Fuengirola Zoo, or Bioparc, as it is now called is a favourite amongst holiday makers who visit theCosta del Sol. If you haven’t been, you need to make sure you a visit in to your busy holiday plans; the kids will love you for it and you’ll have a blast of a time! Until the end of August, they’re even open at night!
Divided into different themes, Bioparc Fuengirola offers visitors a unique experience as you are taken on a fascinating tour that includes visiting Africa’sCongoValleywith its lush vegetation and a group of gorillas, including an enormous silverback!
Southeast Asia is next; the park has recreated ancient ruins and rainforest vegetation inspired by the Angkor civilisation inCambodia. See the wild tigers roaming freely around the large compound and, this year, you’ll be able to see the latest addition to the family, Sumatran tigers!
An enormous Baobab tree – which is more than 1000 years old – stands tall overlooking the whole park. Around it, the park recreates the forests ofMadagascarwhere you can see four different species of lemur which are in danger of extinction.
There are various shows and live demonstrations which are both educational and fun. However, this summer, the highlight has to be the new night time experience which the zoo is offering its visitors. Until the end of August, you’ll be able to discover the magic and mysterious world that comes alive at nightfall; you’ll be treated to traditional African dance and music with its percussion, drums and spectacular choreography and you’ll be able to see the Sumatran tigers, Malayan Tapirs and even a Pygmy Hippopotamus!
During the whole month of August, the park is open until midnight, allowing you ample time to visit the whole zoo and experience night time in the African jungle!
If you are staying at Sunset Beach Club and interested in visiting Bioparc Fuengirola, you can get more information and buy tickets at our leisure desk on the 6th floor of the hotel.