The Costa del Sol is synonymous with sun, sea and beaches, but there are a huge range of things to experience here, from the wild to the wacky, from the adventurous to the tasty. Here are just a few surprising, exciting activities you can experience on the Costa del Sol that you may not expect.
Night Time Wolf Safari – Each full moon you can visit the Lobo Park (or wolf park) in Antequera, inland from the Costa del Sol for a night time tour of wild wolf habitat. Enjoy a delicious meal and then head out into the night with torches to find the Alaskan wolves, Eurasian wolves and Iberian wolves and watch them in their native habitat at play and rest and hear them howl into the night. Find out more
Recommended Holiday rental near to Antequera – We’d recommend basing yourself in the lovely village of Coín overlooking the spectacular Guadalhorce valley to be within easy reach of Antequera, Malaga, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. We have a great 4 bedroom villa in rural Coin with stunning views, a private pool and extensive gardens with fruit and nut trees.
Learn about Spanish wines – There are several wine museums in Malaga, Mijas and Manilva to name a few, these are great opportunities to find out about the wine making process and the history of wine in Spain and also have very reasonably priced wine tastings. A great night out for wine lovers is a visit to D-wine in San Pedro which is a wine shop, restaurant and bar, with special tasting machines which allow you to sample over 30 wines by the glass. They arrange regular wine tasting events and the restaurant comes highly recommended. Find out more
Release your Inner Willy Wonka – Visit the world’s smallest chocolate factory Mayan Monkey in Mijas Pueblo and take part in chocolate making workshops. There are express workshops for 15 minutes, or hour long experiences where you will make 3 of your own chocolate bars, as well of course as tasting amazing chocolates from around the world. https://www.mayanmonkey.es/
Recommended Holiday Rental near to Mijas Pueblo – If you want to be close to the wine museum and chocolate factory in Mijas, then we can recommend this luxury 4 bed villa in La Cala Hills with private pool, stunning views and private gym. We have a number of quality holiday rentals in the Mijas area, so please browse the site or contact us for other recommendations.
Scale New Heights – Adventurers of all ages will love conquering 83 treetop challenges and zip lines at Aventura Amazonia in Elviria. This large adventure park features in six adventure circuits which are adapted to different ages and abilities. The most challenging area is the sports area, with 13 challenges at an average height of 9 meters above ground, including the famous Tarzan’s leap and a surfboard through the treetops. Your entrance ticket gets you three hours of adventure and excitement and you can go on as many circuits as you can handle. Find out more
Recommended Holiday Rental near to Elviria – Very close to Amazonia, the many bars, restaurants and shops in Elviria and also the famous Nikki Beach is this great Duplex penthouse with sea views. It has three bedrooms, a large terrace and is located on a lovely development with communal gardens and four shared pools.
Pet a Tiger in a Zoo with a difference – Castellar Zoo near to Sotogrande is an animal rescue centre, where you can get up close and personal with the most amazing animals. Zoo keepers bring out animals such as monkeys, lemurs, deer and even baby tigers to be fed, stroked and handled by members of the public – an amazing experience. Find out more
Recommended Holiday Rental near to Castellar – We’d recommend basing yourself around Sotogrande or Manilva to be within easy reach of both Castellar and its zoo, but also the lovely beaches and towns of the Western Costa del Sol. This lovely 2 bed apartment in Duquesa is stylish and modern, close to the port of Duquesa with its many bars and restaurants, and just ten minutes’ drive from Sotogrande. It has two bedrooms and bathrooms and a shared garden and pool.
These are just a few of the great activities the Costa del Sol has to offer and we can find you a great property near to your favourite attractions.