Torremolinos Crocodile Park
Alternative Trips For the Kids in Torremolinos
We all love Andalusia and what it has to offer. Nowadays, there tons of places to see and so many things to do.
Andalusia, in the south of Spain has become particularly popular for tourists with the magnificent beaches and historic buildings, the churches and mosques, the caves and the nature reserves and everything else.
These are all great places and with your kids coming along with you, it’s very educational.
Treat yourself and the gang to something they least expect in sunny Spain, get them to see some crocodiles!
Give your kids the fun they deserve in Crocodile Park Torremolinos, aside from the great beaches and the water theme park, the Crocodile Park is the perfect trip for the family and it’s educational as well in a really fun way. As long as fun does not mean finding out that little Juanito decided to hand-feed the crocs.
Just over 5 minutes away from Torremolinos centre, the entrance to the park is built like an African fortress. Giving that sense of wonder, like in a Jurassic Park scene.
Inside, it gets even better, as the place was built to simulate an African jungle setting. The enclosures for the creatures are well-kept and clean too. So, for those animal rights advocates, this will be a relief.
Between the chilly winter months of December and February, the cold-blooded reptiles are found in their “winter accommodation”. Kind of like a crocodilian green house or spa.
Imagine having as many 300 crocodiles to see and learn about, including the centenarian “Big Daddy”. If you are wondering why they get to be so big? Well, apparently all reptiles, crocs included, do not stop growing until the die.
Ibis flocks, raccoons and other crocodilian species from all corners of the world could also be found in Crocodile Park Torremolinos.
From tiny baby crocs who are kept snug and warm in the nursery(they are viewed separately), to Big Nile crocs, like the ones you see on Discovery channel attacking wildebeests, that are as much as 5 meters long and weighing more than half a ton!
Kids and adults alike will be treated to a dose of that primal fear we long since forgotten.
When it’s not winter, the crocodiles are all around – in their enclosures.
When visiting the place, there will be a guide who will take you through the tour, where you and the kids can see live demonstrations and hopefully, feeding frenzies.
The Crocodile Park Torremolinos also has a well-stocked cafe for refreshments, ice-cream for the kids and, would you believe? Beer! What a mix, beer and crocs!
All the keepers are experienced and are present at various times of the day. The keepers are also there to answer all your queries, be it in Spanish or in English.
It can be a great learning experience for the kids and a memorable on too.
The most exciting part of the day? Getting a chance to hold one of the many baby crocodiles that are bred in the park, don’t leave your camera at home this time!