Strolling through the butterfly garden in Benalmadena, Malaga

Strolling through the butterfly garden in Benalmadena, Malaga

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Out of all the coastal destinations that shape and define our country, Malaga is one of the most eclectic and surprising. This is a fortunate part of the world where the sun shines almost every day and where you can enjoy – as never before – a unique culinary experience, a tranquil way of life and very unusual, outstanding leisure activities, such as a trip up the Monte Calamorro (in the Sierra de Mijas) in a cable car, or a visit to the popular butterfly garden in Benalmadena, today’s main character at Petit Palace.

Experience the sensation of walking among thousands brightly-coloured butterflies when you visit the butterfly garden in Benalmadena, a true natural kingdom featuring more than 1,500 species and a thousand and one colours and sizes from all different corners of the world. This is a place where butterflies live in freedom between lush fields of flowers and lovely artificial waterfalls.

Open every day, all year round, and located less than twenty minutes from our Petit Palace Plaza Malaga hotel, the butterfly garden is an enclosure shaped like a Thai temple and an ideal spot to visit with the family. Here you will be able to get close to the life cycle of these mysterious, fragile and beautiful insects in a charming and unique way. Since the life of a butterfly does not last longer than two or three weeks (four for some exotic species), you will probably be able to see new individuals being born.

A unique environment for nature lovers

Apart from being the perfect place to visit with the family (because of its variety and its affordable price, good for all budgets – a price that will not be higher than ten euros), the butterfly garden in Benalmadena is a natural setting without comparison with a unique botanical richness that is crucial to ensure the survival of these beautiful and exotic insects.

Keeping in mind that each kind of butterfly requires a certain kind of plant (either for feeding purposes or to be able to reproduce), it’s no wonder that there are thousands of plants in the butterfly garden.

Plants that have arrived from such far-away places as Bali and Costa Rica – among many other destinations – filling the place with exceptional colour and a lovely scent. Which ones should you not miss? The ornamental plants (the most beautiful and original in terms of colour and shape), the nectar flowers and the host plants, plants that serve as bedding and food for the little caterpillars.

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