Nature with children on the Costa del Sol

The vacation season is just around the corner, and probably if you have children at home you have asked yourself… Where can we go to spend the day with the family? In this post we are going to propose you a series of places and activities that you can do in nature with the kids in La Costa del Sol.

The Costa del Sol is not only beach and expensive places, it is also outdoor fun with a wide range of incredible places where you can spend a nice family day that you will never forget..

Activities with children on the Costa del Sol

There is a great variety to choose the best plan to suit the tastes of your family, such as going to see the biggest and most beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Farm in Benalmádena, to live the adventure offered by the Water Park in Torremolinos.

Are you ready for a fun-filled summer?

Benalmádena Butterfly Farm

The Mariposario de Benalmádena is the largest place in Europe dedicated exclusively to butterflies. It is located in Benalmadena, just 20 minutes from Malaga and its international airport.

It has an area of 2,000 square meters. It is a beautiful Thai temple where your children can meet more than 1,500 types of exotic butterflies from all over the world, and learn about them.

Its tropical aspect makes it unique, as you will be able to walk among flowers and waterfalls enjoying the experience of being completely surrounded by the most beautiful butterflies in the world.

Mariposario de Benalmádena. Naturaleza con niños.

Bioparc Fuengirola

In the animal park Bioparc in Fuengirola you can take a nice walk with your family while your children explore animals of tropical species, mainly from Asia and Africa.

These animals are very well integrated and cared for by the park in its adapted jungle environments. The park has perfectly recreated such famous jungles as ¨The island of Madagascar ̈ and ¨Equatorial Africa¨ to immerse you and the little ones in a tropical micro-paradise.

The park is located in Fuengirola, just 30 minutes from Malaga.

Selwo Marina

The Selwo Marina park offers its visitors -as they explain on their website- the best marine experience of the Costa del Sol. In this park you can enjoy an exciting day full of activities, such as an encounter with dolphins, penguins and even a swim with the sea lions.

The park is located in Benalmádena, and has a wide variety of marine and rainforest species that your children will be able to see firsthand. The park offers everything from bird presentations to educational talks about dolphins.

It also has an on-site restaurant where you can recharge your batteries and continue exploring animals.

Niña en Selwo Marina con un Delfin

Selwo Aventura 

Selwo adventure is a zoo and theme park where you can live the adventure of a real safari in person. It is located in Estepona, 20 minutes from Marbella and is perfect to spend a nice day with the family.

The park covers an area of 100 hectares and displays more than 2,000 animals of different species from all over the world.

You can not leave Selwo Aventura park without taking the Obama VIP tour, in this activity you will have access to tours and facilities that are inaccessible to other visitors. This tour is done in an exclusive vehicle with a qualified monitor who will guide you at all times and will explain curiosities about the species of the park and the work done by veterinarians and animal caretakers.

Tigre Selwo Aventura. Naturaleza en la costa del sol

Parque de atracciones Tivoli World 

The amusement park Tivoli World is one of the most fun plans you can offer your children. Tivoli World is located in Benalmádena and its facilities -which have been renovated since the 90’s- will leave you with your mouth open.

In Tivoli World you will find from stores, restaurants, to shows… Sounds good right? The park has more than 40 attractions, but the activities offered by this park are something you can’t miss.

You can enjoy a family day riding all the rides and then stay for a play, a concert or dinner at the restaurant.

It also has a museum where children can become scientists for a day and be introduced to a world of experiments.

Its restaurant offer is very diverse, you will no longer have a problem when it comes to choosing the food because in Tivoli World the variety of dishes is served. You can eat Chinese food while your children eat a pizza.

Noria del Tívoli de Málaga

Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park

Young and old will go crazy to climb the slides and run all over the Aqualand enclosure in search of the best pools. The Aqualand water park is located in Torremolinos and is the best option on the hottest summer days, because in this park you can enjoy with your family while you cool off on the slides.

The water attractions of this park are characterized by having different slides of different heights, but the best thing about this park is that it is divided into zones according to your tastes and what you most want to do.

In the most popular area of the park called ¨Adrenaline Fun¨, you can test your courage by jumping from the highest slides. You can also rest in the ¨Chill Out and Play¨ area, a place where you can take a break in a bubble pool to relax and continue with your game.


Hedionda Baths

If you are looking for completely natural spaces, here we propose a plan where you can discover a historical place, which will provide culture to your children, and also a series of physical benefits.

Legends of La Hedionda Baths

The Hedionda Baths are sulfurous baths with a lot of history and legends behind them. It is located in Malaga, in the town of Casares.

This place keeps many legends since its origin is still unknown, but according to one of these legends it is believed that in the year 61 B.C., the Roman troops were camped in this area ready to face Pompey’s troops and, being infected with scabies, they would be relieved by bathing there; although, according to others, Julius Caesar himself cured of a herpes infection and ordered the construction of the baths that are preserved today.

People who visit these baths say that the smell of sulfur is quite noticeable, but that after a few minutes you will notice your skin softer and a great relaxation in connection with nature.

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