Selwo Marina is a park of aquatic fauna situated in Benalmadena Costa. This park has a great big pool for dolphin shows and an icy penguinarium which is the only one in Andalusia.
In Selwo, apart from dolphins, there are sea lions, penguins, exotic birds, baby crocodiles and snakes. It also offers the possibility of celebrating birthdays and other special events, all you have to do is phone up to consult availability or ask for further information.
Selwo Marina has different types of facilities:
It emulates a Caribbean landscape and it’s where the dolphinarium is located, being the only facility in Andalusia to host this. You’ll be able to see how a family of dolphins live and visit the facilities with the sea lions.
This area is for exhibitions of exotic birds brought in from the Amazon and South America. We’ll see these exotic birds in their natural environment.
This is the first icy penguinarium in Andalusia with the most complete collection of penguins of the European zoos. This penguinarium replicates the natural environment of these lovely and amusing birds. The facility is fully glazed to be able to observe from all angles how these penguins live, both outside the water and under.
This area is dedicated to the Amazon rainforest with both flora and fauna brought in from this abundant river. The Amazon facility has two rooms, one with aquariums that recreate the waters and territories of this river, and the other is formed by aqua-terrariums, where as well as different types of fish, there are also different species of amphibians and reptiles that coexist in the river and its surroundings.
The Amazon area also offers important vegetation, and has a colony of leafcutter ants, where the visitor will be able to observe the whole process from the inside of the ant’s nest.
All the facilities offer information panels and didactic multimedia games for the kids. The aim is to raise the visitor’s awareness of the importance of the environment.
There are different tickets y entrance packs:
Adult (10 to 65 years old) : 19.50€ ticket office, 15.90€ online
Children (3 to 9 years old) : 14.95€ ticket office, 13.50€ online
Pensioners (+65 years old): 14.95€ ticket office, 13.50€ online
Selwo Marina + Benalmadena Cable Car (adult): 25.70€
Selwo Marina + Benalmadena Cable Car (children): 19.90€
Selwo Pack with tickets to Selwo Marina Dolphinarium, Selwo Adventure and Benalmadena Cable Car: 36€
Season ticket to visit the parks as many times as you wish: 59€
Selwo Marina also offers the opportunity to swim with a sea lion, with the dolphins or feed the penguins; the price for the whole package is 195€, although it can be requested separately.
*Bare in mind that all the prices are valid from the 1st Sept. 2012 until end of season.
Selwo Marina has a restaurant with menus for all tastes, there are also pizzas and hamburgers, as well as a kids menu.
It’s situated right next to La Paloma Park and near the seafront and the Santa Ana beach. From Malaga, we must head towards Benalmadena and then take its turnoff from the motorway.
Selwo Marina does not have a private parking area but it’s fairly easy to park nearby for free.
If you decide to get there on public transport:
RENFE suburban train: Arroyo de la Miel station (Benalmádena)
Portillo buses: 110 line (Málaga - Benalmádena)
Portillo buses: 120 line (Torremolinos - Fuengirola)
Local Bus: L2 Stops: Selwo Marina Dolphinarium or Molinos de Viento (Windmills)
Local Bus: L1 Stop: La Paloma Park
Selwo Marina’s opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm.
Contact Telephone number: 902 19 04 82
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