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La Cuevas de Nerja

The caves of Nerja are some of the largest and most beautiful caves in the world. They are located near the small town of Maro. The caves were first discovered in modern times in 1959, when five young people from Maro and Nerja decided to go bat hunting. The stalactite caves, archaeologists found skeletons, clay pots and tools, which proves that the caves were inhabited from 25,000 BC until the Bronze Age. Dehar also found cave paintings and huge stalactites formed over the last 800,000 years, but started about. 25 million years ago. These fantastic caves are transformed to a natural scene in the summer months, hosting music and dance festival. There will be built classical concerts where the walls gives the symphonies a resonance that creates a magical experience. There is also Flamenco shows and ballets. Only a third of the caves are open to the public, but it is also plentiful, there are quite a lot to see!

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In Buddhism, a Kalachakra stupa, a stupa, the symbolism is not associated with events in Buddha's life, but instead created to protect against negative energies. It is the rarest stupa. You'll find it about 400 meters up the mountain from the one might almost be called a city, namely Aldea Baja with just 11 inhabitants! The Kalachakra stupa is located in an area known as Aldea Alta (the village on top), and close to the stupa will find a Buddhist community, which is certainly worth visiting. Here you can buy cheap food, chanting, meditating, etc.

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If you have children with

So take them out to walk in the beautiful scenery you have on your doorstep in Canillas d Aceituno!

But if you really insist on seeing a lot of plastic, and totally inflated tourist prices, then ....


Selwo Adventure Park in the town of Estepona
Selwo is a nature park where you can see tigers, lions, elephants, hippos, monkeys, all sorts of birds and much more. You can see animals from all-terrain vehicles running around in the park where you can stand by and see the animals at close quarters, or get a cold refreshment. There are activities such as rock climbing and archery.

Crocodile Park in Torremolinos town
Have you the courage to hold a live crocodile or see one of the world's largest crocodiles, visit the crocodile park outside Torremolinos. Open: All year. The park is next to the Aquapark Torremolinos.

Tivoli In the town of Fuengirola
Tivoli on the Danish model.

Zoo in the town of Fuengirola
Fuengirola Zoo has many shows throughout the day. Numerous animals like flamingos, monkeys, crocodiles, tigers, etc..

Selwo Marina in Benalmadena town
A so-called dolphinarium. Here you can see dolphins, sea lions and penguins.

Cableway to the top of Calamorro from the town of Benalmadena
From here there are magnificent views over the coast and Malaga Costa Del Sol. Search for "Telecabina" for more info. The cable car is driven also by "Selwo Adventure Parks Group", the ones which also operates Selwo Aventura in Estepona and Selwo Marina in Benalmadena port. You will find Telecabina by the hamlet Arroyo de la Miel (which is completely engulfed in the big city Benalmadena, but is a city in itself). Look for signs for Tivoli World. Just opposite the entrance to Tivoli Gardens you will find the entrance to the funicular.

Dolphin Safari
All along the coast - but especially from Gibraltar - there are plenty of opportunities to try a dolphin safari. Here you get a cruise around with a good chance to see and photograph various species of dolphins, occasional whales, flying fish, turtles, etc..


Of course you can just stay home and read a good book!


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