Things to do in Marbella

Buying a Property for Sale in Marbella is More than a Dream Come True – It’s a New Lifestyle

Buying a property for sale in Marbella is an incredible and profitable decision. Best of all, you will soon discover that the whole Costa del Sol has a lot more to offer than just sunshine, posh shops and sandy beaches. There are lots of things to do in Marbella aimed at attracting adults, children and families to Marbella & the Costa del Sol.

Things to do in Marbella: Go to the park!

Things to do in Marbella
Parque del la Constitución Marbella

There are a lot of beautifully maintained public parks in and around Malaga and Marbella. Two that spring to mind are Parque de la Paloma in Benalmadena and Parque de la Batería in Torremolinos. Parque de la Paloma has a boating lake and lots of grassy hills to lie on. It boasts the odd statue for children to play with dotted about and a children’s play area as well as wild rabbits, hens, peacocks and guinea pigs. Parque de la Bateria is an old military base where you can view old cannons and ammunition storage areas. There is a tower offering views along the Torremolinos coastline. There’s a boating lake, and a huge children’s play area including trampolines and flumes.

Things to do in Marbella: Visit a Castle!

There are a number of castles around the Costa del Sol. The Gibralfaro in Malaga overlooks the east side of the city and awards walkers amazing views by day or night. There is also a large castle in Fuengirola called Castillo de Sohail. You can visit the castle or hire it for special events such as weddings. There is a tiny castle in Benalmadena called Colomares Castle that has a fairy castle type of appearance. This area has a lot of history and there are a lot of castles and old towers to visit within a short drive of each other.

Things to do in Marbella: Family fun!

Things to do in Marbella
The Crocodile Park near Marbella is a wonderful day out for both adults & children.

For families there are so many unusual and diverse activities along the Costa del Sol that have been set up for the tourism industry. And residents are lucky to be able to enjoy all year round. You can sleep in a Massai hut in Selwo Aventura Park close to the tigers and bears. You could visit Fuengirola zoo at night in the summer. At Christmas free children passes are given out by the Three Wise Men to residents. Be daring and visit the Crocodile Park in Torremolinos. Why not go down to Benalmadena’s Puerto Marina to the Sealife centre to view the underwater delights from many parts of the world and then cool off with a drink in The Ice Bar. Benalmadena also boasts Tivoli World amusement park. It’s also where you can find the Selwo Marina park with dolphins, sealions and penguins. And there is also a cable car up the mountain where you can enjoy a falconry show or just enjoy the views of the coast which are just simply stunning.

Things to do in Marbella: When it rains!

If you are a family who wants to get out of the sun for a bit of a break, there are a lot of indoor play centres. Most are not as big as the ones you might come across in the UK but they all offer a good opportunity for parents to grab a coffee while the kids wear themselves out jumping and climbing in safe and colourful areas. If you have some adventurous children you might like to take a look at Aventura Amazonia in Marbella. They have a treetop assault course with harnesses and zip lines to explore.

Things to do in Marbella: Active Sports!

Things to do in Marbella
The Ascari race track near Marbella

For adults looking for something more exciting then you can try rock climbing, hiking, quad biking or you can even drive a Lotus or F1 car at Ascari Race Resort in Ronda. There are many walking groups who organise walking tours of the mountains and inland Andalucia areas. For those who are lucky enough to own property in Marbella there are a lot of gyms including outdoor gym groups specialising in bootcamps on the beach and by the river.

Thanks to Facebook groups there is a good sense of community among expats in this area. It’s easy to meet likeminded people to share interests and hobbies. If you live here there is a lot to be gained by joining your local Facebook groups to find out what is going on in your area.

For more information on fun activities on the Costa del Sol please visit Marbella Family Fun. This website is the nº 1 website for all things to do in Marbella.

Things to do in Marbella: Water Activities

When the children finish school for the summer it’s a sign that the summer is in full swing on the Costa del Sol. If you own a property in Marbella there are lots of activities to choose from to make your summer fun. Water based activities are extremely popular in these hot summer months when you need to cool off.

Things to do in Marbella
The Costa Water Parks in Marbella

There are several water parks on the Costa del Sol: Aqualand in Torremolinos, Parque Acuático in Mijas and the new Bahia Park in Algeciras. All offer great family fun including flumes, wave pools, splash areas for the smaller kids and food and refreshments throughout. A day in a waterpark can be a nice refreshing change to the sandy beaches.

New ocean concepts haver been launched since 2013.  Aqua Arena can be found in in Elviria and there is also Costa Water Park in Marbella. These are giant inflatable water parks anchored offshore. A short swim or water taxi takes guests to the site where they can leap off giant slides and bounce on water trampolines. These new parks promise to be the hottest new thing on the coast this year.

Things to do in Marbella: beach activities!

Many beaches are becoming more equipped with fun activities. It’s not uncommon to see pedalos and canoes but now there are also banana boat rides, jet skis, kite surfing, motor boat hire. Parque Fluvial is on the beach in Fuengirola. The park offers a basketball court, table tennis area, pedalo swans and a bike track with bike hire service. Many beaches that were once just for sunbathing are becoming more active. Many now have zones cordoned off for the more active and adventurous visitors.

Things to do in Marbella: Visit the ports!

Things to do in Marbella
Visit the famous Puerto Banus in Marbella

The Costa del Sol ports include Malaga, Benalmadena, Cabopino, Puerto Banus, Estepona Sotogrande and Duquesa. There are trips on catamarans, speed boats and sail boats. You can watch dolphins from a Chinese junk leaving from Benalmadena port. There is even a glass bottom boat trip from the modern port of Malaga. The Costa del Sol really does have something to keep everyone entertained.

If you own a property in Marbella and are a resident on the Costa del Sol, this is a good resource for keeping up to date with all family activities on the Costa del Sol in the form of the website Marbella Family Fun. This site dedicates itself to finding everything new and exciting to do in Marbella and regularly updates its event calendar.

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