Although we do not encourage visits to Zoos, ultimately it is something “to do” with children, however, we find that the Bioparc Valencia is one of the few Zoos with an amazing concept we may even consider unique and would hope other places adapt. It utilizes the design of “zooimmersion,” a concept in which zoo visitors are surrounded by meticulously crafted recreational facilities of the natural habitats of the animals present. Social animals that would live together in the wild also live together in large habitats in the zoo. Hence, coexisting together. Predatory animals are also in the zoo, however, are separated by other species they would normally hunt through barriers invisible to the eyes of a visitor, therefore ensuring the safety of both animals and zoo visitors. The carefully crafted habitats along with the vegetation and landscape provide for a unique experience in discovering the complexity of natural ecosystems right in the middle of a large city.
The Bioparc also features several places to grab a bite to eat (restaurants along with imbisses) – that vary from serving full meals to quick snacks like french fries and sandwiches. There are several areas to sit (also shaded) and enjoy the scenery. Close to the entrance of the Zoo (after having crossed the bridge), you’ll find a playground within one of the imbiss areas. There is also a show that features several animals from birds to porcupines that roam freely. All in all a great experience for kids and adults alike. And to finish off, please respect all the animals and their habitats.
Tickets for the Zoo vary depending on age:
GENERAL (from 13 to 64 years old) € 23.80 INFANT (from 4 to 12 years old)€ 18.00 + 65 YEARS € 17.50 UNDER 4 YEARS Free Opening hours also vary depending on season and day. Make sure to check the official website for times.
0 - 2 years
12 - 16 years
2 - 6 years
6 - 12 years