Costa del Sol, Spain

Costa del Sol, Spain

Things to do - general

The Costa del Sol (Sun Coast in Spanish) stretches from Almeria to Tarifa, with miles and miles of sunny beaches and a mix of small Andalusian towns, glitzy cities and peaceful beach resorts. Costa del Sol is also known for its many world-class golf courses, to the point where some have even call it the “Costa del Golf.”

Families will love the area’s many theme parks and water parks, including the Bahía Aquapark and Tivoli World, as well as the many beaches along the coast and national parks further inland.

The region’s cuisine is famously influenced by Spanish, Arabic, and Jewish traditions. Gazpacho, the coast’s signature cold tomato soup, is now popular treat around Spain all summer long, and many restaurants offer fresh-caught seafood.

Country Spain
Languages spokenSpanish
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)803
IKOS Andalusia

IKOS Andalusia

Costa del Sol, Spain
Price from 100

IKOS Andalusia is an all-inclusive luxury beach resort south of Marbella.                   . Total

Marbella Club

Marbella Club

Costa del Sol, Spain
Price from 100

Marbella Club is a family luxury hotel with the beauty of a classic Andalusian whitewashed village.

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Activities for kids


Set out on a ride from Marbella to Puerto Banús along the seafront promenade, and stop for ice cream and a coffee at the locally-famous Cappuccino Grand Cafe. The whole itinerary takes about 45 minutes, the perfect distance to bike with kids.

Tivoli World

Tivoli World is the largest amusement park on Costa del Sol, with over 30 rides for visitors of all ages, from bumper cars to a Ferris wheel and everything in between.

Fuengirola Adventure Golf

This 19-hole miniature golf course is a perfect putting experience for children and families who want to work on their skills in a relaxed, fun environment.

Mijas Chocolate Factory

The Mayan Monkey Mijas Cacao Museum is a great place for kids to learn more about the history of chocolate, join a chocolate making workshop, and of course taste lots of delicious treats.

Bahía Aquapark

This giant waterpark has slides and areas for children of all ages (including little ones who haven’t yet mastered swimming), as well as a wave pool and the biggest Jacuzzi in Andalusia.

Dolphin Safari

Go dolphin-spotting on a dolphin safari in Gibraltar, and see the animals frolic and play in their natural habitat.

Selwo Marina

Meet penguins, sea lions, dolphins, squirrel monkeys, and more at Selwo Marina, Andalusia’s only dolphinarium and penguinarium.