If you are on vacation on the Costa del Sol more precisely in Fuengirola or Malaga, This article is for you, since we will recommend the best places for you to visit during your stay and do not stay without knowing the most visited and tourist places of these beautiful cities.
The Costa del Sol is an ideal destination throughout the year. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Suits all ages with a wide range of attractions and facilities, so there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
The weather in the winter season mostly has clear blue skies and the nights are a bit chilly, so it is a good time to visit for walking and hiking, etc. There is so much to see and do. He Malaga train travels to Fuengirola with stops along the way at many popular vacation destinations, how Torremolinos and Benalmádena.
Bioparc Fuengirola was created in 2001 to protect endangered wildlife and is home to more than 200 species that live in 4 different habitats. These are Madagascar, Equatorial africa, Southeast Asia and Indo-Pacific. The park's baobab tree is one of the largest artificial trees in the world with 25 meters high. Bioparc received an award recognizing the wonderful reproduction of the site known as ‘El Manglar’ including an underwater view. It is home to fish, birds and an endangered species of turtle. It is one of the best conservation parks in the world.
While walking through the tropical forest with its lush vegetation, waterfalls and rivers, see lots of wildlife in their natural habitat, including gorillas, orangutans, tigers, Malayan tapirs and lemurs playing in the trees. On the forest floor you will see river pigs, giant snails and meerkats. At “Jungle Glade” mammals and birds can be observed in their natural environment. There are two daily tours.
During the months of July and August, there is the option to perform a “visit by moonlight”. During this last visit you will be able to observe nocturnal active species such as porcupines, leopards and flying foxes. Pathways are lit with artificial moonlight and the air is filled with music from a forest soundtrack that adds to the Disney theme. During the “visit by moonlight”, the park is open until 1 a. M.
Children can have more fun at Bioparc in the large play area that includes a miniature farm. No problem for disabled visitors as the park is mostly flat.
Sohail Castle sits on top of a hill overlooking Fuengirola and rises 38 meters above a river. There are centuries of history behind the walls. Originally built in the year 945 d.C. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times and is still a symbol of the city of Fuengirola. It was renovated in the year 2000 turning
Sohail Castle sits on top of a hill overlooking Fuengirola and rises 38 meters above a river. There are centuries of history behind the walls. Originally built in the year 945 d.C. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times and is still a symbol of the city of Fuengirola. It was renovated in the year 2000 turning it into a tourist attraction. There is a museum to visit and it often hosts festivals and concerts during the summer.
Benalmádena buses run every 30 minutes. Take one of the red city buses that go to the Miramar shopping center passing by the Hotel Myramar one of the most complete Hotels in Fuengirola our vacation complex where you can rent apartments in a mini resort town and then Sohail Castle is just 5 minute walk along the river bank. Check opening hours when planning your trip, since they vary during the year.
Sould Park is a mini amusement park located in Fuengirola next to the marina. There are attractions suitable for children up to 10 years. The theme is of a desert island and a jungle with inflatable slides, trampolines, carousels, bouncy castles and a small ferris wheel.
The park access fee works through a recharge card. The card is free and you can recharge as much as you want. The rides cost approximately 3 euros each.
There is a small cafe on site for a snack to relax and unwind in the outdoor seating area.
The Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Train is always a great way to explore and see a new city. There is one available in Fuengirola that will take you along the tourist train route through the city. Some of the sights include Sohail Castle, Los Boliches, the promenade and the city center.
In the center of the port of Benalmádena, Puerto Marina, you will find the Sea Life aquarium. There are many colorful fish, seahorses, jellyfish, eels and sea turtles. There are also sharks and two adorable sea otters named Maya and Oscar. You can also get your hands wet if you want to touch starfish among other sea creatures. Shark feeding times are Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays at 12.30 h.
There are some methods of transportation to visit Sea Life. A short downhill walk from the El Pinillo train stop takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the port. Follow the N340 road. There is a bus available that operates every 15 minutes. The bus stop is Benalmar. If you prefer to travel by taxi, there are also many.
It is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Often, booking online is cheaper. It also gives you the opportunity to plan ahead on the day of your visit., to see one of the talks offered by the aquarium.
One of the most popular family activities in the hot summer months is water parks, so it is worth mentioning Aqualand in Torremolinos. It is the largest water park in the area. With many slides, rapids and a surf area with wave machine. It also has a miniature golf course 18 holes.
Aqualand has a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere with a special picnic area that can be rented for 4 euros per day. You are allowed to bring your own food and snacks to the water park, but glasses are not allowed for security reasons.
From the train station, Aqualand is solo 15 minutes walk, making it easily accessible. If you travel by car there is free parking. The address of your Google maps is C / Cuba, n. 10, 29620 Torremolinos.
Is it a complete trip to the Costa del Sol without visiting the beach? Costa Water Park is an inflatable park on the seafront. With 6 locations along the coast, 3 of them are in Fuengirola. There are 1 available in Benalmádena, 1 and Elviria, 1 in Puerto Banús and 1 in San Pedro de Alcantara.
It is suitable for the whole family. Life jackets are provided. Open in the high season months from June to September 11 a. M. A 8 p. M. And keep jellyfish free with underwater nets when needed.
Tickets are available on the beach or, alternatively, you can visit their website costawaterpark.com. There are discounts up to 10% available for groups.
The city of Malaga on the south coast is considered the capital of the province of Malaga on the Costa del Sol with a population of 600.000 population. It has a lot of museum history, cathedrals, markets and beaches dominated by the Gibralfaro Castle, a castle overlooking the city.
The magnificent Gibralfaro Castle, dating from the 14th century, stands in a part of the Montes de Málaga mountain range with views of the city of Málaga. It is one of the most visited monuments in Malaga. Today you can see the outer walls and you can walk the entire perimeter with must-see views. You can also visit the Interpretation Center to discover the history of the sites. There is a cafeteria and restrooms at the entrance.
There is a lot of forest surrounding the castle walls inside and out. If you're lucky, you might even see a squirrel playfully jumping from tree to tree.
The autumn or winter season is a good time to visit Gibralfaro Castle, since there is a steep climb to the top. This can be more difficult in the summer heat. Alternatively, can ride to the top of the hill in a bus, Either way it's worth it as the views are spectacular from the top of the castle walls.
The Alcazaba is a medieval Moorish palace overlooking the sea located near the Gibralfaro Castle. It was built in the 11th century and is the best preserved Alcazaba in Spain. It is one of the most important landmarks of Malaga.
At the time of the reconquest it was one of the safest residences for the Catholic kings because it was protected by three walls. Gibralfaro Castle joined walled roads. The horseshoe arches, the fountains and patios are an example of the interesting history of Malaga.
The Archaeological Museum and the Ceramic Museum are located in Cuarto de Granadas. This is the central part of the upper area where the kings and governors lived. Here you will see many ceramics dating from the 11th-14th centuries and the work of archaeologists.
You can buy a combined ticket for both the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle. It should be noted that they are visited separately since they are not connected at the top. The address of the Alcazaba is – Alcazabilla Street, s / n. 29015 Málaga.
The Picasso Museum in Malaga is dedicated to one of the most influential artists of the 20th century in the city where Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born. Opened its doors in 2003 in the Palace of the Counts of Buenvista, 16th century National Monument. Picasso's relatives have donated and loaned approximately 285 Of his works. A digital marketing consultant Malaga has cataloged the website of the Picasso museum as one of the most prepared is digitally speaking, between design and user experience, taking great care of the customer journey map or better known as “buyer's journey map” so that your website lives up to the name and philosophy of the artist.
The port of Malaga is an international sea port located on the Mediterranean coast of the city. We did not visit on this trip but we see it from the viewpoint halfway to the top of the Castello de Gibralfaro. It is the oldest continuously operating port in Spain and also the oldest in the Mediterranean. From a distance we see a cruise ship. A fishing fleet also operates from the port.
Malaga Cathedral in a Roman Catholic Church in the city. It is located near the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle. Its interior is also in the Renaissance style. It has two corridors and the choir stalls are the work of Pedro de Mena. The north tower has 276 feet tall, which makes it the second tallest cathedral in Andalusia.
The Roman Theater of Malaga is the oldest monument in the city. It was built in the 1st century BC.. It was used until the 3rd century AD. Over time, the ruins were buried underground and remained undiscovered until 1951 when gardens were built. After that construction the site was abandoned and excavated, which also implied the demolition of the House of Culture that was in a third of the site. Now it also has a visitor center where you can learn about the history and get any information you need. It is again visible from the Castello de Gibralfaro.
Connect with your inner nature at Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga. The ancient Arab baths of Malaga allow you to experience the journey through the water, massages and rituals with a Hammam experience.
Water, the light, the aromas, sounds and silence provide the state of calm necessary to reconnect with who we are. The winter service is just one of the Hammam spaces on offer, changes with each season.
The session of 90 minutes allows you to enter lukewarm baths, hot and cold and enjoy the relaxing purifying steam room. You can also enjoy delicious mint tea in the living room while quietly listening to the relaxing Andalusian music.
Massages are available in sessions 15 O 30 minutes. Aromatic essential oils are used so you can choose the one that best suits you.
El Caminito del Ray translated El Sendero del Rey is a steep walkway along the walls of the gorge at El Chorro near Ardales in Malaga on the Costa del Sol in Spain. It was constructed in 1901 and it ended in 1905. After falling into disrepair over the years, was partially closed for more than a decade. After approximately four years of renovations, the trail reopened in March 2015.
Originally the road was used to transport materials for the workers of the hydroelectric plants between Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo. It also helped facilitate canal inspection and maintenance.. It was built of concrete and rested on steel rails.
On a walk to Caminito del Ray you will enjoy nature, fresh air and incredible views. It is located approximately at 1 hour drive from Malaga city. A guided tour with tapas is offered where you can listen and learn about the history of Caminito del Ray. Alternatively, there is a private option available so you can travel at your own pace. The routes have a length of 7,7 km y 10 km stretching between two gorges and a large valley. Not suitable for children under 8 years.
Marbella's old town is full of character. It is full of charming white buildings, flowers and narrow cobbled streets preserved over time and maintaining its originality in a popular tourist town. There is a lot of cultural and historical heritage to discover.
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