El Vergel Safari Park, near Denia
Just beyond the town of Ondara on the Northern shoulder of the Costa Blanca, lays the infamous Vergel Safari Park. Less than one hours drive from central Benidorm, the Vergel Safari Park lies close to Ondara. With all of the typical animal favourites, attractions at the safari park include lions, tigers and wolves roaming free in wide open natural terrain, together with a small zoo area, miniature train rides, dolphin and seal shows, and a playground for small children.
Although the majority of the park is a strictly stay in your car zone, there is also a safer area where you can walk free amongst some of the less dangerous animals such as pigs, ponies and other domestic breeds. The park also has a reptile house, aviary, sea lion and parrot show where shows are put on several times per day.
Take note of the warnings though. Do not open your windows or leave the car – these animals are extremely dangerous.
Additionally there are go carts, mini trains, and childrens play areas, making this a great day out for all the family.
It is extremely well maintained and has excellent facilities including a restaurant, bars and a very good picnic area.
Discover the delights of the Animal Kingdom in a fun-packed environment: 35 hectares of land that is home to 1400 animals and 145 different species.
You can go round the park by car and have a choice of three routes to see herbivores, Bengal tigers and African lions. Alternately, you can walk around the open sections of the park, which are split into sections by theme: Iberian fauna, African birds, Asiatic and oceanic fauna, large herbivores etc., since the walkways are separated by canals or wooden barriers.
El Vergel Safari Park is located near Ondara and Pego, Costa Blanca North
Ctra. CV 700 Vergel-Pego Km 65, 03770 El Vergel.
Tlf: 966 439 808
The park should be little more than an hours drive from Alicante on the main A7 toll road (motorway). Alternatively you could take the N-332 coastal road towards Valencia, turning off at Pego on the C-311 just after Ondara.
El Vergel Safari Park CLOSED DOWN
After many years the El Vergel safari park closed down in late 2010.