The Costa del Sol Water Parks compete with the beaches during the summer months for visitors eager to spend a day of refreshing fun, offering large fresh water pools, with a host of water attractions for the entire family.
If you are willing to shell out a considerable amount paying the entrance fee for a family of 4, you can be enjoying all kinds of slides, children’s areas, relaxation areas and of course a variety of restaurants.
You don’t even have to bring your sun cream, because (depending on the water park) you can also buy it there, along with your swimming costume.
We present you the three big water parks on the Costa del Sol, as well as another equally fun modality, the floating water parks, come and join us!
Costa del Sol Water Parks
This water park, although it belongs to Mijas Costa, is actually situated in Fuengirola.
This water park for the whole family offers lots of fun.
Among the 12 attractions available, the most daring from 7 years old can try the Kamikaze, a dizzying 17-metre high slide, go down the Rio Bravo, or go round and round in the Crazy Loop, a labyrinth of slides, here you can see them all!
If you fancy something quieter and suitable for all ages, try the Diver Dragon or the soft tracks!
Of course there is also a water play area and a paddling pool for the youngest members of the family, and also a large pool with water jets and bubbles to relax in.
Or enjoy the Lago Azul, a large and quiet pool where you can also enjoy water activities led by instructors, and last but not least there is a large wave pool.
In the water park there is a wide range of food on offer with a bar, a cafeteria and a self-service restaurant, as well as a kiosk next to the picnic area with pizzas, soft drinks, ice creams, juices and much more.
In the restaurant there is a wide range of hamburgers, salads, pizzas, fish & chips, sandwiches, fruit, children’s menus and options for vegetarians, coeliacs and other food intolerances.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/njhJ9yBEHPtexzaYA
At Aqualand in Torremolinos there is guaranteed fun for all tastes and ages, of course.
If you like adrenaline and speed, you can choose from more than 10 attractions that will take your breath away, such as the Boomerang, a huge 15-metre half pipe with a vertiginous drop, the Black Hole, a 12-metre-long dark tube-shaped slide or the Kamikaze, a 22-metre slide with a huge drop, just to name a few to make you feel your pulse racing as soon as you read this.
If you go with the kids, then you also have a paradise for them in several slides, hanging bridges and designed with total safety and a team of lifeguards who watch over the little ones.
Of course you can’t miss the large wave pool with a height of more than one metre.
Or simply relax in the bubble pool or in the shade in the garden area.
So much water activity works up an appetite and inside the park there are several fast food outlets serving pizzas, salads, hot dogs or sandwiches and there is even a restaurant with a wide variety of dishes.
If at the last minute you need a swimming costume or sunscreen or any other clothing related to a day in the sun and water, you can buy them in the gift shop.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/iFVy1QAvQ2wERKNS7
Aquavelis Torre del Mar
In Velez-Malaga, specifically in Torre del Mar, you will find this water park for the whole family with a large wave pool, an impressive lake, children’s water areas, a spa-style jet pool and – of course – 8 slides of all levels of fun and difficulty.
This park also has a virtual reality area where you can immerse yourself in fantastic games.
There is no lack of restaurants to recover from the effort, with offers of burgers, hot dogs, cafeteria, ice cream parlour, kiosk, and a fritter stand.
And to relax, there are green areas with umbrellas where you can read a good book or take a well-deserved nap.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/eHpvx7TkmiQDgA6o9
Floating water parks
If you like to have fun right on the beach instead of having to an enclosed area, floating water parks are the option for you.
These are temporary installations of inflatable water parks with large water slides, anchored close to the shore.
You can find prices and opening times on the respective pages below.
Costa Water Park
Benalmadena Playa Bil Bil
Bil Bil beach is located in the heart of Benalmadena, next to the promenade and a beautiful neo-Mudejar castle of the same name. The beach has all the services, beach bars and restaurants.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/7bCiyNCsbRue7QoP7
Fuengirola Playa Carvajal
Carvajal beach is located at the border of the municipality of Fuengirola, bordering Benalmadena. It is an urban beach with all the services, beach bars and lifeguards. There is also a local train stop if you don’t have a car in Malaga.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Mt3s6uuzZ4LUg97X9
Fuengirola Playa Los Boliches
Los Boliches beach is very lively and atmospheric, with a lot of infrastructure, restaurants and beach bars, next to the promenade and adapted for people with disabilities.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6u52himgXtAr37nQ7
Fuengirola Playa Fuengirola
Beach located in the centre of the city with easy accessibility on foot, with attention to bathing for people with reduced mobility in a shaded area of 54 m2 and lifeguards during the summer season.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/kDmyVh7DNUj4is6i6
Estepona Playa de la Rada
Long beach of 2 km next to the promenade and the old town of Estepona. The beach has all the services such as children’s areas, it is adapted for the disabled, there are showers and toilets, sun lounger hire, water sports and beach bars.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/5NS16H6SdoMSRKjB7
Marbella Playa del Alicate
This long and beautiful beach with dunes and calm waters is considered one of the best in Marbella. It has a large number of beach bars, restaurants, beach club, showers, toilets, beach umbrellas and sun loungers.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/3fSn6bXMpVajHjjG7
Torre del Mar Playa del Copo
It is an extensive urban beach in Torre del Mar with a family atmosphere, offering all kinds of services, with disabled access, public toilets, showers, beach umbrellas, sunbeds, children’s area, water sports and lifeguards.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/r4PCsebko5KdYMmd8