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“Fantastico - animals to go wild about” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Terra Natura Murcia

Terra Natura Murcia
Ranked #10 of 86 things to do in Murcia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Terra Natura Murcia is a zoo with animals which come from the AFRICAN SAVANNAH and the IBERIAN PENINSULA. More than 400 animals in a natural and authentic scenery. Do not lose the oportunity of visit the most Murcia's wild section just fifteen minutes of the citycentre. Moreover, you could complete your visit in our acuatipark AQUANATURA during the hottest months in summer.
Ripley, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Fantastico – animals to go wild about”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

This is a great, good value, and pretty well unique day out for all the family. Forget any thought of it being a zoo, with animals cramped in cages. Or a safari park, where you drive to watch but never get up close. This is something different altogether.

The animals – some 300 of them – have wide open spaces to roam. You stroll between them on a concrete walkway, zigzagging round a landscaped plot. The animals that could do you damage are way down below. And those that can’t are so up close you can touch them.

A breath of fresh air is there are no ‘don’t feed the animals’ warnings. Instead you are free to do the opposite. As a result you’ll find huge brown bears pleading for your food, and goats and others ready to take it right out of your hand.

Wonderful too is this is not a big commercial sell. Of course the exit is ‘through the gift shop’ but that’s the extent of trying to wring the last Euro from you. In contrast there’s so much to experience and learn.

Each animal has very informative information alongside its pen – in both Spanish and real English. There are a couple of good shows too – falcons and seals – with the commentary in Spanish but easy to follow.

Top tips: Take hand wipes – to clean off animal lick and the bird poo you’ll be bound to graze on the handrails. Plan a picnic – there are lots of designated areas to eat. Wear shoes for walking – as there’s lots of it but nothing challenging. Take swim things if its hot enough for a dip in the pool that’s all part of the adventure.

But don’t expect to find it easily. The signs are poor to say the least. Sat Nav will get you close and then look for the tubes of the water park that’s right next door.

Visited December 2013
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Santa Pola, Spain
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“Never been to a zoo like this before in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Very nice zoo. It is not an ordinary zoo like many others one can see in Europe.

Animals here are somewhat free to co-exist. Not in cells and cages but in open space. You can walk among goats, for instance, literally touch the giraffe, look in the eye the tiger or the bear (if they are not lazy in the shade). Superb experience.

There was a cafeteria and a restaurant - didn't try it though. There are only a couple of vending machines and many picnic areas so maybe you can bring some drinks and food with you to enjoy the nice weather. The weather was nice now but maybe in summer it is too hot with almost no shade, anywhere.

There are often promotions too - now we got a pass for entering the zoo for free until Jan 6. In the summer, i think the ticket is for both the zoo and the water park, or for 3 consecutive days. good experience for adults and children alike.

It took us about 2 hours to see all animals - did not attended any shows though. There are plenty of educational talks at certain times; for sure good for your kids.

Visited November 2013
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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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“Something to do.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

The zoo had a wide selection of wild animals, some that we had never seen before, so there was lots to see. If there was somewhere to get a drink from along the way round it would have been better as it's very hot walking around the park as it's quite large. A lovely day out though would definitely recommend... Just make sure you have cool drinks with you!

Visited September 2013
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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“A great couple of days entertainment!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We chose to go to Terra Natura whilst staying in Spain because the weather was uncharacteristically cloudy with a threat of rain, so not pool or beach weather. We went at the end of August and were very pleasantly surprised by how quiet it was. No queues!! This also meant there was no need to hire our own floats as there were plenty we could use that were free.
Our children are 10 and 12; perfect ages for Terra Natura. They went on all the slides and made some use of the lazy river and swimming pool. We didn't go in the lazy river again as there was something floating in it that wasn't very pleasant!!
There is a lovely family atmosphere at Terra Natura and the staff were welcoming and friendly.
It cost us 90 euros on the first day and we had the option to go back on 2 consecutive days. We came back the next day to go to the zoo. This was laid out brilliantly and we bought food to feed some of them with. We stopped for a drink at the Lunatic express which is a very impressive looking new restaurant over looking the animals. Unfortunately the menu was very limited and far too expensive for us to stay for something to eat. We took a picnic on both days we were there. We liked the fact there was a dedicated picnic area which meant that there wasn't food on the floor around where you were swimming or sunbathing.
The highlight of the two days was swimming with the Sea lions - a very special experience for the kids. We were told on entry to the park that our ticket included everything and when we showed our ticket at the Sea lions we were let in. But, when we turned up the next day we were told it was an extra 30 euros each!! The photos of you with a Sea lion was another 6 euros.
Because of the weather we didn't hire sun loungers and we were busy all the time we were there so they would have been a waste of money.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend the park to families with children under 120cm as this would mean not being able to go on any slides and the other swimming activities were limited. They would love the zoo though.
We would go again and it was the highlight of our kids holiday!

Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

This water park made our holiday! Paid in once an got 3 days of the park for the 1 price absolutely fabulous went there on opening and left when closing really entertaining for children an lounges for adults even the slides are great for the adults! Overall fab fab fab!!

Visited August 2013
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