Holiday Village Costa del Sol

This whopping family hotel pairs a Grade-A pool scene with panoramic views of the sea.

The real drawcard at this place is its all-action Beach Club, where a big bunch of pools are paired with panoramic sea views and fun extras like a wave machine and pirate ship.

You can sink into a poolside Jacuzzi® at the Beach Club, pull up a chair at the al fresco restaurant and bar, or take your pick of activities like mini golf and archery.

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  • 2Buildings
  • 6Floors
  • 360Rooms
  • 13Lifts

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

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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 restaurant and American Diner. 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

This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.

Onsite waterpark Beach Club*

Open from 1st April to 31st October - reduced timetable at the beginning and end of season. Wave pool and Beach Club restaurant open from mid April to mid September. 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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select 1-bedroom apartment with sea view

Select 1-bedroom apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 2 sofa-beds. Complete with a kitchen with 4 cooking rings, a microwave, toaster, kettle, air-conditioning, heating and extras like express check-in, CD/DVD player, bathrobes and slippers. Daily maid service with towel change 5 times a week and linen twice per week.

1-bedroom apartment for up to 5

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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Very disappointing

We went to this Holiday Village in October 2014 and will never return! After staying in the Holiday Village in Egypt a few years ago, we were under the illusion that booking a holiday village would guarantee fun for the kids and a nice resort etc. Wow, were we wrong!! The food was poor, service was virtually non-existent. The pool water was cold and we experienced the inevitable Code B a few times!! When we tried to escape the complex we found that we were in the middle of nowhere and it took a good 1.5 hours walk to get to the 'nearby' marina. The resort itself was infested with flies which drove us all crazy! We were lucky enough to have some great weather while we were there but we couldn't bear to stay out in it due to the sheer amount of flies landing on us quite literally every 5 seconds!!! We paid extra for a family room with a kids den and were disappointed to see it was no different than any other room with a pull out bed in the lounge for our 2 sons!! When we questioned this we were told that we did have the room with the kids den!!! Some good points was the hotel's treadmill.... erm..... thats about all I can think of!! Save your money and yourselves and book somewhere else!!!More

HolidayAddict79, Plymouth, United Kingdom


My and my family stayed here early Nov 2013. The weather was not great, quite mild not really hot enough to have a swim. The food was very average, samey not much variety. The whole hotel is within a building even the restaurant it was like an indoor block of flats?? sounds weird, but I wasn't a fan of the layout didn't have much of a holiday feel. The rooms were fine? Bed wasn't too comfortable and by the time the cot was up in our room there was no space at the side of one bed. The main reason we booked this was because our baby was about 9 months old so the kitchen facility was vital for sterilising bottles and heating baby food using the microwave. We also had had a fridge which meant we could buy yogurts. The marina is a bus ride away but was absolutely rammed and was not enjoyable as I nearly ended up standing on a way nd foreign bus holding my baby as my partner had a buggy. This was stressful. Not much to do in the surroundings. The splash park looked fun but again due to the weather being fairly mild we did not get good use from this. I wouldn't stay but tried to make the most of it whilst we were there.More

Carla S, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom


Our 2nd visit and loved more than the 1st time. Met a fantastic family whom made our stay more enjoyable. Do cross over the bridge to where the elephants and pirate ship is and hire a jumbo rubber ring for the day. We had such a good time. We'd definitely go again staff were great.More

madharrilu, Hampshire

very good

came here with myself and 2 children, for a relaxing holiday. first of all, the hotel is kept very clean, rooms were decent in size, lovely view of the sea and gardens from our double balcony. swimming pools are fantastic. lot's of things going on all day. kids clubs are fantastic, I have an 9 year old with special needs and its the first time, I have allowed her to go into a kids club on holiday. the staff are great with the children and friendly. the only things I was disappointed in was the food. we aren't fussy eaters but, here the food was of poor quality and very bland. the only meal of the day we looked forward to was lunch from over the road. the night time entertainment isn't that great, first choice need to work on the 2 in my opinion to give this a 5/5, especially if your paying all that money to stay here. Other than that, weather was fantastic, free beach bus to the beach which is beautiful. I would def stay again, but please first choice sort the food out....More


Brilliant first family holiday abroad!

We stayed for a week at this holiday with our four year old daughter. It was the first time we have travelled abroad with her and so we wanted somewhere family friendly and the all inclusive option meant we didn't have to worry about finding restaurants. Having read previous reviews, we paid the supplement to have a room with a pool and sea view a it was definitely worth it. We were on the top (5th) floor and the views were stunning. We thought that it might have been noisy As we overlooked the restaurant and bar areas, but although we could hear the music in the evenings, it stopped at 11pm and wasn't a problem at all. Room was a good size and very clean and comfortable. There was a little basic kitchen, which we didn't use, but it was nice to have a fridge for bottled water and the option to cook, if we had wanted to. The food was amazing - so much choice and of a decent quality. The Italian and Tex Mex restaurants were very good and it was nice to have two served dinners as a change to the buffet. Pools were clean and the Beach Club was excellent. It has loads of different pools, a pirate slide, fountains and bubble seating areas, so plenty to keep our daughter occupied. There is also a small play area with climbing frame and slide and lots of pool-side activities. The Widget Show in the evenings was also a big hit. The Kids Club was fantastic and our daughter loved it. The staff were great, we felt that our daughter was safe and every session had a different theme. For the 3-5 year olds, there was dressing up, songs, stories and an art activity. It gave us previous reading time by the pool and our daughter made friends her own age and had a great time. Overall, we had an amazing holiday and would definitely recommend the hotel to others. We will be exploring other Holiday Villages over the next few years and would certainly consider returning to Benalmadena in the future.More


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