Liven up your beach holiday with an animal adventure at Benidorm’s Terra Natura zoo theme park. It’s not your average zoo, though, but one that specializes in 'zooimmersion,' dropping visitors into the animals’ natural-like environments rather than the other way around. In doing so, humans are separated from the exotic creatures by seemingly invisible — though very much present — barriers (think: man-made rivers and canyons and such).
The park offers a range of different areas and animals to see, with sections broken out by global region, including Pangea, America, Asia and Europe. Between them they feature 1,500 animals of 200 species, such as elephants, rhinos, crocodiles and colorful birds. From shows to feedings and photos, Terra Natura offers loads of ways to maximize not only your zoo experience but also your island visit.
Picnic areas are available onsite, so you may wish to bring your own food. Note that the park closes Monday-Thursday during several weeks in winter. Combo tickets are available, which permit access to Aqua Natura water park in Benidorm.