If you are looking for something active or adventurous then take a look at our list of our top 20 handpicked, fun filled activities along the coast. Highly recommended for active family fun and thrill seekers who want more to their holiday than a beach.
Located at the front of Miramar shopping center in Fuengirola, you can find this street park with bowls, dips and trick areas as well as a large calisthenics set up.
Parque La Batería
Huge, beautiful park in Torremolinos with a man-made boating lake that’s just a euro for an hours play. You can explore the tunnels, find old cannons and climb towers as well as have hours of fun on the brilliant, very modern kids park. A really great afternoon out in Torremolinos.
Large, well-maintained crazy golf course in Fuengirola with bar area and regular live entertainment. Play miniature golf and have fun with the whole family.
Miramar shopping center. The speed freaks of the family can enjoy this exhilarating activity located at the top of Miramar shopping centre roof.
Amusement park in Torremolinos with thrill rides and shows. Opens in the afternoon and finishes late in the summer – best experienced lit up at night. Fun for the whole family.
Jardin de las Aguilas
Translated as "Garden of Eagles," - Take a cable car from the station, located next to Tivoli world, Torremolinos, up to the top of the mountain where you will find a spectacular show with 160 different species of birds of prey and an amazing golden eagle performance in a spectacular panoramic mountaintop location.
A really beautiful trip from Fuengirola to Benalmadena. A really great way to see the coast, from a different perspective and have a wander around the pretty ports, where you will find lots more to see and do. The boat ride takes around an hour and offers a glass bottom viewing area where you will see dolphins if you are lucky! Get your tickets in fuengirola or Benalmadena port.
Huge Serengeti Safari Park where you can see flamingos, zebras and lions and feed a hippo or giraffe. Loads of walking trails, rope bridges, zip wires, archery and much more.
Iconic castle of Fuengirola. It has been destroyed and rebuit many times but remains a symbol of the town. You can find a museum there for visitors and climb in the towers to see the sights from above. Keep an eye out for the many festivals and concerts hosted there throughout the summer months.
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Biggest and arguably the best waterpark on the coast with the largest selection of big slides for the older kids as well as large play and splash areas for the little ones.
Costa Water Park
Seasonal waterparks located on the sea in a number of different spots along the coast. Swim out to a large heayy duty blow up course with jumps, slides, trampolines and loads of fun. Handy Hint: You need to be a strong-ish swimmer and have a bit of upper body strength for this, not recommended for small children.
Pirate Parasailing & Fuengirola Watersports Centre
Fun for all the family from Fuengirola Port. The boat can take up to 10 people, and they offer sunset trips and champagne specials.
Treetop fun for all the family in Elvira. Climb, balance and swing through the trees with 6 adventure circuits for different abilities including rope bridges, balance obstacles and Zip wires. Allow 3 hours and wear sensible shoes.
Go wild and prepare to get dirty. An exciting way to experience the rugged Spanish countryside. Traverse deserts and rivers.
La Concha Mountain
Climb the iconic Marbella Mountain and experience incredible panoramic views of the whole of the Costa del Sol, right through to Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean out to Africa. An unforgettable experience for mountain and trail lovers. Start at Refugio de Juanar, where there are a number of other stunning trails of varying difficulty. Allow 4-6 hours for La Concha itself, which is of medium difficulty. Not recommended for very small children. Take plenty of water and wear sunscreen. Best experienced on a clear day.
Zoo de Castellar
Definitely not your average zoo or refuge. Enjoy personal encounters with rescued animals from tigers to cheetahs and newborn monkeys. You will be amazed at just how up close and personal this zoo is. A one of a kind experience for the whole family. Located just outside Castellar de la Frontera.
Outdoor skydiving simulator offering thrill seekers the amazing experience of free falling, in complete safety, supported by professional skydiving instructors and stuntmen. Fly like a superhero for the day!
Benahavis River walk
Walk, swim and explore this stunning canyon. Takes around 1-2 hours from start to finish. The more experienced ramblers can choose to do it solo or beginners and those with smaller children can experience this adventure with a tour guide where you will be provided with hard hats and safety equipment.
Marbella Wakeboard Centre
Mega fun and unique water sport experience, suitable for the whole family. Huge lake in a gorgeous setting – Let the cable pull you around the lake, with varying speeds for Beginners and Advanced skiers. Beginners can start with a kneeboard and the more advanced can try wakeboards and water-skis. Various jumps and trick boards available.
You will also find a chill out café/restaurant, pool and sun beds – The perfect viewing area for those who are happy to chillax and watch with a cocktail whilst soaking up the sun.
A little further out but well worth the trip!
The Lakes - Huge, beautiful blue lakes near the town of El Chorro. Hire kayaks, boat slides and paddleboards, try cliff jumping and have a play on the seasonal inflatable water park.
Caminito del Rey
Close to the lakes and next to the town of El Chorro you will find the famous Caminito del Rey or ´kings walkway´. To experience this newly restored, spectacular route, you will need to book in advance. You will also find via feretta trails and plenty of technical rock-climbing routes for the more daring adventurers.
Children´s imaginations will run wild at this prehistoric, fossilised, rock nature park. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day spotting rocks and exploring trails.
Chillar River walk
A fantastic family outdoor activity on the Costa del Sol. The further up you go, the more exciting the walk and more spectacular the sights. Waterfalls, rock pools and nature galore!
The best way to see the caves of Nerja is via one of the many a kayak tours. Enjoy the stunning scenery and waterfalls. A must see.
A sightseeing day in a very picturesque town with cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings. See the famous bullring and marvel at the spectacular architecture. You can also arrange guided tours for spectacular Via Ferreta and canyoning trips.