Holiday Apartments in Riviera del Sol, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Malaga.
Your Holiday apartment in Riviera del Sol
will have every amenity all within an easy distance of your chosen Riviera del Sol holiday home, when entering Riviera del Sol from the A7 motorway you will see the “Open Cor” supermarket which is open from 8.00am to 2.00am every day, a little more expensive than the mainstream supermarkets but ideal if you arrive late in the evening on your first day and need to buy some essential items. Opposite “Open Cor” is Princess Diana Park a very pleasant public park where you can sit in shade on the very warm days and watch the world go by. Riviera Plaza a recent edition to Riviera del Sol it is a small commercial centre with a Bank, Cafe with WiFi, Hairdressers, Italian restaurant, a newsagents and a large “Mas” supermarket below which is similar to a small Tescos. Our office “Riviera Estate” is between the well known “David” Bar and “George” Bar where you can sip cocktails or sup beer on their respective terrace areas (Georges Bar has a comprehensive food menu too as does the Riviera Holiday Bar), in this immediate area there is also a take away roast chicken shop, two laundry/dry cleaners, nail studio,ladies and gents hairdressers, car hire and even a local police office. Just around the corner in Calle Polaris there is another commercial area where there is a chemist, the chemists in Spain are really good, if you are unfortunate enough to be come unwell on holiday you will find the chemist staff who can speak in English offer valuable information and advice and probably prevent a visit to the Doctors there is also a pizzeria, a gift shop and a Chinese restaurant in this area.
Riviera del Sol is between Fuengirola and Marbella if you visit Fuengirola with the kids there are many things there to keep them amused the top five are:
See the Animals at the Bioparc.
Fuengirola’s newly redesigned and expanded Bioparc (formerly known as the zoo) has won tremendous acclaim, richly deserved. It specializes in captive breeding of endangered species, and includes a tropical forest with most of the resident animals living in what appears to be almost total freedom and contentment. During July and August you can visit at night time and see the nocturnal animals by moonlight.
Have fun at the Aquatico water park.
Park Aquatico Mijas is a fantastic water park just minutes from the town centre, where you can spend a whole day on some pretty exciting water rides such as the Labyrinth Slides with more than a 300 metre descent, full of twists and turns. There are also well-monitored kids’ areas where smaller ones can try their water wings. There are live shows at various times of day and plenty of places for refreshment and/or a recliner and parasol if you need a rest, menu of the day is also available. There are buses from Fuengirola city centre to the water park. There are often discounts for online booking, so check this out when arranging your visit.
Play a round of Adventure Golf.
The Adventure Golf course is designed with fun in mind, as opposed to serious golfing. It’s more along the lines of crazy golf putting green with plenty of water-themed holes. A family of four, two adults and two kids under 16, can play (putter and ball hire included) for 20 euros.
Try some Dolphin Spotting.
The 90 minute Aqua Vista catamaran trip offers a high change of spotting dolphins through the vessel’s glass sides. As there are two hulls there’s a much larger underwater viewing area than on a traditional glass bottomed boat.
Ride the Beast Xtreme Motor Boat.
A ride on the Beast Xtreme motor boat is a white knuckle wet thriller with wave jumping. However for younger kids (height restriction of one metre) or those not seeking an adrenaline high, the trip can be tamed down from wild to mild, to more of a leisurely sea safari.
The top five in Marbella are as follows:
A new adventure park called Aventura Amazonia opened near Marbella in a plot of more than 20,000 m2. It is located in Elviria, Avenida Valeriano Rodriguez, N-340 Exit 192. The park offers a total of 73 activities and 20 zip-lines on eight adventure circuits. Aventura Amazonia has the longest zip-line in Andalucia with 240 metres where you can reach a speed of up to 60kph. All of this is located amongst trees in a natural environment. There a varying difficulties amongst the activities so visitors can choose their challenges in agility, speed and balance in a completely safe environment.
Marbella Old Town.
Marbella’s historic and picturesque Old Town, or ‘casco antiguo’ is a hidden gem which most tourists don’t manage to discover. It can be found near the centre of town just up from the Avenida Ricardo Soriano – the main street which runs through Marbella – and opposite La Alameda park.
With its picturesque, ancient architecture and maze of narrow cobbled streets full of boutique shops, funky art galleries, bars and eateries, the Old Town is almost like a separate village within Marbella.
A day at the Beach.
No matter what time of year you visit Marbella, a trip to the beach is a must. The Costa del Sol boasts kilometre after kilometre of sandy beaches, the very best of which can be found a 10 minute drive to the east of Marbella in the Elviria and Hotel Don Carlos areas. All along these beaches are lovely little beach bars, known as ‘chiringuitos’ serving drinks and typical Mediterranean cuisine, right on the sand. The beaches and the sea all along the coast are clean and safe for swimming.
Go- Karting for all age groups, super jump!, trampolines,crashing boats, pedalos, banana rides etc.
The park covers more than 100 hectares and is home to free roaming animals from all over the world all in natural habitats that have been recreated.
Choosing the right Riviera del Sol holiday rental property is about keeping within your budget while securing as many of the other benefits as possible. In other words, make sure you are getting value for money. Being close to the locations where the events and activities you wish to enjoy will also go a long way in making your stay enjoyable and memorable. Having spacious accommodation that is comfortable and inviting will be the icing on the cake.
Key features to look for when choosing between Riviera del Sol holiday rental properties are:
– discounts available to secure your booking
– flexibility to stay longer or curtail your stay
– whether fresh linen and towels are provided, together with a washing machine and drying facilities
– distance to the shops and other neighboring properties, the beach etc.
– payment terms, how is the deposit and when does the balance need to be paid
– terms and conditions if you need to cancel unexpectedly
– security bond requirements
– directions for finding and driving to the accommodation
– visitor information, local amenities and attractions and emergency contact details of the owner and emergency services
– security issues, a safe deposit box etc.
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