The Spanish are well known for being some of the most family orientated people in the world! Children are always welcome and are usually involved in everything. When parents eat outdoors children always join them, even late at night.
Estepona for children
Playa Cristo bay, just behind Estepona port, is the most ideal swimming bay for small children. Especially those without a swimming diploma. Up to about 50 meters offshore the water is very shallow. See beaches.
In the direct vicinity of Estepona you will also find a good selection of parks, water parks and animal zoos. Dolphin- and adventure trips are also popular children activities.
Attraction & Water Parks
Tivoli World :
Main show park of the Costa del Sol, with many attractions, shows, approximately 12 bars/restaurants, live entertainment, open-air theatre, and many special activities.
Opening times: : Outside holiday periods Tivoli only opens in the weekends (sometimes in winter Tivoli closes for a whole month).
Address : Avenida de Tivoli s/n, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena. Tel. 952577016/902114700.
For updated information : www.tivoli.es
Sea Life :
Large sea aquarium in Benalmadena marina. Around 5000 species and fish can be seen in this aquarium. A magical marine world with around 5000 animals, from starfish to sharks and turtles. And much more!
Opening hours : Daily from 10am (except Christmas day).
Address : Avenida del Puerto, Puerto Marina, Benalmadena Costa (A-7 coast road, exit 222), Tel . 952560150
For updated information: www.sealife.es
Mijas Water Park “Aqualand” :
Large water amusements park with many attractions, swimming pools, slides, and for the smaller children “Aqualandia”.
Address : Aqualand Mijas, From A-7 coast road, exit 209. Tel. 952460404 (08/09).
For opening times and entrance fees: www.aquamijas.com
Selwo Safari Park Estepona :
Beautiful zoo in natural surroundings which covers 100 hectares. With more than 2000 different animals and species, from all continents! Thanks to the size and beautiful nature, all animals can move around freely in their natural habitat. Both adults and children have the feeling of being on “safari”. A guide will lead you through the park in a couple of hours where you will spot lions, giraffes, bears, elephants and rhinoceros.
Selwo also offers a lot of other optional activities, spread over the whole Park: Camel rides, archery, water trampolines, and all kinds of games.
Opening times : March- November
Entrance fee : Children 17,- Euro, Adults 24,50 Euro
Address : Crta. De Cadiz, A-7, km. 162.5, Las Lomas del Monte, Estepona 29680. Tel. 952792150.
For up to date information on opening times and prices : www.selwo.es
Crocodile Park Torremolinos :
Over 350 different crocodiles live in this water park.
June-September: Wednesdays, July-August: Wednesdays and Fridays.
Openings times : Whole year, daily from 10am- 5 pm (in summer till 7pm).
Entrance : Adults 11 Euro, children 9 Euro, children under 4: free.
Address : Calle Cuba 14, Torremolinos, Tel. 952051782. A-7 exit km 227. Past Palacio de Congresos on the right.
For up to date information on opening times and prices: www.crocodile-park.com
Fuengirola Zoo :
This beautiful zoo is located in the centre of Fuengirola, and is only 5 minutes walk from the train-bus station. Open throughout the year.
Address : Avda. Camilo José Cela, 6 – 8. 29640 Fuengirola Tel: 952 666 301 Fax: 952 586 892
For up to date information on opening times and prices: www.zoofuengirola.com