BIOPARC – a hidden animal paradise in the heart of Fuengirola.
If you have ever thought that beautiful Costa Del Sol is only a paradise destination for people like you and me, then you are completely wrong because we invite you to visit the town of Fuengirola, located in the heart of the Costa Del Sol between Malaga and Marbella. Walking around the town with its big choice of good restaurants located especially in the so-called “Hunger Street”, enjoying the port side and the long sea promenade, visiting its castle with amazing views to the Mediterranean, something very special would catch your attention right in the centre of the city near the famous “Plaza de Toros”. This very unique and unusual detail would be the big Baobab tree – symbol of the small hidden animal paradise “Fuengirola BIOPARC”.
“BIOPARC” is one of the best zoo’s in Europe because of its unique concept and its creative design, which allow to each of the guests to travel during their visit to the tropical worlds of Africa and Asia.
If you have ever dreamt to travel to one of these continents? Then this is your special chance to do it without leaving the sunny Costa Del Sol or booking some thousands kilometers trip. Fortunately the sun here is almost the same as at the most tropical corners.
Walking through the paths of the tropical wild atmosphere of the park, you will not only be able to discover its vegetation (tropical plants, flowers, trees) but you will also be able to meet the real habitants of this site, the wild animals. The park distinguishes from the other zoo’s because it offers the possibility to share the space and to observe from the inside the life of all these different species, which unfortunately most of them are in danger of extinction such as gorillas and the Sumatran tigers.
This makes of the zoo a unique inmersion experience divided in 4 different natural habitats representing:
-Madagascar Island with the famous lemurs;
“BIOPARC” has also a series of activities prepared both for the young and the adult visitors to make them discover the interesting details of the tropical nature and the curious life of the animals. One cafetería and a shop are also available in the park to make you enjoy the experience in the most comfortable way and to make you take with yourself something that would remind you this unique tropical “trip”.
Nothing more to say! Just come and visit the zoo that has been transporting its visitors for over 15 years to the beautiful world of Nature!
Come and fall in love with this small tropical paradise where the main words of each of the persons working in the zoo is: “WE LOVE ANIMALS”!
AND THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL RULE TO FOLLOW IN OUR DAILY LIFE!
Last weekend ( the 28th and the 29th of May 2016) the luxurious and exclusive circuit of the region of Ronda “ Ascari “ prepared a great luxurious cars event, organized by INCA Company.
It was a really unique event for the province of Malaga because it has brought together, on the biggest track of Formula1 of Spain, at the same time not only an exhibition and the selling of exclusive cars, but also a whole series of different activities specially prepared in the same circuit. These activities included the possibility of test-drive of the race cars as a co-pilot, the competitions of the racing cars, the test-drive and the presentation of the new “Ligier JS P3 Nissan” and much more.
The presented luxurious cars were the famous brands such as Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Viper, Scotty, Bugatti and Bentley, among many others.
The renowned car dealer and company “Guarnieri” showed at Salon Spain 2016 a unique brand, known only by the real experts – ”PAGANI HUAYRA”.
It is a super sports car, which has been created by the Italian car company “Pagani”, founded by the Argentinian Horacio Pagani. “ Huayra”, which means “wind” in the ancient Quechua language, is the prefect name for this car that reaches a speed up to 386 km/h with its Mercedes-Benz AMG motor. A real luxury that must be prepared according to the requests of every special client to become really unique!
The Ascari Circuit was the perfect election of place for the organization of this great event. All the participants could discover the high class of this circuit that offers a big variety of services to the lovers of the racing cars. Nevertheless, Ascari is also an ideal leisure place both for the individual Ascari Club members and for the families because it offers a series of activities to enjoy in the complex.
The authentic Andalusian environment, its wonderful views to the mountains, the aromas of the Spring flowers and a charming ambience of rural Spain were emphasizing better than nobody the beauty of these luxurious cars!
Benalmadena, one of the most touristic towns of the Costa Del Sol, has a lot to offer to its visitors. The coastal zone, Benalmadena Costa, invites to discover the beaches with some water activities, restaurants, hotels and other leisure and vacation services.
And nevertheless, the upper part of the Benalmadena Pueblo, with its panoramic views has a very unique hidden place where you will discover the magic of the butterflies.
This place is ” El Mariposario ” of Benalmadena, a real temple of the magic nature, built in a unique Asian style and located next to the Buddhist Temple.
Do you know the real world of the butterflies?
“El Mariposario” gives you this opportunity because each of the visitors, big and small, can discover it with the butterflies during all the visit, sharing their natural space.
This makes out of this zoological complex an unforgettable experience. Walking along a small tropical forest, created with decorative plants, you are going to discover between 1.500 and 2.000 butterflies of more than 100 different species.
They will flutter around you and they might also sit down in your hands to get to know you better. If you are the lucky ones of course! You will see all of them fly; you will also see them asleep, when the newborn ones will be waiting for 2 hours to dry off their wings;
you will see them eating mature fruits, offered to them like to the real princesses; but also camouflaged in case of the dangerous birds and much more.
You will discover and see with your own eyes all the four phases of the life of every of these beautiful beings of the insect world, beginning with the egg, the caterpillar and ending as a chrysalis that transforms into a beautiful creation of nature, so-called ‘butterfly’. All this and much more to discover yourself in details.
Nevertheless, the butterflies are not the only owners of this secret paradise because you will have the opportunity to see some birds, fishes, turtles, the only European chameleon and an higuana.
We would like to share with you some secrets that we discovered during our visit:
– Did you know that since the moment when the butterflies start to fly, they begin to search to create a couple and they recognize their other part thanks to the perfume that belongs to every special species?
– Did you know that they fly more when it is sunny and they rest during the cloudy days?
– Did you know that the chrysalises can have form of a stone, a leaf to avoid being eaten?
IF YOU HAVE DISCOVERED SOMETHING NEW OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE, THEN DO NOT LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE THE LIFE OF THE BUTTERFLIES FOR ONE MOMENT AND A TIME OF A DAY VISIT!
OTHER ADVANTAGES OF THE “MARIPOSARIO” THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO MENTION:
– “El Mariposario” of Benalmadena has an easy access from the highway A7 (exit 217) for the visitors driving a car and very central location for the tourists of the Costa Del Sol coming both from the Malaga and the Marbella area. There is possibility of reaching the place using the public transport.
– Open 365 days a year, what will allow you to plan this exceptional activity during the rainy days or on Sundays.
– There are special offers for guided visits of school and organised groups adapted to each age rate.
– The entrance tickets can be bought online on the official website with special discounts.
– Take the advantage to make a few spectacular photos of the nicest butterflies of the world! It is allowed!
Address: Avd. Retamar s/n (near Buddhist Temple)
Benalmádena Pueblo 29639
Tel. : 951-211-196