, Doris De Chiandussi passed away suddenly, and her homepage and online business went for the birds.
From Risco Bello Aquapark back to Taoro Park which to me is the best area for a holiday home in Tenerife.
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