2 and 3 bedroom holiday rental apartments near Puerto Cabopino beach and marina.
Swimming pool, Sat TV, wi-fi. Rent direct from owners.

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The visitor to this part of the Costa del Sol is certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do and places to go. Miles of sandy beaches with water sports, fishing and sight-seeing, boat trips, excursions to family attractions such as Aquaparks, Theme Parks, Wildlife Parks, cable car rides, and beautifully landscaped 18 hole golf courses, these are just a sample of what's on offer.

See our links list further down this page to find out more about the Costa del Sol.

    Views of the nearby beach at Cabopino
    Two views of the nearby beach at Cabopino,
    within easy walking distance from the apartments.

restaurants and bars along the Marina frontage at Cabopino

The local sandy beach and dunes at Cabopino can be reached via the road at the side of the apartment block. Beach bars with barbecue areas where just caught fish are cooked are a speciality at Puerto Cabopino. A good range of specialised restaurants are to be found, and there is also a Plaza with a variety of bars, including an Irish bar, the Shebeen. Boat trips along the coast, including visiting the dolphins, and sea fishing are also on offer.

Year round golf at some of the 30 landscaped 18 hole courses on the Costa del Sol is a major attraction. In the vicinity of the apartment you have the 9-hole course adjoining the Hotel Artola which is ideal for practising and for beginners. Near by are the Las Chapas and Cabopino 18 hole courses, and for the younger golfers, miniature 18 hole golf opposite the apartments.

Cabopino Golf is a newly built 18 hole landscaped course
Childrens' Fun Park on the seafront at Fuengirola
Children's Fun Park on the seafront at Fuengirola

Families with children are well catered for - there are plenty of things to do on the Costa del Sol. There are Aquaparks in Fuengirola (10 mins drive) and Torremolinos (20 mins drive). An excellent Zoo is also to be found at Fuengirola, beside the Aquapark. Torremolinos hosts the new Crocodile Park near the Aquapark.

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:
General websites for the Costa Del Sol and Andalucia district
  • Andalucia.com
  • The Costa Guide
  • Information about the Costa
  • Costa del Sol Tourist Board
  • Comprehensive guide to the Costa del Sol
  • Spanish Fiestas -exclusive touring vacations and tourist information

  • Nearby resorts, towns and cities
  • Puerto Cabopino beach and marina
  • Further information about Cabopino
  • Calahonda
  • Fuengirola

  • Benalmadena
  • Marbella
  • MarbellaAzul - news and attractions
  • Malaga
  • Malaga
  • Riviera Del Sol - The best source of information on the web for the holidaymaker or visitor to the urbanisation of Riviera del Sol on the Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Spain.

  • Things to do in Costa del Sol
  • Visit TripAdvisor to read great travel articles!

  • Golf - there are thirty golf courses within 25 miles on the Costa del Sol:
  • Costa del Golf english online magazine
  • Map of golf courses on Costa del Sol
  • Golf and Sun.com

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