When it comes to planning a family trip, finding the right accommodations is half the battle. If you’re traveling with kids, make sure you choose a hotel with plenty of activities and amenities for children! Doing so will ensure that your trip is fun for all ages, including your little ones.Costa del Sol is packed with hotels that have great entertainment and fun for adults and children alike. Don’t know what we’re talking about? There are hotels with water parks, children’s clubs, onsite movie theatres, live shows, gamerooms, kids’ buffets and more. Read below for some of our favourites in Malaga.
La Barracuda Hotel
Sitting on one of Costa del Sol’s most famous beaches, La Carihuela (Torremolinos), La Barracuda Hotel offers many different types of rooms—some even have views of the Mediterranean Sea! With its huge pool, beautiful beach area, tennis court, table tennis and more, children will be sure to have tons of fun. (And if the kids are having fun, the adults can relax!)
Pueblo El Goleto Aparthotel
Want to feel like you’re in your home away from home? Stay at Pueblo El Goleto Apartahotel! This apartment complex has been turned into a hotel, and staying there feels like you’re living like Andalusian locals. Located in the municipality of Manilva, these accommodations are just one kilometre from the beach, giving guests plenty of access to the Mediterranean Sea. Here, travellers can choose from one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments, each with a full kitchen and kitchen appliances and utensils, as well as access to the Rincón del Goleto restaurant, swimming pool, playground, spa, gym and large garden areas. This aparthotel is the perfect place to stay when you’re traveling with family.
Holiday World Riwo
These family-friendly apartments are part of the Holiday World complex, in the town of Benalmádena. They are spacious, modern and come with full living rooms and kitchens. There’s a section for kids called “Dinoworld” with dinosaur-themed rooms, a children's pool, waterslides, a kids club and courts for different types of sports activities. Don’t worry, parents. There’s something for you, too! While the kids are out playing, take advantage of the full-service spa, the gym and the indoor pool. You’re welcome.
Fuerte Estepona Suites Spa & Luxury Apartments
This Fuerte Hoteles chain hotel sits on the beach and is just 10 minutes from picturesque Estepona. Perfect for family vacations, make use of its Forti Club, children's pool and amenities for paddle tennis, tennis and volleyball. Some spacious rooms and apartments have a full kitchen and even their own outdoor Jacuzzi. There’s also a spa, 25,000+ square meters of gardens, two magnificent restaurants and a cocktail bar with live music. Don’t miss the pool bars, where parents can relax with a refreshing cocktail in any of the hotel’s four pools.
Sol Príncipe Hotel
This four-star hotel boasts one of the best beachfront locations—it has direct access to Playamar beach in Torremolinos. (Visitors can enjoy it all year long, thanks to Costa del Sol’s beautiful weather.) The hotel has created its own brand of special experiences for children called “Kathmandu Adventures.” These adventures, which are a mix of action games and fun-filled activities inspired by the legends of Kathmandu, have proven to be very popular amongst young travellers. In addition to that, there are nightly performances of popular musicals like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia. With a spectacular 1,500 square-meter pool, three hydromassage areas and tons of aquatic beds, a vacation here promises to give the parents the utmost in relaxation, while their kids have fun under the safe supervision of hotel babysitters.
Hotel Sol Don Pedro, Hotel Sol Don Marco and Hotel Sol Don Pablo
Some of the best hotels for kids are no doubt the Hotel Sol Don Pedro, Hotel Sol Don Marco and Hotel Sol Don Pablo, all of which are part of the Sol Torremolinos Resort complex. Located in central Bajondillo beach, these hotels promise guests large rooms, magnificent Mediterranean Sea views, large gardens, nine swimming pools, two Jacuzzis, tons of delicious restaurants, a full program of activities for both children and adults, parties and nightly shows and live music.
Marbella Club Hotel
Stay at the Marbella Club Hotel, which is surrounded by tropical gardens and offers spacious, connecting rooms, suites or villas with up to five bedrooms and private pools and gardens. Perfect for all ages, this hotel has its very own Kid's Club (with in-house babysitters, so parents don’t have to worry about a thing!), as well as workshops for perfume-making, gardening, cooking and so much more.
Sierra de Las Nieves Campsite
Looking for a little adventure on your next family vacation? Sierra de las Nieves Campsite is for you. Perfect for those who want a mountain weekend instead of a beach getaway, this Yunquera hotel has a restaurant, picnic facilities, kids activities like table tennis and foosball, as well as ziplining, rockclimbing walls, tennis courts, ping-pong, a soccer field and more.
Iberostar Costa del Sol
Head to this all-inclusive resort on El Saladillo beach, the longest beach in Estepona, for large hotel suites with private pools, large pools with waterslides and a “Star Camp” kids camp with fun activities and an exceptional animation team to keep kids entertained.
H10 Estepona Palace
Just steps from both the beach and Estepona Marina, the H10 Estepona Palace hotel is an Andalusian-style hotel with an avant-garde twist. This hotel has its own kids club, called “Daisy Club,” where kids have a varied program of sports, crafts, painting, shows and more each day, as well as constant access to a playground, a children's pool and a disco for kids.
We hope you love our list of Costa del Sol hotels and accommodations for children! For more ideas about how to make the most of your family trip to Malaga, click here. Have a great trip, everyone!