Fun activities for kids on the Costa del Sol

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Whether you are a resident or on holiday, keeping the youngsters occupied with fun activities on the Costa del Sol is an important part of family life. Fortunately, thanks to the glorious weather we have here, children are able to spend a lot of the time outdoors. The majority of kids are happy to spend hours around a swimming pool, but there are many more activities they can pursue as hobbies, as well as places for them to visit on weekends and during the holidays. It is worth consulting marbellafamilyfun.com or spain.mumabroad.com for detailed information of everything that is on offer.

Sports activities

Most of the tennis and padel clubs have holiday camps graded by age group, especially during the summer. The beachside club in San Pedro Alcántara has one, as does the Manolo Santana club near the Istán road and the Hoffsaess Tennis Academy in Elviria. Horse riding is another popular year round activity and the School of Equestrian Art in Estepona is highly recommended for young riders. There are football clubs and sailing classes for children as well as a number of martial arts clubs, such as Marbella Taekwondo, with classes for specific age groups.

 

Water parks and outdoor play zones

Water parks are always a big attraction and the Aquamijas Waterpark in Mijas is a favourite. It also has mini golf and a climbing wall for when the kids get tired of the giant water slides. Aqualand in Torremolinos is the coast’s largest water park with slides for both adults and children. Adventure Golf in Fuengirola offers a 19-hole course for the whole family and if you pop down to Fuengirola harbour, youngsters can try taking to the skies with Smile High Parasailing. Mundo Mania on the New Golden Mile offers an indoor and outdoor play area for all age groups and a Teen Zone for the older kids. There is a soft play area for babies and many after-school activities for older kids.

 

Kids love animals

Man having fun with his dog.There are a surprising number of great places to visit where children can see and sometimes interact with animals. Selwo Safari Park outside Estepona is always popular and the BioParc Zoo in Fuengirola is also a breeding centre for endangered species with gorillas, tigers and lots of other animals. In nearby Torremolinos there is the Crocodile Park that is home to over 200 crocs. Alternatively, take a dolphin-watching trip from Benalmádena, visit its Butterfly Park or take the cable car up to the Jardín de los Águilas (Garden of the Eagles) where you can see over 160 species and a performance by a Golden Eagle.

This is just a small selection of the available activities for kids on the Costa del Sol, and we should add that when it rains there is always the cinema, which offers a good selection of family films and new releases.

 

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Experience the Lively Summer Tradition of San Juan in Marbella

summer solstice eveningThe magical night of San Juan (Noche de San Juan) is just around the corner! The pagan festival, whose current incarnation dates back to 1928, takes place on June 23rd the shortest night of the year, offering an exciting evening of memorable fun.

On this special night there is a vibrant ambience as friends and family, locals, tourists and expats gather on the beaches to celebrate the summer solstice evening, which traditionally represents a night of change ─ from spring to summer, from daylight to night and from fire to water.

Large bonfires are lit on all of the beaches along the coast, an ancient method used in the past as a way of warning off evil spirits. Today many still follow the tradition of jumping over the fire and plunging into the sea to cleanse their soul.

Throughout the evening crowds enjoy picnics and drinks together next to the bonfire, while others take advantage of the private parties that are organised by the beachfront restaurants and bars, most of which include entertainment and special menus.

San Juan is a celebration to be enjoyed be people of all ages. If you haven’t experienced it before, we highly recommend that you do so this year. From swanky dinners to family friendly BBQs, there will be something for everyone on the night.

The stylish Nikki Beach located in Elviria in east Marbella will be adding a touch of glamour to the evening with a fun-filled celebration featuring live entertainment, fireworks, exotic dancers and much more from 8pm until late! A little further along the coast towards Marbella you will discover the family friendly Bono Beach, which is hosting a Surf & Turf BBQ event featuring fire eaters and live music, while those who would like to add a touch of glamour to San Juan should make their way to Besaya Beach for a swanky á la carte dinner, live music, a DJ show, fireworks and of course a large bonfire that will go on into the small hours.

la luneThese are just a few of the venues that will be playing host to the celebrations; every beach club and chiringuito along the coast will throw their own special party so keep an eye out for announcements. Particular favouritres to look out for include Bono Beach in East Marbella, La Red in central Marbella, and the recently opened Playa Padre.

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State-of-the-art Luxury Homes at The Heart of the Costa del Sol

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As demand for new builds continues to increase, so do clients ‘requirements when it comes to luxury innovation and comfort. That’s why at La Finca de La Cala, Altavista Property is bringing together not only refined architectural styling but also the very latest in comfort and amenities for luxury homes.

Luxury Homes

La Finca de La Cala is a secure residential development, located within the 5* La Cala Golf and Spa resort, just seven minutes from the La Cala seafront, 20 minutes from Marbella and 30 minutes from Malaga airport. Several of the Costa del Sol’s finest golf courses are just a few minutes’ drive away.

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The 33 detached villas are avail­able in a choice of designs with three, four, five or six bedrooms, set on large plots ranging between 1,200m2 and 1,600m2. Across the develop­ment, only the finest materials and most advanced equipment are used, delivering stylish interior spaces char­acterised by an open-plan layout, light-filled interiors and a seamless transition between interior and exterior spaces.

Much more than a second home in the sun, residents at La Finca de La Cala can feel part of a community in an exclusive living environment with a clubhouse equipped with a gym, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, spa and lounge areas.

Now in its tenth year, Altavista Property is upscaling. Buoyed by the success of the past ten years of business, including during the eco­nomic downturn, and the recent success of the La Finca de Marbella in Rio Real, the company is evolving and doing things bigger and bet­ter than ever before.

Move one step closer to your dream second home and make an appointment to see the trademark open plan design and superior finishing for yourself.

 

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