Attractions on the Costa del Sol

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There’s really no need to be bored on the Costa del Sol!

With so many attractions for both holiday makers and residents alike and so many places to visit, this part of the world has something for everyone.  From the splendour of some of the most historic cities to fun for the family at the many water parks, adventure parks and theme parks.  The Costa del Sol has it all!

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Alcazaba Malaga
Alcazaba Malaga was built between 1057 and 1063, this is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period.  Enjoy historic walks around the area. Find Alcazaba at C Alcazabilla s/n, 29015 Malaga
Andalucian Cycling Experience Costa Del Sol Bike Holiday
A.C.E. organise Mountain Bike Biking Holidays, Road Cycling Holidays, Leisure Cycling Holidays , Triathlon & Winter Training Camps , Family Cycling Holidays, a White Village Tour, Vegetarian & Vegan Biking Holidays and Winter Cycling holidays. From guided cycling vacations to self-led tours, short breaks or weekend trips away to a fortnight and more. Based in Montecorto ...
Avenida Del Mar
A pleasant walk with fantastic views of the ocean and beach, with the famous Dali sculptures to view.  Enjoy a drink at one of the famous café bars, and see if you can spot Africa on the horizon.  The Avenida Del Mar is a well known local landmark, popular with tourists and locals alike.
Balcon De Europa
The Balcon de Europa  is  situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortress designed to keep out British pirates and privateers in Nerja. The Balcón de Europa is the location for various concerts and ‘fiestas’ throughout the year, including the ‘not to be missed’ New Year celebrations with firework displays, music and dancing until ...
Benalmadena Cable Car
The Benalmadena Cable Car is beside the Tivoli Park in Arroyo de la Miel. It goes up the Calamorro Mountain, which is 771 meters above sea level.  There are spectacular views of the coast and on clear days one can see the coasts of Africa. The cable is 5565 meters long and rises 635 meters at a ...
Benalmadena Marina
Benalmadena Marina has won the title of “Best Marina in the World” several times. It has 1,000 moorings for boats from 6 to 30m in length. It has very unusual and modern architecture with artificial islands that contain many apartments, so that people can live near their boats. The islands are connected with small bridges ...
Benalmadena Puebo
Benalmadena pueblo, or old town, is located on the upper portion of the city. The old town is a white town, where everything is painted white. It is quiet and it has its narrow streets paved with cobblestones. There is a beautiful town square planted with trees, shrubs, and flowers, with a beautiful fountain. The ...
Bioparc Fuengirola Zoo
Bioparc Fuengirola Zoo The Bioparc Fuengirola Zoo calls itself another kind of zoo, and it is. First of all its location is completely unexpected because it is very close to downtown Fuengirola. The zoo is quite compact but beautifully laid out. It resembles an island because there is an abundant use of trees and plants, and ...
Botanical Gardens, Malaga
Jorge Loring Oyarzabal and Amalia Heredia Livermore came from the richest families of Malaga and they bought the land on which the La Concepcion Gardens stand in 1855. Beside the gardens is a mansion that the Lorings built, that has recently been restored. In this house, the Lorings entertained the cream of European society. The Botanical Gardens, ...
Brain Quest Marbella
Brain Quest Marbella is the Ultimate Real-Life Adventure Game rocking through Europe, Asia and America. Get locked in with your friends or family in a team of 2-6. Find objects; use them to get across dozens of logical games to get closer to the final puzzle which gives you the key to escape.You will have sixty minutes ...
Butterfly Park Benalmádena
Come and feel the experience of more than 1,500 butterflies from all over the world,  flying free around you in a tropical environment. The Butterfly Park Benalmádena is over 2,000 m2, the largest climate controlled space dedicated to butterflies, in Europe. Open everyday from 10 til 7.30pm Find out more here
Caminito del Rey is one of the most impressive and dangerous mountain trails in the world. Caminito del Rey is a path built into the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge of Spain, in the province of Malaga on the Costa Del Sol. It starts in the municipal district of Ardales, goes to Antequera ...
Automobile Museum Classic Cars Malaga
Museo Automovilistico De Malaga The old Tobacco factory called Tabacalera dates from 1927.  Now it contains the Automobile Museum of Malaga, which has 85 vintage cars on exhibition in a space of 6000 square meters. They are displayed in thematic groups by the years they were produced. These groups are the Belle Epoque, The 20’s, Art ...
El Salvador
The Church of El Salvador, Nerja was built in 1697 and later was made bigger in 1776. In 1792 there was another addition to the church, and the plans were revised by the famous Spanish architect of that time Ventura Rodriguez. This project was coordinated by the Maestro Antonio Ramos. The last restoration was in 1997. ...
A visit to the crocodile park in Torremolinos will take just over two hours. Find out more about their seasonal opening times and prices here
The Dolmen De Menga is a megalithic burial mound, called a tumulus, dating from the 3rd millennium BCE. It is located near Antequera, Málaga, Spain. Interior of the chamber It is considered to be the largest such structure in Europe. It is twenty-five metres long, five metres wide and four metres high, and was built with thirty-two megaliths, the ...
El Tajo Ronda
El Tajo at Ronda is one of the area´s most spectacular sights. Three bridges, Puente Romano (“Roman Bridge”, also known as the Puente San Miguel), Puente Viejo (“Old Bridge”, also known as the Puente Árabe or “Arab Bridge”) and Puente Nuevo (“New Bridge”), span the canyon. The term “nuevo” is a bit of a misnomer, as the ...
El Torcal National Park Costa Del Sol
El Torcal is a karstic or calcareous landscape, the most amazing in Europe. It occupies an area of about 20 square kilometers and includes the Sierra Pelada. There are towers, walls, spires, passages, and capriciously shaped rocks. They were formed by the water and the wind over a period of thousands of years. This area ...
The historic old town in Estepona offer white washed buildings, decorated balconies, traditional tapas restaurants and bars, and a Spanish market.  Find Estepona Old Town at Calle Bermudez, Estepona, Spain
Fish alley Fuengirola
Fish Alley Fuengirola or to give it its official name, Calle Moncayo, is a kilometer-long pedestrian street that runs almost parallel to the Fuengirola Promenade. It is a collection of every imaginable type of bar and restaurant. It’s not altogether clear where it begins and ends and many of the establishments just off the main street ...
You can now hire one of the purpose build BBQs on the beach in Fuengirola for your own party.  The BBQs are shaped like boats built into the sand, you will find them infront of the Castillo Sohail. To reserve your BBQ space, go to the Ayuntamiento in Fuengirola, entering through the main door head towards ...
La Carihuela
A historic area which was a fisherman´s town and beach, now bustling with boutique shops, beach bars and restaurants, lovely old buildings and sights. Find La Carihuela between Benalmadena and Torremolinos at Avenida Carlotta Alessandri 33, Torremolinos
If you are looking for a taste of traditional Spain in Fuengirola, La Plaza de los Chinorros is the place to visit.  Busy all year round, the restaurants and bars offer great food and heated terrace areas, whilst local entertainers perform in the square.  The square is popular with locals and tourists.
The Malaga Lake District is an area of stunning beauty in the same area as the famous Caminito Del Rey at El Chorro, with breath taking mountains and rock formations and the cleanest blue water you will ever see in Spain.  There are several lakes which you could visit, though the most popular seems to be ...
Malaga Port
Malaga Port is very modern and has some stunning private yachts moored up, and also has a terminal for ocean going cruise liners.   Boat trips around the harbour and into the Med are available, and are a good way to pass to time. The harbour has a good selection of designer style shops and plenty of ...
The Costa Del Sol´s answer to the London Eye is the Mirador Princess, or the Malaga Wheel as we like to call her!  Another great attraction in Spain, which will be with us until at least May 2016. In the port area of Malaga, you can´t miss this enormous big wheel.  She has 42 air conditioned cabins, ...
Orange Square Marbellla
A true taste of Spain, Marbella Old Town, with a great atmosphere both during the day and at night. Wander around the cobbled old streets, stumbling into old churches and people, browse the art and craft shops. Orange square is a local landmark, a historic square lined with restaurants and bars.
Botanical Gardens near Torremolinos.  Entry is 1 euro.  The Molina del Inca Botanic Garden is located at Cañada de los Cardos, near Aqualand and the Palacio de Congresos, in the northern area of Torremolinos. Hours: June 13 to Sept. 18 Closed Monday. Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30 – 14:00 h. and 18:00 – 21:00 h. October to June: Closed Monday. Tuesday to Sunday: ...
Museum of Glass, Malaga
This is a private collection of more than 3.000 pieces of glass of different epochs, accompanied by pictures, furniture, and decorative objects in a setting that corresponds to each historical period represented, immersing us in an environment close to the domestic context of the era. The museum is located in a carefully restored 18th century house, ...
Nerja Caves
The magnificent Nerja Caves – Cuevas de Nerja – are a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32 metre high column measuring 13 metres by 7 metres at its base. There are three Galleries – Show Gallery, Upper Gallery and New Gallery – with each ...
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Meet and pet the donkeys as they are returned to health in this sanctuary for injured and mistreated animals.  Find the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary at N – 340 Coast Road, 29780 Nerja, Spain
The Old City,  Ronda is a beautiful flurry of narrow winding streets with lots of culture, food, drink, and shops.  The sights are spectacular.
Paloma Park Benalmadena
Paloma Park covers 200,000 square meters and is located about 200 meters from the main coastal road. There is a rectangular lake with a high jet of water and many paved walkways around this lake and the surrounding hills where one can take a walk. The park is full of birds and there are hundreds of ...
The Parque La Bateria Torremolinos has to be seen to be believed. It is off the beaten track, overlooking the coastline at the Carahuela end of Torremolinos. This park is an old military fortress that has been completely restored into a botanical oasis .This really is a piece of “Heaven on Earth”. The views are spectacular, whistling ...
Plaza de Espana
A beautiful square with a picturesque fountain, lined with bars and restaurants.  On Sunday evenings you will often find a craft market with children´s entertainment and activities. The Plaza de Espana, Benalmadena is lovely place to sit and watch the world go by.
Quad Bike Marbella
Quad Mountain Adventures in Marbella should be your first choice in the Costa Del Sol if you want to experience the thrill of a Quad Bike tour in Marbella. It is an adventure and thrill you need to experience if you are visiting Marbella or other regions of the Costa Del Sol for your holiday. ...
Flamenco Benalmadena
In Tablao arte flamenco at Benalmadena you will be able to enjoy this art which began at the beginning of the XIX century in Andalusia. Tablao arte flamenco welcomes you and invites you to get to know and feel the flamenco through the best artists of this universal art which is “cultural heritage”. Find out more ...
Tivoli World Theme Park, Benalmádena.
  Tivoli World Theme Park, Benalmádena There are a lot of good reasons to visit the Show & Amusement Park Tivoli World and enjoy a fantastic day out in a privileged location at the Costa del Sol. A magic place that the whole family will enjoy. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, illuminated fountains and a variety of restaurants you ...
Zoo de Castellar, animal rescue, Costa Del Sol
The Castellar Zoo, an animal rescue center on the Costa Del Sol, is a private initiative started since 1998, which officially opened in 2002 in order to aid animals which were seized by the authorities. These animals were the victims of the black market, and have been mistreated and uncared for. The purpose of the rescue ...
 

Costa del Sol Attractions

Obviously, the summer is the busiest time of year, with tens of thousands of tourists flocking to the Costa del Sol and everyone involved in the tourist industry clambering to cater for them.  But if you’re here permanently or during the low season, there’s still a thousand attractions to keep you busy.

Water parks, adventure parks, animal parks, museums, live music and LOADS more.  On this page, we’re hoping to let you know about something new, something that you maybe haven’t seen before.  The Costa del Sol is packed with attractions for holiday-makers, part-time residents and ex-pats alike.

If you think something is missing from this list, let us know!  It’s the people who live here that really know the place, so do the others a favour and let them know – through Global Radio.

 

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