ANDALUCIA’s very own Jurassic Park is one step closer to reality after eight months of inactivity.

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in Axarquia has opened up the public information period of the project, a step legally required by the Junta.

The project, aiming to be the first of its kind in the south of Spain, was put on hold back in February due to the coronavirus.

The Spanish company behind the project, Paalwing Park, originally signed permission to begin construction in August last year.

From that date it was given 20 months to begin the first phase, however thanks to the outbreak of COVID-19, that time was extended.

It is now estimated that the first phase of construction will begin October 2022.

The €3.6 million project will be built in the Parque Victoria area of La Cala del Moral, Rincon de la Victoria, and has been given permission for the site for the next 25 years, in return for a €747,175 royalty to the local council.

With exhibitions akin to Jurassic Park, except without the dangerous live dinosaurs, the park will house 35 lifesize replicas of prehistoric creatures throughout its 70,000 square metre plot.

There will also be hiking routes decorated to resemble the Jurassic period, children’s activities and an information centre as well as a zip line, planned to be installed 2024.

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