Next to the Bárdenas Reales is Senda Viva, a park dedicated to family leisure recognized as the largest in the Iberian Peninsula. An extraordinary mix of amusement park, zoo and activities that both young and old love. You can not lose this!
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Where is it located?
Senda Viva is located on the Navarrese shore, near the Bardenas Reales Natural Park (declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO) and 80 kilometers south of Pamplona. With its 120 hectares of extension, we are facing the largest family leisure park in Spain
To access Senda Viva you have to do it by road, specifically by taking the Virgen del Yugo road, 31513 Arguedas, either by private vehicle or by hiring the transport service of space especially during the high season, which picks up the visitor at the door of the accommodation where they are staying and leaves them in the same entrance. This allows you to save a little walk that you have to do by private car.
Let no one be alarmed! This little path is paved and allows you to take a pleasant walk contemplating the surroundings. However, taking small children can be a bit long, especially on the way back when they are already exhausted because of the long day enjoying in Senda Viva.
Displacement along Senda Viva
Once inside the Senda Viva park, the visitor can move around on foot or using different transport such as trailers or a little train. In principle, the frequency of these transports is approximately 25 minutes although it depends on the influx of people.
What is the Senda Viva park like?
The itinerary along Senda Viva is divided into four areas: the Farm, the Forest, the Town and the Fair. As soon as we enter the enclosure we find the Town that is the starting point of the route. Here are located the information area, the lockers and lockers, the places to rent baby seats and wheelchairs, the souvenir shop, the hostel, the ox stable and the haunted mansion, a terrifying house inhabited by some peculiar characters .
Walking along the Cattle Path towards the Fair we can come across species such as Burguete horses, latxa sheep, Pyrenean cows or oxen. Once located in this area of the park, we cannot miss attractions such as the water maze, the heated circus, the merry-go-round, the bumpers or the laughter mirrors. To take a break, nothing better than going to the lake terrace or the fair's brasserie. Afterwards, you can continue the visit watching the capuchin monkeys or jaguars. Impressive!
We continue towards the Forest where zebras, ostriches, wolves or tigers are the absolute protagonists. Here you will also find the free fall attraction and the children's playground. It also has another restaurant space called El Balcón de la Bardena and a viewpoint from which to marvel at the spectacular views of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park.
Finally, at the Farm there is an aviary of 1.100 m2, the mini-farm and the raptor flight show. In addition, here there is a self-service called La Recoleta to have a quick snack.
Senda Viva attractions
The Senda Viva Park has more than thirty attractions for all audiences, among which are: Bobsleigh (a one kilometer long sledding track); Valhalla (a virtual reality ride on roller coasters); a straight Tubing (where the visitor slides down a slope of 300 meters and 60 meters of unevenness with a huge float) or the Great Zip-line, enters others.
Senda Viva's animal family
This park already has more than 800 animals of 200 species such as brown bears, otters, lions, wallaby kangaroos and a couple of white tigers. Senda Viva continues to participate in programs for the conservation of native breeds in danger of extinction such as the Navarrese jackfruit, betizus cows or burguete horses.
Price of admission
The adult ticket in Senda Viva has a price of 28 euros at the box office and 25 euros online While the ticket for children, up to 11 years, and for retirees is 21 euros at the box office and 18 euros online. Children under 5 years old are free. As a curiosity, the second day of the visit to the Senda Viva park the entrance costs half.
Information of interest in Senda Viva
- The park is adapted for small children but all the attractions have the minimum height required. They can be mounted on many things, yes, accompanied by a few.
- Drink or food is not allowed as there are several restaurants in Senda Viva where you can stop to eat or rest. However, there are sources of drinking water everywhere.
- In case of visiting Senda Viva during spring or summer, it is advisable to bring a hat, sunscreen ... as it is quite hot.
- There is Wi-Fi throughout the park.
Hours in Senda Viva
- Until November 4: Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m.
- El Pilar Bridge: from October 12 to 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m.
- November bridge: from November 1 to 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m.
- As of November 5: closed.