Child-friendly attractions and activities in Costa del Sol
2. Tivoli World
3. Water Parks
Of the lot, Aqualand Torremolinos with its 22-m free-fall Kamikaze is the biggest and the most famous. In season, the water parks are crowded with children waiting in long lines for the various slides.
If you are traveling with children, book yourself into one of the hotels with an attached water park. My personal pick is Holiday Polynesia in Benalmadena.
4. Zoo and animal park
5. Ferris Wheel
7. Rock of Gibraltar
8. Nerja Caves
9. Cable Car
10. River Walk
There are limitless options when it comes to choosing fun activities for families in the region of Costa del Sol. There is something for every interest: Theme parks, castles, wildlife parks, aquariums, adventure activities, water sports, city sightseeing, and a lot more. To help you narrow down what you could do as a family, let me list down things to do categorically under different coastal towns of Costa del Sol.
A coastal town in Costa del Sol, Benalmadena is known for its one of a kind marine park called Selwo Marina. With large pools, dolphins, interactive programs, and bird shows, it is a recommended half-day outing for families. If you are interested in history, then head to Castillo de Colomares. It is a Castle monument dedicated to the adventures of Christopher Columbus. The architecture of the castle is amazing, and it will be a dream place come alive for your kids. Another site worth mentioning is the Sea Life Aquarium. It is an excellent way to introduce sea animals to your children.
The largest water park in Costa del Sol is in Torremolinos called Aqualand Waterpark. There are plenty of rides and slides, children’s area, bubble pool, and more for an entire day of fun. For a couple of hours, you can visit Jardin Botanical Gardens which has beautiful displays of artifacts, Japanese gardens, fountains and is filled with birds. In addition to these is a crocodile park that is home to 200 crocodiles. It will be a fascinating experience to see these reptiles up close.
Capital of the province of Malaga, Malaga city, is one of the largest cities in Spain. With tourism being one of its important revenue sources, the city has plenty of things to do for travelers of all kinds. Surrounded by mountains, the city is rich in history. You can visit the historic center of Malaga to see architectural ruins on a day-long outing. In Nerja, there is a River pool that is particularly famous among families.
Fuengirola is a town which is also dotted with multiple water parks, parasailing, Go Karting, and dolphin watching.
Many family visitors coming to Costa del Sol end up staying in an all-inclusive holiday resort. There was a program on Channel 4 - The Secret Life of the Holiday Resort.
Hotels with water parks are designed for such tourists so that children do not get out of the confines of the resort.
Unfortunately, such a holiday is a chore and not enriching!