With Today being the first of a few rainy days forecast, we thought it would be a great time to put together a blog on some ideas of things to do on the Costa del Sol, when the weather isn’t quite at it’s finest:

Get Cultured!

Why not head in to Malaga Capital and check out the Picasso Museum. Great for the whole family and easily combined with a spot of lunch or some shopping in the cosmopolitan centre. Entrance price for the museum is from just 8€, and you can buy them here>

Hit the Shops

Although when visiting the coast in “holiday-mode” you may not have much need for a shopping centre, when the weather’s a bit on the wet side, you’ll be delighted to learn that we have some amazing shopping centres dotted all the way from Malaga to Gibraltar including: Plaza Mayor in Malaga, Miramar in Fuengirola and La Cañada in Marbella.

Catch a flick, in English!

You may have assumed that Spanish cinemas show only films in Spanish, but this is not true, they also show selected new release films in “Version Original (VO)”, which are in English. You can see which films are on in English and their times on the websites of each cinema, just look out for the letters V.O or V.O.S next to the title to make sure you catch the English screening.

Treat yourself to a Spa Day

Day passes are available at most spas along the Costa del Sol, and boy are there a lot of spas here. In hotels, in leisure centres and even at some of the 5 star beach clubs. If you’re feeling truly deserving then why not make a full day of it by spoiling yourself with a treatment or two as well! Some of the most popular spas along the coast include: Nagomi Spa Benalmadena, Estrella del Mar in Marbella, Florida Spa in Fuengirola, La Cala Resort Spa in Mijas Costa.

Entertain the kids

Although the beach and swimming pool are our usual go tos when holidaying with children to the Costa del Sol, if rain strikes, don’t fear, there’s still plenty of ways to keep them entertained. From Sealife in Benalmadena Marina to soft play centres like YoYuba in Fuengirola, Fantasy land in La Cala de Mijas and Mundo Mania in Estepona. There’s also indoor pools dotted along the coast, both in hotels and the municipal pools where you can purchase a day pass if saying no to swimming is simply not happening!

Test out some of the local produce

Failing all else, Spain is renowned for it’s wine, tapas and of course cerveza (beer!)
Whether you’re thinking professional wine tasting, or just a trip to a traditional tapas bar, you’re never far from either.