9 Best Family-Friendly Resorts Near Málaga, Spain - Updated 2024

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Aside from being a popular tourist destination, Málaga in Spain is famous for being the birthplace of world-renowned painter Pablo Picasso. It has a rich culture that is distinctly evident in its historical landmarks. It is also home to Museo Picasso Málaga, which houses pieces of Picasso’s creations. Meanwhile, Alcazaba de Málaga boasts impressive architecture and Roman marble pillars with Moorish horseshoe arches. Additionally, Málaga’s coastline is endowed with beautiful and sunny beaches. Spanish seafood dishes and wine add to its allure. If you want to discover this wonderful port city with your loved ones, check out this list of the best family-friendly resorts near Málaga, 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 May 31, 2024.

1. Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton, Fuengirola (from USD 351)

Higueron Hotel Malaga is a perfect place for a family holiday. With friendly and attentive service, an array of restaurants with varying cuisines, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools that are open year-round, a full-service spa, and spacious loft-style suites with sea views – there’s hardly a need to leave the resort. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

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Higuerón Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Avenida del Higuerón, 48
7.9 km (5.0 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

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

2. Ikos Andalusia, Estepona

This resort guarantees parents some peace of mind with its babysitting services. There are plenty of activities guests can do here. Aside from cycling and canoeing, you can spend your afternoon relaxing by the outdoor pool or indulging in a game of table tennis. A kids’ club and outdoor play equipment are also available on site. Additionally, the resort has kids’ meals that will keep the little ones satisfied.

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Ikos Andalusia

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera Nacional 340, Km 164
36.16 km (22.5 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

3. Pueblo Evita, Benalmádena

Pueblo Evita boasts a kids’ club that offers creative and fun activities for the little ones. The resort also has a ping-pong table, table tennis, and a library on site. When you’re not down at Benalmadena Beach, which is just a five-minute walk away, cool down in the outdoor pool.

For those looking to venture out and explore, attractions such as Tivoli World Theme Park is a 15-minute walk away, while Torremolinos Water Park is a 10-minute drive away. ​If you feel like staying in, there are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that can accommodate everyone.

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Pueblo Evita

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Palmito, 7
13.41 km (8.4 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

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

4. Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort (from USD 564)

This beach resort offers fun and safe spaces for kids, such as outdoor play equipment, a playground, an indoor play area, a game room, and even a library. A kids’ club, board games, and puzzles are also available to keep the little ones occupied. The older ones can play table tennis or billiards or explore the nearby beaches and golf courses. The resort also offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, thus allowing the family to sleep in one unit.

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Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera de Cádiz, Km 193, Urbanización Marbella del Este
10.61 km (6.6 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

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

5. Globales Playa Estepona (from USD 62)

At Globales Playa Estepona, adults and kids can have fun at the on-site water park or take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool. There’s a kids’ club and playground to keep the little ones occupied. Meanwhile, adults can try their luck at the casino.

Indulging in a breakfast buffet is the best way to start the day before heading to the beach or nearby country clubs. You can also choose to watch movies on the flat-screen TV available in the guest rooms.

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Globales Playa Estepona

Wifi Available

Address: Del Norte, 2
31.81 km (19.8 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

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

6. La Cala Resort, Mijas (from USD 206)

La Cala Resort boasts three swimming pools, including one for kids. Adults can indulge in a game of golf or treat themselves to a relaxing massage at the on-site spa. Younger kids can try their hands at table tennis, billiards, or squash, to name just a few of the activities on offer.

The resort also has a game room and evening entertainment geared towards families. And, to refuel, choose from the three Mediterranean restaurants on site. The little ones can have kids’ meals, chocolate, or cookies for an additional charge.

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La Cala Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Urbanización la Cala Golf, s/n
4.17 km (2.6 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

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

7. Miraflores Resort, Mijas

Miraflores Resort ensures that the kids are cared for. The resort provides strollers, outdoor play equipment, and a playground. Extra cribs are available for a fee. If you want to enjoy some me-time at the nearby beach or by the outdoor pool, you can avail yourself of the babysitting services for an additional charge. You can also choose to bond inside the family rooms by watching movies on the flat-screen TV.

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Miraflores Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Urbanización Miraflores, Calle Petunia 1, Carretera de Cádiz, Km. 199
6.52 km (4.1 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

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

8. Vasari Resort, Marbella

Vasari Resort promises a worry-free family getaway. The resort offers apartments with a private kitchen, ideal for home cooking. An extra crib is available for free, plus pets are welcome to join you. Additionally, the resort’s babysitting services allow parents to enjoy some alone time. Meanwhile, kids can have fun in the playground. The resort also offers bicycle rental for an additional charge. There are three paddle tennis courts and an outdoor pool on site for active guests.

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Vasari Resort

8.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Urbanización La Alzambra - Camino del Angel
26.06 km (16.2 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

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

9. El Capistrano Sur, Costa del Sol

El Capistrano Sur boasts two swimming pools where you can take a refreshing dip. One pool is open to all ages, while the other one has a shallow end. For an additional charge, adventure seekers can go snorkeling, horseback riding, or diving. Beach lovers can explore the nearby Burriana Beach. An off-site water park offers thrills and excitement, as well. You can book a family room and request an additional crib for no extra fee.

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El Capistrano Sur

8.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Urbanización El Capistrano Village, C/ Camino de Ronda s/n, Centro Comercial, Local 5
75.74 km (47.1 mi) from Parque El Esparragal

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Tennis court Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

Have a memorable vacation with your family

Málaga is a wonderful destination for a family holiday, as it is home to historical landmarks and sunny beaches. Stay at a family-friendly resort close to Málaga to make your next getaway memorable, relaxing, and fun-filled for everyone.

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Tes has been a technical writer since 2019, and now enjoys writing about traveling. As a former purser at a luxury ship, she has traveled to different countries in Asia as well as Australia and...Read more

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