The Mariposario – Butterfly Park – is located next to the Buddhist Temple in Benalmádena Pueblo on the Costa del Sol and is a stunning place to visit.

Mariposario, Benalmádena

How to get there

By car: Autovía del Mediterraneo A7, exit 217

Train: Local train C1 from Málaga, getting off at Benalmádena-Arroyo de la Miel. Outside the station is the bus stop where you can catch the bus to the Pueblo, getting off at ‘Estupa Tibetana’.

Bus: L2 (Benalmádena), M 112 (Málaga-Mijas) and M121 (Torremolinos-Benalmádena-Mijas)

The Park

The butterflies fly freely throughout the park and amongst the visitors, so you must take great care when wandering around. The butterflies, some of them very big indeed, quite happily settle on people but you should not touch them.

Mariposario, Benalmadena

The park has a tropical humidity of 80% and the temperature is maintained at between 24 and 29 degrees. Quite warm!

Mariposario, Benalmadena

There are around 1,500 butterflies flying around the park belonging to about 150 species and, given that the lifespan of the butterfly is but a few weeks, there are always new ones appearing.

Mariposario, Benalmadena

Hours and Tariffs

The Mariposario is open every day from 10:00 to 19:00.

Adults €9.50
Children (3-12 years) €6.50
Pensioners €7.50
Disabled: €7.50

Mariposario, Benalmadena


In addition to butterflies, moths and caterpillars, there is an impressive collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants and trees, beautiful Gouldian and Star finches flying around and Prevost’s squirrels scurrying around the place.

Photography, including the use of flash, is permitted.

The site is suitable for those with mobility problems.



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