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12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

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Things to do in Benalmadena over ChristmasAlthough not the high season here in Benalmadena, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes… Continue Reading →

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26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

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26 fun things to do in BenalmadenaAre you looking for a list of fun things to do and attractions to visit in Benalmadena?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of things to do when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. We’ve put together an A to Z list with 26 ideas to get you started…

A – Aqualand

Have a splashing time at the Costa del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will the adults. There are plenty of fun rides to keep the whole family entertained for hours!

Aqualand in Torremolinos

Some of the water slides at Aqualand in Torremolinos

B –Butterfly Park

Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 150 species of butterflies. You can read more about the Benalmadena Butterfly Park on our blog.

C – Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmadena

If you don’t mind heights, this is a definite must! A 15-minute ride to the top of the Calamorro Mountain behind Benalmadena for some of the most amazing views! Continue Reading →

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Activities for Kids This Christmas in Málaga: The MIMA Children’s Fair

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MIMA Children's fair in MalagaIf you’re spending the Christmas Holidays on the Costa del Sol and have kids, you’re probably looking for ideas of things to do to keep them busy…

Well, a visit to Malaga’s MIMA Children’s fair is a great option for a fun day out for all the family. This fabulous event is now entering its 13th year and was originally conceived to provide a large, fun and educational space where kids and parents could enjoy a wide selection of activities and attractions over the Christmas holidays. Continue Reading →

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Prison Island: Benalmadena’s Newest Adventure Attraction

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Prison Island BenalmadenaIf you enjoy adventure games and challenges then you’re going to love Benalmadena’s fabulous new attraction: Prison Island!

Located in Benalmadena Marina’s main shopping centre, this new attraction promises hours of fun and adventure for all the family (from 9 to 99 years of age!). Based on hit TV show ‘Fort Boyard’ the Prison Island experience requires participants to work in teams to solve tricky challenges and tasks in a series of ‘cells’ in order to collect the maximum number of points. These challenges require a series of skills including physical, mental and tactical.

A visit to Prison Island is the perfect activity for a fun family outing. Work together as a team to solve problems and earn the maximum number of points. Continue Reading →

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50 Fun Things to Do With Kids on the Costa del Sol

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50 Fun Things to do with kids on the Costa del SolSo you’re planning a family holiday with the kids and the Costa del Sol is top of your list… but you’re looking for some fun things to do with the little – or not-so-little – ones during your holiday.

Well, you’re going to love this post as we are going to give you a list of 50 fun activities, excursions, parks, daytrips, outdoor activities, cultural activities, water parks and some inland adventure activities you can enjoy whilst you are here. We’ve included activities and attractions all along the Coast so it doesn’t matter if you are staying in Estepona, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Torremolinos, you’ll find something of interest in the list. Continue Reading →

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Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Benalmádena

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Top 10 Things to do with kids in BenalmadenaIf you’re planning a holiday in Benalmadena and are looking for fun ideas to keep the kids happy, this post is going to come in handy.

We’ve put together a list of – what we consider to be – the best things to do with kids in Benalmádena. Whilst most of the attractions and activities recommended here are located in Benalmadena, there are a couple (Aqualand and Bioparc) which are in neighbouring towns but which need to be included on this list as they’re some of our favourites! Continue Reading →

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Beach & Sea Fun for all the Family at Costa Water Park

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Costa Water Park in FuengirolaFancy trying a fun new water park where you’ll be able to jump, slide, dive and test your balance skills? 

If you’ve walked along the promenade in Benalmadena, Puerto Banus or Fuengirola, you may well have seen some bizarre looking inflatable structures floating about 50m off shore. Well these are actually new state of the art water parks where you and the family will have a whale of a time! Continue Reading →

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Dinosaurios Park: A New Family Attraction in Torremolinos

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IMPORTANT UPDATE (July 2015): This park is now closed! However, if you’re looking for some fun activities in the area, check out our list of 26 Fun Things to Do in Benalmadena (and surrounding areas) 🙂

There’s a fun new exhibition in Torremolinos and it’s got some pretty massive inhabitants… Dinosaurs!

During July, August and September, the Dinosaurios Park exhibition will be located in the main car park of the Torremolinos Exhibition Centre and will provide both entertainment and education for children and parents alike.

An enormous 12 metre tall brachiosaurus will welcome you upon arrival at the exhibition and once inside, you’ll be taken on a fascinating trip into the world of the dinosaurs. There are more than 50 replicas of dinosaurs, many of which are life size!

Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find at the Dinosaurios Park:

  • Life size Dinosaur fossils
  • Mechanical dinosaurs which come to life with their unique movements and sounds.
  • Realistic scenes that take you back to the dinosaur age.
  • Replicas of dinosaurs that reach 12m in height!
  • The chance to become a palaeontologist for a day by looking for fossils.
  • Documentaries
  • Games
  • And lots more…

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Aventura Amazonia: A New Adventure Park Concept in Marbella

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aventura amazonia adventure park in marbella

Aventura Amazonia, a new adventure park built amongst the trees, has just opened inMarbella. This new and innovative concept – apart from being great fun – is totally respectful of nature and the natural surroundings where it is located.

Visitors can enjoy 73 different challenges and 20 impressive zip lines including the longest in Andalucía (240 metresof exhilarating descent!). You get to decide which adventure circuit you want to attempt; all games and circuits are grouped according to their difficulty level, very much like ski slopes! Continue Reading →

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Bioparc in Fuengirola Organises Educational Workshops and Activities for all the Family

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Next week is half term here in Andalucía (we call it Semana Blanca) and many children will be off school. Because of this, the Bioparc in Fuengirola (Zoo) has decided to put on some extra activities targeted mainly at children – although no reason why adults can’t join in!

If you’re staying at Sunset Beach Club for half term next week and haven’t visited the Bioparc in Fuengirola yet, this is the perfect chance to do so.

Between the 1st and 4th of March, visitors to the park will be able to enjoy free guided tours in the morning (for parents and their children); in the afternoon, there will be special educational workshops designed to explain to visitors, in an easy and non-techie way, facts about protected and endangered species which face extinction.

A visit to the Bioparc is a great day out for all the family. The park is very well maintained and a lot of care and attention has gone in to ensuring a fantastic experience for kids and adults alike.

If you’d like more information, please stop by our Leisure Desk where Annemie and Susanna will be able to help you.

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