Summer is only a few weeks away, and we’re gearing up for some record breaking tourism, yet again in Andalucía. The Costa del Sol is a diverse location, filled with culture, some of the best food in Europe, incredible property deals, Blue Flag beaches, golfing and of course a lot of sunshine. The Costa del Sol and Marbella in particular attract many visitors for so many reasons, and thanks in part to the economic recovery, many are buying up property in the hopes to cash in on sound investments or just to have their very own second holiday home.
But what makes the Costa del Sol even more appealing is how family friendly it is. Yes, it might be true that Marbella is known for its glitz and glamour, luxury yachts and an unbeatable night life; but did you know that the Costa del Sol can be the ultimate family getaway as well?
In this blog we will cover some of the fun things you can do with the whole family, and hopefully you’ll never have to hear “I’m bored” escape your kids lips during your visit.
Summer on the Costa del Sol for the Whole Family
Don’t forget to add a lazy beach day for yourselves during your visit to the Costa del Sol. But, when it comes to the whole family, we’ve got you covered with this awesome fun list that includes links so you can book tickets or get more information.
#1 – The BioParc Zoo, Fuengirola
Not just a zoo, but educational as well, the Fuengirloa BioParc champions a new model of zoo based on respect of nature. This is the perfect outing for children who want to know more about wild animals and how they live in their natural habitat. This zoological park features all types of wild animals living side-by-side, but not just for reasons of display. The Bioparc fosters development and protects endangered animals.
The Bioparc in Fuengirola really shines for its architectural design as an "immersion zoo", plunging visitors into the animals' native environment. You will quickly see how the entire centre is intended as a stroll through an all-surrounding recreation of the animals' original habitat.
#2 – Crocodile Park, Torremolinos
Delight and curiosity is what you and the kids will be experiencing in Torremolinos visiting the Crocodile park. At the park your kids will see prehistoric monsters in all their splendour and learn how these incredible reptiles survived for millions of years. If your kids love wildlife, dinosaurs or the feeling of being immersed in a tropical rain forest, than this is the place for you.
Once you get there, you get a map of the park and each special station. You can explore and learn. At the end of your journey there is even a chance for one of the kids to get their pictures taken with a baby croc.
#3 – Sea Life Aquarium, Benalmadena
The Sea Life Aquarium in Benalmadena is a great place to learn about sea creatures in one of the most interactive areas – you get to touch fish! You can admire the sharks and sea turtles in an underground tunnel or attend one of the interactive sessions with smiling rays. Everyday at 16:00 there are organized games and activities for the kids with face painting and fun with balloons.
Best of all you can take part in feeding the creatures living in the aquarium, this includes feeding otters, seahorses, sharks, turtles, piranhas and more. In addition to live fish you also get to see a selection of shellfish of all sizes and the adorable otters named Oscar and Maya.
#4 - Costa Water Park
It’s like an obstacle course on the sea, but better. There is a lot of fun to be had for the entire family and especially the kids at Costa Water Park. This special water park puts you close to the shore but deep enough to dive, and more often than none, falling off as you try to make your way around.
#5 - Lobo Wolf Park
If you or the kids are fascinated by wolves, then this park is for you. The Lobo Wolf Park is more than a basic tourist attraction, it’s also dedicated to the research and study of wolves. At the park you will not only get to see wolves up close, but also get to understand them and the dynamics of the wolf pack.
Marbella & The Costa del Sol – Yours to Discover
Marbella and the whole of the Costa del Sol is incredibly unique and diverse. Many are drawn to the cities Andalusian charm, as well as all the glitz and glamour you can take. The South of Spain at the moment is carrying the entire country to full economic recovery thank in part to the record breaking tourism and the uptick in property sales.
Mibro International specialises in luxury properties in the areas of Marbella, Nueva Andalucía, Benahavis and Estepona, amongst many other smaller areas throughout the Coast. Once you visit and enjoy all the city has to offer, you might very well decide to buy property in Marbella or perhaps take advantage of one of the new developments in Estepona. Whatever you decide, let Mibro International help you along the way.
For more information or just to chat about buying a property on the Costa del Sol, please contact us today.