Visitors to the Costa Blanca have a superb range of attractions and activities to enjoy, including a number of theme and animal parks such as Terra Natura. Located on the outskirts of Benidorm, the park has been constructed to include four zones featuring different animals from around the world. Each zone has been landscaped with the animals comfort and welfare in mind using natural parkland and forest with over 3,000 varieties of 70 different tree species and more than 100 plant species imported from around the world. It also provides a natural viewing experience for visitors by using invisible barriers in the animal enclosures.
Terra Natura provides ample parking (charges apply) and although pets are not permitted in the park, there is a kennel service where visitors can leave their pets. Baby buggies and lockers can be rented and there are also wheelchairs for hire. Terra Natura has endeavoured to make the park as wheelchair friendly as possible but it is advisable to visit with family or friends who can assist on some of the steeper paths.
There is a customer service office and lost property next to the ticket office as well as first aid and ample ablution blocks. Hungry visitors can choose from a selection of cafes and restaurants, and there are picnic areas for those wishing to bring their own refreshments. All zones and areas of Terra Natura are available to the public and they also feature guided tours for groups of 20 or more per guide.
Pangea – Not for the feint of heart, this zone houses some of the world's most venomous creatures such as the beautiful but deadly dart frog, scorpions, spiders and snakes.
Asia – This is the parks most popular zone where visitors can view mighty tigers, elephant, rhino, water buffalo and the acrobatic gibbons.
Europe – Most European animals are not dangerous, allowing visitors the chance to pet some of the animals which include, deer, boar, peacocks, big horn sheep and donkeys.
America – Another very popular zone that includes a large aviary with colourful parrots toucans and pink flamingos. Part of the zone has been constructed to resemble Mayan ruins where you can see the exotic jaguar and black panther, monkeys, llamas and armadillos.
Terra Natura Experiences
The park boasts a multi-adventure zone where visitors can view some of the animals whilst crossing an exciting assault course with suspended walkways, bridges, tunnels, hanging bridges, slides and zip lines. There is also a play park for the younger children with a large central climbing frame, slides, rope climbs, swings and a roundabout.
During the summer months kids can meet the Terra Natura mascots and there is also a variety of shows and performances involving the animals and their keepers. Experiences include a variety of photo opportunities, feeding the animals and meeting the animals while learning more about them from their trainers and keepers.