The Urban Villa

Parks & Wildlife Attractions

Our luxury boutique hotel with great views is located in the stunning natural park of Sierra de las Nieves in Marbella’s mountains, close to Ojén. This is an area of natural beauty, with wonderful hiking routes, mountain biking and walking trails. There are also many other natural parks within easy reach of the hotel and we can advise you on the best places to visit, depending on what you’re looking for.

In addition to this wonderful natural environment, there are many parks for people who want to see amazing wildlife from dolphins to crocodiles. Below are some of the highlights.

CROCODILE PARK in Torremolinos
Crocodiles and more than 350 animals (water birds and amphibians) live in this park.
Opening hours: March, April, May, October : daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
June, July, August, September : daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
November, December, January, February: daily from  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address:  C/ Cuba, 14. Torremolinos.
Phone: 952051782.


Safari park with tours to see the wild animals and accommodation.
Opening hours: every day from 10.a.m 6 p.m in low session / high season until 7 p.m.
Address: Km 162.5, Ctra N-340 (A7), between San Pedro and Estepona . By car :  take the Mediterráneo Highway A7-Costa del Sol Motorway, exit km 162,5
Phone: 902190482


SELWO MARINA in Benalmádena
Aquarium with performances by dolphins and sea lions.
Opening hours: every day  from 8 a.m.
Address: Parque de la Paloma, Benalmádena
Phone: 902190482


Cable car ride up the Calamorro mountain.
Opening hours: every day from 11 a.m.
Address: Explanada Tivoli, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena. By car :  take the Mediterráneo Highway A7-Costa del Sol Motorway, exit km 222.
Phone: 902190482.


LOBO PARK in Antequera
Wolves in a semi-natural environment. Guided tours, petting zoo, horse riding and cafeteria. May to October special Howl Nights, guided tours and BBQ. Call for reservation.
Opening hours: every day from 10 a.m – 6 p.m
Address: Antequera to Álora road, Km 16.
Phone: 952031107


Sea Life Benalmádena is a magical marine experience on the Costa del Sol. It has over 500.000 litres of water which shelters over 5,000 marine species from the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and even creatures normally found in the Red Sea. There are sharks, turtles and stingrays, and an underwater tunnel you can walk thorough, as well as shark feeding demons and touch tanks for smaller critters.
Tel: +34 952 560 150


If you’re planning your trip to Marbella, why not base yourself at The Urban Villa boutique hotel? We have five stunning suites located in peaceful countryside close to Marbella and we’d love to welcome you.
Please browse our rooms and book early to avoid disappointment.

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