Las Navillas Adventure Park
An adventure centre set in the countryside near the Torcal mountain range where a variety of activities are available for all ages including archery, climbing, paintball, quad biking and animal spotting. Accommodation and restaurant facilities are available onsite.
3km outside Antequera (952-031-301)
Teleférico (Cable Car)
The cable car takes you to the top of Calahorro peak (769m high). It takes 15 minutes and once you’re there, options include hiking and cycling routes (bikes can be taken inside the gondola), donkey rides, equestrian show, an unique predatory bird demonstration, as well as spectacular views. Open daily; hours vary depending on season and the weather conditions. Price includes donkey ride and horse training show.
Arroyo de la Miel, situated next to Tivoli World (902-190-480)
One of the oldest theme parks in the coast and an institution in itself with numerous fairground rides catering to a wide range of ages. There are also shows and concerts in the summer. Bars and restaurants onsite. Open from 11am to 9pm. November to March inclusive, 4pm to 1am during April, May 15th to 30th September to October inclusive, 6pm to 3am the rest of the year.
Avda. de Tivoli, Arroyo de la Miel (952-577-016)
Finca de la Concepción
Beautiful botanic gardens with many unique species of plants, including semi-tropical and themed areas. Spring is particularly stunning when the huge wisterias flower. Open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 5:30pm.
Ctra. de Las Pedrizas, on the way out of Malaga on the A-45 (952-252-148)
A unique way to see the city on an open-top bus stopping at 12 sights of interest in Malaga including the cathedral, Picasso museum, Alcazaba fortress and the port. Tickets are available for 24 and 48 hours, and you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like in that time. Reduced prices are available for Malaga residents.
The park offers several attractions including go-karts, bumper boats, children’s rides and trampolines. Water rides also available most of the year. Open daily from 11am to 11pm (until 2am in the summer).
A-7 Km. 184, east end of Marbella (952-823-359)
A fascinating collection of caves discovered in 1959. The caves run for some 4.3 km although only a third of them are included in the visit, and include spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations. The annual festival of opera and ballet is held in the caves in July. The caves are open daily from 10am to 2pm and from 4 to 6:30pm. Free for children.
Ctra. de Maro on the east side of Nerja, accessible from the A-7 bypass (952-529-520)