A walk with all the animalsThe Parque de la Paloma benalmadena.
A walk aided by the animalsThe Parque de la Paloma can be found at just back from the seafront in Benalmadena you turn up at the windmill roundabout straight away to the avenue Federico Garcia Lorca and the parkland is actually in front of you. It is in addition to this one of the stops on the city sightseeing tour.
The parkland is over 200,000 square metre in size and was opened up in the the middle of 1980s. The land is laid out round a manmade lake and can be quite hilly in places but there is certainly a plethora seats for breathing and taking in the scene. The tracks are monoblock turning it into them easy to walk with no need of fear of stumbling on uneven slabs.
The master attraction of the park is the wild animals of which roll freely as this was our 2d visit we stopped over at the store en route in and purchased a loaf of bread to feed the animals which really made our visit more pleasant.
We set about at the lake which has had a big water spout and fed the ducks, the turtles and the big fish which appear like carp but I am not sure. So is was the turn of the hens which came along with its large brood of chicks looking some leftovers. Before long we were surrounded as birds conjoined the ducks looking a choice morsel. As we moved a way from the lake we were amazed that even the rabbits took food from our hand and lay down to be stroked. Every rustle of a bush fetched almost every other animal into view as the peacocks strutted by giving a display from its tail feathers prior to leaping onto a bench for a good look.
Farther into the park there are coops with Aoudad then one with emus which you are not allowed to feed. At that time is also a garden of cactus and succulents which had some interesting shapes.
There was an additional little pool which had swans, turtles and fish who all enjoyed the bread.
The park had childrens play areas with large adventure like equipment and nets to save the more adventuresome. The grownups wasn’t forgotten either with physical exercise equipment dotted around the park.
There are various entries to the parks and at at least two of those is a caf. The park throughout is perfectly kept up both children and adults love it it is popular with locals at the weekends.
There are lots of chickens, birds and rabbits that roam the park, they are definitely all friendly enough and hugely used to being tracked around by children and often anticipate to be fed! The park has a few inclosures with various different animals from goats to emus.
On warm days we love to a eat outside and spread out on one of the many grassy regions, the kids love running around with the sports, whle we take a well garnered respite and took into good old sandwiches and tea. If you dont fancy taking your individual munchies or if it is a bit cooler, there are a few coffee shops, one by the playground and one at the front of the park by the lake.