Let yourself immerse in an exotic experience in Bioparc Fuengirola discovering a variety of species in their natural habitats.
Málaga is an amazing city. It has a fantastic climate all year round and offers a quite large range of interesting attractions to offer for every taste and age. If you’re looking for a different kind of activity, DelPaso has a suggestion for all publics.
Are you an animal lover? Are you ready to get into a unique zoo immersion experience? Then Bioparc Fuengirola is the right place for you! Keep reading to discover this unique experience.
Bioparc Fuengirola, a different kind of Zoo
As its name says, it is located in the city of Fuengirola in the province of Málaga, close to the Mediterranean Sea.
Bioparc Fuengirola represents a particular concept of parks far from the typical zoo approach.
What makes Bioparc Fuengirola different from other zoos is that its architectural design is based on a zoo immersion which makes visitors feel as if they were in the animal’s environment in the middle of the jungle.
But the most important thing is that the park protects its animals by reproducing the exact living conditions for around 200 species and letting them live side-by-side. Most of these animals are endangered or have the risk of being endangered and Bioparc Fuengirola aims to protect them from disappearing.
Bioparc Fuengirola takes part in programs to promote and guarantee the survival of the species. This park works with the UE Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) to guarantee the preservation of the Madagascar fauna, like the pygmy hippo, coast gorillas, the island orange, or the lemurs.
Therefore, it escapes the traditional zoo model to respect nature and the conservation of all species, establishing itself as a reference for a sustainable zoo in Europe.
What can you find in Bioparc Fuengirola?
You can find all sorts of bird, mammal, and reptile species from four areas of the world: Equatorial Africa, South-East Asia, Madagascar, and some islands of the Indo-Pacific region.
The park is formed and surrounded by lots of plants and water elements to make the animals feel as if they were in their natural habitats and make the visitors live a real-life experience in the middle of the jungle. If you love marine wildlife too, you can read our post on Selwo Marina.
Free guided tours are offered throughout the day at different times and activities relating to nature conservation and how animals are fed and exercised.
The park also provides a large play area for children, gift shops, and two restaurants with large terraces to eat some food and enjoy sitting in this unique environment.
The prices vary depending on the age of the visitor:
- General admission: 23,00€
- From 3 to 9 years old: 17,00€
- +65 years old: 18,00€
- Disabled: 12,50€
- Under 3 years old: free
If you buy the tickets on their website, you can get a 1€ discount for each ticket bought. However, it does not give priority to entry, as the access to this park is based on a first-come and first-served basis.
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 20:30.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 to 21:30.
The suggested duration to visit the park is around 2-3 hours.
How to get to Bioparc Fuengirola
The park is located in the center of Fuengirola, on Camilo José Cela 6-8 Avenue. You can get there either by car on the Mediterranean motorway taking exit 208 in Fuengirola or by train and bus as both stations are just about 700 meters from Bioparc Fuengirola.
And if you don’t have a car, and you need a car hire Malaga to get to the park, DelPaso can help you with a wide fleet of rental cars. If you have any questions, contact us!