In Benalmádena near Málaga you can spot more than 1500 of them. In the 'Mariposario' or butterfly vivarium.
In a beautiful Thai temple on the outskirts of Benalmádena, you can visit a true butterfly habitat. Species from Africa, Australia and the Americas.
As their average life only lasts 2-3 weeks, the population constantly changes.
Over the course of a year we are talking about 150 species.
You can spot their whole biological circle, and also their behaviour - the delicate courting.
To remain close to the original territories of the species, the temperature in the mariposario always is the one of a nice springtime: between 24-26 centrigrade.
You don't like butterflies or plants? There are a few other animals too, from exotic birds to cameleons.
Even if they live together in the same space, there are no conflicts between the species. There's no competition either.
The vivarium is open every day from 10 AM to 7.30 PM.
Photography is allowed, even with flash.
Only small dogs are allowed, and have to be kept in the arms. For bigger dogs there's a waiting area.
The prices vary from 7 Euro for children to 10 Euro for adults. There's a reduction for people who are retired.
How to get there?
The butterfly vivarium is situated right next to the A7 motorway, so very easy to reach if you arrive by car. You can't miss the Thai temple!
If you do not have a car, then it might be good to get a taxi. You can call us for a taxi at 0034 952 001 027.
For more photos, visit the website of the Benalmadena Butterfly vivarium.
Currently the website is in Spanish only.