Aquavelis water park: is open May to September and is situated 25 minutes away near the large supermarkets in the El Ingenio shopping complex in Torre del Mar. (alongside the A7 motorway).
It is the largest park of its kind in Axarquia and has over 20 different rides: superfast slides, inflatable ring rides and two large pools one with a wave machine. Children are well catered for with a special children’s pool. Highly recommended by all who go there.
The park is open 7 days a week from mid June to Mid September
Opening Times : From 11:00 to 18:00 (19:00 during July & August)
Prices: Children 4 to 12 yrs from 13.50€ Children under 4 free.
Adults: from 18.50€
The prices vary by 50 cents according to the month.
See also www.aquavelis.es
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary: A donkey sanctuary in Spain, run by volunteers and funded entirely by donations. They are open to visitors 365 days a year. Dedicated to the care and welfare of donkeys.
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary was recently featured on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and they care for donkeys (el burro), baby donkeys (el burrito), mules (el mulo), horses (caballos), dogs (perros), cats (gatos), chickens (pollos), goats (la cabra) and more! So if you are animal lovers looking for things to do on your holiday in Spain then look no further!
How to get there from Cantueso.
Drive back down the coast road to Velez Malaga/Torre del Mar and onto the A7/ E-15 Autovia/Motorway going East towards Nerja. Leave the motorway at the 292 junction and head into town on the MA-5105. You will go south down the hill towards Nerja. After the third roundabout take the road on the right before the road curves to the left and goes over the bridge. Follow the road until you can go no further and you should have found them.
Selwo Marina, (Benalmadena) is an innovative concept in fauna parks, exhibiting the most representative species of South America. It has the only Dolphinarium and Ice Penguinarium in Andalucia. Selwo Marina provides, within its 1.67 hectares of space, an adventure which takes you to different scenes in South America where you will discover, little by little, its most charismatic landscapes and fauna.
It is possible at certain times to swim with dolphins and there are many shows throughout the day and to make the most of your visit go early. Normally open 10.00 to 18.00hrs but some months it closes much later. About 1_ hours from here. See also www.selwomarina.com
The Benalmadena Sea Life Centre offers an unforgettable experience for the whole family as you explore the wonderful sea creatures of the marine world.
Discover the kingdom of the seahorses and enjoy a wide selection of colourful tropical fish. Other attractions include a piranha tank, octopus, squid, and a touch and explore area full of crabs and other creatures (not the piranhas).
The Benalmadena Sea Life Centre also advertises the biggest collection of sharks in Europe. Indeed more than 20 species of shark are to be found there from around the world.
The Benalmadena Sea Life Centre is open to the general public all year round. Admission usually begins at around 10am. About 1_ hour from Cantueso.
Tivoli World Amusement Park: The largest theme park/amusement park on the Costa del Sol is Tivoli World; in Arroyo de la Miel, near Benalmadena. There are a wide variety of shows in each of the parks themed areas; Western square – an authentic reproduction of a wild west town, Andalusian square – traditionally Spanish with Flamenco and Spanish ballet, and finally Tivolandia. In addition to the shows there are over 30 rides to be enjoyed, a theatre, extensive gardens, mini train and a Jurassic adventure.
Tivoli World is open from mid March through to the end of September. Opening times differ depending on which month you are visiting, make sure you check first. www.tivoli.es or
telephone : 952 57 70 16. About 1.5 hours from Cantueso.
The Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in Andalusia. Stretching for almost 5 km the caverns are one of Spain’s major tourist attractions. Concerts are regularly held in one of the chambers which forms a natural ampitheatre.
The caves were discovered in 1959 by a group of cavers, who entered through a narrow sink hole, known as “La Mina”. This forms one of the two natural entrances to the cave system. A third entrance was created in 1960 to allow easy access for tourists. The cave is divided into two main parts known as Nerja I and Nerja II. Nerja I includes the Show Galleries which are open to the public, with relatively easy access via a flight of stairs and concreted pathways to allow tourists to move about in the cavern without difficulty. Nerja II, which is not open to the public comprises the Upper Gallery discovered in 1960 and the New Gallery discovered in 1969.
Lobo Park (Wolf Park) near Antequera is a private wolf park where you may look a wolf in the eye for the first time in your life. The park has 4 different wolf sub-species (Canadian Timber, European, Alaskan Tundra and native Iberian wolves). The 40-hectares protected and untouched nature park has innumerable rare plant and animal species. Unlike other parks the wolves are socialized but NOT domesticated and live in a semi-natural environment.
All enclosures have been set up with vast space, something you don’t normally see in other animal parks. The surrounding nature has been kept natural, which gives you the chance to enjoy a walk through with a guide (Spanish and English speaking tours most days) in a landscape complete with oak trees and wonderful views of the El Torcal.
The Lobo Park is also home to several other animals such as a foxes and domestic farm animals. There are also Andalusian horses available for you to ride.
This beautiful park offers families fun and excitement, stimulating education programs, as well as a peaceful place to enjoy nature.
The Park is normally open daily:
10:00 – 18:00
Daily 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 & 16:30
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays every hour 11:00 – 15:00 & 16:30
The park is easy to find and only 8 km outside of Antequera (take the Antequera – Álora road)
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