The park received recognition at the Remarkable Venue Awards in Seville after being selected for its exceptional appeal by a panel of industry experts
The Mariposario de Benalmádena, the largest and most spectacular butterfly park in Europe, was voted the best attraction in Spain at the fifth edition of the Remarkable Venue Awards. Organized by the Tiqets platform, the prize rewards attractions such as theme parks and zoos that stand out for their attractiveness.
The selection for the awards is based on over 850,000 customer reviews and includes Best Attraction, Best Museum, Best Onsite Experiences, Most Outstanding Place and Best Monument, with nominations from the UK and Europe. Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. and the United States.
The butterfly park beat fierce competition from the Puy du Fou España theme park in Toledo, the Codorníu winery in Barcelona and the Poema del Mar aquarium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The winners of the awards, which are chosen by a panel of industry experts in each country, were announced at a ceremony at the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville last month.
This award was positive for Benalmádena by strengthening its positioning in the tourism market. The park will now be entered in the final, to be held in January in America, to choose the best attractions in the world.
The mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, visited the attraction last week to congratulate the park management on their continued efforts to make it the most visited attraction in the municipality.
“Today we want to honor the Butterfly Park for its success in being recognized as the best tourist attraction in Spain. This park is still the most visited attraction in our city, so that fills us with pride. The award strengthens the tourist attraction of Benalmádena, which offers the greatest concentration of leisure areas on the Costa del Sol “, declared the mayor.
Located on the outskirts of Benalmádena Pueblo, next to the Buddhist stupa, the Butterfly Park is housed in a spectacular Thai temple with exotic landscaped gardens. The park has over 1,500 species of butterflies, as well as other exotic animals such as toucans, turtles, bats, frogs and parrots.