Family-friendly activities in the Costa del Sol
Can you imagine a better way to spend time together than taking a surfing class or trying out a new adventure sport? In the Costa del Sol, you’ll find companies specialising in outdoor activities that promise a whole lot of fun and the highest safety standards.
THE PROVINCE OF MALAGA IS HOME TO MOST OF THE AMUSEMENT PARKS IN ANDALUSIA. If the children love whizzing down slides and jumping up and down in wave pools, they’re going to love a day out at one of the water parks in the Costa del Sol. And if they love exploring the animal world, they’ll be amazed by what they’ll see in the theme parks and zoos. THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
More information is available on: www.selwomarina.es
Sea Life - Benalmádena
Sea Life Benalmádena is one of the best aquariums in the Costa del Sol. Located at the entrance of Benalmádena marina, it is home to all sorts of species such as sharks, Japanese spider crabs (which are thought to be the biggest in the world) and green sea turtles. Beyond seeing these incredible creatures and more, you can also feed the ray and play the Marina Mini Golf course with sea views. There are also all sorts of activities for younger children, such as face painting, balloon modelling and educational talks.
More information is available on: www.visitsealife.com/benalmadena
Bioparc is defined by its zoo immersion philosophy which is based on respecting nature and conserving species. As you make your way around the park, you will be transported to the natural habitats of the different animals. A truly unique experience.
To know more, go to: www.bioparcfuengirola.es
Located in Estepona, Selwo Aventura is a great way to get up close to over 2,000 different animal species. The park offers an authentic safari experience in which you can explore the park on foot or in off-road vehicles.
Explore it further on: www.selwo.es
Parque Acuático Mijas
Extending for 34,000m2, Mijas water park is home to great slides and pools. Here you will find something for all the family, from themed areas to picnic areas and loungers. The water park runs a bus from the centre of Fuengirola, available to all customers. There is also free parking.
Find out more on: https://aquamijas.com
Mariposario de Benalmádena
This butterfly park is housed in an immense glasshouse that is 8m high and has a total surface area of over 900m2. Here, you can see some 1,500 to 2,000 butterflies fluttering around, including exotic species from all over the world. Throughout the year, you can see over 150 different species. Beyond butterflies, at Mariposario, you can see other animals such as birds, chameleons, turtles, fish and more.
More information is available on: https://www.mariposariodebenalmadena.com/
Aqualand is the biggest water park in the province. Located just 15 minutes from the centre of Torremolinos, the park offers countless water slides of all shapes and sizes. Extending a total surface area of 70,000m2, the park devotes 40,000m2 to attractions and services and the remaining space to grassy areas and gardens. There are 14 slides for daredevils, 15 attractions for children and an 18-hole mini golf course.
More information is available on: https://www.aqualand.es
Situated just 500m from the Marbella coast, Aventura Amazonia is a tree adventure park that offers six different circuits that cater to all ages and levels. Once you’ve tired yourself out in the tree canopies, you can take a break at one of the cafés and restaurants. Your ticket includes three hours up in the trees and 20 ziplines.
Find out more on: https://aventura-amazonia.com/
Lobo Park is an animal park dedicated to wolves. Here you will discover the dynamics of the pack and everything there is to know about one of the most sociable animals on the planet. The park has a total surface area of 400,000m2 and runs tours in Spanish and English. The mission of the park is for you to discover how wolves behave in their natural habitat.
Explore it further: https://www.lobopark.com/