Excursions in Costa Tropical
Fancy a taste of the best of everything? Were talking about the best cheese from the Baetic Mountains, the best cured ham, the best olive oil and the best Montilla-Moriles wines. In short, the best Andalusian produce there is. You will also find the answers to all your questions about local cultures and traditions in this fascinating centre.
Immerse yourself in the world of the sea with a fascinating visit to the Alborania Museum in Malaga Port. This interpretative centre is devoted to marine life will allow you to live experiences and feel emotions that strengthen your ties with the oceans.
This hop on-hop off tour allows you to explore Benalmadena and discover some of the hidden corners that make it such as fascinating destination. See the natural beauty of La Paloma park. Hear the call of the wild at Selwo Marina and Sealife. Then theres the rip-roaring fun of Tivoli World and a Cable Car from the coast to an 800 metre high mountain. Other attractions include Bil-Bil Castle, a butterfly park and the Enlightenment Stupa, the largest such Buddhist monument in Europe.
Come and play with some of the most beautiful and colourful creatures on this earth at the Mariposario Benalmadena, a park dedicated to these insects. The Mariposario is the biggest such park in Europe and is home to more than 1,500 butterflies from all over the world. And the colour isnt just provided by the butterflies, a wealth of plant life adds to the tropical charms of the Mariposario. Children will have a ball as the butterflies zip around them, some even landing on the youngsters.
Experience adventures in the water, on land and in the air with this all-in-one ticket for Selwo Marina Dolphinarium, Selwo Aventura and the Benalmadena Cable Car. SelwoPack is the best way to enjoy the widest range of entertainment on the Costa del Sol, with three leisure activities that wont leave you out of pocket. Attractions include dolphin shows, camel rides and bird of prey exhibitions. The voucher is valid for the whole season and you can visit the parks on any day and in any order.
Take a journey into the heart of this atmospheric and historic city with a round-trip sightseeing tour aboard an open-top double-decker bus. Highlights include the Alcazaba fortress, the adjacent Castle of Gibralfaro and the remains of the Roman Theatre at the foot of the mountain. The tour also takes in the imposing baroque cathedral and, of course, Malagas iconic bullring. Other sites include the Picasso museum and the English cemetery. Overall time aboard the bus is about 75 minutes.
The Pepe Lopez Taverna is a great little venue located in the centre of Torremolinos, where you get an authentic display of live gypsy flamenco, complete with musicians, singers and dancers. The venue is decorated in typical Andalucian style, with painted chairs and an authentic atmosphere - if people want to see the real thing, this is the place to go on the Costa del Sol.
The only way is up with this thrilling cable car ride to the top of Mount Calamorro, from where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Costa del Sol, the Sierra Nevada and on clear days, Gibraltar and the north African coast. At the summit there are also a series of scenic hiking trails. This 3km cable car ride takes you to the top of the mountain, some 800 metres above sea level. The climb takes about 15 minutes in comfortable, modern cabins, carrying a maximum of four people.
Come and enjoy the most refreshing, fun and educational holiday experiences you will ever have. At Selwo Marina Benalmadena you will meet cheeky sea lions, clever parrots and the star attraction, our fun-loving dolphins. Youll be transported to the North Pole, where youll visit a penguinarium with a real-life igloo. And from the chill of the north, its on to the thrills of the tropics. Marvel at the Squirrel Monkey Forest and at the exotic Hondonada, a corner dedicated to Amazonian birds.
Enjoy a close up of the animal kingdom at Selwo Aventura Theme Park and Zoo, one of Esteponas must-sees. Meet lions, tigers, rhinos, giraffes, jaguars, bears and many more animals, all living in semi-freedom. Feed a giraffe or admire the Bird Canyon, the largest natural aviary in Europe. Selwo has an array of exhibits, including birds of prey, snakes, and spectacular adventure activities: rope bridges, camel rides, archery and Ziwa, the longest, fixed abseiling line in Europe.
Bioparc is a zoo where visitors can observe a wide variety of animals living in realistic recreations of their natural habitats. One of the main attractions is a selection of animals and birds from tropical rainforests in a specially designed recreation of a jungle clearing designed around two giant trees, a waterfall, a river and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Visitors are allowed to move freely around the park and observe animals from close up unobtrusively.
Crocodile Park is a farm that contains one of the largest collections of reptiles in Europe, with more than 2,000 specimens. You will learn about these prehistoric animals that have survived through200 million years of evolution. Crocodile Park is home to more than 300 crocodiles, including Big Daddy, the largest of his kind in Europe. Watch in awe as the crocodiles are fed, a frenzy that has to be seen to be believed. You might even get the chance to pick up a baby croc.
Dive into the wonders of the Big Blue at the Sea Life Centre at Benalmadena Marina. This exciting and educational centre ensures you see close up views of many different denizens of the deep, including sharks and some of the most spectacular tropical species. You will even be able to feed and touch our friendly stingrays. Go deeper into the ocean and get a close up on many amazing sea creatures on this fascinating tour around this unique interactive aquarium. Fun for the whole family is assured.
Make a splash at the Parque Acuático Mijas for an unforgettable day together with your family or friends. Come and discover this world of white-water, white-knuckle circuits and slides. You can lose yourself in the Laberinto de Toboganes or see if youre brave enough to face the rapids of the Rio Bravo. Have a dip in the wave pool enjoy the surf. Then see if youre brave enough to try the Kamikaze, two 15 metre-high slides, side by side, on which you can even race a friend.
A whole world of water attractions for all the family awaits at Aqualand, a water park packed with slides of all heights and shapes, from white-knuckle rides to gentle slides. Youll be able to try exciting rides such as the Grand Canyon, the Black Hole or the Twister, and other more relaxing attractions, including a variety of Whirlpools, the Tropical Lagoon and the Niagara Falls Lake. There are more than 30 water slides, including the Kamikaze, the highest slide in Europe.
Join us for a relaxing ferry trip between Benalmadena Costa and Fuengirola aboard the Starship Dos. This pleasant journey takes about one hour each way, and affords you views of some of the Costa del Sols most emblematic resorts. And if youre lucky, there might even be the odd dolphin sighting along the way. Departure points for the Starfish Dos are Puerto Marina in Benalmadena Costa and Fuengirola harbour, and there are four departures daily during high season from either port.
Learn the art of driving at the Malaga Automobile Museum. See classic and vintage cars that helped revolutionise the world and came to define their eras. Youll see contemporary marques and others that have long ceased to make cars. The collection of more than 90 fully functioning vehicles is housed in a former tobacco factory that itself evokes bygone times. There is also a nod to links between cars and fashion, with an exhibition of hats and other accessories from the Twenties to the Sixties.
Hang, jump, swing and fly from the treetops as you release your inner Tarzan at Aventura Amazonia. This thrilling adventure park in Marbella allows you to try out 67 activities on five routes during at least three hours of fun. There are also two specific courses designed for children. Challenges include zip lines, horizontal steps, quantum leaps, giant swings, high wires, log lines and many more tasks. All are undertaken in cool and verdant pine forests. The park also has a café and shops.