The Fuengirola NEW Zoo is designed to replicate the natural habitat of each and every one of the animal species living there. Large areas have been created in which water and vegetation take front stage. Rivers, gigantic trees, impressive waterfalls, bamboo-shrouded temples, hanging bridges and abandoned mines taken over by birds and bats. The Zoo is in the center of the town of Fuengirola only a few minutes walk from the bus terminal and train Station. Opens everyday from 10am. In summer its also open at knight .
Children and seniors 7 euros
Adults 9,5 euros
Fuengirola Zoo is a must while visiting Costa del Sol. It is a lovely Zoo, a bit small, but ever so nice (I love going to Zoos where ever I am in the world). They call it "another kind of Zoo". That is because the whole Zoo is a a recreation of a tropical forest and it is so accurate that you feel like you are in a jungle. They are involved in breeding programs of 35 European endangered species and take park in international programs to save the earth´s forest zones which are endangered. Like they say: "For the visitors Fuengirola is a jungle. For the animals, it is their home".
There are all kinds of animals here, tigers, gorillas, all kinds of monkeys, turtles and fish. And a lot of birds, where you enter into a jungle-like building and they roam free. Then there are guided tours into the lemur habitation, I recommend waiting for the guided tour it is so worth it being so close to the lemurs with their young ones.
In July and August you can visit at night and experience what a jungle must feel like at night and have a dinner there.
It is open all year round from 10 a.m.
The ticket cost 13 euros but I had a discount of 1,5 euros, as I used the small discount tickets you can find at hotels and at bus stations.
Parque del Sol is a lovely park next to the Fuengirola Zoo. It was inaugurated on October 2nd 1989 by the Mayor of Fuengirola in memory of Ma. del Carmen Diez de la Fuente. It has got a stream with ducks and a lot of vegetation, parts of it are like you are in a jungle (see one of my photos). There is a very interesting artwork there, like it were the parts of a rainbow, very lovely. This park is so worth visiting f.ex. when visiting the Zoo.