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Famous for its golden beaches, glamorous nightlife and year-round sunshine, southern Spain also offers a great choice of wildlife-watching attractions.

We chose four of the most fascinating places on the Costa del Sol to immerse yourself in nature and experience the wildlife that resides there – all of which are within easy reach of CLC Club La Costa World.

Dolphin watching, Malaga

Set sail on a dolphin trip from Fuengirola Port and watch these fun-loving and fascinating mammals jump and swim around the boat, just a few metres from you. Private charters allow you to get off and swim with the dolphins and include beers, soft drinks, wine and tapas. Children are welcome and the average dolphin trip lasts 90 minutes, unless you hire the boat privately at an hourly rate.

When you return to Fuengirola, a wide choice of pavement cafés, restaurants and bars line the port area, where you will find everything from German beers and typical Spanish tapas to fish and chips!

Bioparc, Fuengirola

Some of the most amazing rainforests in the world have been recreated at Bioparc Fuengirola – Madagascar, Equatorial Africa, Southeast Asia and the islands of the Indo Pacific, with waterfalls, rocks, trunks and a 25m high baobab tree, so that all species live in a semi-natural environment.

Bioparc champions a new model of zoo that is based on respect for nature and the preservation of natural species – an ethical model that has established itself throughout Europe.

Home to 130 different species and 1400 individual animals, including Sumatra tigers, Nile crocodiles, Sri Lankan leopards and the Malaysian giant turtle, Bioparc Fuengirola provides a great day out for all the family.

Selwo Aventura, Estepona

Situated on the western end of the Costa del Sol and just a 40-minute drive from CLC Club La Costa World, Selwo Aventura is one of the most exciting parks of its kind in Europe and allows visitors to ‘meet the animals’ and help out at feeding time.

Visitors can walk around the park, cross hanging bridges, speed down a zip line, experience a fascinating close-up look at the Bird Canyon, then hop on a ‘safari truck’ to see the elephants, giraffes, lions and cheetahs closer-up.

If reptiles are more your ‘thing’ book an Encounter with the Boa Constrictor, the Royal Python and the Indian Python – an exciting way to find out about snakes that have inhabited the earth for 140 million years!

If you are planning a trip to the Costa del Sol, check out these Club La Costa World reviews.

Crocodile Park, Torremolinos

With over 300 different species of crocodiles and open 365 days a year, the Crocodile Park offers visitors an amazing experience to get up close with these fascinating creatures.