Selwo Marina in Benalmadena Malaga


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Guide to the Selwo Marina park in Benalmadena, Malaga. The park features shows with dolphins, seals and birds and is an excellent day out for the whole family when visiting the Costa del Sol, Spain.

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Selwo Marina in Benalmadena Malaga

  1. 1. b-m e t .co m m/blo g/selwo -marina-benalmadena-fo r-a-great-family-day-o ut/#.USeseR2eNcwSelwo Marina Benalmadena – For A Great Family Day OutadminSituated next to Paloma Park in Benalmadena Costa is one ofthe Costa del Sol’s most popular places f or a f amily day out.Selwo Marina is quite a compact park housing a variety of marinecreatures including penguins f rom the Antarctic, dolphins f romthe Caribbean Sea, wildlif e f rom the Amazon rain f orest andexotic birds.When you visit Selwo Marina, you will be given a map of the parkthat also tells you when the animal shows take place throughoutthe day. T he biggest highlight of these shows is def initely thedolphin display. T his takes part in the large salt water pool withterraced seating where you can enjoy watching the skills ofthese amazing, sociable creatures.Another display that takes part in the dolphinarium is the sea lion show. T he star of this show is mostcertainly a large male sea lion called Bruno. You will see him perf orm an array of tricks including spinninghula hoops, balancing a ball on his nose and his very popular disco dancing.Af ter the dolphin and sea lion shows you can have your photo taken beside these amazing creatures!T he other end of park is where the penguins live in Ice Island. To replicate the penguins naturalenvironment, the temperature and light in Ice Island is strictly regulated.Four species of penguins live at Selwo: Gentoo, Rockhoppers, Magellanic and the giant King Penguinwho can grow up to a metre in height. T he best time to visit the penguins is at f eeding time when theirkeeper gives a talk about them in English and Spanish.Another section of the park is the Amazonian exhibition where you can see f ish, terrapins, f rogs and
  2. 2. snakes.Selwo also has a f un adventure playground f or the children, where they can burn of f more energy usingthe climbing f rame, slides and walkways.Next to the playground is a lake with f lamingo’s, cormorants and pelicans.If you f ancy a bite to eat you can choose between the f ast-f ood outlet serving burgers and chips orrelax in the air-conditioned restaurant and enjoy a f ull 3-course menu.On site there is also ice cream stalls and f or a spot of shopping, so why not pop into the small gif t shopwhile you are there.When is Selwo Marina Open?Opening times vary throughout the year so please check their website bef ore you go.How Much Does It Cost?Adults (10-65 yrs)………………18.00 EurosChildren ( 3-9 yrs)………………13.00 EurosSeniors ( + 65)…………………….13.00 EurosHow Do I Get T here?By Car:- A7 Motorway, exit 222 Benalmadena – Arroyo de la MielFor the N-340 (Costa) Avda Antonio MachadoBy Train:- Nearest station is Arroyo de la Miel (Benalmadena)By Bus:- Portillo Bus: Line 110 ( Malaga-Marbella)Portillo Bus: Line 120 ( Torremolinos-Benalmadena)Local Bus: L2 stop at Selwo Marino Delphinarium or Windmills
  3. 3. Local Bus: L1 stop at Parque de la PalomaWhat Is T he Contact Information?Selwo Marina an be contacted via telephone at +34 902 190482You can also f ind all the inf ormation you require at their website www.selwomarina.esIf you are travelling in a larger group to the Selwo Marina, consider using our transf er services on theCosta del Sol. Our vehicles are f ully licensed, air conditioned and all of our drivers speak English.1