The first interactive aquarium in Andalusia offers us a glimpse of the most hidden mysteries of the underwater kingdom. The penetrating aroma of the sea and the whispering of the waves let us know that our fascinating journey to the sea world has begun.
A fascinating underwater journey
Surrounded by 500,000 litres of water, we will see close to 30,000 surprising creatures, some native to Spain, and others from exotic spots across the world. Among coral reefs and with a perfect recreation of marine banks, we will meet the species that live just off the Mediterranean shores. This trip will take us to the home of the stingray, a friendly animal that one can pet and even feed.
We will also explore the surprising kingdom of the sea horse and see countless brightly coloured tropical fish The latest addition to Benalmádena Sea Life is an exhibition of more than 20 species of sharks from all over the world. This highly interactive initiative teaches us, through panels and discussions, the unique characteristics of certain animals that are unfairly preceded by dark legends.
Sea Life is not only a centre for recreation and education, but also a place investigation and preservation. The centre has several reproduction and breeding in captivity programmes. In terms of breeding in captivity, the biologists at Sea Life have obtained notable achievements, like the birth of eagle rays, redspotted catshark and seahorses in captivity. Through its SOS programmes, The European Sea Life Centre Network leads a campaign every year for the conservation of species in danger of extinction.
Location: The aquarium is located in the Benalmádena Marina, right in the centre of the Costa del Sol.
Opening hours: Every day from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in winter and from 10:00 AM to midnight in the summer
Daily activities: Presentations regarding sharks and rays. At certain times during the day, we can also observe how the sharks are fed by keepers, even eating right from the keepers’ hands.
Category: Spain family holidays