Marbella is a great destination for a holiday with the family. There are plenty of beaches, restaurants, cinemas and entertainment parks. We will name a few so you can plan you next family holiday in marbella.
AMUSEMENT PARKS AND ZOOS
Aventura Amazonia Elviria:
Aventura Amazonia Elviria: this is a really cool treetop adventure park with ziplines, tree climbs, free falls and obstacle courses in the top of a pine tree forest close to the commercial area of Elviria. There are routes for different age groups and the difficult route is actually even quite challenging for adults.
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This is a relatively small theme park located in Arroyo de la Miel. There are quite a lot of attractions; the most exiting one the big freefall. It is lcated next to the Telecabina which can take you up the Calamoro mountain to a height of nearly 700 meters where you can enjoy amazing views, go hiking or see the bird of prey show.
Great way to keep the kids busy on a summer day. This waterpark is located in Las Lagunas de Mijas which is physically part of Fuengirola. There are many waterslides and different pools (wave pool, lagune pool etc.) There is a large parking next to the park.
Zoo Castellar de la Frontera:
Actually this is not really a zoo but more a refuge for saved wildlife. The park adopts animals that are saved from circuses, private owners who illegally own wildlife, zoos that go bankrupt and illegal trade. They raise funds through opening the park to visitors and have the visitors interact with animals. We are not huge fans of zoos as we believe animals are better of in the wild but reality is there are huge amounts of animals that are not ready to live in the wild because they were born in captivity.
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Selwo and Selwo Marina
Selwo Aventura is a theme park and zoo located in Estepona. This park occupies an area of 100 hectares and exhibits more than 2000 animals of different species from all continents. Selwo Marina is a wildlife park and dolphinarium located in Benalmádena Costa
In Marbella there are two important cinemas. There is one in the comercial center of La Cañada and there is one in Puerto Banus. The one in Puerto Banus has a limited offer in Original version movies (as most movies are dubbed in Spanish). In Fuengirola there is the big cinema in the Miramar shopping center, this cinema also has a limited offering in VOS (Original version) movies. The biggest cinema in the region is the one in Plaza Mayor commercial center next to Málaga (close to the airport and IKEA). It is an IMAX theater and also has a limited offer of VOS movies.
Cabopino: this beach is wide and sandy and has the marina of Cabopino next to it. There are some beach bars here, especially Andy´s beach is reknown. In summer it can get quite busy and difficult to park. In winter you will find kite and windsurfers on windy days and families having a walk through the beatiful dune park on sunny days.
Elviria/ Real de Zaragoza
This beach is probably one of the best stretches of sandy beach in Marbella. It goes on for several kilometers and it is very child friendly since you can walk into the sea about 50 meters and still the water usually does not go much above waist level. In the summer you can find inflatable water parks with slides. Recomendations are the spots at the Beach house restaurant, The Vinci hotel and the Siroko beach bar.
Next to the marina of Marbella you will find some beatiful strectches of beach with a promenade behind it. The beaches are well protected from waves by the proximity of the marina. There are many bars and restaurants around this area.
The Golden Mile area is home to the most luxurious hotels in Marbella like the Puente Romano hotel and the Marbella Club. The beautiful boulevard is a great place to have a walk and connects Puerto Banus with Marbella via a 5 km path lined by palmtrees and luxury homes on one side and the beach and sea on the other side. The beaches are nice with many facilities like beach beds, playgrounds, beach bars and sports facilities.
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San Pedro Alcantara beach
The San Pedro de Alcantara boulevard here is wide and the beach as well. there are many beach volleybal courts on the beach and a couple of good restaurants and bars. There is a boardwalk that takes you all the way to Puerto Banus