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.

Rabbits Paloma parkChildren Paloma park

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.

Peakcock Paloma park

Over the years, all the animals have been increasingly used to humans and most are very tame.

Children's playground Paloma park Benalmadena

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.

Paloma park Benalmadena

Getting there

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.

For further information and a video about Benalmadena and holiday rentals in Benalmadena

 

John Kramer
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John is the marketing and content manager for Spain-holiday.com. Having travelled extensively, John settled in a small Spanish village over fourteen years ago. Interested in anything to do with the outdoors, sports, current affairs, travel and new technologies. John loves nothing more than losing himself in the mountains for a few days.

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