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.


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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

Spacious Apartment In Calahonda, Sleeps 6 No Car Required!

This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor apartment with 2 private gardens and direct access to garden area. (Please note that the swimming pools on our Community are currently closed for upgrading and unavailable. For this reason our prices ha...

Lovely 1 Bed Garden Apt 5 Mins Walking Distance to Mijas Village Private Pool

1 Bedroom Garden Apartment Property attached next to a lovely Typical Spanish Andalucian Villa. Great location being on the edge of Mijas Village situated in the Stunning Mountains and Countryside of Mijas Only a 2 minutes walk to the nearest Res...

Villa in Fuengirola center and second line of the beach

Villa Mercedes - superb 6 bedrooms villa and can accommodate up to 15 people. Located at Avda. Ramón y Cajal and 200 mts from the beach. It has all the amenities: a garden of 1000 m2, saltwater pool 8 x 4 mts, game room, barbecue, etc. Video of Vi...

Short Distance to the Glamorous Puerto Banus

This villa provides the perfect holiday experience being located very close to the famous, glamorous marina of Puerto Banus and its lovely beaches (5 minutes by car), providing all your entertainment and fun during your stay, yet offers relaxation...

Superior Apartment Within Easy Walking Distance Of Beach + All Amenities

This very well furnished apartment is set in the very heart of the old fishing village of Sabinillas. It has a dual aspect terrace, giving views to both the sea and the mountains. This terrace has a dining table and seating for 4, so that you may ...

Beachfront, Luxurious, Penthouse With Very A Large Terrace Having 180º Sea Views

This luxurious, beach-front penthouse is set in beautiful gardens, with a very large swimming pool and ample areas to enjoy the all day sunshine. The gardens give direct access to the beach and promenade. The penthouse benefits from a large, ver...

A Spectacular Beach Front Apartment With Very Large Terraces And 180º Sea Views

This luxurious apartment is set in beautiful gardens with a very large swimming pool and ample areas to enjoy the all day sunshine. The gardens give direct access to the beach and promenade. The apartment benefits from a large, very well equipped...

Beachfront Luxurious Paradise for Two

This beautifully furnished apartment is set in fabulous gardens with 2 access gates directly to the beach and promenade. The apartment benefits from a very modern kitchen, with all built in German appliances, an exquisitely furnished lounge/diner,...

Spacious, Beach front Apartment With Direct Access To Resort And Beach

Set in beautiful, well kept gardens, with large swimming pool and plenty of grassed areas for sunbathing and relaxing. There is a dedicated children's pool and paddle tennis. It also has a coded gate, giving direct access to the beach and promenad...

Spectacular Beachfront Apartment- Luxurious Outside Furniture On A Large Terrace

Set in a most spectacular development, this luxurious apartment has direct access to the very large pool and direct sea views. It benefits from a large terrace with a gazebo to provide protection from the mid day sun. This is furnished to the high...

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