9 Best Family-Friendly Resorts In Costa del Sol, Spain - Updated 2024

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Costa del Sol is a coastal region in southern Spain about 600 km (372.8 mi) from Madrid. While the area is famous for its beaches, various attractions await families. If your kids are interested in animals, you have to take them to Selwo Marina, Selwo Aventura, and Bioparc Fuengirola. Don’t miss out on summer splash fun at Puerto Banús, a lovely beach with calm waters, or Aqualand Torremolinos, a large waterpark with many slides. Sould Park Fuengirola may be more suitable for younger kids. For stunning views, take a trip to Teleférico Benalmádena, Colomares Monument, and Parque Nacional Sierra de las Nieves. Before you begin exploring, remember to have your accommodation sorted. Read on for the best family-friendly resorts in Costa del Sol, Spain.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to family-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort (from USD 632)

Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort is a 5-star property that’s wonderful for both couples and families. You will find yourself in stunning Marbella and within 400 m (1312.3 ft) of three beaches - Nikki Beach, Playa Las Chapas, and Real de Zaragoza Beach.

There are one- to three-bedroom apartments available. There’s a kids’ club on-site, with lots of activities planned for the children.

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Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera de Cádiz, Km 193, Urbanización Marbella del Este

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

2. Vasari Resort, Marbella (from USD 175)

Vasari Resort is less than 2 km (1.2 mi) from various sights, including Casino Marbella, Puerto Banus Marina, and Real Club de Golf Las Brisas. The closest beaches are Río Verde Beach, Puerto Banús Beach, and Nueva Andalucía Beach.

The resort offers studios, duplexes, and one- to three-bedroom apartments for guests. Each large apartment has a combination living-dining room with satellite television. The stylish kitchen comes with a hob and microwave.

There’s a play area for your little ones, as well as a pool. Bike rentals are available, as well.

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Vasari Resort

8.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Urbanización La Alzambra - Camino del Angel

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Airport shuttle

3. Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa (from USD 2062)

Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa is a 5-star property near Estepona Golf, Playa de La Galera, and Playa de Piedra Paloma. The nearest airport is Gibraltar Airport, about 30 km (18.6 mi) away.

There is a range of rooms including three-bedroom family apartments. There’s a children’s playground and a huge pool for family fun. If you need some alone time with your significant other, tap the hotel’s babysitting service.

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Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: Carretera de Casares, Km 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

4. La Cala Resort, Mijas (from USD 252)

La Cala Resort is a 4-star property, a stroll to La Cala Golf. The nearest beaches are about 6 km (3.7 mi) away, and Malaga Airport is about a 15-minute drive from the resort.

There are two types of family rooms - one with two single beds, while the other has two single beds and a sofa bed. You will be able to view the golf courses from your attached balcony, and there’s an outdoor pool for kids to splash in. The on-site restaurants offer kids’ meals.

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La Cala Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Urbanización la Cala Golf, s/n

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

5. Pierre & Vacances Village Terrazas Costa del Sol, Manilva (from USD 154)

This 3-star hotel lies near Playa del Gobernador. The nearest golf courses are 10 km (6.2 mi) from the property, including La Duquesa Golf, La Cañada Golf Course, and San Roque Golf Course.

There are various one- to three-bedroom apartments offered by the accommodation. Feel free to request baby safety gates if you need them. The property also has an outdoor pool suitable for kids.

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Pierre & Vacances Resort Terrazas Costa del Sol

Wifi Available

Address: Avenida Sierra Morena, 2 Urbanizacion Bahia las Rocas

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. Miraflores Resort, Mijas

Miraflores Resort is a 4-star accommodation a short walk away from Playa de Calahonda - Rocas del Mar. You will also find yourself within 5 km (3.1 mi) from Cabopino Golf, Cabopino Marina, and El Chaparral Golf Club.

There are studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments available to families for booking. All room types come with a balcony and a kitchenette. There’s a children’s playground and a freeform pool for the whole family. Babysitting services are also offered for parents who need some time off.

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Miraflores Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Urbanización Miraflores, Calle Petunia 1, Carretera de Cádiz, Km. 199

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning

7. Pueblo Evita, Benalmadena

Pueblo Evita is an Andalusian-style resort near Bil Bil Beach and Santa Ana Beach. You’ll also be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Tivoli World, Torrequebrada Golf, and Benalmádena Cable Car.

Various suites and apartments can accommodate up to eight guests, ideal for family getaways. Each apartment comes with a kitchen with a hob, a kettle, and a microwave. There’s a kids’ club on-site and two outdoor pools suitable for all ages.

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Pueblo Evita

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Palmito, 7

Parking Restaurant Bar Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. Globales Playa Estepona (from USD 62)

This 4-star property is less than 1 km (0.6 mi) from San Pedro Beach. You will also be within a 3 km (1.9 mi) distance away from El Saladillo Beach, Guadalmina Golf Course, and Atalaya Golf & Country Club.

There are various rooms with and without balconies that would be great for small families. The resort features darts, water sports, and table tennis. Sign your kids up for some activities at the kids’ club!

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Globales Playa Estepona

Wifi Available

Address: Del Norte, 2

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

9. Higueron Hotel Malaga, Fuengirola (from USD 215)

Don’t miss out on a 5-star experience at Higueron Hotel Malaga beside Carvajal Beach. Families with children should consider the Duplex King Suite as it can accommodate up to four guests. Three swimming pools, a spa, and art galleries await guests.

There are nine on-site restaurants, so you’re bound to find something for everyone.

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Higuerón Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Avenida del Higuerón, 48

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

Enjoy quality time with the family in Costa del Sol

Book a stay at any of the resorts above, and that long-awaited family vacation will soon be underway. Most of these resorts have child-friendly facilities like a kids’ club, children’s swimming pools, and even babysitting services. Take advantage of them and have a fabulous vacation!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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