Costa del Sol offers us endless possibilities beyond its famous littoral. With its unique resources such as its gentle temperatures during the whole year, sun, nature, monuments… Where should we begin? Today we propose to you some plans so neither the youngest nor the oldest family members will get bored.
There are so many warm days that this region of Andalusia boasts itself with, that discovering its natural wonders can result in an extremely pleasant surprise. An outing on top of a donkey in Sierra de las Nieves. If you go deep into the interior of the province, a few kilometers away from the beaches, you can enjoy multiple open air activities adapted to children in the heart of Serranía de Ronda. One of the most amusing activities we propose to you are the routes riding a donkey or a horse in order to get to know the lush region on top of these charismatic animals. Caves of Nerja, discovered more than 50 years ago, hide what are considered to be the most ancient paintings in human history, dating up to 42 thousand years of antiquity. At the same time, La Cueva de Nerja regularly organizes activities and workshops so the youngest can become archaeologists in a matter of hours.
But if the Sun is too hard on you and the kids are tired of walking, a way to fight this is to visit some parks or zoos. Crocodile Park, Torremolinos. In this educational and interactive zoo, you will be able to find yourself two meters away from giant crocodiles and contemplate over 200 adult and young specimens, including the largest crocodile from the Nile River in Europe. Mariposario (Butterfly house), a tropical oasis in the middle of Andalusian territory. An ideal place to visit with the children in Benalmadena is its butterfly farm, the largest in Europe and home to more than 1500 butterflies from all over the world. Let the little ones experience, feel, touch and observe all that this butterfly sanctuary hides. A must on Costa del Sol with children. Finally, we suggest you to visit the “Reservatauro” in Ronda, where you can get to know the breeding and care of wild bulls and thoroughbred horses in freedom.
Tired of so much nature? Costa del Sol offers cultural equipment that you can’t miss. Although at a first glance visit museums does not sound entertaining for the youngest, the Picasso Museum offers art-related activities for children between 4 and 10 years old on weekends, so that the rest of the family can enjoy the works of the artist from Málaga and enjoy magnificent views of the city from the terraces of the Palace. The Colomares Castle. Within the city of Benalmádena itself, stands this castle built in the 1990s to honor Christopher Columbus. In a pleasant atmosphere, together with small groups and accompanied by expert guides, you will know all the details about its history. One of its biggest curiosities is trapped inside. That is, the smallest church in the world with 1.96 square meters.
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