How do you find out where the best places to eat, drink, visit and play sports are? Ask a local. That’s what we’ve done at CLC World. Our team all live close to the Costa del Sol resorts and know the best places outside the resort to guarantee a good time.
We’ve collated our ‘best of’ for restaurants, attractions, sports and nature, all close to the CLC Club La Costa World. Discover our local (in)sights…
Restaurants & Bars
Club La Costa World’s bars and restaurants are, naturally, excellent places to eat and drink, but if you want to venture further afield here are a few favourites.
La Toná in La Cala de Mijas, is a friendly bar for tapas and drinks. A 5 minute drive or taxi ride, you get to enjoy the popular town with its beach and shops as a bonus.
For typical Andaluz dishes, then head to All Andalus on Calle Olleria in Fuengirola. There’s a great selection of wines to complete the experience.
Nature & Beaches
Did you know Spain has 16 national parks? One of them, Montes de Malaga, is enjoyed by lots of the CLC World team.
A great place for a wide range of outdoor activities – climbing, hiking, horse riding, and orienteering – it is dotted with ventas (small restaurants) where you can enjoy typical mountain food of the region. What better than a fantastic view of nature with a great food and a glass of something refreshing?
Sendero Litoral takes you along the Costa del Sol, close to the sea and passing through pretty fishing villages and the bigger tourist towns. Join at La Cala de Mijas, where the path runs west towards Marbella.
Stop to sunbathe among the dunes at Capoboino – another team recommendation – or the harbour for lunch.
Fun for the kids
Just minutes from Club La Costa World, next to Sohail Castle (great for live concerts and a view along the coast), is Parque Fluvial. Next to the river, running from the Miramar shopping centre to the Armada Bridge at the mouth of the sea, it has a fab range of facilities including ping pong tables, basketball courts, climbing wall and football pitches, and a children’s play area – Parque Poniente.
Hire a swan pedalo and glide past the walkers. There’s also a cycle path that connects the park to Fuengirola’s beachfront promenade.
If anyone in the family – big kids too – likes to skate or surf, then you might want to pop into Dreisog to check out the boards, before heading to the skate park in Parque Fluvial.
A little further afield, in Benalmadena, is Parque de la Paloma. Children will love the park animals roaming free, and there are bars and terraces for refreshments. Hire a bike, enjoy a picnic or simply kick back around the lake and watch the ducks. A green, open space for total relaxation.