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Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno

Santander, Spain
902 21 01 12
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Ranked #5 of 57 Attractions in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Almere-Stad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Even for a Zoo-fanatic like me, this park is unique. It;s a crossing between a regular zoo and a safaripark. If you are ever in the North of Spain and you don;t visit this facility, you are doing yourself short in a major way

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
49 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We decided to give Carbaceno on our last vacation day. Did not know much about it. Getting in took ages, long queues each way (queue from the East much longer than from West), around 45 minutes in queue in car. But once in this place was INCREDIBLE. A huge area where you can drive around and stop at different places... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The nature park was very cool. Its spacious enough which is far better than a zoo. You get to drive through in your vehicle which makes seeing everything easy. Go after 4pm for the reduced rate of €15pp instead of €25. Can easily see the park in 3 hours when it closes at 7pm.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had already been there once, but this was the first time I went with my 2 year old kid. We all enjoyed the experience very much, although it was really hot for Cantabria, and it was even more noticeable here... most of the felines were hiding, but we managed to see the bears and elephants, which my kid loved.... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Was a little put off by the long queues to get in, but given the size and distances between enclosures, it gets better the further one gets into the park, and away from eating areas. The setting is fabulous, with animal large animal enclosures sunk deep into the old mines workings beautifully landscaped and maintained. Yes, the enclosures are large,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This uses a huge disused iron-ore mine to provide very large enclosures for wild animals from around the world. It is not, however, a safari park as you might have thought, but a zoo. You are not driving among the animals, as at Longleat; you look at the animals from behind a fence. It's just that the enclosures are so... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you hate seeing animals crammed into tiny zoo enclosures, this is the place for you. Large park with interesting enclosures, loads of animals, they seem happy, what's not to like? Well... It's pricey. 25€ for adults, if you arrive after 4 there's a discount but still. If its a hassle to get your kids in and out of childseats... More

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Brighton
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121 reviews 121 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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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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