The Selwo Marina site is compact but well laid out, making it very child-friendly. On show are dolphins, sea lions, penguins, and exotic birds, and there are well presented shows featuring these animals. Visit the web site for opening and show times, as well as prices at the restaurants.
Parque de la Paloma, 29631 Benalmádena / +34 902 190 482 / www.selwomarina.es
Although this was quite a pricey day out, the children really loved everything they saw, especially as they could get so close to the animals, and even touch the stingrays. We were pleased that we had planned our visit around the feeding times and show times, otherwise there would have been a lot of waiting around. As no food can be taken into the site, we made do with just buying drinks, and then went across the road to Parque de la Paloma, where we had our picnic, and enjoyed seeing the animals there too. For days after our visit the children entertained us with dolphin sounds, and made many requests to return to see the dolphins do their tricks again, so all in all, a good family day out! (Vicky Earl)