Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol (Part 2)

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Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol (Part 2)

Costa del Sol, also known as "The Sunny Coast" or "Coast of the Sun" is a region in Southern Spain in the densely dwelt coast of Andalucía. Spreading over 150 kilometers across the Malaga Province, Costa del Sol is the most popular choice of holiday seekers for a fun filled vacation. There are a large number of tourist attractions and leisure activities in Costa del Sol, and because this place has such a wonderful sunny coastal climate, you can schedule your visit any time throughout the year.


6. Sea Life Center (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Other – Benalmadena / Malaga)

At the Sea Life Center in Benalmadena you have the one-off opportunity to marvel at more than 5,000 different sea creatures from the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific and the Indian Ocean. You can even find species from the Red Sea or the Amazon in the reproduced eco-systems at Sea Life Center.


7. El Torcal (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Park – Antequera)

The bizarre rock garden of El Torcal has been a National Park since 1978 and displays some truly stunning karst formations. The wafer-life structure of the hills came about due to centuries of sedimentation. The varying height of the stone columns means they look almost artificially designed.


8. Dolphin Safari (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Other – Gibraltar)

Who hasn’t dreamt of coming face to face with dolphins and whales in their natural environment? The Dolphin Safari can make your wish come true. A 30-minute tour offers the perfect opportunity to film and photograph these aquatic creatures.


9. Costa Tropical (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Beach – Almunecar)

The Spanish coastal region of Costa Tropical in the province of Granada was so named as the counterpart to the Costa del Sol. Because of the Sierra Nevada from the hinterland, climate here is mild and tropical. Those in the region on holiday should definitely take a trip to the tropical coast.


10. Tour of Malaga (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Other – Malaga)

A double-decker bus tour of Malaga takes visitors across the city to see the most important tourist attractions. Whether it is for the Pablo Picasso Museum, the impressive monuments like the Alcazaba or the tourist attractions such as the bull-fighting arena – the tour guarantees spectacular sights and a multi-lingual guide.

Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol (Part 1)

The range of leisure activities in Costa Del Sol is large and varied. Whether you prefer to relax or would like to go on a little adventure – there is something for everyone here. Those seeking relaxation can best find it in one of the many spas, such as Spejo’s, or by going on a walk along the beautiful Costa Tropical, and marvel at the amazing landscape. The Torcal de Antequera cliff scenery, which looks as if it was artificially created, is also amazing. Fuengirol Zoo or the Sea Life Center in Benalmadena are the places to be for those who have an appreciation for flora and fauna close to their heart. The “dolphin safari” boat trips bring visitors closer to the animal life in the region and are also an impressive experience.


1. Simple Diving (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Diving spot – Torrenmolinos)

The dive school, Simply Diving, offers course for beginners and professionals, as well as special offers such as night and wreck dives. Any equipment required can be hired on site. There is also a complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to the dive course. Presentation of a medical certificate is mandatory.


2. Mijas Aquatic Park (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Waterpark – Mijas Costa)

At the Mijas Aquatic Park there are loads of spectacular slides and pools. There are wave pools, whirlpools and slides of every kind from steep to spiral in form. In addition to all this, there are also restaurants and bars, as well as sporting activities such as mini golf and a climbing wall.


3. Buddha Beach (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Other – Marbella)

The Buddha Beach ranks among the most exclusive beach clubs in Marbella. The bar with live DJs on the beach offers special drinks in a luxurious atmosphere. The restaurant serves various seafood and Thai dishes. Oriental spa treatments are also offered.


4. Spejo’s (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Thermal & spa – Puerto Banus / Malaga)

At Spejo’s you can indulge both your body and mind over an area of 2,500 square meters. The spa areas with various baths and saunas, therapy zones with face and body treatments made of everything from seaweed to oil, as well as work-outs for the entire body can be enjoyed here, not forgetting the restaurant too.


5. Fuengirola Zoo (Leisure Activities in Costa del Sol: Other – Fuengirola / Malaga)

At the Fuengirola Zoo there are birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. There’s even a breeding program for the preservation of endangered species. The most important tourist attraction is the “Moonlight Visit” during the summer, when Fuengirola Zoo stays open one hour after midnight. There are tours twice a day.


Tourist Objectives in Costa del Sol, Spain (I)

Costa del Sol is one of Spain’s most visited tourist destinations. The so-called sunshine coast offers visitors a warm, mild climate almost the whole year round, thanks to the inland mountains. In this article series we will review some of the most important tourist objectives in Costa del Sol, Spain:


Tourist Objectives in Costa del Sol, Spain: Antigua Casa de Guardia

Antigua Casa de Guardia, built in the year 1840, is the oldest wine cellar in the city. The bodega is always nicely full with new and repeat guests. Malaga wines directly from the barrel are offered and it is also possible to fill up bottles to bring home. Even if there are no seats available, guests will easily get over this due to the unique ambiance. Fresh seafood tapas and the traditional dish “pescaito frito” are also served.


Tourist Objectives in Costa del Sol, Spain: Alcazaba

The Moors built the Alcazaba in the Mid-11th Century. The fortification once served as a place of residence for the rulers, while a further fort was built upon one of the hills, the Castillo de Gibralfaro. Behind the walls one will find beautiful landscaped gardens with fountains. Excavations in form of the Alcazaba have led to the discovery of a Roman theatre, which, along with the Archaeological Museum, is very popular with tourists. The Alcazaba was named a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1931.


Tourist Objectives in Costa del Sol, Spain: Basilica de la Encarnacion

The Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica de la Encarnacion was built in the 16th century and stands on the site of a Moorish mosque. Originally, the cathedral was supposed to receive two towers but, due to the fact that gold was scarce, they were never finished and the locals now call it “La Manquita” – “The one-armed lady”. The façade displays a Gothic style, while the interior architecture is influenced by the Renaissance and the Baroque periods. The misericords of the wooden choir stalls are particularly eye-catching.


Tourist Objectives in Costa del Sol, Spain: Megalithic Tombs

The Cueva de Menga is a complex of megalithic tombs from the time around 2500 B.C. and can be found in the surround area of Antequera. The tombs are constructed from huge boulders and are also known as dolmen. The burial site was discovered in 1905. There were a number of skeletons, yet the burial ornaments were missing, having probably been stolen by grave robbers. Apart from the tombs, visitors can also marvel at fossils and inspect the