If you have a free day on the Costa del Sol and you want to enjoy leisure, shops, restaurants and cinema, the best option is a shopping centre where you will find all the offer in a large air-conditioned space with the possibility to park your car. Which are the best shopping centres on the Costa del Sol? Here is our suggestion!

El Ingenio Shopping Centre in Vélez-Málaga

El Ingenio in Velez-Malaga, inaugurated in 2000, has more than 40.000 square metres of surface where you can find more than a hundred shops, as well as restaurants, cinema and children’s area.

If you want to spend a day shopping, you have at your disposal: jewellers, lingerie, footwear, fashion, opticians, hairdressers, beauty products, telephony, video games, decoration, electronics or aesthetics, as well as an Eroski Supermarket and a cinema with the best films on the billboard.

If you are looking for a good lunch or dinner, El Ingenio offers around thirty restaurants to choose from: buffet, homemade food, Italian or Thai cuisine, as well as fast food restaurants and cafeterias.

For the little ones, this shopping centre offers a toy library, children’s playground and an area with interactive games screens. There is also free parking and wifi, a breastfeeding room, an outdoor park and lockers for collecting orders, among other services.

Web: https://www.elingenio.es/

Business hours: 10:00 to 22:00 hours

Leisure and Restaurant Area: Restaurants open until the last cinema session.

Address: Avenida Juan Carlos I, 18 29740 Torre del Mar, Vélez-Málaga – Málaga

Vialia Shopping Centre in Malaga

Located just ten minutes walk from the centre of Malaga, the Vialia Shopping Centre is situated right next to the AVE high-speed train station. It was inaugurated in 2006 and has a built area of 64,000 square metres. You can park your car without any problem, it has 1,500 free parking spaces for purchases of 6€ or more in any of the shopping centre’s establishments.

There are shops of all kinds: footwear, electronics, fashion, health, beauty, leisure and food. There is also a wide range of gastronomic offerings, from cafés, beer bars, hamburger and pizza restaurants, to themed restaurants with American, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, Mexican and South American cuisine. For those with a sweet tooth, there is no shortage of ice-cream parlours and patisseries where you can have a delicious sweet treat.

Film lovers can also enjoy the Yelmo Cinema in Vialia Malaga, with up to 13 cinemas so you won’t miss the best premieres. And for the little ones, you can’t miss Recrealia, where you will find fun and educational activities to learn healthy habits related to food and good consumption practices: crafts, relaxation techniques, sports, dance, theatre and gymkhanas, with free admission for children aged between 4 and 12. There is also an Urban Tempo children’s area with a play area specially adapted to functional diversity, which includes inflatable buoys, spinning discs and even a hanging forest.

Web: https://www.vialiamalaga.es/

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, public holidays. From 10:00h. to 22:00h.

Leisure and Restaurant Area: Monday to Thursday: 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m. / Friday to Sunday, public holidays and holiday eves: until midnight.

Address: Explanada de la Estación, s/n: Explanada de la Estación, s/n 29002 – Málaga

La Cañada Shopping Centre in Marbella

If you are looking for a shopping centre in Marbella, your best option is La Cañada Shopping Centre, with more than 100,000 square metres of floor space where the best national and international firms from all sectors are located. With a revolutionary architectural and technological design, it is located in the main axis of the city. In June 2003 it received the Quattrium Award for the Best Shopping Centre Developer of the year.

La Cañada in Marbella has more than a hundred shops: food, shoes, sports, electronics, home, decoration, jewellery, toys, men’s and women’s fashion, children’s fashion, opticians, perfumery, telephony and video games. And, among its more than 30 restaurants, you can find gastronomy for all tastes. It also has 8 cinemas to enjoy the latest films and free parking.

As for its services, there is a cash machine, a breastfeeding room and, the most innovative: Personal Shopper, an advisor who will help you with your most important purchases, such as choosing the dress for an important event, decorating your home or choosing a gift.

Web: https://www.lacanadashopping.com/es

Shopping hours: 10:00 to 22:00 hours

Leisure and Catering Area: Until 24:00 hours

Address: Carretera de Ojén s/n, 29600 Marbella – Málaga

Larios Shopping Centre in Malaga

With more than eleven million visitors a year and 40,000 square metres of floor space, the Larios Shopping Centre in Malaga has had shops, restaurants, rest areas, a breastfeeding room, a car park with electric car charging and spaces for family vehicles as well as a car wash, and is a Pet Friendly centre, so your pet is welcome. It also offers high-speed wifi throughout the facilities, a device recharging service and an ATM.

Among the shops at Larios Malaga, you will find fashion, accessories, sports, food, home, services, toys, beauty, along with more than a dozen restaurants for snacking between purchases. And, if you are a member of the Larios Centre, with a free card, you can enjoy numerous discounts.

Web: https://www.larioscentro.com/ES

Shopping hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Leisure and Restaurant Area: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 23:00 hours / Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 10:00 to 00:30 hours.

Address: Avda. de la Aurora, 25 29002 – Málaga

Miramar Shopping Centre in Fuengirola

Opened in 2004, the Miramar Shopping Centre in Fuengirola has 120,000 square metres of floor space, making it one of the largest shopping areas on the Costa del Sol. In 2018 it was certified by Trip Advisor as a Centre of Excellence.

It offers 140 establishments distributed over two floors, a free car park with 2,700 spaces and an outdoor terrace of 10,000 square metres where a Chill Out bar is located with a wide variety of drinks, being specialists in cocktails and natural juices. For shopping, you can find technology, accessories, home, beauty, fashion, children’s, food and sports shops. There are also 12 Cinesur cinemas. And, for the little ones, there is a free playroom for children aged between 4 and 12, the Isla Miramar Kids Club, children’s identification bracelets and a breastfeeding room.

Among its outstanding services, it has an App for VIP customers, mobile top-up service and gift wrapping, ATMs, whatsapp customer service, free daily press and sports broadcasting on a giant screen.

Web: https://www.miramarcc.com/

Shopping hours: Open from 10:00h to 22:00h.

Leisure and Restaurant Area: Open from 12:00h to 23:30h.

Address: Avda. de la Encarnacion, s/n, 29640 – Fuengirola – Malaga

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