Malaga family holidays

You'll find fun-filled family holidays on Malaga's Costa del Sol

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Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes
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Malaga and the Costa del Sol Malaga is one of the eight provinces that make up Spain’s southern autonomous region of Andalucía. The capital is Malaga city, birthplace of Picasso and the centre of a growing arts, cultural and restaurant scene. It’s also home to Spain’s 4th largest international airport, the gateway for most visitors to the area.

With some of Andalucía’s most stunning natural parks, quintessential Andalusian white mountain villages, broad sandy beaches and Europe’s best climate, it is little wonder that Malaga is such a popular holiday destination. Yet more than anything, it is probably the warm welcome of the local people, the ‘Malagueños’ that leaves a lasting holiday memory. The Spanish are renowned for their love of children and family life, and visiting families are made very welcome; in restaurants, at cultural events, or at Malaga’s many visitor attractions.


Explore the fun family side of Malaga Province


Nerja Caves Nerja Caves

Less than an hour’s drive east of Malaga city is the beautiful town of Nerja, at the eastern edge of the Costa del Sol. The coast here boasts some of the best beaches in Spain and a unique subtropical climate; but for some ‘cool’ family fun head underground into the ‘Nerja Caves’. These ancient, huge caverns, with evocative names such as ‘Ghosts’, ‘Cataclysm’ and ‘Waterfall’ stretch for five kilometres and are fully accessible to all ages via spacious illuminated walkways.

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Benalmádena Butterfly Park

At the heart of Malaga’s Costa del Sol is the resort town of Benalmádena, home to some of the province's well-known family theme parks. Children will be mesmerised by the hundreds of delicate butterflies in the Thai-style tropical ‘Butterfly Park’. Make a day of it by hopping onto the City Sightseeing bus that stops right outside the Butterfly Park, and connects all the main sights nearby. The younger ones can play with dolphins, or swim with sea lions at the ‘Selwo Marina’ animal park, while older children can take a breathtaking rollercoaster ride at ‘Tivoli World’, or cool off from the summer heat at nearby ‘Aqualand’.

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Karting Experience, MijasKarting Experience, Mijas

Between the picturesque hilltop white village of Mijas Pueblo and the beaches at Mijas-Costa is ‘Karting Experience’. This is a high performance Kart track that will make any family day out a thrilling and unforgettable experience. This is adrenalin-pumping fun that all the family can share; there are twin karts, ideal for a parent with a younger child, adult karts, as well as models for juniors. Cheer on your family from the trackside cafe, or put your own driving skills to the test, whilst the youngsters try to beat you to poll position.

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Adventura AmazoniaAventura Amazonia, Marbella

There’s nothing like playing in the great outdoors to bring smiles and laughter on a day out. ‘Aventura Amazonia’, just ten minutes east of Marbella is a new tree canopy aerial adventure park. The whole family can enjoy the excitement of going from tree to tree via rope bridges and zip lines. There are challenges for all ages, and even a creche and a MiniKids area for toddlers. Enjoy the thrill of a tree top adventure in this Mediterranean pine forest, just minutes from some of Marbella’s finest beaches.

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Puerto Banús

Marbella’s upscale marina, Puerto Banús, is world famous for its extravagant yachts and luxury cars. This glamorous enclave makes for a fantastic day for the entire family; with boutiques, departments stores, cinemas, restaurants, as well as some great beaches. People watch for celebrities from a marina cafe: enjoy a meal at one of the trendy new family restaurants, or take in the latest movies in English. It’s not just a playground for the rich and famous; it’s also Marbella’s top family-orientated leisure area.

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Malaga Holiday Apartments

Superb 2 bed 2 bath ground floor apartment near Puerto Cabopino

This modern apartment offers superb accommodation for 4 or 5 people near to Puerto Cabopino, Cabopino Golf and Greenlife Golf on the Costa del Sol. La Reserva de Marbella is 1.5Km from Puerto Cabopino with its beautiful marina and fantastic restau...

Gay Friendly Guest House in Sayalonga - Chambre Orange

Bed and Breakfast gay friendly in Sayalonga, Andaluzia. For all time with the sun on the coast and always with air fresh in the mountain. 320 days with sun per year!!! Deposit fee: 20 EUR. Additional fees to be charged upon arrival Security Depo...

Gay Friendly Guest House in Sayalonga - Chambre Mauve

Bed and Breakfast gay friendly in Sayalonga, Andaluzia. For all time with the sun on the coast and always with air fresh in the mountain. 320 days with sun per year!!! Deposit fee: 20 EUR. Additional fees to be charged upon arrival Security Depo...

2 Bed Apartment, Estepona, Nr Marbs + Peurto Banus 10 mins

This beautiful spacious fully air conditioned apartment comprises of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one of which is En-suite. The accommodation is set within a gated development with private tropical gardens and a secluded pool. Inside you will fin...

Cosy Flat with Swimming Pool

Nice flat with two rooms near the beach in Mijas Pueblo. The huge terrace has a great view to the see and a swimming pool. It is situaded in the top of Mijas Pueblo, near the mountain and connected with the old town by stairs. The apartment has a...

Top luxury mansion-style beach-front property

The villa is located at 204 KM of the A7/N340 directly on the beach front between El Chaparral and El Faro on the Costa del Sol. Marbella, Puerto Banus and Malaga airport are both about a 20 minute drive away. This allows for easy access to all th...

Suite Breakfast Included Based on 2p

Welcome to a charming Bed & Breakfast in Andalusia! We are pleased to welcome you in our splendid restored “finca”, in the middle of the Andalusian nature. The picturesque village of Álora is situated at only 5 minutes by car. Our place is only a...

Front Line apartment with Sea views & Roof Garden

This lovely apartment is located only a 5-6 minute walk from the entrance of Estepona port, with its supermarkets, bars, restaurants and night life. There are also internet cafés available. Car hire in this apartment is definitely not required. ...

Sea front townhouse - community pool and air con

The townhouse is located in the centre of Estepona Port and overlooks the marina and the sea. There is a lift to the apartment which goes from the garage or the two different street levels that are available. Estepona Port is one of the most sough...

Five bed apartment by the beach with large Pool

This apartment is located on the ever-popular urbanisation El Presidente. There are five nice swimming pools and the beach is just a few minutes’ walk away. San Pedro town is a five minute drive away or Estepona is 10 minutes. The apartment is a g...

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