Sea Life Benalmadena:

This is a lovely aquarium with 36 exhibits, over 2,000 creatures and some excellent talks and feeding demonstrations. It is ideal for families because they have really designed it with little people in mind. Toddlers will love the low windows which they can peep through and the long corridors which are fun to explore. They have a number of really fun, interactive exhibits where you can hold a crab and a starfish in their rockpool and you will all be amazed by the sharks, giant turtles and rays.


They have zones including the Ray Island and Ray Nursery, a Mediterranean area, Kingdom of the Seahorse, and Shark Tunnel, which you actually walk through while the sharks swim all around you. There’s a Discover Nemo area with coral reefs full of clown fish and blue tang fish so you can meet Nemo and his friends, which any Disney fan will love. There is also an otter oasis where you can get up close and personal with these beautiful Asian Short Clawed otters.

There are regular talks and feedings of the animals, which we’d really recommend to make the most of your visit. There are children’s interactive activities at 11.30am and 4pm each day which is great fun for the kids and informative too. They feed the otters 11am, 1pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm, octopus at 2pm and seahorses at 3.30pm. These activities are all part of your ticket price, the only extra is if you want to feed the rays yourself which is 2€. If you can time your visit to watch the sharks feeding, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, we’d really recommend it.

This aquarium is a lovely family activity where you can happily spend a few hours come rain or shine. There’s also a mini golf area on the roof, which can really complete the experience and you can buy tickets which include both activities.

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Sealife is located in Benalmadena, close to the award-winning Benalmadena marina and it’s a great destination for a family holiday as there’s lots to do in a small area. Benalmadena is close to the airport and boasts a lovely park, cable car and even an ice skating rink!

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