Archery. Tennis. And lots of daytime activities. At our Holiday Village Costa del Sol there’s no end of fun. There’s even a wave pool. And parents will love the stylish apartments, the laid-back restaurant and the chance to relax by the lagoon-style pool.
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The ultimate family holiday
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Themed evenings. Snacks 11.00-18.00. 1 visit per week to both the Italian and Tex-Mex restaurants. Ice-cream for children.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00†.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club April to October
Open 1st April to 31st October, First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Onsite waterpark Beach Club*
Open from 1st April to 31st October - reduced timetable at the beginning and end of season. Deposit required for inflatable rings.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.
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1-bedroom apartment with sea view
1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 5 with twin beds, 2 sofa-beds and a camp-bed for a child up to 12 years. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and heating. Space may be limited when room is fully occupied. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 5 with twin beds, 2 sofa-beds and a camp-bed for a child up to 12 years. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning and heating. Space may be limited when room is fully occupied. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.
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We recently stayed here for two weeks over easter and had a nice time. The hotel was very clean and all staff are very friendly and keen to help however it was abit far out and buses were needed to get to any near by locations. We stayed on the top floor and had a good view overlooking the sea and surrounding area, the part of the hotel we stayed in was a lot quieter than the other half as it was away from where the entertainment took place. Breakfast had an excellent selection ranging from full english to continental and freshly cooked omelettes. Dinner and Tea was a bit hitty missy but this was only because we are fussy and don't eat sea food and a lot of meats but there was always good variety. The snack bar food was always hot and fully stocked. We also visited the Tex Mex (Mexican) and the Italian which made a nice change from the buffet food. The pools were nice however a bit cold but unfortunately were often closed throughout the duration of our stay due to inconsiderate holiday makers not using swim nappies. Although we did not use the kids club there is plenty of activities for all ages throughout the day and also pool side activities took place like quizzes which helped to involve the whole family. We could not fault the entertainment team ( Rich, Charlie, Paige, Emma and Ben ), all very professional and approachable and it was evident that they loved their jobs. The outside acts were also good for example, a hypnotist came in one night. Mel the First choice rep was also an excellent team member who was always enthusiastic, smiley and willing to help and give information. Honestly could not fault any of the first choice staff and they helped to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The nearby attractions that we visited were also good; Selwo World was excellent although very small we still managed to spend the whole day there. We also paid for the sea lion experience which allowed us to swim and interact with the female sea lions. This experience was quite expensive however a lot better value for money than there dolphin experience. This is only a short bus ride away form the hotel. We also visited Mijas a traditional spanish village which cost us €20 to get there in a taxi. Here we visited the bull ring to have a look around; this is still used later in the season for actual fights. It is a lovely afternoon out where you can ride donkeys, horse and carts and buy gifts for friends and family. We also went to a spanish horse show (el ranchito) which we booked through our rep, mel. A coach is provided but it takes about an hour to get there on this bus as it has to do several hotel pick ups along the way but it was a lovely finish to the evening and we were still able to have our tea in la Perla buffet restaurant when we got back. This holiday was lovely an relaxing in a great hotel with good weather. I would go back and recommend it to friends and family.More
Hannah_Louise1885, East Boldon, United Kingdom
Great holiday for families - no frills but lots to do
We stayed here in April 2014 for 7 nights with our two children aged 7yrs & 9 yrs. We have never stayed at a holiday village before but we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is large but the rooms are spacious, we had a one bed apartment which had a kitchen, living room, large bathroom & it over looked the sea & swimming pools. The fun pool is across the road & there is a bridge which takes you there. This was fine & not too far to walk like some reviews said. It was actually quite nice to get away from the main area sometimes. We had a brilliant holiday & would recommend. My only advice would be to eat at the main restaurant off peak so around 7.45 was much quieter than 6.30 which was bedlam! Also the Mexican restaurant is not worth a visit - the staff were rude & obnoxious. They clearly wanted to be somewhere else so avoid - strangely the Italian which is next to it was lovely with courteous staff. We booked with first choice & I would highly recommend them as they look after you completely. Also to get into benalmadena there is a bus stop outside hotel (120) it costs 1.65 euro & runs every half hour great for getting out and about. We can also recommend walking towards fuengerola and going down to the beach. There are some lovely seafood restaurants on the beach.More
Fantastic family resort
Travelled for the first time on our own with our two eldest grand daughters 10 and 14, and wasn't sure what to expect - we normally travel outside school holidays and avoid lots of kids!! We were pleasantly surprised by this resort - hotel clean, rooms spacious and well equipped, food very good and lots of choice. The First Choice kids entertainers were the best we have encountered and worked tirelessly to ensure they were entertained and having a good time. Beach Club lunch restaurant excellent and all the staff were very helpful and polite. Pool was large and very clean, just a bit chilly!!. All inclusive was great value. Had a great time and would recommend to any family looking for a great family holiday. Added bonus, the weather was brilliant.More
107Carole, Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
We have just come back from a week here. It is a clean hotel, the staff are lovely, very large so keeps you fit as the water park is across the road over a very winding footbridge at the other end of the complex. The water in all the pools was very cold you had to be brave or a child to go in, but there are a variety of different water pools and spray areas which did look good fun but there was not enough signage telling you what you could and couldn't go on eg: the rapids in the cavern that nobody knew if they could go on. The slide was only open a couple of days and you had to pay to rent the inflatable ring needed to go on. There were plenty of sunbeds we never had a problem getting them. The food was Luke warm at best it was tasty but the veggie choice was sparce at best, even a lot of the salad dishes had meat or fish in so some meals a bit tricky, rest of family always managed to find something. The hotel itself is situated in between two towns neither were in walking distance which is what we enjoy, the buses are easy to catch right outside, but you have to run the gauntlet with the timeshare reps and trip reps, which no one warns you about before hand. The bus is cheap and clean and benalmadena harbour was lovely. The local beach is ok, about 5-10 minute walk away, if you keep walking along the beach you will eventually find some nice shops. On the whole not a bad holiday a bit big and overpowering for us, but if you want to stay on site and have a lively venue it might suit you.More
We spent 7 days at the Holiday Village and chose the hotel particularly for the children. The transfer from airport was quick and easy. April appealed to us as the weather is great but not too hot for our baby. We were staying in room 550 on the top floor which overlooked villas and the sea. The room was spacious and perfect for 2 adults and 2 children. The added bonus of a kettle and microwave really helped when it came to preparing baby food etc. The hotel itself is huge. We did use the indoor pool on the one morning it was a little overcast outside. It was heated but remember to buy swimming hats as they must be worn in this pool. The on-site shop was great. You could buy snacks, gifts, papers, inflatables and they also had a range of baby food, nappies and juices. We didn't use the Irish bar so cant comment on that but the piano bar was great to grab a drink and the main bar where they held the entertainment was excellent. Also inside was the kids clubs. Our 5 year old did attend a couple of sessions like 'sweetie bingo' and searching for mini beasts which she absolutely loved. They also had a cinema where they played some football matches and an internet suite. The main buffet restaurant had a great selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No one will go hungry! We did use the Italian and tex mex restaurant once each. We favoured the food in the Italian. All pools were great and I would definitely recommend the beach club for the children! The entertainment was second to none and I cannot even choose a favourite entertainer as they were all equally excellent with the children. We particularly enjoyed i5live! We did get a bus to the Marina one day which we thoroughly enjoyed. The bus stop is right outside the hotel and its about a 10-15 minute ride. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely use this hotel again or even try another holiday village elsewhere. We were incredibly looked after by reception and I must mention Mel from the first choice team who bent over backwards to ensure everyone had an enjoyable time and worked flat out all hours!More
Claire E, Corringham, United Kingdom
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