Explore Costa del Sol

Published June 21 2023

We researched the best spots around Costa del Sol for you, so during your trip you can focus on having the best time!

Dunas de Artola (Artola’s Dunes)

As the name indicates, these are a set of Mediterranean sand formations within the region of Marbella. They are some of the last dunes remaining in Málaga and hold an amazing landmark and landscape to the area. They are protected to make sure they are properly preserved and it’s a wonderful trip to make as a family to not only check the beach where the dunes are but to see a traditional landscape from the area.


In the west side of Costa del Sol, this beautiful town is one of the most famous ones in the coastline for a reason.

  • It has an incredible family friendly atmosphere with lots of activities for kids, such as karting circuits.
  • The white houses with bright colourful details, the charming plazas and warm people will make you feel you are in a fairy-tale – considered a resort town for a reason!


This town is in east side of Costa del Sol, still one of the most beautiful ones of the coastline. It has many different activities for kids and families!

  • If you are visiting Fuengirola, we recommend you to spend a day in Aquamijas water park – children will love it!
  • There is also an incredible zoo you can check out, to spend a day with the kids learning and interacting with friendly animals.

Puerto Banús

Some say it reminiscence Saint Tropez, so you can only expect beauty! We love to visit it as it has an amazing family atmosphere, only a few kilometres away from Marbella.

  • Take a nice stroll through the port and its promenade for one of the most magical views of the coastline.
  • If you are feeling adventurous, renting a boat to sail and swim in the open ocean with the kids is always a great time.


This charming town is located 30 minutes away from Marbella and it’s one of the most famous towns from within Costa del Sol.

  • It’s more well-known for its beautiful castle Castillo de Colomares, built in the honour of Cristóbal Colón. It has some amazing details and unique architecture that cannot be found anywhere else - definitely worth checking if you come to the town!
  • Spending some time at its beach, relaxing and sunbathing is always a great choice since it has a very nice familiar atmosphere.


One of the most beautiful towns in Andalucia, located in the north from Marbella, one hour away by car.

  • Ronda is located in a cliff and has a famous bridge connecting two sides of it, if you visit crossing the bridge and admiring the view is a must!
  • A gorgeous typical Spanish town, we recommend you to get lost in its streets seeing how locals go on with their days and sit at Plaza de Ronda and enjoy some delicious tapas.

Setenil de la Bodegas

Close to Ronda town, this unique village is located in the north of Andalucia.

  • Setenil is famous for having built several of its houses around the mountain so that part of it serves as roof for some of the terraces in town. Enjoy a nice cold beverage and tapas there for the incredible atmosphere and view.
  • One of those Andalucian towns that you will fall in love with, thanks to its colourful tiles, the bright white houses and the local lifestyle.


A beautiful city of Andalucia, located 1 hour away to the east, right by the coastline as well. There are so many things to see, but it’s still a great place for a family day out!

  • Alcazaba Fortress & Gibralfaro’s Castle are the most important landmarks of Málaga and they won’t leave you indifferent!
  • We recommend to spend some time at its beach, Playa de Malagueta, after a nice stroll through its nice promenade.
  • The Roman Theatre is another landmark and some of the Roman ruins that are still preserved within the city – definitely worth checking out during your visit.

Last updated: 21st of June, 2023.