Explore best Local Zoos in Spain
There are three excellent zoos within 60 miles of Casas Almóros, all of which are popular with our family. Feed the animals at Rio Safari or walk around the continents at Terra Natura. If sea animals are more your thing, be sure to visit Mundo Mar.
Rio Safari – Elche
Distance: 26.4miles (Approx. 40minutes)
A real favourite with our family. Whilst the name says safari it really is a zoo. They have a lovely little train that drives you in amongst some of the animals. There is a petting zoo and you can buy food from the shop to feed the animals. Various shows take place throughout the day…. try and get a place in the shade in the height of the summer. Take your swimmers along as they have a small waterpark and swimming pool which you can access free of charge. There are picnic areas available. It’s a great day out.
Terra Natura – Benidorm
Distance: 55miles (Approx 1 hour 10mins drive)
There are 2 Terra Natura parks, Benidorm and Murcia. Benidorm is much larger and continues to develop attractions there. This is where we usually go. They have recently opened their Multi Adventure Park which is a play area of rope bridges, towers and slides ideal for slightly older kids. It is definitely a good way to spend a day and our kids often pester us to go back. The park is divided into continents and you can walk around each area to see their native animals. Make sure you go and feed the elephants and the tigers are amazing to watch. You can combine this with a trip to Aqua Natura water park which is right next door for this you need to buy a combined ticket.
Mundo Mar (Sea World) – Benidorm
Distance: 57.4miles (Approx 1 hour 10mins drive)
This is a really lovely park to visit and gives you some great views of Benidorm, if you like skyscrapers. Of all the zoos, we think this is the cleanest and well kept, a real pleasure to visit with loads of covered areas to get out of the sun. They also run shows throughout the day. Make sure you see the Dolphin Show set to the music of Phantom of the Opera…stunning, sends tingles down your spine. They have a great kids play park for kids of all ages. Our kids could easily spend the whole day just in the park. Again there are picnic areas available.