Aventura Amazonia – A tree top theme park

Guest post by Amanda Nicholson

The park has plenty to keep kids busy
The park has plenty to keep kids busy

Aventura Amazonia is a great new nature inspired adventure park in Marbella, especially for kids, young and old! Come to the ecological park where tree climbing is not just allowed, it’s positively encouraged!

The adventure park is based in the tree tops near Elviria, just east of Marbella, and approximately 30 minutes drive away from Malaga Airport. There’s plenty of parking and it’s easy to find. The park is located near to the Elviria commercial centre and Santa Maria golf course so there are lots of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars nearby, as well as the beach of course!

This is something really different to hit the Costa del Sol. It’s the perfect place for children of all ages to let off some steam. The main activities at Aventura Amazonia are suitable for kids from 6 years old (minimum height 1.15 m) to grown ups who are children at heart! But there’s also a mini kids circuit for smaller children aged between 4 and 6 so no-one misses out.

The 83 different challenges and 20 incredible zip lines at Aventura Amazonia will thrill even the most hardy adventure park aficionado. It is home to the longest zip line in Andalucia at an amazing 240 m in whizzing length! You can direct your own fun by taking part in the challenges that inspire you, while working at one with nature and the environment.

Each challenge is graded in terms of its difficulty and clearly marked. You choose which ones you want to attempt according to your agility, ability and courage: green, blue, red and black – just like skiing! There are climbing challenges, speed adventures, bridges to cross, jumps to leap and zip lines to negotiate. The choice is yours and you have up to three hours in which to exercise your body and mind.

Safety is of utmost importance at Aventura Amazonia. All adventurers are provided with the necessary harness and safety equipment, and given a 30 minute instruction session on how to use everything and enjoy themselves in safety.

The kids will love it and so will the adults. Aventura Amazonia is a great alternative for birthday parties, stag dos, hen parties and company team building events.

To find the Aventura Amazonia adventure park, take the A7/N340 from your Malaga Airport car hire collection point, direction Algeciras, Marbella and Cadiz. Exit at kilometre192 on the north (mountain) side and follow the signs. For more information check out www.aventura-amazonia.com.

Amanda Nicholson has lived in Marbella for over 20 years and is currently writing area guides for the Malaga airport travel website which provides a wealth of information for passengers travelling through the airport.