Exploring the Fauna of the Costa Del Sol

Apr 28 08:21 2016 Lisa Jeeves Print This Article

There are several places at which to enjoy the fauna between Málaga and Marbella. As it is 45 minutes from Málaga airport to Marbella, they are all close by.

The countryside you travel through on the way from Málaga airport to Marbella is a veritable paradise for anyone with a keen eye for wildlife. Some budding wildlife lovers are happy to just explore independently and enjoy watching out for the different local species that live here in the wild,Guest Posting while others prefer to head to a dedicated park to see more exotic varieties.

Here are our top three places, all located on the way from Málaga airport to Marbella, at which to get up close and personal to lots of different animals from the local area and further afield.

Selwo Marina Delphinarium

What could be more exciting than getting close to a dolphin, one of the most majestic of all the sea creatures that live in our oceans? Intelligent, graceful and intuitive, these mammals appear to love interacting with humans. At this Delphinarium, you can put on waders, head out into the dolphin pool and get closer than ever to these fabulous creatures.

When: You can join this activity on any day, at all times of the year, but reservations must be made.

Cost: The price for two adults and two under 10s is less than €60 and you can book online at selwo@selwo.es.

Mariposario de Benalmadena Butterfly Park

At this beautiful park, you can witness more than 1500 exotic butterflies from all over the world. Located only 20 minutes from Málaga, the park has been cleverly designed as a Thai temple, complete with waterfalls and flowers, amongst which the stunning and gorgeously coloured butterflies fly freely.

When: The park is open every day from 10am until 7.30pm.

Cost: An adult ticket costs €8.50, and for children aged between 3 and 12, the price is €6.50.

Bioparc Fuengirola

This is a real highlight, particularly if you have kids on holiday with you. With a big emphasis on respect for nature and conservation, the park champions the concept of zoo immersion, which means that the animals all live together in habitation zones created specifically for them. It is the perfect place for families, and kids will have a great time getting up close to the wildlife and seeing animals in their natural habitat.

Many of the 200 species here, including the Sumatra Tiger, are endangered, and the park has many ongoing programmes aiming to promote and guarantee the survival of these species.

When: The park is open every day.

Cost: Tickets are €19.90 for adults and €13.50 for children aged 3-9.

How To Get There

If you are staying in Marbella, you will no doubt arrive into Málaga airport, a busy hub which has numerous flights arriving daily from all over the world. A flight from London takes less than 3 hours, but you can fly from Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and even Nottingham. With such flexibility and the option of several low cost airlines, including Monarch, Thomson, easyJet and flybe, it is easy to see why the arrival port of choice is Málaga airport.

To Marbella from this airport takes just 45 minutes by car, and if you book with us, you are guaranteed a comfortable final leg of your journey. We offer competitively priced transfers from Málaga airport to Marbella which can be booked in advance and can be organised on a private or shared basis, depending on your budget and requirements. The great things about our service are that you can rely on a professional driver, a door-to-door service, and a fixed price journey.

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Lisa Jeeves
Lisa Jeeves

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable transfer from Malaga airport to Marbella, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.

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