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Pena Escrita Natural Park

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Fantastic views, but tough road and not sure how good for the animals

To get there you need to travel 11.5km along a challenging road with multiple hairpin bends and... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2015
Camberley, United Kingdom
head inland

This drive is great for scenery and to eat mountain game - you get an idea of inland Costa Tropical... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2015
sheila p
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  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
25 Jul 2017
“Pena Escrita Natural Park / Almunecar”
20 Mar 2017
“Amazing place but closed now”
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

For dynamic people with an excellent Jeep to have fun and an excellent view to the sea , the nature in the moutains high over 1000 m to explore the andalous region; nice to take pictures, sometimes annimals to see or an crushed yellow and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I visited this place on 2013 and it was amazing but on 2017 it was closed and as I understood it is closed for good. Great shame that this is closed :(

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank markushC7499RN
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is a beautiful park but I wish they would close the zoo. It is a bit sad. The animals don't look that well cared for.

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank aria241
Reviewed 1 October 2015

some animals clearly not happy, the ostriches with feathers pulled, brown bears looked thin and hippo in concrete bowl with water pool but no mud!!

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank mrhare
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I've been here before and stayed in the cabins. It's an excellent place, so different. The food in the cafe is really good too. Cabins are a little uncomfortable but the kids love the 'house on the prairie' feel of it. Pool is really good...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Ian_shaw1
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Nice ride on top of the mountain. Not for people who are afraid of heights. July is to hot. Go in pre or afterseason. Nice walk. And parc is free of entrance. Website is always down. So hard to get info. Roadsign from town to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Remco V
Reviewed 29 May 2015

To get there you need to travel 11.5km along a challenging road with multiple hairpin bends and inclines probably close to 1:6 in steepness at times. If not used to driving on the right you might find it a bit scary. Once there the views...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank TrevB56
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This drive is great for scenery and to eat mountain game - you get an idea of inland Costa Tropical and some of the villages and fruit deposits, instead of being just a beach-bum. If you don't like twisty roads, you may prefer not to...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank sheila p
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I am staying in Spain with friends who were told about the zoo Pena Escrita and they suggested we visit it with them. It was very hard to find. The road is very narrow, very steep and in poor condition, and the signs were faded,...More

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank lillibetdevon
Reviewed 21 January 2015

This park is high up and secluded after just a short and beautiful, if rather disorientating drive from Almunecar. Despite having come from warmer places the animals seem to love it there. It might help that they don't get many visitors, at least not in...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank leon b
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Response from TrevB56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I can only say that when we visited at the end of May there was nothing open - no restaurant and no restrooms regards Trevor