Just a short 20 minute drive south west from Gran Alacant, you will find the Costa Blancas very own safari park! Head south on the N332 towards Santa Pola, take the Santa Pola exit and head towards Elche and this Safari Park is well signed - a great day out for all the family.
Open 365 days a year, Rio Safaris 4000 fully grown palm trees create an unique tropical setting in which to enjoy nature and to watch giraffes, tigers, lions, orangutans, camels, zebras, crocodiles, birds, snakes, monkeys and hippopotami! The visit can be done by foot, or on the landtrain which runs around the Safari Park and winds through the enclosures. You can also visit Chimpanzee Island, Reptile Cave, Orangutan Island!
In addition, there are daily shows featuring parrots and sea lions and you can also swim with the sea lions too! Below are the timings for the shows :
11.30 and 16.00
SEA LION SHOW
13.30 and 18.00
And at Rio Safari Elche you will also find picnic areas, as well as a restaurant and snack bars throughout the park at very reasonable prices.
For more outdoor recreation, at an additional price, there is a go-kart track, trampolines and mini bikes in the Rio Safari Elche plaza!
In the summer from June through to September, the outdoor swimming area is equipped with a solarium, a baby pool with an elephant fountain and a big pool complete with water slide.
Open 365 days per year, the opening times for Rio Safari are:
Easter 10.00am – 19.00
October – May: 10.00 – 18.00
June and September: 10.30 – 19.00
July and August: 10.00 – 20.00