The Costa de Almería Aquarium is designed to follow the “Water Cycle”, a process that will enable you to get to know all the stages water goes through on our planet. So your journey will begin with water condensing in the clouds, then falling as rain, and finally reaching rivers, seas and oceans.
Tropical fresh water
The rains form streams and rivulets on the surface and underground, which flow into other larger rivers like the Amazon. Discover the source of this river, its middle course and its mouth among the mangrove swamps, its most representative species such as koi carp, pacus and piranhas, and other cichlids, as well as a further 9 aquariums full of curiosities.
Tropical sea water
Following the water on its course, it then reaches the mouth of the river and flows into the tropical sea. Here you can find coral cliffs, medium-depth reefs and coral shelves, as well as countless fish with amazing colours and shapes, like the popular characters in the film about Nemo.
Through the panoramic window of the ocean tank you can discover some of the typical life forms found in open masses of water, such as gregarious fish species and bottom dwellers, as well as the spectacular sand tiger sharks.
Fields of Posidonia
Learn about the importance of the fields of Posidonia oceanica in our seas, since as well as being one of the main producers of oxygen they help to fix the seabed, offer a food source and provide shelter to many species.
Rocky sea beds
This area is divided into 2 tanks which represent the typical rocky sea beds of the Mediterranean.
Conger and moray eels
Among the crevices in the rocky bed of this tank you can find fascinating species such as conger and moray eels with their sinuous, scaleless bodies. .
Rocky sea beds
Discover a host of species among the rocks of the sea bed, including the majestic loggerhead sea turtle and fish belonging to the Serranidae family, such as the grouper.
Touch and feel
At the start of the Mediterranean room is our “touch and feel” section, representing the intertidal zone in a rocky ecosystem of volcanic origin. It is an interactive tank where you can touch and stroke animals that are left trapped in these natural pools when the tide goes out, such as starfish, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, etc., without taking them out of the water.
Did you know…?
This is a space with 10 aquariums, each occupied by different animals, from both freshwater and seawater environments, with very distinctive features, which have evolved to adapt to truly amazing conditions.
It is a space that is constantly evolving and is used to let our visitors get to know the secrets of Mother Nature.
Here is a map of our Aquarium