The Costa del Sol is an amazing place for a family holiday with loads to keep the kids entertained, let the adults relax and all enjoy some brilliant family time. Of course you have great beaches, pools and playgrounds, which can be enough for many families, but if you want to do a little more, here are three great family activities and holiday rental properties close by.
Aqua Mijas Water Park – This water park on the outskirts of Fuengirola is a firm favourite with families due to its range of attractions and slides, a dedicated area for younger kids, Jacuzzi, wave pool and even a pool area which holds Zumba classes! It’s a place you can spend the whole day, relaxing on sun loungers, or racing from slide to slide, you can take a picnic and there’s a good café area too.
Recommended Holiday Rental – Fuengirola Luxury Villa – If you’re a family, basing yourself near to Fuengirola, but in a villa with its own pool and plenty of space is a great idea and this holiday villa really has the X-Factor. Boasting 4 bedrooms, lush garden, private pool and plenty of space, it gives the feeling of being in your very own luxury resort, just 3km away from Fuengirola.
Butterfly House Benalmadena – Rated 5 out of 60 activities in Benalmadena, the Butterfly House has more than 1,500 exotic butterflies in a tropical paradise including waterfalls and flowers. It’s a stunning place and a great way to learn about the butterflies and see them emerging from their cocoons.
Recommended Holiday Rental – Benalmadena Town House – This three bed holiday rental town house is 3km from the coast, in a nice urbanisation with a communal swimming pool. It gives you very easy access to both Benalmadena and Fuengirola which both have loads of activities for kids. The area is peaceful yet accessible and the property is rustic, but comfortably furnished, with great terraces to enjoy dining al fresco.
Aventura Amazonia – If you like adrenaline and challenging yourself to push your limits, we can recommend the tree top adventure of Aventura Amazonia located in Elviria. There are a total of 83 activities you can do in the trees and 20 zip lines which are split between six adventure circuits. Children from 4 years old will enjoy this activity and adventurous adults will love it too. Kids can enjoy the MiniKids area with adventure activities, workshops and zip lines for kids from 4 to 7 years old and they will look after the children for you whilst you try the more challenging area. Your entry ticket gives you 3 hours in the park, trying as many things as you wish.
Recommended Holiday Rental – Elviria Penthouse – This great duplex penthouse is located in a lovely gated complex very close to Amazonia. The secure complex has lush tropical gardens and four large pools, so it’s great for a family. The apartment is beautifully decorated, with plenty of space, including a large terrace, three great bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge if you are a larger group.