You can do and see lots of things in the province of Málaga and the Costa del Sol. There are hundreds of cultural and leisure activities. On the beach, in the wilderness, on the coast or in the hinterland, you will find all you need for a great holiday.
Culture and Museums
Visiting the Costa del Sol is a unique opportunity to soak up art and culture. Málaga capital is the city that witnessed the birth of Pablo Picasso. There are numerous cultural activities centered around this great painter. Get ready for one of the most inspirational routes through Málaga province: the route of museums and other cultural highlights. There is a huge range of museums to visit. If you are travelling to Málaga capital, don’t miss the Carmen Thyssen Museum and its magnificent collection of works of Andalusian costumbrismo. You can also visit the Collection of the Russian Museum of St Petersburg and the Automobile Museum, which has displays of classic and modern cars.
El Corte Ingles, Calle Antonio el Bailarín, 13, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
Parque Comercial La Cañada, Carretera de Ojén, s/n, 29688 Marbella, Málaga
In 2016 22 of the Costa del Sol’s beaches were awarded the Blue Flag. This is the gold standard for hygiene and public facilities, so wherever you go you’ll always be close to a first-class beach. The climate helps too, as the Costa del Sol has the longest beach season in Iberian Spain, with consistent warmth from as early as April through to late-October. Even in the low season it’s normally sunny, and daily highs will graze the high-teens.
Jet Ski rentals are a great way to live life to the fullest this summer without breaking your budget. So pack your swim trunks, head to Marbella, and celebrate your freedom while you make waves on board a fast and fun jet ski. Click here for Jet Ski Rentals in Marbella. They have a large selection of all sorts of adventure gear, from jet skis to Banana Boats to Pedal Boat and even Boat excursions.
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The coast offers a number of dolphin boats which take to the water daily and offer you the chance to see dolphins swimming at the side of your boat, in their natural habitat.
Nature, cities and villages, urban routes, footpaths and remarkable landscapes. There are a wealth of opportunities to discover Málaga province on foot. Here are just some suggestions of different ways to explore the Costa del Sol, so don’t forget your camera and, above all, enjoy the view!
The total length of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 km, of which 4.8 are access paths and 2.9 are footbridges. With reference to the footbridges (the most famous part), the distance from the start to the end is 2.9 km including 1.5 km of actual footbridges and 1.4 km of forest track or path.
Coastal Path (“Senda Litoral”) GR92 E12 offers an exceptional route passing 14 towns on the Costa del Sol, from the Balcón de Europa, in Nerja, to the Castle of the Duchess ofManilva, over 200 kilometres of coastline with the best weather in Europe. The Coastal Path, passes through promenades and bike lanes, paths and boardwalks, beaches and cliffs, and natural sites between the towns that add a very special touch to the route: The Cantales de La Araña, the Peñon del Cuervo, Chullera Point, the Artola dunes, on the el delta of Río Vélez, the Guadalhorce river mouth or the rocky section between Calahonda and Calaburras, at Mijas
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Here you find great facilities, with courses, events and record competitions. The Karting experience is designed for the enjoyment of your whole family with different tracks and karts depending on driving skills and age.
Tel: +34 951 033 197
Website: Karting Experience Fuengirola
Location: Terraza del Centro Comercial Miramar (Exit 208 – A-7) Avenida de la Encarnación, 29640 Fuengirola (Málaga)
Cueva de Nerja
Home to the world´s largest stalagmite and some awe-inspiring inner chambers. On a tour you’ll see some of the archaeological finds in glass cases, not to mention a host of alien-looking stalagmites and stalactites and prehistoric cave paintings. The human remains were in fact no more recent than the Bronze Age. Electronic guides inform you about the geology and human history of these chambers. Once out in the open air you’ll get far-reaching vistas over the Mediterranean, as well as free access to Nerja’s Museum. Find more information here.
Cable Car / Teleferico Benalmádena
From Benalmadena Costa a 15 minute ride takes you to the peek of Mount Calamorro at 771m. The views are some of the most inspiring on the Costa del Sol, and at the top there’s a scenic lookout. Gibraltar, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the coast of Africa are all visible on clear days. Included in the ticket is also a falconry demonstration. When you get your ticket you’ll have the option of getting a one-way pass and making your own way down the mountain along walking trails.
Aquamijas Waterpark, Mijas
With five water slides, a mini golf course, a climbing wall and a jacuzzi, there is something for the whole family.
Aqualand Waterpark, Torremolinos
This is the largest of all the waterparks on the Costa del Sol. Offering 10 slides for adults and 15 for children, plus fun, water play areas and pools. There´s also a scenic garden area for adults and a safe children´s play area.
Costa Water Park, Fuengirola
Costa Water Park is an inflatable obstacle course floating on the surface of the Mediterranean Sea and is guaranteed fun for adults and children alike!
Zoos, Animal Parks & Aquariums
Selwo Safari Park
The Selwo Safari Park is styled after African safari parks and houses 2000 animals in semi-wild conditions.
Crocodile Park, Torremolinos
Kids will love Crocodile Park, which is home to over 200 crocodiles. This is a great opportunity for any reptile lovers in the family to see some amazing species and even have the chance to handle some of the smaller ones.
BioParc Zoo, Fuengirola
Here, you might not find elephants but you can get close to a family of lemurs, see a 100-year-old tortoise as well as gorillas, tigers and crocodiles.
Jardin de las Aguilas, Benalmadena
To get to the “Garden of Eagles”, hop on the cable car and enjoy the 160 different species of birds of prey which are on display here. There is also a fascinating golden eagle performance.
Butterfly Park, Benalmadena
When you enter this Thai-themed butterfly park, you are instantly transported into the hot, humid jungles of South-East Asia. Offering tropical plants, waterfalls, exotic animals and 1,500 beautiful butterflies.
Sea Life Aquarium, Benalmadena
The Sea Life Aquarium at Benalmadena is an unforgettable experience for the whole family, stimulating and fascinating for adults and children alike. Here, you can see almost every type of sea creature imaginable from tropical fish to sharks and you can even hold a crab or starfish!
Selwo Marina Delfinarium, Benalmadena
Selwo Marina Delfinarium is the only marine park in Andalusia. It´s a small park divided into five different themed sections and here you can meet sea lions and of course, dolphins.
Parque de la Paloma Family Park, Benalmadena
Over the years, this green oasis has become somewhat of an animal sanctuary now home to rabbits, peacocks, goats, emus, donkeys and other little animals. Some of these animals walk around freely and are very popular with children.
Adventure Golf, Fuengirola
The perfect afternoon for the whole family, Adventure Golf offers a 19-hole course and a restaurant. Here, you can enjoy a game of mini golf and later relax and sample one of their homemade dishes and a cocktail in the shade.
Castillo de Colomares, Benalmadena
This breathtaking castle is located in Benalmadena Pueblo and offers a 16-stop tour through it´s amazing architecture. A little bit of history for adults and a magical site for kids!
Poligono Industrial Fase 2, Carril de Picaza, s/n, 26760 San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga
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