Activities

There's so much to see and do on the Costa del Sol, whether you're six or sixty!
Here's a few suggestions of some of the best activities to enjoy on the Costa del Sol.

Parque Acuatico Mijas

Parque Acuatico Mijas
One of the best water parks around, located on the outskirts of Fuengirola. Wave pool, kamikaze slide, body skiing, water chutes, adventure river with winding raft slides and a mini aqua park for small children. The park also offers a full entertainment program, including shows for the children, water aerobics, regional dances, beach volleyball competitions, mini golf and rock climbing.

  • Location: Fuengirola, N340 km209
  • Tickets: €23 adults, €12 children 3-7 years & senior citizens
  • Free admittance for second child (aged 4-12)
  • Discount of 40% after 15.00, or 16.00 in August
  • Tel: 00 34 952 46 04 04 / 00 34 952 46 04 09

Bioparc Fuengirola

Bioparc Fuengirola
Fuengirola's visitor and animal-friendly zoo has a wide range of species from around the world, maintained in a humane environment. As you wander through this simulated tropical forest, lush with vegetation, rivers and waterfalls, you'll see crocodiles basking on the sandy shores of the Nile, Sumatra tigers bathing besides Angkor Wat, lemurs playing around an ancient Baobab tree and, if you're brave, bats flitting around abandoned mines. There is a "Claro de Selva", where you can see birds and mammals living in their own natural habitat.

  • Location: Avda. Camilo Jose Cela, Fuengirola, N340 km208
  • Tickets: €12.30 adults, €8.60 children
  • Open daily from 10am. Two tours daily - mornings and afternoons
  • Tel: 00 34 952 66 63 01

Selwo Adventure Safari Park

Selwo Adventure Safari Park
Selwo Aventura is a wonderful nature park set in 100 hectares of land on mountainous terrain. Home to more than 2000 animals from 5 continents, the animals live freely, recreating their natural habitats. The park is split into 4 areas, each with different species of animal in natural surroundings, including Lion, Bengal Tiger, Anaconda, Bats, Bison, Buffalo, Bears, White Rhino, Indian Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Antelope, Camel, Oryx and Yak, as well as a host of monkeys and bird life. For those more adventurous souls there is also a selection of physical activities to enjoy; from Camel rides and trekking, to rope slides.

  • Location: Estepona, N340 km162.5
  • Tickets: €24.50 adults, €17 children 3-9 years & senior citizens
  • Discount passport available for Selwo Aventura & Marina and Teleferico
  • Open daily from 10am-7pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 79 21 50

Selwo Marina

Selwo Marina
This attraction brings together sea life and the birds of South America. Visit the Dolphinarium to see the dolphins and sea lions, then move onto the Papagayo Club and see a variety of exotic birds in flight and watch demonstrations about their way of life. One highlight of Selwo Marina is Ice Island where you see the resident penguins. Think of all those Happy Feet!

  • Location: Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena, N340 km222
  • Tickets: €18 adults, €14 children 3-9 years & senior citizens
  • Discount passport available for Selwo Aventura & Marina and Teleferico
  • Open from 10am-8pm in summer and closed Mondays Nov-Jan
  • Tel: 00 34 902 19 04 82

Telecabina Cable Cars

Telecabina Cable Cars
The telecabina takes you on a spectacular 15-minute journey in a four-person cable car, right to the highest point on the Malaga coast, the summit of the Calamorro Mountain. At an altitude of almost 800m above sea level you have magnificent views of the Costa del Sol. On a clear day you can see Gibraltar and the coast of Africa! As well as seeing exclusive landscapes, you can also enjoy a range of facilities for visitors of all ages - birds of prey exhibitions with falcons, eagles, owls, vultures and the opportunity to practise adventure sports, such as trekking along perfectly signed mountain paths leading to different viewing points.

  • Location: Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena, N340 km222
  • Tickets: €13 adults, €9.80 children 3-9 years
  • Discount passport available for Selwo Aventura & Marina and Teleferico
  • Normal opening hours are 11am-7pm (subject to weather conditions)

Tivoli World

Tivoli World
Tivoli World is a magical theme park similar to Disney World and like Disney it uses its own currency called the 'Tivolino'. Main features include over 30 rides & attractions, a huge pirate ship, Flamenco dancing shows, Wild West shows, Passage of Terror show, live music, children's shows, comedy and on-site restaurants.

  • Location: Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena, N340 km222
  • Tickets: €7.95, children under 1 metre free
  • Open weekends from 12pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 57 70 16

El Refugio del Burrito

El Refugio del Burrito
El Refugio del Burrito is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue and welfare of donkeys and mules in Spain, as well as the provision of Donkey Assisted Therapy for Children with Special Needs. Their farm has approximately 80 'burritos' and is a perfect place to enjoy a good time with family, learn the history of our residents and learn about animal welfare.

  • Location: Fuente de Piedra, Antequera, A92 km132
  • FREE Admission
  • Open from 11am-6pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 73 50 77

Funny Beach

Funny Beach
Funny Beach Marbella offers a range of games and water sports for all ages; from young children to adult adrenalin-junkies. Race your friends in a go-kart or relax indoors with a laid-back game of pool. For those with an adventurous spirit there are bumper boats, electric bikes and even a mechanical bull to show off your rodeo skills! Alternatively, head out across the Mediterranean waters on a jet-ski or a speedy banana boat ride. There are also trampolines, indoor video games, pool tables and a restaurant that offers a buffet service and fun dishes for children.

  • Location: Marbella, N340 km184
  • FREE Admission
  • Open 11.00am-2.00am Summer, 11.00am-11.00pm Winter
  • Tel: 00 34 952 82 33 59

Pro-Dive

Pro-Dive
Experience the best scuba diving on the Costa del Sol! PRO DIVE has highly qualified and experienced professional instructors teaching courses under the world's largest diver training organisation, PADI. Their courses range from complete beginner to instructor and beyond. They teach in English, German, Spanish and French.

  • Location: Marbella & Estepona
  • Tel: 00 34 956 88 36 17

Cable Ski

Cable Ski
Cable Ski Marbella is set on a huge natural lake in Guadalmina and offers the latest in water-skiing adventures. This attraction is for those wanting to learn to water-ski, improve their water-skiing, or just for those who want a fun day out. The cable system pulls skiers around the lake and can be set at a speed to suit your ability. Each trip lasts about a minute. You can kneeboard, wakeboard or water-ski.

  • Location: Parque de las Medranas, San Pedro de Alcantara, N340 km172
  • Tickets: Prices start at €12 for 4 laps
  • Open every day February to December 10.30am-3pm and 4pm-8pm (subject to weather conditions)
  • Tel: 00 34 952 78 55 79

Hipodromo Costa del Sol

Hipodromo Costa del Sol
The Hipodromo Costa del Sol features two 25m wide sand tracks of 1700m and 1600m, an athletics track and 2 steeplechase courses, with floodlighting for night racing. There is a 30,000m2 plaza with seating for 2,000 with a direct view of the track and a new grandstand accommodating 5000 spectators. The Hipodromo also offers horse riding lessons for adults and children and facilities to entertain and teach children with special needs.

  • Location: Parque Miramar, El Chaparral, Mijas Costa, N340 km212
  • Tickets: €5, children under 18 free
  • Open occasional Sundays from 10am-11pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 59 27 00

Crocodile Park Torremolinos

Crocodile Park Torremolinos
As the name suggests, here you will find a good number of gigantic crocodiles – one of the most fascinating creatures of the world – which has survived 200 million years of evolution. You can very safely spot these magnificent prehistoric carnivores, at close range, while taking a guided tour with live demonstrations and feeding. The Crocodile Park houses some 300 occupants – from babies to the big Nile crocodiles - PACO, the largest crocodile in Europe, is 5 metres long and weighs more than 500kg. The park has constantly been engaged in re-population and breeding programmes for conservation of these wild creatures.

  • Location: Calle Cuba 14, Torremolinos
  • Tickets: €15.50 adults, €13 children 4-12 years & senior citizens
  • Open 10am-6pm
  • Tel: 00 34 952 05 17 82

Solbuggys

Solbuggys
Solbuggys offers adventurous rides though the beautiful Estepona mountains with experienced guides. Experience the most exciting way to see the uncovered natural beauty of the countryside, with lots of fun and fantastic views crossing rivers and off-road tracks. With plenty of stops to enjoy the fantastic views, this is fun for all the family! No experience necessary and we provide full safety tuition (driving licence required).

  • Location: Cortijo Reynoso, Parcela 213, Estepona, N340 km158
  • Tickets: from €90 per buggy for a 2 hour tour
  • Tel: 00 34 951 50 88 97

Lobo Park Antequera

Lobo Park Antequera
Lobo Park (Lobo meaning Wolf) is a unique wolf park, as well as a protected nature reserve with innumerable rare plant and animal species. Lobo park is home to different breeds of wolves whom are under the care of the 'The Wolf Whisperer', Daniel Weigend, a passionate German who has dedicated his life to understanding the nature of wolves. Unlike other parks, the wolves are socialised, but not domesticated and live in a semi-natural environment. Lobo park offers visitors the chance to see the amazing wolves up close during their daily guided tours, in which you will learn the nature of wolves and their complex pack structure. Highlights of the tour include feeding the wolves and meeting the wolf pups! Lobo Park is also home to other animals, such as a fox family and domestic farm animals that you can touch in a petting zoo. They also have the noble Andalusian horses, which are available to ride. This beautiful park offers families fun and excitement, stimulating educational programs, as well as a peaceful place to enjoy nature.

  • Location: Ctra Antequera-Alora, Antequera, A343 km16
  • Tickets: €11 adults, €7 children 3-12 years
  • Open 10am-6pm except Wednesdays
  • Tel: 00 34 952 03 11 07