As we have been to Riccione to stay on more than one occasion Oltremare is one of our first places to go and visit with our children. It isn’t too far from Riccione centre, though if going by taxi then take the phone number with you as when we have been we haven’t seen taxis going by. Here is the low down…
Oltremare is divided into several areas dedicated to Water, Air, Earth, Fire and Energy, and is just next to “Aquafan”. (though each time we have been Aquafan has been closed). It has the biggest dolphin lagoon in Europe, which you can view from the top and from below. They have a number of shows over the course of the day – dolphin show, a parrot show, and a birds of prey show. It also has other exhibits to see too. The dolphin shows are not just your normal dolphin shows they show the dolphins doing their natural behaviour. All the shows are however in Italian but its still a really good shows to watch. Their mission:
Love and respect towards animals and nature are the principles that are inspiring Oltremare since its beginning. The main target of the park, since first day of opening, is to raise awareness by involving the public through the direct contact with animals.
You do get a sense that they love and care for the animals here. The park is clean and tidy which is what you want when you go somewhere with kids.
Best checking the main website for their prices as they do change yearly. Tickets are valid for 2 days of your choice (just remember to get your photo taken before you leave after your first visit). This to us really sells it as a great family day out as if you never made it round the whole park on the first day or you wanted to see a show again then you can just head back on another day.
Food & Drinks
As with any tourist attraction prices will be more than normal. However the size of the portions they give here are massive. You do get your moneys worth. There are a number of places around the park that you can eat at and also get snacks from so you wont need to walk far to get food!
Overall a good day out with the children, lots to see and do. Great that you can go back a second day for free. Would be great if they can do some more in English but you can still get around with the lack of communication.
* Reviews are our own opinion. We haven’t been paid in anyway for writing this.