We are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do over the summer months, with hundreds of attractions for all ages and tastes all vying for your attention but here are our pick of five amazing activities that you are sure to love.


Meet the penguins at Selwo Marina – You may not think about penguins on the Costa del Sol, but an ideal way to cool down on a hot summer day and have an unforgettable experience is to go into the penguin enclosure at this great park. You will be able to feed these loveable creatures and learn all about them – perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Selwo Marina is located in Benalmadena, a great town with lots to offer for a fun summer holiday.


Pet a panther at Castellar Zoo – Castellar Zoo is a rescue centre for an amazing collection of wild animals and very different from other zoos, you can actually touch a lot of these wonderful creatures. Twice a day, they bring out the animals and you can touch them, feed them and even hold them. Highlights include a lion and panther cub, a huge snake, a lemur and a hawk. Buy a bag of food at the entrance and you can feed the creatures in their enclosures too. To be close to Castellar Zoo, we recommend holiday rental properties in Sotogrande.


Try out the new Jurassic River ride at the water park in Algeciras – Bahia Park in Algeciras is a big water park covering over 45,000m2 which has a wide range of attractions, slides and experiences for all ages. They have just opened a new ride, which is called the Jurassic River, they have the biggest Jacuzzi in Andalucia as well as a great kids’ area. This is a wet and wild way to spend a summer’s day.


See your favourite artist live at Starlite – There are some amazing concerts on the Costa del Sol this year and the centre of it is the 6 week long Starlite festival, with a whole host of amazing stars including Elton John, Anastacia and Andrea Bocelli all performing outside in a great venue very close to central Marbella


Dine at a Michelin Star Restaurant – The Costa del Sol is the perfect place to engage in a spot of gastro tourism, with lots of amazing places to dine and food festivals a plenty. No matter where you are staying, you are within easy reach of a restaurant with a Michelin star. There are four in Marbella, one in Fuengirola, one in Casares and one in Malaga. Just make sure you book well in advance, as demand is high, particularly in the summer months.


We have excellent holiday rental properties all along the Costa del Sol and can recommend the best location to allow you to have access to these and many more great holiday activities. Please get in touch and ask our experts for advice or download our Costa del Sol Holiday Guide.