Where to Stay in Costa del Sol with Family

So you’ve decided to go to the Costa del Sol with the kids for your next holiday? Good choice! This Spanish Southern region has been popular with families for decades. One of the main reasons is the great weather that you can enjoy all year round. No wonder why Costa del Sol means ‘Coast of the Sun’.

The Costa del Sol is made of Andalusia and also the coastline of Malaga and stretches to 150km of coast towards Gibraltar. The most famous city of the region is of course Malaga by you’ve probably heard from other cities such as Marbella or Torremolinos.

In this guide, I have shortlisted the best kid friendly hotels in Costa del Sol. Some of them are in popular areas such as Malaga. Others have fantastic facilities such as a kids club or water park.

Costa del Sol has great family beaches
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Which part of Costa del Sol is best for families?

Mijas is probably the hidden treasure of the Costa del Sol where you can expect authentic and unspoilt nature. Otherwise, Benalmadena is a great destination with lots of restaurants and endless attractions including long stretches of sand and a butterfly park.

Marbella is the place for the rich and famous so you can expect expensive restaurants and designer shops. And finally, Nerja is not as crowded as other popular Costa del Sol destinations. The area is famously known for hikers and trails. A great place to be if you like to be close to the nature.

FUN FACT: Málaga, the capital of Costa del Sol is the birthplace of the famous painter and artist Pablo Picasso

Is Costa del Sol good for families?

The Costa del Sol has been welcoming families from all around Europe and is specially appreciated by the British families. With over 60 golf courses, Costa del Sol is a popular destination for families practicing this sport. Also the destination boasts with white sandy beaches and lots of activities such as waterparks.

What’s the weather like in Costa del Sol?

Costa del Sol is one of those lucky European regions that enjoys over 320 days of sunshine per year. So if you decide to book a holiday with the kids in Costa del Sol, you can’t go wrong by picking a week or two in Spring or Summer. And if you want to avoid the crowd, you will find plenty of sun by travelling in Easter or Half Term October.

How to get to Costa del Sol with Children?

By Car 🚗: if you’ve decided to hire a car or travel from home to Costa del Sol, the Spanish destination is accessible by the A-45 or the A-7 if you decide to drive along the East coast of Spain

By Train 🚆: if you are doing a tour of Spain, you can easily find a direct train going Malaga train station

By Boat 🛥️: you can reach the Port of Malaga with ferries operators such as Balearia or Trasmediterranea

By Plane ✈️: most of the visitors spending a holiday in Costa del Sol with children will arrive at the Malaga Airport or Granada Aiport and even Gilbratar International Airport. Direct flights are available through low cost airlines such as EasyJet, RyanAir. Vueling or Wizz Air. You can also arrange packages with Jet2holidays or TUI.

So whether you are looking for a fun long weekend break by the beach or a well deserved long holiday in Spring or Summer, Costa del Sol has all the fun and activities you can dream for families.

So without further do, let’s look at my list of the best kid friendly hotels in Costa del Sol. Vamos!


kid friendly hotels in costa del sol