Aitana safari park
Aitana Safari Park is a great way to spend a day and is brilliant fun for all the family. Situated in Penáguila 1.020 meters above the sea level, it provides incredible views of the mountain ranges that form the Sierra da Aitana.
The Safari park sits on a mountain plateau and offers plenty to see and do. A wide selection of exotic animals call this home, and visitors are invited to watch them roam in their natural habitats. There is also a smaller zoo specifically aimed at children known as the Daktari Park, where they can pet new born animals. The mini zoo also features a little train and go carts, and a fantastic seal and dolphin show that is extremely popular amongst visitors, particularly younger children.
The park also prides itself on its educational information featuring placards with information about the biology of the animals. So as well as having a great fun day out you also can learn about the nature of these animals and children are encouraged to respect the animals and learn about the wildlife around them.
Take a drive through the natural terrain and see if you can spot the wild tigers, lions, wolves, zebras, ostriches, apes and monkeys that live there. It is important of course to keep the windows up at all times when near the predators, even in the hottest summer days! There are occasions however where you are allowed to come out of the car, to get a better look at the animals, or simply to feel like you are in the wild with them! The guides will advise you to stay near the car at all times but to step outside as long as the animals remain quite far away. (This obviously does not apply when in the tiger and lion areas!)
The park also features a restaurant serving traditional Spanish food as well as a picnic area if you prefer to dine al fresco. If you are more interested in feeding the animals than feeding yourself then make sure you drive round during the daily feeding time (which is usually 3pm).
Aitana Safari park opens every day of the week throughout the year, and no matter what time of year you come you are sure to see some fascinating creatures and learn some interesting facts about wildlife and nature. The park is situated near the village of Sella, around 33km inland from Benidorm, and around an hour’s drive from Alicante, entrance costs 17 euros which is very good value for money so well worth a visit if you are nearby.
Aitana Safari park is a great place to visit which will entertain you and your whole family. Here you can take a safari around the grounds and try to spot the many different species of animal that call this home. The staff are warm and friendly and very knowledgeable and will be able to give you advice on where best to spot animals and how to approach them. The park is situated on a breath-taking mountain plateau so even if for nothing else, go for the spectacular views –they’re worth it!