Parque De La Paloma
Parque de la Paloma, or Paloma park, is situated right in the centre of Benalmádena, in Arroyo de la Miel. Covering some 200,000 square metres and only 200m from the main coastal road of Benalmádena Costa, or 10 minutes by car from Benalmádena’s old town.
The park is entirely man-made and was opened in the 1980′s. Once you are in, it feels as if you are a world away from mass tourism, and usual tourist trappings. It makes a great/free day out for all the family. The park has a large children’s playground and a lake. A beautiful place for a picnic too. Kids just love this park and the playground at the top of the park has a wonderful, huge climbing and activity centre. It also has the normal playground items and a smaller climbing frame for the smaller kids.
The park abounds in birds and there are 100′s of ducks, geese, pigeons, chickens, roosters, and peacocks. There is also a large pen with Emu’s, and a compound with Mountain Goats. Even rabbits are hiding around the bushes.
There are various main and side entrances to the park, and 3 little cafe’s – each of them nearby an entrance.