La Paloma Park
La Paloma Park, located in the centre of Benalmádena, between Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Costa, has become the town's official green space and is an ideal natural enclave for enjoying contact with nature.
The park covers an area of over 200,000 square metres and offers the most stunning views of the Mediterranean coast. A large artificial lake is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, where visitors will encounter peacocks, chickens, ducks, swans, turtles and rabbits wandering freely among a wide variety tree species. These include eucalyptus, palms and cypresses. The park also houses a permanent collection of over 90 species of palm trees and one of the best collections of bamboo, cacti and other succulents in Europe.
The walkways are all named in recognition of some of Spain's most celebrated twentieth-century female authors.
The park offers an array of amenities, like the Selwo Dolphinarium, which presents a unique insight into the world of dolphins, sea lions and penguins. The dolphinarium houses a penguin island and a tropical forest, and the daily shows offer visitors the chance to interact with these incredible marine mammals.
During the summer, the parks auditorium plays host to a series of music concerts, including flamenco, rock, jazz and reggae. Also of interest is the delightful Hindu temple situated opposite the feria ground.