Marine and Wildlife on the Costa del Sol / Family fun!

If your next Costa Vacation is a family affair, mild climates ensure outdoor activities such as visiting zoos and wildlife parks are year-round pastimes. February and March are beautiful, quieter months on the Costa del Sol characterised by breezy spring-like weather and bright sunshine, and the costa is home to many opportunities to visit a whole range of fascinating animals and creatures!


1) Selwo Aventura

Located in Estepona, a 15-20 minute drive away from the vast majority of our resorts, Selwo Aventura is a unique animal, nature and adventure park. The park covers an area of 1,000,000m2 and is home to 2,000 animals from all five continents. Animals such as elephants, Bengal tigers, giraffes, white rhinoceros, lions and Kanvar, the only Asian elephant to be born in Spain, live in conditions similar to those of their natural habitat. Visitors are invited to tour the terrain by foot, or lorry and participate in adventure activities such as the longest zipwire in Europe, camel rides or the Path of the Hanging Bridges. Plan your adventure here!

2)   Sea Life Aquarium

Located in Benalmadena Port, a stunning architectural feat full of excellent restaurants, bars and shops, the aquarium for children provides an in-depth exploration of the magical world of the ocean, from sea turtles, to sharks, sting rays and even sea otters! This is a fun activity for young children that can be enjoyed over a couple of hours and combined with a wander and a meal around the marina! For further information visit their website here.

3)   Selwo Marina Delfinarium

Also located in the port of Benalmadena, the Selwo Delfinarium features shows with dolphins, sea lions, penguins and exotic birds, plus guided tours & feeding sessions in the penguinarium. An unforgettable day out for children and adults of all ages! Tickets are now available online here.

4)   Biopark Fuengirola

This unique zoo nestled in the town centre of Fuengirola prides itself in striving to create an environment that is as close to the animals natural habitat as possible. Visitors are invited to enter the park and visit four immaculately designed separate eco systems and their corresponding natural inhabitants; Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia and Indo-pacific. For further information and prices please visit their website here.

Our closest resort, Matchroom Country Club is conveniently located a few minutes drive away from Fuengirola. The towns city centre is home to one of the main bus and train hubs on the Costa del Sol and provides reliable bus and train links towards Benalmadena Port and Malaga. Benalmadena Port can also be reached by taxi within 15-20 minutes.