If someone told you they saw a monkey in the old riverbed of Valencia, would you believe them? The fact of the matter is: it’s absolutely possible. Told you, Valencia is a box full of surprises. Wanna open it with me?

unique zoo park with a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor. Bioparc Valencia is definitely one of those places that you should put on your list if you’re looking for a great outing with friends and family. Not a fan of traditional zoos? Don’t ferret, eh fret! Because the good news is: this zoo is anything but traditional.

Zoo immersion
This “open zoo”, as I like to call it, was designed under the unique concept of zoo immersion. It allows visitors to immerse themselves in the animal’s habitat and not vice versa. 
There are no cages, but instead, there are ponds, streams, and rocks to separate visitors from the animals. I really love this as I strongly dislike seeing animals in cages.
Can you walk hand in hand with a lion? No, easy there, tiger ;-) But you can absolutely see the animals from up close. It sometimes does feel like you’re somewhere in the wild as there are no visible barriers.
You can tell that the people from Bioparc Valencia have worked really hard to create the most natural environment for our African friends. Species that go well together in the wild, aren’t separated from each other. So don’t be surprised if you see elephants and zebras chilling in the same area.

It felt really special to get so close to the animals. 

Divided into 4 main areas
We already know that Valencia is full of beautiful parks and this one definitely belongs to that list. If besides animals you love African flora and spectacular landscapes too, then this park will be 10 hectares of pure joy to you.
The park is divided into 4 main areas: Savannah, tropical forest, wetlands, and Madagascar. 
There are close to a thousand animals of 150 different African species. So make sure to take your time to watch all these awesome creatures going about their day.

Living in harmony with the planet
Another very important thing to the people of Bioparc Valencia is: sustainability. They aim to live in harmony with the planet and want to inspire their visitors to do the same. They recycle more than 95 % of the water that they use and generate energy to heat water through solar panels. Now that sounds harmonious to me! 

Amphitheater & African terrace
If you’re looking for a little more entertainment, make sure to visit the amphitheater where they offer displays of birds and marine mammals. Another great experience is having a drink or snack on the big outside terrace, overlooking the African Savannah.

Adults (from 13 to 64 years old) €23,80 
Children (from 4 to 12 years old) €18,-
+65 €17,50
Children under 4 years: free

There are plenty of special offers throughout the year and discounts for groups, so make sure to check that here.

Free advice

  • You can park your car in the underground car park for €6,-. Don’t worry about the time as you can leave your car for up to 10 hours. 
  • Want to get there by bus? There are plenty of bus stations around. Use the EMT app to find our way.
  • Buy your tickets on-site or online (on-site from 10:00 until closing time).
  • Keep in mind that some animals might not be there at the end of the day due to weather or lighting conditions.
  • Please respect the rules: don’t interact with the animals and don’t throw food at them or violate them. 
  • Grab a Valenbisi and ride through the beautiful Turia park towards the zoo. There are enough Valenbisi stations around. 

Location & opening hours
They’re open 365 days a year, 7 days a week. 
: Av. Pío Baroja 3
Click here to view the opening hours.

Contact details
Bioparc Valencia

I’m singing the phrase “I bless the rains down in Africa”, from the top of my lungs. Do you know what song I’m talking about? It has been stuck in my head this entire blog post.

Un abrazo,


May 10, 2022
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