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Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno

Santander, Spain
902 21 01 12
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Ranked #5 of 55 attractions in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Brighton
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is like a Spanish Whipsnade - you spend a lot of time driving from one parking spot to another, caged in your car, while gazing at 'wild' animals in relative freedom. This is located about 20 mins south of Santander in an old (dating back to Roman times) open cast iron ore mine. There are weird pinnacles of rock... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Best "zoo" I've been to to-date (August 2014), A large facility where you drive your car between different enclosures and stop for shows and food. We planned a few hours but had to give up after 7 hours since the park was closing. Even though the enclosures are big we saw the animals up close everywhere we stopped, we also... More

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful place, it feels like being in the middle of the nature amongst the animals. Highly recommended, specially if you travel with kids. I would recommend to visit it with your own car, it's pretty big and it'll take you a whole day to fully visit all of it. Highly recommended if you love nature and animals.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the 2nd time I have visited this attraction. It is truly amazing how you can observe animals in their natural settings. We spent hours just watch the animals, and thinking what a nice environment for them to live. Great for the children, but adults can equally enjoy and appreciate the animals and the beautiful surroundings. Several nice picnic... More

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Bilbao, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This park didn't look like anything we've seen before! We were amazed by the variety of animals they have and how close you can get to observe them. The entire landscape is absolutely beautiful, everything seems like carved piece by piece to blend with everything else around. It was a perfect experience, one that we would repeat without giving a... More

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west yorks
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Went last year and totally forgot to review. It's a really good day out with a car animals not as plentifull as Selva di Fasano in Puglia Italy. But absolutely beautifull scenery really !! the animals have acres of space to move freely not at all caged in spotless the reptile house is teeming not just the odd snake as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stumbled across this beautiful place whilst trying to find somewhere to camp out in our motor home near to Santander ferry port for our ferry the next day. The camping here is free and it's a lovely place to stay! Elephants are so entertaining to watch and a really unique thing to come across in Spain. Lots of shops... More

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Malaga, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lovely park where animals live in big spaces. It is very well planed, the landscape is stunning. They give you maps in the entrance. Plenty of parking space in the diferent stops so you can walk to watch the animals. You can take your dogs. The gorilla space is big and you can see the family of gorillas trough a... More

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Burgos, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I have visited the park many times in the past but I think It has got better with the pass of time. If you like photography this is a great place. Don´t forget to visit the "Birds of Prey" exhibition, It´s awesome.

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Cabarceno was a delight to visit, ideal for both young and old. As someone who is not a fan of zoos Cabarceno offers both the animals and their visitors miles of open spaces in which to roam. The gorillas are undeniable highlight for most visitors (I'd prefer to see them in the wild), however most of the other animals, especially... More

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