Attractions in Costa del Sol

by JD on August 21, 2009

by JD | August 21st, 2009  

attractions-in-costa-del-solCosta del Sol deserves a visit from anyone who’s planning to spend their vacation in Spain. It is a famous destination for holiday makers from all over the world (and Europe especially).

The Aqualand

Constructed on a 70,000 sq.-meter land, the Aqualand is the most popular and the biggest theme park in the area. It offers a range of water rides such as Black hole, Kamikazi, Niagara and Twister. The areas of the park are called: Fast River, Infant’s Park, Jacuzzi and Tropical Lagoon. Throughout the park there are hambugerias, pizzerias and self-service restaurants. Also, there is a small golf course as well as gift shop where you can buy souvenirs. With the admission fee of €21 for adults and €15 for kids, one can able to experience all of the rides inside the park (discount coupons are available on the official website)

To get to the park you can catch a bus or train from Malaga. Buses are also available from Benalmádena Coast, Arroyo de la Miel, Playamar and Carihuela, while trains are also available from Fuengirola.

Selwo Adventure Park

If you are enthusiastic about the nature and of safari, Selwo Adventure Park is an ideal place to visit. This park covers more than 100-hectare land and contains all of the normal free roving animals in their natural homes that have been particularly remade for the park. You will be able to see all sorts of birds and animals.

Camping is allowed within the park and there are special discounts available on their official website.

There are direct public buses which link the park to Malaga (bus 307).

Cable Car at Benalmadena

The cable car or teleferico from Benalmadena up to the peak of Monte Calamorro is quite a new attraction in Costa de Sol. It offers a great view of the most tremendous sea coast. On a clear day you can see as far as Gibraltar and the North African coast.

There are also marked hiking and biking trails which offer exciting views while coming down the mountain. You can take the bike in the cable car for free.

The cable car is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

Fuengirola Zoo

The newly fully renovated Fuengirola Zoo is a sight in Costa del Sol is very proud of. It is fairly small and located in the hub of Feungirola although has been intended and designed in such a manner to provide the traveler a feeling of roominess much further than its limits.

The zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. daily. It closes at different hours, depending on the season. An adult ticket costs €15.50, while a child ticket costs €10.60.

Gibraltar’s The Rock

Your trip to Costa del Sol will never be complete if you haven’t been to Gibraltar. Filled with history, the place also serves as a sanctuary of tax free purchasers and it is the home to the only undomesticated troop of apes in the continent of Europe. Also, you can take a tour around the bay to see wild dolphins or otherwise go to the mysterious caves of St. Michael.

Picasso Museum

Currently containing a wonderful collection of the works of the great artist, the museum located in Malaga, Pablo Picasso’s native land, is an excellent addition to the continuously increasing attractions on Costa del Sol.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday to Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sundays and Holidays, 10am to 8pm. The admission fee is €6.

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