If you are enjoying a relaxing stay in your private holiday home on the Costa del Sol but feel like you want a change from soaking up the sun by your private pool then a trip to the famous and impressive Fuengirola Zoo is a must.
Fuengirola Zoo is easy to find. Make you way to Fuengirola via the A7/N340 and pick up the signs from there. As you approach the zoo via the road you will see an underground municipal Parking Lot, park your car in here and walk back up to the zoo’s main entrance.
The zoo opens from 10:00 a.m. every morning with no exceptions. The closing times vary according to the month. In the Winter months the Park closes at 6p.m. but the closing times increase as the warmer months approach. In the summer months Fuengirola Zoo stays open until midnight. This means you can still enjoy the sun and beach all day before heading over to the Zoo and enjoying the animals in the cooler and darker hours when they are more active.
To view the full closing times please click on the link: http://www.bioparcfuengirola.es/prepara-tu-visita/horarios/
I keep using the term Zoo but they do prefer the term BioParc as the management do pride themselves on the conservation work and contributions they make to a better world environment very seriously. The Parc is involved in many breeding schemes and are constantly running fund raising events to assist animals and people in threatened and endangered habitats.
Entry to the Parc is reasonable and for large families there is a 15% discount available. Adults are priced at 17.9 Euros, Children aged 3 to 9 are 12.5 Euros, OAP’s and Disabled customers are 12.5 Euros while under 3’s are free.
You can either make your own way around the Parc using one of the handy maps or you can choose to go on one of the FREE guided tours. These set off from the main entrance at 12:00p.m. or 8p.m. The guide offers specialist knowledge and useful insights into all the inhabitants of the zoo and their environments. Times can vary so check with a member of staff.
The Parc is broken up into three main areas Madagascar, Equatorial Africa and Southeast Asia. The Madagascar section of the Parc boasts the baobab tree. This is on eof the largest artificial trees in the world and it took 6 months to build. As you make your way around the three areas you will see Birds, Animals, Reptiles, Insects and Vegetation that are native to each area.
Some of the big draws are the White Tigers which are now unfortunately virtually extinct, Gorillas including a male silver back, Crocodiles, the cute Meerkats, Orangutans, tropical fish, snakes, monkeys, hippos and much much more.
If your little monkeys need to burn off some steam then there is a 500 sq metre Children’s play area. There are Robinson Crusoe tree houses, ball pit, swings, slides and everything else a child needs to Go Wild. A terrace for the grownups is nearby where you can relax and enjoy a drink whilst keeping an eye on the younger ones.
A superb restaurant is available to take care of the hunger you have built up making your way around the Bioparc. The menu caters for young and old, it is also licensed to serve alcohol.
A well stocked shop means that a souvenir of your trip can also be picked up.
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