Sport and leisure

The area offers many possibilities – below we have listed some of them.


In 1999, the 40,000-hectare area around the Malaga region’s highest mountain, La Maroma, was declared one of Spain’s natural parks.with central office in Sedella.

The park also forms a natural border between the Malaga and Granada region.
On Malaga side, the towns / municipalities: Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Cómpeta, Frigiliana, Nerja, Salares and Sedella meet up to the park.

There are many different animal species in the park, and you can experience mountain goats, squirrels, vultures, owls – in general a very rich birdlife.

The vegetation is different depending on the season and beautiful no matter what time of the year you visit the area.
Guided half or full day tours can be arranged for a fee.
If you are interested in a full week program, please contact our partner Like2Hike


Aqua Velis
Ctra. De Vélez, Torre del Mar. Tel: +34 952 542758 –

The closest water park (about 40 minutes from Finca Mariposa). Lovely water park for both the very young children and the bigger ones. It is located between VelezMalaga and Torre del Mar, just opposite the large shopping mall El Ingenio at highway exit 272. There are a few restaurants, but you can also bring your own food and drinks (fridge bag can be borrowed at the Finca).

Aqua Tropic de Almuñecar
Playa de Velilla, Almuñecar 
Open from June through September.

Agualand Torremolinos
Cuba 10, 29620 Torremolinos
Tel.: +34 952 388888

Parque Acuático Mijas
Ctra. N-340. Km 209, 29649 Mijas Costa.
Tel.: +34 952 460404
Opening hours: 10 – 18.
Open until 30th October.


Caballos del Mosquin, Canillas de Albaida
Guided horseback riding on rented or own. Horseriding Andalucia

Los Olivillos, Competa – Losolivillos


Karting del Sol – Approx. 50 min. from Finca Mariposa.
Here you will find go-karts for children and adults as well as a smaller course for children. There is also mini golf, trampolines, a small playground, bar and restaurant.
Karting del Sol is located just west of Torre del Mar on the N-340 coastal road.
There is a large sign next to theroad.
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 4:00 – 9:30 pm
Sat-Sun: 12.00 – 9:30 pm

Karting del Sol, N-340, Km 268, Almayate Bajo, Torre del
Mar, Tel: +34 678 03 76 18


There are some fantastic cycling possibilities (road as well as mountain) in the region. However, you are required to be in good shape.

If you prefer to rent a bicycle rather than bring your own, we recommend renting quality bicycles at Cycle Malaga.
The bikes are delivered and picked up directly at Finca Mariposa.

When you book the Finca as a starting point for your cycling holiday we can offer:

✔ Possibility for pickup at Malaga airport (fees apply)

✔ If you choose to cycle up to the Finca, the ride is 69 km with 1100 m ↑ and 550 m ↓
We collect luggage (for a fee)

✔ Breakfast (fees apply)

✔ Dinner (fees apply)

✔ Washing and drying of bicycle clothes (fees apply)

✔ Help with planning bicycle route with spot points (free)

✔ Bicycle Garage (DIY and free)


Baviera Golf – – Located at Caleta de Velez and the nearest golf course. The course is almost new and is intended for players of all levels. The course has 18 holes and par 72 and a length of 5910 m.
Designed by Jose Maria Canizares. – Phone: +34 952 40 40 00

Añnoreta Golf – Located between Rincon de la Victoria and Torre del Mar approx. One hour from Finca Mariposa.
The track has been used since 1990. The course has 18 holes and par 72. The length is 5976 m. – Phone: +34 952 40 40 00


Trips to Morocco

Getting to Morocco is cheap and easy. Eg. from Algeciras there are ferries to Tangier (1 hour)
and from Tarifa (35 min). See for instance, which also offers many other sailing trips.


Finca Mariposa offers

Finca Mariposa has a small library where you can borrow and / or exchange books and magazines. You can also borrow board games, puzzles, dice and cards.

With a minimum of 10 people, it is possible to purchase catering – either full or half board.

To start with, dogs are welcome on request and for a small fee. Of course, we assume that the owner is in control of the dog. We can offer to look after the dog while you are on an
excursion (for a fee).
We also offer dog grooming (for a fee).

Cooking Course
Join Stig, a former Michelin chef, in the kitchen.
Begin the day at Malaga’s beautiful food market with shopping and finish with a local tapas and a glass of wine.
In the afternoon we go to the kitchen and prepare our own 3 – 6 course gourmet dinner, ending up eating together. The course is offered against payment.

In our treatment room you can get both wellness massage and muscle massage for a fee. If you want to pamper yourself, you can get the luxury version and start with a delicious oil bath.

Petanque / Boule
On our plot we have cleared an area where you can play.
We have two sets that you can borrow for free.

Sauna and Aufguss
Should you wish to book our sauna and be heated, we can also help you with this (for a fee).
The sauna is next to the pool so you can take a dip afterwards.

Aqua Gym
If you want some exercise in the pool, try 45 minutes of aqua gym with instructor against payment.



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday (flee markets)
Torrox Costa Nerja Algarrobo Costa Torre del Mar Cala del Moral Caleta de Velez Málaga (at the flower square)
Rincón de la Victoria Vélez-Málaga Almuñécar Cómpeta Fuengirola
Frigiliana Benalmádena Benalmádena Nerja
La Herradura Torrox Costa
Puerto Banús

Should your next stay be in Finca Mariposa?