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Mariposario de Benalmádena

Here at, we're not just about recommending places, we're about sharing experiences that have touched our hearts. The Mariposario de Benalmádena is one such gem. We absolutely adore this park, and if you're venturing out with little ones, it's nothing short of magical.

One little tip from us: don a splash of vibrant colours when you visit. Not only will you fit right into the picturesque backdrop, but the enchanting butterflies tend to flutter closer, perhaps mistaking you for a beautiful bloom. It's a delightful sight to have these winged wonders come up close and maybe even perch on you.

So, whether you're a nature lover, a family with kids, or simply someone looking for a serene escape, Mariposario de Benalmádena promises an experience like no other. We can't wait for you to feel the same wonder we did!

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Nestled in the heart of the Costa del Sol, just 20 minutes from Malaga and a mere 25 minutes from Marbella, lies a tropical paradise where you can immerse yourself in the magical world of butterflies. Located adjacent to the Thai temple, the Mariposario de Benalmádena-Butterfly Park is an experience you don't want to miss.

Explore & Learn:

In this exquisite Butterfly Park, you can meander among over 1,500 exotic butterflies originating from diverse corners of the globe. These beautiful creatures flutter freely amidst waterfalls, exotic plants, and vibrant flowers. As butterflies typically have a lifespan of just 2-3 weeks, each visit promises a unique experience with the potential to spot new species every time. The park showcases a staggering 150+ species all year round.

Experience the enchanting life cycle of these wonderful insects firsthand. From their earliest stages as eggs and caterpillars, to their captivating courtship rituals and metamorphosis - every day promises a new spectacle. In fact, if you time your visit just right, you might even witness the magical moment a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis and takes its first flight.

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Opening hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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The Garden's Ecosystem:

competition among them. Thanks to the park's carefully curated environmental conditions, which mimic their natural habitats with 80% humidity and temperatures ranging from 24-29ºC, the butterflies thrive.

But it's not just about the butterflies. Plants play an equally vital role in this ecosystem. Serving as the foundation of the park, these plants and butterflies coexist in harmony. The deep-rooted relationship between these plants and their butterfly inhabitants has been shaped by millions of years of evolution. This intricate balance ensures the survival of the butterflies, as each species depends on a specific host plant both for laying eggs and as a food source for their caterpillar phase.

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Ticket Information & Prices:

  • General Ticket: €12.00
  • Children (2-12 years): €9.50
  • Seniors + 65: €9.50
  • Disabled: €8.50
  • 2 Years and under: Free

** VAT included **
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 to 19:30

Park Rules:

  1. Please refrain from touching the butterflies and other animals.
  2. No food or drinks are allowed inside the garden.
  3. Stick to the designated paths and respect the plants.
  4. Feeding the animals is strictly prohibited.
  5. Re-entry is not allowed once you leave the park.
  6. Children should always be accompanied by an adult.
  7. Watch your step - the ground might have uneven surfaces
  8. Commercial photography or filming requires prior authorization.

Plan your visit today and step into a world where nature's most colourful creatures come to life!

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