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Destination: Costa del Sol
Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Costa del Sol



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With over 330 days of sun, and its blue flag beaches, makes the Costa del Sol a family favourite. The Spanish are extremely accommodating, and children are welcome almost everywhere.

You really can’t go wrong with a Costa del Sol holiday. The Costa del Sol is still one of the most popular holiday destinations for a family holiday. You can usually get fairly reasonable flights to Malaga on low cost carriers.

Malaga, the Capital of the Costa del Sol is one of the oldest cities in the world, and home to Pablo Picassos birth place, the Museo Picasso Malaga and the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress. Most people bypass Malaga, but it’s worth taking the opportunity to visit this interesting Historical City.

The Costa del Sol stretches along a narrow strip of coastline, where you will find the most popular Family holiday resorts in Spain. Just 7 Kilometres from Malaga Airport, is Torremolinos. Torremolinos may conjure up images of kiss-me-quick hats and Full English breakfasts, but it has over the last few years become a smart and attractive resort with a sparkling, vibrant nightlife.
Benalmadena, is next, and boasts one of the best promenades on the Costa del Sol. The Puerto Marina is quite stunning, and draws everyone from Torremolinos and Benalmadena for its choice of restaurants and fun nightlife.

Most head further along the coast to popular resort of Fuengirola. Once a tiny fishing village, this town is now a bustling metropolis, with high rise hotels lining the beautiful 5 km of wide sandy beach front. Fuengirola still retains its charm, and you can still see the fishermen out early in the morning, catching your evening dinner! If you and the kids aren’t too keen on fish, there is no shortage of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Fish lovers should head to “Fish Alley” just behind the Hotel el Puerto for its quality seafood restaurants. Fuengirola and Benalmadena have an fantastic array of entertainment for all the family, to include a water park, theme park, zoo and marine attractions.

Marbella is in the heart of the Costa del Sol and is easily accessible by both Malaga and Gibraltar airport. This exclusive resort is reknown for being the holiday residence and playground for celebrities, princes, and millionaires. In Marbella, the moto is “ A way of life” and that’s exactly what you get here. The old part of Marbella Town has a beautiful charm and atmosphere about it, and a wonderful place to wander around, stopping to take in the sweet aroma of jasmine and orange blossom scent in the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square). Dotted along the beach front, amongst the chiringuitos (beach restaurants) are play areas to amuse the young ones.

Puerto Banus is Marbellas playground for rich and famous, and you will no doubt see a “C -class” celeb in town. The picturesque Marina with multi-million yachts moored up, Lambourgines and Ferraris cruising by is Spains’ answer to St Tropez. In Puerto Banus, you will find no end of designer boutiques, first class restaurants and a nightlife that holds a world-class reputation!

If you are looking for a quiet family resort with some Spanish charm, then Estepona, Costa Del Sols most Westerly resort could be for you. Here you will find quaint cobbled streets, cheap little local shops, traditional tapas bars, especially around Plaza Las Flores. The promenade has three well equipped play areas for children of various ages, whist the El Cristo Beach, just west of the Marina is perfect for families, as the beach gently slopes into the sea so even toddlers and babies get to paddle too. Older ones can enjoy the rock pools surrounding the bay. There are also two fabulous beach chiringuitos that serve typical Spanish foods.

The Costa del Sol is a wonderful destination for a Summer Family Holiday giving you as much, or as a little as you want, coupled with the subtropical climate, exotically hot, yet mild and breezy. There is also something quite special about the Costa del Sol during the Winter months, when you can enjoy the real Spain and the weather, being one of the warmest in Europe.


Things to do in Costa Del Sol with kids

Take a visit Benalmadena Marina with its restaurants, shops and boat tours. Children will enjoy the enchanting undersea world at Sealife at the far end of the Marina and the Pirate Adventure Mini golf that sits right behind it. Benalmadena is also home to Tivoli World, and amusement park very popular with the under 12s. In the hot Summer months, Tivoli World hosts some great evening entertainment to enjoy late into the night. In Fuengirola, you can stroll by moonlight through the jungles of Africa and Asia, at the award winning Fuengirola Zoo. Fuengirola also has one of the best waterparks on the coast, Parque Acuatico where the kids can raft down the ‘Wild River whilst the parents can kick back and enjoy the rays. In Torromolinos is the Crocodile Park where you can take a tour and learn all the interesting facts throughout your visit. If animals is your thing, don’t miss out on a day at Selwo Safari Park where you can jump on an all-terrain vehicle to take a tour of over 2000 species of animals living in more than 100 hectares of land in semi-wild conditions.

Recommended Family Friendly Holidays on Costa del Sol

Holiday Village, Benalmadena is a striking Holiday Village that mixes stylish apartments with modern interiors, offering a lagoon-style pool and a wonderful Beach Club, with a wave pool operating in certain months. With sports facilities and a health club, makes this a fantastic choice for a great family holiday in the sun. More details...

Thomas Cook  and First Choice  offer many family friendly holiday packages to the Costa del Sol.


Eco Friendly / Adventure Family Holidays in Andalucia

Get into the Spanish way of life and stay in one of the quaint white villages or amongst the lemon and orange groves of Andalucia. Responsible Travel have a wonderful selection of Andalucian family friendly accommodation and activity holidays to choose from.

 

SEA LIFE Benalmadena


A heaven for marine life lovers, Benalmadena’s Sea Life Centre takes you on an amazing stroll along the seabed.



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Fuengirola Zoo

Fuengirola Zoo



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Set amidst tropical forests of Madagascar, Africa and Asia, Fuengirola Zoo is designed to replicate the natural habitat of each of the animal species living here.



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Crocodile Park

Crocodile Park



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Don’t miss out the opportunity to see ‘Big Daddy’, a monster crocodile, from close quarters at the Crocodile Park.



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Parque Acuatico Fuengirola


The park offers heaps of fun for all the family with shallow childrens pools with slides, reclining sunbeds, to adventurous rides such as the‘Kamikaze’ - a hit with the older kids.



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Selwo Marina Benalmadena


The kids will enjoy a trip to Selwo Marina, the only dolphinarium in Andalucia and enjoy the dolphin and sea lion shows. Younger children will also enjoy the penguin feeding session.



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Cable car tour Benalmadena


For an aerial view of the beautiful city of Benalmadena, a cable car tour is a great idea! Enjoy spectacular views of the coast and mountains behind Benalmadena from your cable car.



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Tivoli World

Tivoli World



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The biggest theme park on the Costa del Sol with over 20 rides from merry-go-rounds to Water Slide Rides.



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2-Day Seville Tour from Granada with Royal Alcazar Palace, Seville Cathedral and Flamenco Show


Get to know Seville, southern Spain’s sultry Andalusian capital, on this 2-day tour from Granada! On a city sightseeing tour, you’ll be introduced to the highlights of this beautiful city, including UNESCO-listed sights like the Royal Alcazar Palace and Seville Cathedral, and walk up Giralda Tower for unsurpassable views. Plus, watch an authentic flamenco show, dine out on tapas and enjoy a Guadalquivir River sightseeing cruise. Overnight accommodation in your choice of a 3- or 4-star hotel is included.

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Granada City Hop-on Hop-off Tour


Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Spain with this 48 hour ticket. See the main sights of Granada as you hop-on and hop-off at 40 conveniently located stops around the city. With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Granada.

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Apartamentos Perla Marina

  
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Apartamentos Perla Marina

Situated in the town of Bük, Gulyás Vendégház is a family run guest house that offers spacious apartments, free Wi-Fi, a children’s playground and barbecue facilities. Apartments offer cable TV, a kitchen with kitchenware and dining area. All apartments have a balcony that overlooks the surroundings. A shared living room that provides access to all bedrooms is available for the guests. Free parking is also provided on site. Bük Thermal Bath known for its healing waters can be reached in More details

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Alameda

  
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Córdoba, 9 
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Alameda

The 5-star Pullman Jakarta Indonesia provides a luxurious retreat with its spa, modern fitness centre and excellent dining options. It is located in the city centre and offers free Wi-Fi hotspots in the entire property. Pullman Jakarta Hotel is situated a 1.5-hour drive from Soekarno Hatta International Airport and a 30-minute drive from the Monas National Monument and the National Museum (Elephant Museum). Plaza Indonesia Shopping Mall is located right across the hotel. The rooms are spacious More details

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Room Mate Leo

  
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Koala Tarifa

  
Castelar, 11 
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El Romerito

  
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Offering a 24-hour reception and a shared kitchen, this hotel is situated in the town of Cherepovets. Providing links to Cherepovets Main Station, Dom Kultury bus stop is a 7-minute walk away. The home-like rooms at Hotel Gloria come with cable TV, and some rooms have shared bathroom facilities. During the winter months guests can enjoy cross country skiing and ice skating, within a 20-minute walk of the Gloria Hotel. The Palace of Culture is a 7-minute walk away. The bus stop provides links to More details

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Hotel Rural Cortijo de Salia

  
Pago Castillo de Salia (carretera A-402, Km. 53,5) 
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Just a 3-minute walk from Nara Park and 350 metres from Kofuku-ji Temple, Hotel Cube has rooms with free wired internet, a Yukata robe and an LCD TV. Parking is free. All rooms at Hotel Cube are air-conditioned and include a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea. Both a bathtub and a shower are equipped in the private bathroom. Some rooms include an area with traditional tatami (woven-straw) flooring. Todai-ji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building, is a 15-minute walk away. The hotel More details

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Casa Manuel

  
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Takama Guest House is a 3-minute walk from the Kintetsu Nara Train Station. Guests can lounge at the common room or cook their own meals at the shared kitchen. Air-conditioned rooms feature Western-style beds on tatami (woven-straw) flooring. The room lights are turned off at 00:00. The bathroom and toilets are shared. The shower room is open until 23:30. The 24-hour common room has computers with free internet, and a flat-screen TV which can be watched till 00:00. Books and magazines are provided More details

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Senator Granada Spa Hotel

  
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Located a 2-minute walk from Jomtien Beach, Inn Place offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. All air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Inn Place is a 5-minute drive from Pattaya Walking Street. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away. Rooms each have a balcony and en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. A minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities are provided. A safety deposit box is included. A concierge desk and 24-hour reception desk are available. Fax and More details

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Hotel Continental

  
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Cera Resort & Cha-am boasts bright air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony and a flat-screen TV. It also has a large outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. On-site parking is available. Spacious and inspired by modern art, tastefully decorated rooms are equipped with a personal safe and free tea/coffee making facilities. Private bathrooms have a shower and a separate Thai-style ceramic bathtub. Cera Resort & Cha-am is 5 km from Marukkatayawan Summer Palace and 10 km from Cha-am Beach. It is 15 km from More details

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Los Jazmines

  
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Only a 1-minute walk from the Soga Train Station, the Hotel Soga International offers Western accommodations with a flat-screen pay-per-view TV. Free Wi-Fi and wired internet access is available in all rooms. Guests can request massages for relaxation. The air-conditioned room features a refrigerator and an electric kettle with tea bags. A Yukata (Japanese thin robe) is available as a nightwear for guests. The en suite bathroom includes amenities and slippers. Guests can request for a humidifier More details

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Holiday Village Costa del Sol

Holiday Village Costa del Sol Spain is a fabulous oasis in the sun, this unique Beach Club can be reached via a private footbridge. This resort is ideal family summer holiday destination.



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Large Family Villa Sotogrande - Costa del Sol

A contemporary 5 bedroom villa in the desirable location of Sotogrande. Ideal for a large family.



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