April 4th, 2011
Parque de la Paloma, or Paloma park, is situated right in the heart of Benalmadena Costa. Covering some 200,000m2 and only 300m from the coast. The park is entirely man-made and was only opened in the 1980s.
It feels as if you are a World away from the beaches and the usual tourist trappings. Children, in particular, have a great time in Paloma park.
An impromptu animal sanctuary
Over the years the park has become something of an animal sanctuary, with rabbits, peacocks, goats, ostriches and various other animals wandering around.
Some of the animals are taken care of by Benalmadena town hall, others seem to have been left there. We saw a couple of very bewildered looking Guinea pigs running around.
Over the years, all the animals have been increasingly used to humans and most are very tame.
The park has numerous walkways, a large children’s playground and a lake (we saw turtles…). It makes a great/free day out for all the family.
The address is Avenida Federico Garcia Lorco, Benalmadena Costa, Malaga. Google Map
If coming from the coast, the park is about 200m uphill from the ‘windmill’ roundabout on Avenida Machado.