Swim in the turquoise waters of Alcazaba Lagoon, unique in Europe

No, this is not the Caribbean. It is Alcazaba Lagoon, an artificial lagoon of 1.4 hectares with ever turquoise waters.

In this article we are going to discover the fantastic Alcazaba Lagoon: A huge freshwater oasis located 6 km off the Costa del Sol between Estepona and Casares.

You don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy this enclosure in the municipality of Casares, on the westernmost Costa del Sol.

Find out everything you need to know, you’re sure to get your mouth watering!

But that’s not a problem either, as there’s a restaurant and a beach bar on the site.

1.4 hectares of navigable lake

Artificial lake in Casares
Aerial view of Alcazaba Lagoon

Think you’ve seen it all on the Costa del Sol? Then be ready for a surprise with this unique concept in Europe: turquoise waters, sandy coves, water sports, fusion cuisine and tropical gardens.

It certainly has nothing to do with an ordinary swimming pool. Emulating Caribbean beaches with incredible blue tones and sandy beaches, it’s definitely an experience you can put in your agenda this summer.

Activities at Alcazaba Lagoon

It’s an ideal place to enjoy a different dip, just 6 km from Estepona and some of the best golf courses and 5 Star hotels on the Costa del Sol.

Due to this huge area of fresh water, it is possible to practice a good range of water sports: Paddle surfing, sailing, kayaking, pedal boats, and even windsurfing.

Children from the age of 13 can use them on their own.

canoeying in Casares

In addition to the part of the lagoon reserved for water sports, there are 3 enclosed pool areas to guarantee the safety of the activities.

largest pool in Casares

The lagoon is surrounded by an artificial beach of white sand and lush exotic gardens where you can also enjoy a nice walk.

Ecologically sustainable

overview of the artificial lake

Considering that fresh water is a scarce commodity in southern Spain, the technology used in the lagoon is even more interesting.

In order to maintain the quality levels suitable for bathing, the water is mostly treated with ultrasound instead of chemicals.


restaurant beside the lake

The complex has a Restaurant with modern decoration and an unbeatable location with magnificent views of the artificial lagoon.

The Laguna Restaurant is open every day in summer from 9 am to midnight. It has a wide and very well elaborated menu of meat, seafood, fish, vegetables with Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian and Asian cuisine.

Buy tickets

Considering how much tickets usually cost for water parks on the Costa del Sol, this is a fairly normal price:

Prices 2023: The entrance fee for adults is €40 in high season, €30 in mid season and €15 in low season.

Children up to 16 years pay €25 in high season, €10 in mid season and €5 in low season. Babies under 2 years old are free of charge.

The purchase of the ticket includes sunbeds, use and enjoyment of nautical services and the services of the lagoon. Food and drink are not allowed.

You can change the bookings at least three days in advance.

Buy tickets

Opening hours

Alcazaba Lagoon is open all year round.

The opening hours 2023 are in low season from 11 am to 6 pm and in mid and high season from 11 am to 8.45 pm.

Stay longer

If you like this leisure concept, you also have the opportunity to stay in its residential complex.

overview of residential complex

The lagoon has a beach and water sports for residents only. The flats include air conditioning, free WIFi and private parking.

How to get to Alcazaba Lagoon

Alcazaba Lagoon is located 7 km from the centre of Estepona.

No car? No problem!

We bring you two options for getting there in the most comfortable way:

Car hire at Malaga airport

If you feel like moving around Malaga and discovering the province and all it has to offer you might need a car. We, MalagaCar.com, are your reliable company for car hire at Malaga airport.


Transfer Service to any destination

We also offer an excellent private transfer service. Both to and from Malaga airport, as well as to any other destination you indicate.

transfer to hotel
One of our transfer vehicles at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona

So, if you are not interested in renting a car during your stay on the Costa del Sol, but if we have aroused your curiosity about this turquoise lagoon, you can always book a transfer.

We will pick you up and drop you off at the time and date you indicate. It couldn’t be easier.

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