Incredible aquarium of Poema del Mar bursts into bloom as flora flourishes
The aquarium Poema del Mar, aspiring to become one of the most impressive aquariums in the world, is entering its final phase of construction.
The exciting project will add to the existing portfolio of the award-winning Loro Parque in Puerto to de la Cruz and Siam Park in Costa Adeje.
It is under construction in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and will bring marine life closer to the visitor with a great variety of species from different locations around the world.
One of its main features will be the world’s largest curved window which will accommodate the biggest seawater species, such as hammerhead sharks, angel sharks, big manta rays, sand devils and pelagic species.
Loro Parque says work on the Poema del Mar theme park is now entering its final phase of finishing and thematization.
“The civil work is in its last phase, pending only the final touches and will finish with the closing of the roof,” a spokesman explained.
“This will be left until the end, since to leave it open until the last moment allows the best adaptation to all the flora that has been included.”
Many of the pieces needed for the interior are also so big that bringing them in through the roof is the only option.
The finishing phase includes creating the themes of the various spaces, decoration and providing the optimum conditions for the new “tenants” so they can enjoy the best possible conditions.
“We have modified the structure of work for the coming months. One of the most important changes has been to start working with sub-contracted companies directly, since they represent 90% of the work,” the spokesman ex-plained.
One of the most interesting and visual impact of the park is the number of flora species that already live in Poema del Mar. These were planted many months ago so they are in their maximum splendour when the first visitors arrive.
There are more than 2,000 flora species from different places, including from the continents such as Africa, Asia and countries like Australia.
There are ferns of all kinds and beautiful plants, along with other trees and palms to create a beautiful forest to recreate the environment of the space dedicated to the rivers and lagoons along with its marine world.
The Loro Parque group says there is still months of hard work ahead because “we work with living beings and they have their adaptation deadlines that cannot be altered”, adding: “Always in the pursuit of excellence as the guarantee of all the Parks that the Loro Parque Group has created.”