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Discover the Costa del Sol


The Costa del Sol is packed with filled with incredible places. Jump on the train to Malaga for rooftop bars, super shopping, art galleries, monuments, museums and a simply beautiful city.  Why not venture further afield? If you’ve hired a car, head east to Nerja and the famous Balcony of Europe and Neolithic caves. Or head inland to Granada and visit the impressive Alhambra Palace. There’s so much to choose from.


The Costa del Sol’s biggest water park, Aqualand, is just down the road in Torremolinos and is an amazing day out for all the family.

The grounds are spotless and the use of green areas and the natural landscape make for a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. The rides are well spread out with vast areas of garden with sun umbrellas  – perfect for ‘setting up camp’ for the day. If you prefer a little more comfort, there are plenty of sun beds located around the main Wave pool and a special picnic area.

With rides such as Speed Racer, Anaconda, Kamikaze, Twister and Rapids, plus areas dedicated to younger children, this is a day out all the family will enjoy.

Paloma Park

El Parque de la Paloma is a beautiful park located in the centre of Benalmádena, on the doorstep of Benal Beach Aparthotel. If you want a change of scenery from the beach this is a great space for relaxing or plan your daily run through the park.

Kids will love the park animals roaming free – count how many rabbits, chickens, ducks and parrots they can see – and there are bars and terraces for refreshments. Hire a bike, enjoy a picnic or simply kick back around the lake and watch the ducks. A green, open space for total relaxation.


Butterfly Park

The Mariposario de Benalmadena is just minutes from Select Benal Beach and is one of the most spectacular parks of its kind in Europe.

Walk among 1,500 exotic butterflies from around the world, flying freely in a tropical paradise between waterfalls and flowers. Observe how the butterflies are born and how they reproduce – amazingly their lifespan is only 2-3 weeks, so you will find new species every time you visit.

Nerja and Caves

Situated on the eastern side of the Costa del Sol, Nerja is a pretty coastal town famed for its Balcon de Europa, offering fantastic views along the coast, and the ancient caves that once served as a dwelling and shrine.

Admire the awesome formation of stalactites and stalagmites before wonder the narrow winding streets of the town and enjoying a tapas or ice-cream.

Aventura Amazonia Marbella is Andalucia’s biggest adventure park. Located in a forest, the park offers thrill-seekers of all ages an unforgettable day out.

The MiniKids circuit is designed for the enjoyment of activities without having to wear a harness – great for little kids who want to test their agility in a safe environment. The Explorer section is made up of challenges that are not too complicated and are ideal for children and ‘not-so-adventurous’ adults who want to ease their way into the park gently.

The Jungle is a more difficult circuit than the previous one and includes a large climbing wall. For the ultimate thrill, speed down the 250m Super Zipline at the end of the Adventure Circuit, the longest of its kind in Andalucia.

What fun!


With over 70 stunning golf courses, the Costa del Sol is one of the world’s top golfing destinations.

Boasting 325 average days of sunshine each year, the ‘Sunny Coast’ offers a choice of courses for golfers of all abilities, from beginners to professionals. Most courses are easily accessible and located within an hour’s drive of CLC Club La Costa World.

The Costa del Sol became known as the ‘Costa del Golf’ after the Ryder Cup was hosted at Valderrama in 1997. The coast remains home to three of Europe’s top courses, including Real Valderrama in Sotogrande, Finca Cortesin in Casares and Real Las Brisas in Marbella.

Every year, thousands of golfers shake off the winter blues in northern Europe and head for the sunshine of southern Spain. High season for golf here is from late September through to early May, when temperatures are ideal for playing.


Benalmadena Cable Car

One of the most amazing views of the Costa del Sol – covering some 300km from Gibraltar to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada province – is to be enjoyed from the top of the Calamorro mountain, which can be accessed via the Teleférico cable car from Arroyo de la Miel.


One of the renowned white-washed villages – pueblos blancos – of Andalucian fame, Mijas sits in the mountain range above Fuengirola.

Take in the spectacular views along the coastline as you meander through the countryside to Mijas Pueblo. Visit the “chapel in the rock”, artisanal shops and interesting museums. Wandering along the village’s winding lanes offers a taste of traditional Spain.

Dolphin Watching

There’s nothing better than seeing wildlife in its natural habitat and dolphins have to be the world’s favourite sea mammals.

Sail with one of the many boats from  along the coast and see wild dolphins swim up to the boat and surf, in the boats wake or just jump out the water.


Caminito del Rey

The breath-taking Caminito del Rey is a suspended walkway, located between Ardales and Alora in the heart of the Andalucian countryside.

The total route of the walkway is 7.7km. The estimated time to complete the route, including the forest tracks to reach the area, is about 3-4 hours. The King’s Walkway stretches high above natural surroundings that include reservoirs, mountains, gorges and valleys that are only accessible on foot.

Castle in the sky – Castillo de Colomares

Like a fantasy film set, Colomares Castle fills you with a sense of wonder. A tribute to Columbus’ discovery of America, it is the largest monument in the world to the explorer. It’s also home to the smallest church in the world, just 1.96 square meters.

In Benalmádena Pueblo, the castle was designed by a doctor, and built by two local builders, with the different architectural styles that have had an effect on Spanish culture: Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Mudejar. A fairy tale castle in the middle of Benalmadena.


The capital of the province, the city of Malaga is bursting with at the seams with things to see and do.

Like art? There’s traditional, Picasso and street art in abundance at the many art galleries and the entertaining side streets of the city. Fancy some retail therapy? Head for Calle Larios and the narrow lanes that wriggle away from it for High Street and boutique shopping. Want to sample a taste of the region? Head for the Atarazanas market with its relaxed bars, the many traditional tapas bars or the Michelin starred restaurant on Muelle Uno. And we haven’t even mentioned the monuments.