We all like to go on holiday to enjoy the good weather but sometimes the heat can get a bit too much (even for hardened sunworshippers!) If you are heading to the Costa del Sol this year here are our Top 5 tips on how to ‘beat the heat.’
5. Take Shelter in a Restaurant and Enjoy a Delicious Lunch
El Brujo Restaurant in El Coto, Mijas Costa has a lovely shaded dining terrace at the back of the restaurant so you can keep cool while you sample some of their tasty dishes. The restaurant garden has a swing and slide for the kids and even some resident animals that children can pet. Cold drinks are also essential when you’re trying to keep cool so make sure you keep hydrated (or enjoy a few cold pints!)
4. Stay Out of the Sun Between 12 and 3
This is the perfect time to move your lounger into the shade and have a read of a good book. When you are at home its very rare that you have the time to just lie and immerse yourself in a good book check out our Recommended Summer Reads if you are not sure about what to add to your Kindle.
3. Hit the Waterpark
Waterparks are always a fun day out and keeping yourself submerged in water is a sure fire way to keep cool! Mijas Waterpark has rides to suit all ages. Daredevils can throw themselves down the kamikaze or whiz down one of the labyrinth of slides. If you prefer more of a relaxing experience you can float around in the wave pool or chill out in the Jacuzzi.
2. Visit Attractions
If you need a few hours out of the sun why not visit some of the local attractions and get some shade at the same time. The Sea Life Centre in Benalmadena is a great family day out and it’s nice and dark in there so you can keep cool while you admire the myriad of exotic fish in there. You can walk through the underwater tunnel and see sharks swimming over your head or head to the rock pool and stroke a starfish. It’s a pretty cool way to spend an afternoon.
1. Head to the Shopping Mall
What better way to shelter from the sun than hitting the shops? La Canada shopping centre in Marbella is packed with shops selling everything from clothes, toys and home furnishings. You will find lots of shops you’ll recognise from the UK like Accessorise, Mango and even Topshop; plus lots of Spanish stores selling more unusual items. La Canada has a large dining hall with different snack bars and restaurants and it also has a cinema if you really want to stay out of the sunshine and keep cool!