For a a day of diversion and fun, Cádiz province boasts a great variety of theme parks, water parks and activities for all the family.
Ctra. Nacional 340 – Salida 106A
Tel. 956 63 33 30
Situaded near Algeciras, this park occupies 45,000m sq of land and offers visitors all the facilities of a large aquatic fun park.
AQUALAND BAHÍA DE CÁDIZ
Puerto de Santa María
Tel. 956 87 05 11
June and September, 11am-6pm.
July and August, 11am-7pm.
Black hole, crazy race, kamikaze, surf beach and rapids are just some of the attractions and rides included in this aquatic park in the town of Puerto de Santa María, across the bay from Cádiz. It also has a minipark for the smallest members of the family.
ZOO de JEREZ
Tel: 956 149 785
Jerez’s zoological park houses more than 1,300 animals representing some 200 species from five different continents. It also has an animal rescue centre, where sick or injured animals are treated and then returned to their original habitat, as well as a breeding programme aimed at supporting the populations of animals at risk of extinction. The route around the Park is usually on foot, but you can also take the small train that runs inside the zoo.
ZOO DE CASTELLAR DE LA FRONTERA
Castellar de la Frontera
Tel. 607 91 03 93
Winter hours: 10am-nightfall; Tues-Sun.
Summer hours: 10am-3pm; Mon-Sun.
Sited on the outskirts of Castellar and bordering the vast cork forests of the Alcornocales Natural Park, the zoo is home to more than 500 animals of 120 species from the five continents. Among these are big horn sheep, fox, porcupines, monkeys, lions, as well as a sizeable reptile collection and birds of many species. There are also daily displays featuring eagles and other raptors.
KARIBA – GRANJA DE COCODRILOS
Jerez de la Frontera
Tel. 956 23 74 68
In this large farm and its grounds you can observe some 1,300 crocodiles. The biggest, which tend to be the breeding animals, are as long as 5m from snout to tailtip. Others, however, are less than 10cm long. These tend to be baby crocs who are nurtured in incubators. The centre has guides who will explain everything you need to know, and perhaps a few things you’d rather not, about this voracious amphibian reptile…