Terra Natura is wild life park located near Benidorm, in the Costa Blanca, Spain. Located next to Aqua Natura water park the 320,000 square metres (79 acres) attraction is a new generation zoo that lets visitors make contact with animals with barriers invisible to the human eye. Many species can be viewed, including elephants, tigers, monkeys, lions, African buffalo, and rhinos divided into four zones or areas: Pangea (the park entrance area), America, Asia and Europe.
From day one the park had over 1500 animals representing 200 species. Unfortunately, there were some animals died and were not replaced (for instance originally there were 15 elephants and now there are 3 perhaps 4).
All animals seem to be very well looked after and the size of their enclosures reflect this. There is a farm yard area where children can wander through and touch the animals. Kids can pet a lot of those animal, they are not afraid and easy to reach. There is also a very good bird of prey show and some good exhibit areas (like the one on the entry dedicated to reptiles and cobras).
The park is not huge but prepare for long walks and steep climbs. Fortunately along the way there are plenty of seated rest areas and the paths are clearly marked making navigating easy.
Being February, it was rather chilly and most of the food/drinks outlets were not open but you can bring your own and have a great picnic.
All in all if the weather had been a bit warmer it would have been an even better experience but we still enjoyed it.
By Carlos Canaes. Reviewed on March 6th 2016
Opens all year.
Tickets from 19€ (low season)
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