Daytime Activities in Puerto Banus
Parque Acuatico Mijas
Fuengiroal (on the Bypass)
One of the best water fun-parks around, located on the outskirts of Fuengirola. Wave pool, kamikaze slide, water chutes, Adventure River with winding raft slides and a mini aqua park for kids. The park also has a full entertainment programme including shows for children, water aerobics (displays and free classes), regional dances and beach volleyball competitions.
Open 10.30 – 1730 (until May 31), 10.00 – 1800 (June).
Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena Costa, 952 577 016 (6 pm – 2 am)
The Costa del Sol’s biggest amusement park, located in Arroyo de la Miel, just 2kms from Benalmadena Costa. There are over two dozen thrilling rides to chose from as well as a tiny tots section, restaurants, bars and a professional calibre programme of concerts mainly by Spanish performers, as well as some ‘look alike’ stars. Tivoli is also the site for the recently opened cable car ride which links the coast with the beautiful Calamorro mountain range where there are several well-marked walking trails, as well as a cafeteria and souvenir shop.
Fuengirola Port, 952 581 286
You can’t miss this colourful amusement park for youngsters. It is located right in the port of Fuengirola and comprises a maze,
trampolines and mini race track, as well as slides, swings, an electric train, bouncy castle and lots more.
Aljaima, 952 118 318
Real live crocs together with an African Museum, Mini Cinema, a small animals zoo and a reptile house.
Jardin de las Aguilas (Garden of Eagles)
Benalmadena Village, 952 568 239
Majestic birds of prey spread their wings under the supervision of expert handlers, where you will enjoy regular displays throughout the day. Next door there is a Miniature fairy tale-style castle to visit, The Castillo Colombia, with beautiful grounds to walk around, breathtaking views and Snake City.
Selwo Safari Park
Estepona, Las Lomas de Monte, 952 877 249
2000 animals of all kinds from the five continents living in semi-wild conditions. A great part of the circuit is made in all-terrain trucks, although much can be seen on foot. Therefore it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes throughout the park.
Mijas Costa, 952 592 700
Hipodromo Costa del Sol has regular meetings on Sunday lunchtimes 11.15 – 15.00 in the winter and night races on Saturdays in the summer (23.30 – 02.30). There are bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and of course betting shops, if you fancy a flutter.
Hot Air Ballooning
Ronda, 952 877 249
For truly spectacular views there is only one place to be – up in a hot air balloon. Trips are organised from the white village of Ronda, About one hour inland from here. When you come down to earth a delicious champagne breakfast, Andalucian style, with quail’s eggs and Serrano ham will be waiting for you. Head for Ronda but telephone for directions.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Marbella Gun & Country Club, Monda, 952 112 161
The Marbella Gun & Country Club is an authentic Finnish shooting lodge set in the Sierra de las Nieves Mountains. They have a full range of activities, including horse riding, laser and air rifle shooting and the only Sporting and Compak sporting layouts in Southern Spain, together with state-of-the-art clay pigeon shooting equipment
Marbella Rangers, 952 833 082
Discover rural Spain by Jeep on a days mini-safari. You will travel across mountainous terrain, via lakes and natural parkland rich in wildlife, stopping to refresh yourself at a typical Spanish Venta.