It was a warm September morning when we decided to head for Biopark in Fuengirola. The journey from Almunecar to Fuengirola took about one and a half hours and it was mainly motorway, so quite fast and easy to drive there. As soon as we went inside the park gates, we noticed that there were a lot more tourists there than in Almunecar and some Finns as well. This is part of the “Finnish ghetto” in Spain. I spoke Spanish when buying the tickets, but they answered back in English, which would never happen in Almunecar.
The park was made of some small areas where the animals could live quite freely, different species living right next to each other like in the nature. They also had two restaurants and a playground for the kids.
The playground was quite small, but our kids spent a lot of time there. There was a jungle gym with a slide, an exciting swing and a ball pit. There was a cafe right next to it so the adults could have some snacks while watching their children play.
There were quite many types of monkeys in the park. The kids liked playing with this small monkey that looked really sad. It stood right beside the glass wall and tried to catch the kids’ fingers. Luna started playing around with her glass jewel and the monkey tried catching it.
There was a house with some birds and other small animals. Luna liked posing with the birds. You couldn’t ignore the fact that there were some bats hanging from the roof. Don’t they fall on us…
Luna also liked the big gorilla. At times you could see it posing right next to the glass wall and it didn’t mind the spectators at all.
Before we left we participated in this guided tour on “an island” where the lemurs lived. They moved really fast from one place to another and liked being high above on the trees. It was exciting to see them jump where we were walking, right in front of our eyes.
All in all, the Biopark experience was really nice. A day out with the kids and the animals:)