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Rio Safari Elche

Rio Safari Elche is a family favourite attraction where the excellent leisure facilities ensure a great day out will be had by all. The park is located on the outskirts of the city. This is just off the CV-865 and is actually closer to the town of Santa Pola than Elche. The setting of the park is wonderful, with shady trees and palms and spacious animal enclosures. Be sure to bring along swimwear and towels to enjoy the lovely swimming pool and water slide. The leisure area also boasts other fun activities, and visitors can bring along a picnic or eat in the restaurant or cafe.

Rio Safari Elche
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Rio Safari Elche Animal Attractions

Of course the main attraction at Rio Safari Elche is the animals. These weird and wonderful creatures can be seen throughout the park. Visitors can either explore at their leisure on foot or take the handy Safari Train. Animals from all over the world are housed in the park. These are represented in various zones such as African Savannah where you can view the giraffes. A favourite area of the park is where the carnivores are kept. Here you can see Bengal tigers, lions and the elusive jaguar. There is also a great variety of birds and reptiles including birds of prey. The most popular area of the park with children is where the cheeky monkeys and apes live.

Rio Safari Elche Shows & Education

For many visitors the various animal shows are the highlight of the day. Some of the animals and mammals are highly intelligent. They entertain the crowds with their funny antics while they interact with the park's highly trained keepers. For an experience you will never forget, there is a choice of close encounters. These include petting and feeding lemurs and parrots, and swimming with sea lions. There is also an area of the park dedicated to education and conservation. Young ones can learn all about the animals natural habitats and get to learn about and pet farm animals.

Rio Safari Elche Leisure Facilities

All aboard the Safari Train. This is a superb way to view the animals at Rio Safari Elche. The train meanders its way through the park and visitors can hop on or off at leisure. In places the train actually enters the enclosures of some of the tamer animals. The leisure highlight of the park between June and September is the lovely pool area. Here it's all about fun in the sun. Terraces surround the pool for relaxing and sun bathing, and there is a fun for all water slide. The park has recently opened their Splash Zone. This is an exciting water playground for smaller children. Further leisure facilities include a go-kart track, trampolines and a children's playground.

Rio Safari Elche Dining Facilities

Unlike many animal, theme and water parks, Rio Safari Elche allow visitors to bring their own food and drink. The shaded picnic area is handily located next to the playground. For those that don't fancy lugging around a picnic, there is a snack bar and restaurant in the same area. The snack bar offers the usual favourites such as sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and combo plates. In the restaurant visitors can dine on a good selection of local and international cuisine. They also do a good choice of soft and alcoholic drinks, and a super value set lunch menu including a drink.

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