2 and 3 bedroom holiday rental apartments near Puerto Cabopino beach and marina.
The Tivoli World Centre in Benalmadena (15 mins drive) is a must for a day out - it has a large funfair with rides for children of all ages, and regular children's musical entertainment, also restaurants and bars, and you can take the spectacular cable car ride to the top of the mountain.
Nearer to the apartments is Funny Beach, on the coast road to Marbella (10 mins drive). This area has go-karting track and will let children over 7 drive round the track on the smaller childrens go-karts. In addition there is a trampoline area, electronic games, and you can go on quad safaris. Selwo is another great attraction for children, it is a large wildlife theme park at Estapona, near Marbella.
Costa del Sol is an ideal centre for visitors wishing to see the historical beauty of Southern Spain. Coach tours regularly visit Gibraltar, Granada, Seville, Ronda and Nerja, and Marbella is just 10 minute's drive, Malaga 20 minutes.
For further details, prices and times for any of the above venues, you can consult with Hotel Artola reception or the tourist office in Calahonda, either of whom can arrange coach trips to any of these attractions
Family Activities Costa del Sol
Thousands of tourists visit the Costa Del Sol every year for the sun and sand that it is famous for. If you are travelling with a family though you may wish to visit some of the local attractions and activities that will keep your children entertained whilst on holiday.
Apart from the beaches there are many water parks on the Costa Del Sol. The Fuengirola Aquapark is located near to Fuengirola. The Fuengirola water park is great for the whole family with slides and pools for both toddlers and older children. There are parasols and sunbeds for you to relax on whilst watching your children. The larger pools have wave machines and there is a show in the afternoon, which you can watch whilst having a break from the water. Aqualand in Torremolinos is a larger water park with many different slides, Jacuzzis, rapids and an 18 hole mini golf course. With 15 children`s water slides and 19 for adults only, this water park is great for the whole family and you can easily spend a whole day in the water. Aqualand also has a surfing beach and a tropical lagoon where you can relax.
For those with children who are interested in wildlife then a trip to the zoo is a perfect activity to keep them happy. Fuengirola Zoo is located at the heart of the town and is home to a unique bio-park where you can walk through a tropical paradise. The zoo is also home to a playground and farm where you can see traditional farm animals. The animals in the zoo range from crocodiles to monkeys, giant snails to tapirs. If you are located in Estepona then the Selwo Safari Park will give you a day full of animals and plant life. The park is home to over 2000 animals and birds from around the world located in a nature park. There are many different animals including gibbons, leopards, elephants, bison and buffalo. There are also many reptiles and hands on experiences to be had throughout the park. You can participate in zip wires, camel rides and falconry whilst in the park and there is also the chance to stay in one of the 23 on site cabins overnight. The park tries to educate its visitors as much as possible on the sustainability of wildlife with a fun packed classroom full of educational activities.
When the children have had enough of the beach, water parks and animals then the best place to exhaust them is Kids Kingdom in Estepona. Kids Kingdom is a soft play centre with additional activities such as laser targets, battle arenas, climbing area, trampolines and slides. For the parents the park has seating areas where you can watch your children along with a bar and dining facilities.
Wherever you choose to visit with your family on the Costa Del Sol you will need to hire a car to enable you to make the most of your visit. The website comparecarhire.co.uk can be useful in comparing the car hire available and obtaining cheap car hire to enable you to visit all the fun family activities on offer.For further reading, have a look at the following links for the Costa del Sol:
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