b-m e t .co m http://www.b-met.co m/blo g/butterfly-park-benalmadena-maripo sario -de-benalmadena/#.USev0R2eNcwButterfly Park Benalmadena (Mariposario de Benalmadena)adminJust on the edge of the pretty village of BenalmadenaPueblo you will f ind the colourf ul world of the Mariposariode Benalmadena – butterf ly Park. It is open every day ofthe week f rom 10am – 6pm (not closed f or siesta) andhouses more than 1,500 butterf lies. T hroughout the wholeyear more than 150 dif f erent species f rom tropical areas allover the world are exhibited here. With each new visit youwill f ind new species to see as their lif e span is only 2-3weeks.T he environmental conditions of the park match that of thebutterf lies natural habitats with the temperature beingbetween 24-29 degrees Celsius with humidity at 80%.Many of the species reproduce in the park itself , so as wellas butterf lies you can watch the f ascinating stages of their biological cycle, observe their courtshipf lights and mating and see the cycle f rom eggs to caterpillars. As new butterf lies are born every day inthe nursery you wouldn’t want to miss the rare opportunity of seeing how they hatch f rom the chrysalis,open their wings and take their f irst f light.Alongside the butterf lies you will f ind an array of plants that are essential f or their lif e. Each species ofbutterf ly needs a specif ic plant to lay it’s eggs in. T his is called the “Host Plant”. T his close relationshipbetween plants and butterf lies is a result of millions of years of evolution. It is important that f emalebutterf lies f ind and recognise their host plants among the vast botanical diversity of the tropical f orests.
With so many amazing natural sights to see you won’t want to f orget your camera. Taking photographsis allowed, including f lash photography.Disabled access is good and small dogs are allowed if carried by their owners and there is also waitingarea f or larger dogs.While you are in the area, why not visit the Benalmadena Buddhist Stupa which is just across the road?When is the Mariposario de Benalmadena Open?T he Butterf ly Park is open every single day of the year f rom 10am to 6pm and doesn’t close f or siesta.How Much Does It Cost?Prices (as of February 2012)Adult……………………………….8.50 EurosChildren (3-12 years)…………. 5.00 EurosRetired……………………………7.50 EurosDisabled………………………….7.50 EurosA special of f er is available on Tuesdays and T hursdays…..5.00 Euros Per Person*Special of f ers do change so please check bef ore you go*How Do I Get T here?By Car:- Take the Autovia del Mediterraneo A7, Salida (Exit) 217.By Train:-Take the train to Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel station. When you walk out of the train stationthere is a bus stop f or the ‘L2′ bus. You need to take that and get of f at the Buddhist Temple (Stupa)T he Mariposario de Benalmadena is right next to it.By Bus:- L2 (Benalmadena)M112 ( Malaga-Mijas)M121 ( Torremolinos-Benalmadena-Mijas)What Is T he Contact Information?T he Mariposario de Benalmadena can be contacted via telephone on +344 951 211 196or via e-mail at :- firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can also f ind all the inf ormation you require on the website www.mariposariodebenalmadena.comIf you are planning to visit the Butterf ly Park in a group, please consider using BMET transf ers. We canaccommodate very large groups up to 55 people and provide comf ortable, f ully air conditioned vehicles.Our drivers also speak English.Please join our community on Facebook and Twitter to receive regular updates and of f ers.4