Fun Days Out in Costa del Sol

Published June 21 2023

Lots of possibilities for the most amazing family days out! Here are our best excursions to do with the little ones within the region of Costa del Sol and Marbella.

Caminito del Rey (King’s path)

A true gift from nature and considered one of the most beautiful landscapes of the region. The path is located in “El Desfiladero de los Gaitanes” and it’s a lineal path of around 2 hours and a half. You will get to see a unique view of the region and its magical natural landscape – remember to bring your camera!

Due to its popularity, tickets are required to access the path. You can book your entrance tickets here for an easy process and cheaper price. 

Travel 4 baby tip: kids younger thank 8 years old cannot access the path.

Gibraltar Day Trip

An amazing family day out that you won’t forget! It’s no coincidence that several day tours leave from Costa del Sol to Gibraltar, as it’s a beautiful and charming town with quite the interesting history. Visit the port, the walled inner city, Europa Point, St. Michael’s Cave and climb to the highest point of the Rock of Gibraltar – the views will blow your mind!

The kids’ favourite part is seeing the wild monkeys throughout Gibraltar, mainly in its famous Rock.

If you book your tickets here for the tour, you will get to experience this great family trip and a free lunch as well!

Fuengirola Zoo & Zoo de Castellar

Children always love meeting friendly animals and interacting with them! Which is why these two zoos are a wonderful option to spend a family day out while visiting Marbella and Costa del Sol – depending on where your accommodation is you have these two wonderful options.

  • Fuengirola Zoo: a wide biopark with several areas recreated to look as each species’ habitat to provide them with the most comfortable space. There are different activities as well where kids are allowed to touch and interact with some of the friendly animals within the zoo. Species from all around the world: África, South-East Asia, Madagascar, The Pacific and more.
  • Zoo de Castellar: a smaller zoo, but still with amazing animals that kids are always impressed by such as the Bengal Tiger, Lions, Lynx, Leopard and more friendly ones such as foxes, turtles and otters.

Water Parks

During the summer time, spending the day out at a water park will make for the best family experience! Kids won’t ever want to leave, as each of these water parks has rides and attractions for children of all ages and heights. 

  • Aqualand Torremolinos: an area for everyone in your family: the chill out & play pool where both kids and adults can relax and swim freely; the kidzworld area is another kids’ pool with colourful decorated platforms such as houses and mushrooms where kids can climb into and then jump to the water or go down the slides; there’s the family fun area with a bigger waves pool; adrenaline fun is also possible with the Speed Racer fast slides, Multipistas to race with your loved ones, the Twister and more.  
  • Aquavelis Water Park: there is zona mini for kids younger than 8 years old, so even the toddlers can have the most fun time. There is a waves pool as well, so you will feel just like at the beach. A virtual reality inside a VR Arcade to travel to new worlds without leaving the park. A spa area as well and water castles with slides. Of course, faster rides and slides are provided so the bigger kids and adults can also enjoy an exhilarating time.
  • Aquamijas Water Park: a children’s pool, nice relaxing artificial lake and playground areas for the kids inside the water. There are colourful and more adrenaline-fun rides as well such as Diver-Dragon water slide, the Maze of slides with a wide variety of water slides interlocking, a Wild River you can sail with a float and more!

Sea Life Benalmádena

This aquarium within Costa del Sol’s region is a wonderful family friendly experience. It’s a great way to learn about the marine life of this side of Spain as well as some exotic species such as impressive sharks! Children will even have the chance to get their hands wet and know how it feels to touch a starfish, hermit crab or other friendly marine creatures.

Selwo Aventura & Selwo Marina

The Selwo Aventura park is not only a zoo where children and adults can spend the day learning and interacting with impressive animals, but an adventure park as well set as several ecosystems for the kids to become explorers and learn about the different habitats of Spain and other parts of the world.

In Selwo Marina you and your kids will get the chance to meet some friendly dolphins and Sea Lions. There are several areas, each with impressive and incredible species you can meet while exploring the different ecosystems they live in.

Crocodile Park

Is your family ready to explore this crocodile and reptile park? Don’t be scared, these beautiful species will blow your mind with the shows that the staff of the park performs all year long with the different crocodile species.

Dolphin watching Boat trip

Can you think of a better way to spend a family day out in Costa del Sol than through this beautiful Fuengirola boat trip? You and your children will get the chance to see the coastline from a completely new perspective while experiencing the beautiful dolphins of the region swim freely in the ocean.

You can book this amazing family opportunity here and to get snorkelling equipment, cold beverages and snacks included as well.

Last updated: 21st of June, 2023.