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Top 10 Best Family Hotels in Malaga

Globales Los Patos Park 2 family hotel in Malaga

Check out these fun family hotels in Malaga with water parks, playgrounds and kid’s clubs, animation team and much more! Don’t wait and book your family holidays in Malaga for the best price!

Globales Los Patos Park 2 family hotel in Malaga



1. Globales Los Patos Park

Globales Los Patos Park family resort


Globales Los Patos Park is a perfect kid-friendly hotel for your family holidays in Malaga. It is located very close to the beach and has a water park with a swimming pool for toddlers and colossal water slides for the older members of the family. There is also a playground and a game room; you can practice archery or play table tennis.

Hotel’s entertainment team organizes shows and activities for children and the whole family. There’s also a themed kids’ club decorated like a pirate cave where they can craft and meet other kids.


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2. Iberostar Málaga Playa

Iberostar Málaga Playa family hotel


Iberostar Málaga Playa is a perfect family resort in Malaga that has everything for fun holidays with kids! It is located right on the frontline of the Santa Rosa Beach which you can access directly from the hotel! The territory is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. There are three outdoor swimming in addition to an indoor pool, a SPA and a gym.

The kids will stay busy and make new friends in the kids club or the kid’s disco. They will also love to play in the playground and, most of all, to splash in the on-site water park!


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3. Hotel Roc Marbella Park

Family Hotel Roc Marbella Park


Want to spend time in nature during your holidays with kids this year? Take a look at this family hotel Roc Marbella Park! Not only is it surrounded by a beautiful forest, but it is also only minutes away from the beach! And if that’s not enough, it has a whole waterpark with water slides and games!

The whole family will enjoy multiple sports activities that the hotel has to offer, like football, basketball, tennis, and more! There is a kid’s club that organizes fun activities for toddlers; the little ones can also play in the playground or the games room.


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4. Sol Principe

Sol Principe family hotel in Malaga


Sol Principe is a resort for kids on the beachfront of Playamar, in Torremolinos, less than a 10-minute drive from Malaga Airport. The hotel has direct beach access and offers lagoon-style outdoor pools and a heated indoor pool.

Kids have their pool, and they can play in a large outdoor play area or one of the game rooms. The animation team organizes activities and shows for all ages.


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5. Sol Don Pedro


Sol Don Pedro is a fun hotel for kids close to Malaga! It is only a few minutes away from the beach and also has three outdoor swimming pools, including one for kids with a splash area with water games! There is also a kid’s club, a playground, and a game area for kids! The parents can relax in the SPA and enjoy live music and shows in the evenings!

Families can choose an all-inclusive option for a stress-free holiday! There is a buffet restaurant, and guests can also visit the bars and restaurants of the surrounding hotels that are part of the Sol Torremolinos Resort.


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6. Holiday World RIWO Hotel


Family hotel Holiday World RIWO is located only minutes away from the beach and also offers several outdoor pools with slides and games that your children will love.

Kids will make a lot of friends in the DinoWorld game room with a ball pit or the outdoor playground. The whole family can play mini-golf and enjoy shows and activities organized by the animation team. Parents can relax in the SPA or dance in a nightclub with a DJ!


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7. Estival Torrequebrada


Want to spend your family holidays right on the beach? Estival Torrequebrada is a perfect resort for families with sea views from all of its rooms. This toddler-friendly hotel has indoor and outdoor pools and a water park with slides for kids.

The little ones can play in the mini club or the playground. The animation team organizes activities for the whole family and live evening shows. There are a lot of sports facilities, like a tennis court, badminton or ping pong. Parents can also relax in the SPA.


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8. Barceló Marbella


Family hotel Barceló Marbella is located only a 40 minutes drive from Malaga airport. The hotel has a large playground and games room. There are also several outdoor swimming pools, including one for kids. Guadalmina golf club is only 200 meters from the hotel.

You can choose an all-inclusive regime, and you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Little kids can stay for free! 


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9. Hotel Best Benalmadena

Family Hotel Best Benalmadena


Located only 150 m from the beach in Benalmádena, this family hotel is perfect for a fun beach vacation.

Tropical gardens and a sun terrace surround the hotel’s two freshwater pools. Children can play in the playground or the game room, while parents can enjoy beauty and health treatments at the SPA. There is also an animation team that organizes activities and shows for children and adults!


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10. Benal Beach

Benal Beach family hotel


Family-friendly hotel Benal Beach is located in Malaga right on the beachfront. It is perfect for families that love to splash in the water because it has several swimming pools with giant water slides!

Tropical gardens with palm trees surround the hotel, and there is a big park with trekking routes and playgrounds right outside the hotel.


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Why should you choose a family resort in Malaga?

Malaga is a well-known family holiday destination in Spain. It offers lots of beaches and fun family activities, not to mention great family resorts for attractive prices! 

The weather in Malaga won´t disappoint you! The daily temperatures reach more than 20 degrees in April and last until November. Summers are hot and sunny and late spring and early autumn are perfect for beach holidays!


The best activities for family holidays in Malaga

There are loads of fun kid-friendly activities to do during your holidays in Malaga!

First of you can relax in one of the many amazing beaches, enjoy boat trips and water sports.

If it gets hot and you want some thrills, the whole family can visit the Aquamijas or Aqualand waterparks and cool down a little!

Don´t forget to visit the Castillo de Colomares castle! The kids will love it as its architecture looks like it is from a cartoon!

Go up to the Mount Calamorro with a cable car in Benalmadena. You will see the breathtaking views of the whole city and also the shores of Africa!

Visit the Sea Life Aquarium in Benalmadena to see sharks, starfishes, and other creatures of the sea! Or see a dolphin show in Selwo Marina Delfinarium.


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When to go on family holidays in Malaga?

Like in the rest of Spain, summer months are the most crowded in Malaga as a lot of families come for holidays. It also gets very hot and the prices increase.

That´s why we recommend traveling in the months of May to June and September to October. The weather will still be perfect for the beach and it won´t be as crowded!

Where is Malaga?

The province of Malaga is located in Andalucia, on the southern Mediterranean coast of SpainIt consists of many small coastal towns like Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, and of course its capital Malaga.


The best beaches in Málaga

Playa de Burriana is one of the most popular beaches in Costa del Sol. It is a golden sand beach full of beach bars and restaurants and has all the facilities for a fun day with kids!

Playa Malapesquera is one of the most visited beaches in Benalmadena. It has a Blue Flag award which means that it has all the facilities and is very clean. There are a lot of green areas that are perfect when it gets too hot and you want to have a nap in the shade. It is also great for families that like water sports. You can hire kayaks and paddleboards and have an active family day.

Playa de Cabopino is a popular beach in Marbella. It is about 1,5km long so there is plenty of space for beach games! It is also full of restaurants and water activities.

La Malagueta beach in Málaga is also a long and wide golden beach perfect for the little ones. It has a lot of green areas with palm trees if you get tired of the sun or get too hot. There are a lot of beach bars and restaurants and you can take a picture next to the Malagueta sign made out of sand!

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