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There might never be a better summer to visit the Costa del Sol’s leisure parks!

There might never be a better summer to visit the Costa del Sol’s leisure parks!

The Costa del Sol has long been iconic as a holiday destination — but contrary to what you may think, there is a lot more to this southern Spanish region than sun, sea, and sand. 

After all, there is also an impressive string of leisure parks dotted along the coast. According to a recent study highlighted by SUR in English, the Costa del Sol attracts five million visitors annually. 

As it happens, this summer might be the best time for you to add to that figure…

The Costa del Sol’s tourism scene is reaching exciting new heights 

“We hope to improve on last summer’s figures and exceed those for the whole of 2023,” José Yagüe, president of Apeco (the provincial association of businesses and leisure parks of the Costa del Sol), has revealed about the local leisure parks’ aspirations for 2024.

Nonetheless, in a recent speech at the first Apeco-hosted awards ceremony, Yagüe warned that the leisure sector was suffering from holidaymakers often struggling to make headway in their attempts to travel along the coast. Our Málaga Airport private transfers could help to solve this particular problem. 

How Costa del Sol tourism is shaping up — and where it is going 

The public company Turismo Costa del Sol was among the award recipients recognised for providing valuable support to the sector. 

Turismo Costa del Sol president Francisco Salado pointed out that, as revealed by data, one in three tourists cite leisure as their main incentive for journeying to the Costa del Sol, with 96.8% reporting back about their “positive” or “very positive” experience. 

However, Salado identified how the Costa del Sol tourism industry could flourish yet further by encouraging visitors to make eco-conscious choices with their itineraries. 

“Sustainable tourism, such as that offered by nature parks, is an opportunity to promote the development of infrastructures that are integrated into the landscape and that facilitate inclusive use and enjoyment,” Salado enthused. 

What are just a few of the Costa del Sol leisure parks that are well worth checking out?  

By turning to our team here at Simply Shuttles, you can easily book Málaga Airport private transfers to leisure parks across the Costa del Sol. 

If you have kids who always rejoice in splashing about, you could take them with you to Torremolinos’ Aqualand, one of the coast’s largest water parks. 

Just 12 kilometres west of Málaga — and its airport — lies Benalmádena, the Andalucian town where more than 1,500 exotic butterflies roam in Butterfly Park. 

On a similar note, if your kids are budding naturalists, you might want to pencil in a sojourn to Selwo Aventura. The species that you and the rest of your family can see here include the lion, giraffe, cheetah, hippo, and red panda. 

Email to learn more about how our sophisticated vehicles and professional drivers can help make your next Costa del Sol stay easier and more enjoyable. Don’t forget that you can also call +34 951 279 117, or use our website, to arrange your private hire transfer!