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Rio Safari Elche

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Excellent experience

Visited the park with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised. Being able to feed the lemurs and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
via mobile
The Water Splash Park is perfect for young kids between 4-8 years

The zoo experience was good and we can't recognise the reviews in here that claimed about bad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff E
Aarhus, Denmark
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  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“sea lions”(42 reviews)
“swimming pool”(22 reviews)
“train ride”(24 reviews)
Rio Safari Elche is an animal park situated between Santa Pola and Elche, in Costa Blanca. It is located in an oasis with more than 4000 palm trees. A good place for families and children. Visitors can enjoy a nice journey and relax. Enjoy Splash...more
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Carretera Elche-Santa Pola, 03203 Elche, Spain
+34 966 63 82 88
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Terrible place staff are so rude. 4e for a wheelchair user to sit and watch kids swim. Even tho the person in the chair was not swimming they still got charged. I found the staff very very rude and the food was disgusting. Burgers were...More

Thank Tanya F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife went with our two kids, 11 and 4 year old. I have been to several zoos but no zoo has been that dirty before. The previous raining did not help whereas water on the non-concrete walk routes. We needed to wash...More

Thank Kári G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More like a Circus than a safari park. The animals are used to entertain the public.l was not impressed.

Thank Carl E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the park with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised. Being able to feed the lemurs and giraffes up close and personal was amazing especially when there was no extra cost for this. We also got to throw fruit to the orangutans and gibbons...More

Thank skelly6768
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo experience was good and we can't recognise the reviews in here that claimed about bad conditions for the animals. They seemed to be in good conditions for a zoo. We liked the show with the sea lion and the show with parots very...More

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family again after a visit last year and once again we were not disappointed. Up close and personal with the animals was fab. Always buy some peanuts to feed the animals, especially the giraffes who are awesome. New swimming area for the kids...More

Thank dazandpen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 3 boys (12,9 & 7) here on 21st August. It was very busy when we arrived at around 2pm so queues for big water slide were approx 20mins but the little splash area moved pretty quickly. Overall impression of water park was...More

Thank DinoBubbleLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park with two adults and two children, age 10 and 11. We enjoyed the visit, we took us good time to walk around to see all animals. It was interesting to join the feeding of the apes, orangutans and chimpanzees, especially the...More

Thank Connyswede
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant visit and for younger children this is a great place. Both exotic animals and animals you can pet. It was a pleasure walking through the park. No crowds. The restaurant was very good and well priced. We did go into the Water Splash...More

1  Thank cecilia162
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day and our 6 year olds loved it. The shows are informative and only 20 mins long so the kids don't get bored. Different from a lot of animal parks, there are plenty of opportunities to get really close to the...More

Thank Angie D
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Samantha R
18 July 2018|
Response from BrianFalk | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Thats not gonna be easy for you. You will need to take the Tram to Alicante, then bus to Santa Pola and then taxi to Rio Safari Elche. My advise would be not to do it. Beeing in Campello it’s a much better option for you... More
4 July 2018|
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Response from SMWEngland | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't think you would be allowed. Also there are no facilities to leave a dog either that I am aware of.
18 June 2018|
Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
Hey. When we were there I didnt see any lockers but the carpark is very near the park so we left everything in the car abd just nipped out, its only a quick walk out!