Welcome to Almeria’s Far West
Andalusia has a perfect mixture of climate, nature and landscapes. There you can find a wide range of spots; from some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain to the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula, the Mulhacén; from the richest Natural Park to the driest area of the country, located in Almería. The latest is the main starring of our text today. In the desert of Tabernas we can find an amazing place to relive the Far West stories told in Hollywood motion pictures from the 50s and 60s. Oasys Mini Hollywood offers you the chance to put on the shoes ofsome of the biggest Far West film star from those decades. We will tell you how to make the most of your visit to this fantastic thematic park.
This is a perfect chance to spend a different day if you are visiting Andalusia, so you can combine this visit with a trip to Mojacar or Cabo de Gata, for instance. As said before, this park is located in the desert of Tabernas, which is one of the driest areas of Spain and makes a unique landscape and the perfect setting for recreating American Wild West. If you are familiar with this kind of films, you probably know that this theme park was the setting of some of the most recognized movies belonging to this genre as For a Few Dollars More or the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
To start with, to have to bear in mind that Oasys is the perfect place to go with your family and spend an ideal day with them as it is less than 30 minutes far from Almería. This park offers you a bunch of activities to enjoy; but this is not only for children, as adults can also have fun with the different activities organized there. For children, the park has designed different workshops which are framed in the educational programme of the park. These workshops are really useful for them as they will learn about different topics which are mainly related to nature while they play and have fun. So, taking a look to what the park offers, we can see that one of the most important things for them is the educational side of the different activities they perform. Some of the workshops you can find in the park deal with animals’ camouflage techniques, taking care of nature, curiosities about animals, how animals adapt to the environment they live in, and how to deal with climate change. These workshops are given both in Spanish and English, and they are designed for every age.
For sure children will spend a great time by visiting the zoological area of the park. There are three different tours in which different kind of animals can be seen, and the park’s staff will guide you through the different areas explaining the main features of the different species the the park hosts. The park counts with more than 800 animals from 200 different species that are located in a natural area of the park that has more than 4000 trees for animals to live properly.
In Oasys Mini Hollywood you can visit different areas such as the Western Town, the Zoological Reserve or the Aquatic Zone where different shows are performed. These areas also include different activities and shows which are designed for adults while your children are spending some time performing the different workshops mentioned above. For instance, the Western Town hosts the “Western Show”, which is performed by specialists in the town square, bringing the action of the best Far West films just in front of you. This zone also counts with the “Can Can Show”, where you can witness an authentic dance from the best saloons in America years ago. This show takes place in the main saloon of the village.
Furthermore, there are different areas to have a snack or a drink and take a rest from the walks under the sun. If it is too hot, you can take a bath in the different aquatic areas of the park, and in the main pool you can also find a bar. In this aquatic area everyone can make to most of their time, as there are themed pools for children and jacuzzis for adults to relax. Finally, you also have to bear in mind that sun lotion and a good cap are highly recommended when walking around the park. Don’t let the desert win the battle!
So, the only thing we have left is recommending you to visit this original and special park. There are a lot of reasons, but if you like Western films and have ever dreamed about becoming a cowboy, this theme park can make you feel like that. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Far West while traveling Spain.