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Costa del Sol

Beaches, Family Fun and Some of the Best Food in Spain

 

Are you looking for a holiday that has it all? From beaches to wildlife parks, and restaurants to marinas; the Costa del Sol is a destination that offers fun for the whole family. If you’re planning the perfect holiday for you and your kids, the Costa del Sol is a great place to base yourself.

 

Family-Friendly Beaches

 

When planning a holiday in the Costa del Sol, the main attraction is undoubtedly the beaches. With over 320 sunny days per year and hundreds of beaches to choose from, it’s no surprise that the area is a favourite for families looking for some fun, sand, and sun.

As a parent, the main things that you’re looking for when choosing a beach holiday destination is safety, convenience, facilities, and fun. So, with that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top three beaches to visit as a family in the Costa Del Sol:

 

1.Playa Real de Zaragoza (Marbella)

 

If you’re based in Marbella, then the best beach to visit with your family is Playa de Zaragoza. The wide, open beach with its fine golden sand is the ultimate destination for families. The beach is always immaculately clean, and there are toilets and showers available. And, during high season, there are always lifeguards on duty, which mean a couple of extra pairs of eyes helping you keep your children safe.

 

You don’t have to arrive fully prepared for a day at the beach either; there are many different restaurants and kiosks to order food and drinks from and it’s easy to rent a sun lounger and umbrella for the day. And to sweeten the deal, the parking area is very close to the beach.

 

2.Playa Malapesquera (Benalmadena)

If your children are a bit older, Playa Malapesquera is a great beach to base yourself at as there are beach football and volleyball areas set up, as well as many different water equipment options for rent including kayaks. This beach is particularly popular for water sports.

The beach is 700 metres long, which makes it easier to find an open patch of sand to set up, and there are sunbeds and umbrellas available to rent. Then , once you’ve had enough time on the beach, it’s an easy ten-minute stroll back into the town where there are many different restaurant options for a light lunch or early dinner.

 

3.Playa El Cristo (Estepona)

If you’re in Estepona, chances are you’ll spend most of your time on Playa El Christo, the best beach in the area. The beach is west-facing making it sheltered from the wind on most days. With dark sand and shallow water perfect for paddling safety, it’s not surprising that El Christo is popular with both tourists and locals with small families. This blue flag beach is conveniently located next to the marina and offers ample close parking for easy access to the beach. It has a lifeguard on duty during the summer months to help you keep your children safe while they play in the water. 

 

Family Fun

 

If you’ve had enough of beaches and want to do a bit more exploring, there are hundreds of family-friendly activities to choose from, including:

 

1.Biopark Zoo (Fuengirola)

The Biopark zoo in Fuengirola is a well-designed zoo with tigers, crocodiles, snakes, gorillas and more. Spend a morning learning about the different animals as you explore the different cages and exhibitions.

 

2.Paloma Park (Benalmadena Costa)

If you happen to be in the Benalmadena area, Paloma Park is a ‘must-see.’ The park is 200 000 m2 with beautiful gardens and a large lake in the middle. Located in the centre of town, it’s the perfect place for children to run around, enjoy the climbing frames and slides and feed the fish and the turtles. As you explore the park, you’ll find many different animals roaming freely, including hens, chickens and peacocks, as well as rabbits and hares.

 

3.Selwo Marina (Benalmadena Costa)

You’ll find Selwo Marina located next to Paloma Park in central Arroyo de la Miel. It’s the only Dolphinarium in Andalucía and one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular attractions. With dolphin and sea lion shows, penguins and up-close dolphin encounters, Selwo Marina is not to be missed.

 

4.Selwo Aventura Wildlife Park (Estepona)

This is the largest wildlife park on the Costa del Sol and is an amazing place to discover some of Asia and Africa’s most interesting animals in the wild.

 

5.Sealife Aquarium (Benalmadena Marina)

The Sealife Aquarium in Benalmadena Marina is a perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon learning about jellyfish, sharks, turtles and more. It’s a great way to escape the heat of the day enjoying the peaceful, majestic animals of the sea.

 

Local Food

 

Whether you’re looking for local delicacies or something more traditional to remind you of home; you’ll find it in the Costa Del Sol. But, if you’ve had your English breakfast for the day and are looking to branch out, these are three local meals that you must try:

 

1.Gazpacho

A summer holiday in the Costa del Sol isn’t complete without Gazpacho. At the temperature outside continues to rise, gazpacho is the one meal that will help you cool down. It’s a cold soup with tomato, cucumber, garlic, onion and pepper as a base; topped with bread, olive oil, and vinegar.

 

2.Gambas al Pil-Pil

Treat yourself with a local, delicious prawn dish on your holiday in Costa del Sol. Gambas al pil-pil are prawns served in a spicy sauce that contains garlic, paprika, chilies and white wine. It’s traditionally cooked in an oven-proof dish and served piping hot straight out of the oven.

 

3.Arroz con Leche (Nice Rice)

To finish off, why not try Andalusia’s interpretation of rice pudding. Served cold with cinnamon, this is the perfect way to end a meal (or enjoy as a sneaky mid-afternoon treat!)

 

If you’re planning a trip to the Costa del Sol with your family, there’s a lot to look forward to. Basing yourself in Marbella, Benalmadena or Estepona close to one of the top family beaches is a good place to start, and from your base, it’s easy to explore more of what the Costa del Sol has to offer. And when you need a break from the beach, treat your kids to an outing at Paloma Park, Sealife Aquarium, Selwo Marina or Wildlife Park or the Biopark Zoo. Then to end off your day, sample some of the top local delicacies that the region has to offer, you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

Properties: 51 (2 pages)
Holiday House Casa Esmerdo
  • €1084 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 6

"Casa Esmerdo", 4-room house 150 m2 on 3 levels, south facing position. Bright, partly renovated in 2016, beautiful and tasteful furnishings: open living/dining room with open-hearth fireplace, satellite TV, international TV channels, hi-fi system, DVD and air conditioning. Exit to the terrace. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, 5 induction hot plates, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine). Sep. WC. On the lower ground floor: large living/sleeping...

Villa Rebecca
  • €895 to €1795 p/w
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 10

Four bedroomed luxury villa with private swimming pool. (10m x 5m) Bedroom 1 (upstairs) Double bed and en suite Bedroom 2 (upstairs) 2 Single Beds and en suite Bedroom 3 (upstairs) 2 Single Beds. Bedroom 4 (overflow bedroom downstairs with air conditioning) 1 Double and 2 Single Beds. (Garage conversion) Main Bathroom (upstairs) with bath and shower. WC (downstairs) Kitchen with American serve-over bar. Dining area and lounge area with ai...

fantastic views  !   5 mins walk  from beach
  • €450 to €895 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 6

Glorious Mojacar where the sun goes for the winter! 320 days of sun on average makes this area the best for sun in mainland Spain! Enjoy the best views of Mojacar Playa from this luxury apartment. The two, super large terraces overlook the warm blue Mediterranean. It is exceptionally well equipped, very comfortably furnished and fitted to the highest standards, new kitchen fitted 2016. This is a super holiday apartment in a much sought a...

LUX 2 BED 2 BATH APT
  • €400 to €500 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 5

LUX 1ST FLOOR 2 BED 2 BATH APT, IN THE NEW DEVELOPMENT JARDIN BOTANICO BESIDE THE LA CALA VILLAGE, AIRCON, WIFI INSTALLED,TV IRISH/UK CHANNELS & SKY SPORTS,GREEN AREA AND SWIMMING POOL IN THE DEVELOPMENT, LARGE BALCONY, MARBLE FLOORS AND QUALITY FURNITURE . RENT €450 to €500 PER WEEK. NEAREST BARS/RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTE WALK. 15 MINUTE WALK TO LA CALA VILLAGE,BEACH SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. NEAREST BEECH AROUND 10 TO 15 MIN WALK. AVAILABLE LOTS OF DAT...

Swimming Pool set in Landscaped Gardens
  • €350 to €650 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 6

This spacious well presented fully air conditioned two bedroom apartment has the benefit of a balcony and private roof terrace with spectacular sea and mountain views. The apartment complex is gated and residents can enjoy the beautiful landscaped gardens and communal swimming pool. The apartment is situated between Puerto Banus (c.8km) and Estepona (c. 12km). Convenient location close to shops, restaurants and bars, beaches and golf courses. ...

Holiday House Frankonia
  • €2822 p/w
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Sleeps 14

10-room house on 3 levels. Spacious and bright, comfortable and tasteful furnishings

Private outdoor area
  • €955 to €2000 p/w
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 10

Luxury 4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool (ideal for kids, only 1 mts deep)and 500 mts from Burriana Beach. Suitable for 10 people

Holiday House Villa Anskor
  • €1456 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 6

5-room house 200 m2 on 2 levels. Spacious, comfortable and beautiful furnishings: living/dining room 48 m2 with TV. Exit to the terrace. 1 room with 1 french bed. Air-conditioning, forced-air heating. On the lower ground floor: (exterior staircase) living/sleeping room, large with 1 french bed (170 cm, length 200 cm), shower/WC. (exterior staircase) walk-through room with 1 bed (90 cm, length 200 cm), shower/WC. (exterior staircase), 1 room with ...

Private pool, jacuzzi, garden
  • £850 to £5100 p/w
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Sleeps 15

Puerto Banus Romantic Luxury Villa, Sea Views, Hot Tub Jacuzzi, Hotel Size Private Pool with diving end. Dates still available now are - July 15th to 27th for one week or 12 nights. The price per night for one week is 500 pounds per night. August 12th to 18th is also available at a 10 % reduction. August 25th to the 6th of September is also available for reservations. We allow short stays of 3 to 4 nights from Mondays to Wednesday or Thursdays...

Beachfront villa
  • €1750 to €4400 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 6

The beach is 3 metres from the house. The main bedroom looks over the whole beach. There are only 6 villas in a row on the seafront. Possibly the best location on Costa del Sol, located between Marbella and Puerto Banus. Casa Tres has 3 beds , each with an en suite bathroom The rear garden overlooks the beach and promenade. The Oasis Club pool has a gate to the promenade where one can walk to Puerto Banus in 15 minutes

IDEAL FAMILY HOME. 320 DAYS OF  SUN PER YEAR!!!  M
  • €400 to €850 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 6

The unique design makes this extremely spacious and charming 3 bedroom garden apartment seem like a villa, with a front and a back door which leads to a large private patio with barbecue and our own orange tree! As we use the apartment ourselves you will find it exceptionally well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your home from home holiday. We have UK and Irish TV plus a host of others AIRCON and ceiling fans, Free WIFI, a d...

Holiday House Villa Pueblo Jara
  • €748 p/w
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Sleeps 9

"Villa Pueblo Jara", 6-room villa 160 m2 on 3 levels. Practical and comfortable furnishings: living/dining room with dining table, TV, electric heating, air conditioning and fan. Exit to the terrace. Large kitchen (4 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, microwave). Shower/WC. On the lower ground floor: 1 room with 2 beds (90 cm, length 190 cm), air conditioning and fan. 1 room with 1 double bed (135 cm, length 190 cm), air conditioning and fan. Open kit...

community swimming pool
  • €400 to €800 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 4

This property is ideal for your holidays. Casa Caballo has a beautiful terrace, private garden and BBQ. The urbanization also has a community swimming pool, and kids pool. Located in a residential area, ideal for a relaxing holiday next to the Mediterranean sea. This villa is located in a quiet corner of town although walking distance to beach and town centre.

Terrace
  • €550 to €800 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 6

Spacious 2 bed ground floor apartment in gated community with manicured gardens & Uninterrupted Panoramic views to the Mediterranean sea. Short walk to beaches & marina of Cabopino.

Holiday House Mansión Mirador Bahía de Málaga
  • €6943 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 10

5-room house 420 m2 on 3 levels, south facing position. Spacious, with sloping ceilings, luxurious and wooden furniture furnishings: open large living/dining room 70 m2, with sloping ceilings with panoramic window with satellite TV (flat screen), hi-fi system. Exit to the terrace. Large kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave, cooking island). Shower/WC. Air-conditioning. On the lower ground floor: living room 120 m2 with 1 double sofabed and satell...

Holiday House Villa Rosa Blanca
  • €755 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 6

"Villa Rosa Blanca", 4-room house 120 m2. Bright, comfortable and tasteful furnishings: living/dining room with TV, wood-burning stove and air conditioning. 1 room with 2 beds (90 cm, length 200 cm), fan. 1 room with 2 beds (90 cm, length 200 cm), fan. 1 room with 1 bed (180 cm, length 200 cm), shower/WC and air conditioning. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, 4 ceramic glass hob hotplates). Shower/WC. Large terrace. Terrace furniture, barbecue, deck cha...

Holiday House Villa Teresa
  • €1275 p/w
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 8

5-room terraced house 250 m2. Object suitable for 4 adults + 4 children. Spacious and bright, tasteful furnishings

Holiday House Finca Trigueros - casa palmito
  • €732 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 5

"Finca Trigueros - casa palmito", 3-room house 75 m2, south facing position. Comfortable and beautiful furnishings: open living room with open-hearth fireplace, TV and hi-fi system. 1 room with 1 sofabed (90 cm), 1 french bed (160 cm, length 200 cm). 1 room with 1 french bed (160 cm, length 200 cm). Open kitchen (4 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, microwave) with dining table. Exit to the patio. Shower/bidet/WC. Terrace 100 m2. Terrace furniture, ba...

Marbella Area BEACHSIDE /GOLF Family Holiday Home - sleeps 7
  • €1250 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 7

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2020 €1250 per week Beachside House in Marbella Area Nr. Puerto Banus / San Pedro, Costa del Sol, Spain - Pueblo Style Spanish Development, Less than 5 Mins Walk to Beach Our Holiday Home -102 Guadalvillas, Lindavista beach, Marbella is set in a beautiful residential urbanization, with two private pools for residents use only.

Holiday House Benahavis
  • €4220 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 6

"Benahavis", 3-room villa south facing position. Object suitable for 6 adults. Modern and luxurious furnishings: living/dining room with TV and cable TV. Exit to the patio. 1 room with 1 french bed, bathroom, separate WC and shower. 1 room with 2 beds, 1 sofabed and shower/WC. Open kitchen (oven, dishwasher, 4 ceramic glass hob hotplates, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine). Terrace furniture, barbecue, deck chairs. Very beautiful view o...

view from front terrace
  • €750 to €975 p/w
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Sleeps 2

Luxurious, privately owned, newly renovated Marbella Frontline apartment with stunning views of the Marina, panoramic seaviews right along the coast past Puerto Banus. This is one of the best locations in Marbella directly on the beach yet just a short stroll to the Old Town and Orange Square. Occupying a prime position on the south west facing front corner of the building it has two large terraces so you can enjoy the sun all day and dine w...

Holiday House Villa Noelia
  • €1187 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 4

"Villa Noelia", 4-room house. Spacious and bright, modern furnishings: living/dining room with open-hearth fireplace and satellite TV. Exit to the garden, to the swimming pool. 2 rooms, each room with 1 french bed. 1 room with 2 beds. Open kitchen (oven, dishwasher, X ceramic glass hob hotplates, microwave) with dining table. Bath/WC, bath/bidet/WC. Wood heating. Large terrace 250 m2, garden 800 m2. Terrace furniture, barbecue, deck chairs, cover...

Tots safe villa sleeps 12 sliding gate to pool
  • £1250 p/w
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 12

Situated in one of Costa del Sols most exclusive villa estates yet within easy access of the main carriageway from Malaga to Estepona. The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain. With dry hot summers, mild winters and over 300 days of sunshine a year it's not hard to imagine why, here there is something for everyone!

Living room dinning area
  • €400 to €750 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 5

lovely 2 bedroom 1 bathroom property with great views of the sea and gardens. Comunity swimming pool, AC and fireplace, free wifi. Walking distance to the beach, 1 km from Nerja centre

Puerto Cabopino, 2 bed Holiday Rental Home
  • €490 to €825 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 4

This is a luxury gated 2 bed front line fully air conditioned townhouse, leading onto a pretty plaza. Two minutes will take you to a beautiful garden with sun lounges and umbrellas with a huge pool with life guard and attendant who will bring sun lounges and umbrellas. There is also a childrens pool. From this garden, through a security gate will take you onto miles of golden sand & 3 beach restaurants which are highly recommended. Enjoy the mil...

Private outdoor area
  • €585 to €1115 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 4

House located just 400 mts from Burriana beach, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan living room. With AC, WIFI and satelite TV. Private terrace and swimming pool

Holiday House Salto del monte
  • €905 p/w
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Sleeps 6

"Salto del monte", 4-room house. Comfortable and beautiful furnishings: living/dining room 50 m2 with satellite TV, video, hi-fi system and DVD. Exit to the patio. 1 double bedroom 22 m2 with 1 double bed (2 x 90 cm, length 200 cm). 1 room with 2 beds (90 cm, length 200 cm). 1 room with 1 french bed (160 cm, length 200 cm). Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine). 2 showers/WC, sep. WC, hydro massage shower. Air-co...

Holiday House Villa Hermosa
  • €2010 p/w
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 8

"Villa Hermosa", 6-room villa 200 m2. Spacious and bright, comfortable and tasteful furnishings: living/dining room with open-hearth fireplace, dining table, bath/WC and air conditioning. Exit to the terrace, to the swimming pool. 1 room with 1 double bed (180 cm, length 200 cm), shower/WC and fan. Exit to the terrace, to the swimming pool. 1 room with 1 double bed (140 cm, length 200 cm), fan. Open kitchen (5 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, freeze...

Front
  • €550 to €850 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 4

Magnificent top floor, 2 bed apartment in the El Oasis De Marbella complex. This private complex is situated within lush subtropical gardens, with a large swimming pool, gym, sauna and Jacuzzi, just a short stroll from the Golden Mile Beach, between Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Private Swimming pool
  • €650 to €1200 p/w
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 4

Lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, spacios and bright living-dinning area, fully equiped kitchen. Satelite TV, Aircon, WIFI, Lovely outdoor space with private swimming pool, BBQ and mountain views, only 500 mts from Burriana Beach.

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