The parc is divided into distinct areas, these being Madagascar, Ecuatorial Africa and Southeast Asia, with each section containing a variety of flora and fauna.
The parc is well laid out and, despite being relatively small in area, you don’t get the feeling of it being cramped, either for the visitor or the animals.
During the month of August the parc is open from 10:00 to midnight every day with the ticket office issuing the last tickets at 23:00.
Tickets cost €16 for adults, €11 for children (aged 3 years to 9 years) with under three’s being free and €11 for over 65’s.
There are two refreshment areas, the Africa restaurant and the Asia cafe-bar, both relatively reasonably priced although, naturally, more costly than in the town itself or on the beach.
There is a children’s play area and a Jungle Clearing where they hold regular shows and exhibitions.
A hairy armadillo, a deer, a porcupine, a bird of prey and a toucan were amongst those putting in a performance while I was there.
The animals, of course, were duly rewarded for their performance with items of food – they’ve probably got Max Clifford as their agent to negotiate an appearance fee.
We are, of course, totally ignoring the whole crusty question or debate of ‘animals in captivity’.
There are no cages as such in Bioparc and the whole concept is based on ‘natural environment’.
If you are on a day trip to Fuengirola then this gives you plenty of time to take in the rest of the town.
There are the beaches, of course, some wonderful ‘chiringuitos’ and there is even a castle perched on top of a small hill and overlooking both the town and the beaches.
The Bioparc website (in Spanish and English) is here: Bioparc Fuengirola.
You can see lots (over 250) more photos here: Bioparc Fuengirola Photo Gallery