After this expansion 59 shops from the main fashion chains Plaza Mayor in Malaga has a total commercial area of 53,150 square meters and foresees receipts of 107 million euro per year. It has become the most important leisure park in Andalusia and has a number of unusual features, such as liquid crystal screens that offer entertaining projections and a 36-ray laser piano for lighting effects, in its more than 9,500 square meters of bars and terraces distributed among plazas filled with fountains and light, a large park for children, twenty bowling lanes, cinemas, a spectacular discotheque and a gymnasium.
Malaga assuredly possesses one of the most extensive recreational and entertainment offers in Spain, with something for every sort of public. The Tívoli World Amusement Park, the three water parks distributed along the coast (Mijas, Torremolinos and Vélez-Malaga), Sea Life Undersea Park, Selwo Marina, and the Fuengirola Zoo, Selwo Aventura in Estepona, horse racing in the Costa del Sol Hippodrome within the municipal boundaries of Mijas, Crocodile Park in the municipality of Torremolinos, the Benalmádena Cable Car and an endless number of other attractions make up a recreational offer that can hardly be surpassed.
In addition to the leisure offer there is the cultural offer. The Miguel de Cervantes Municipal Theatre in the city of Malaga presents the best of the cultural offer through its schedule of plays, operas, “zarzuela”, recitals and concerts of the most varied types, and in addition is the home of the City of Malaga Symphonic Orchestra. The Malaga Festival of Spanish Cinema, now in its twelfth year of existence, has achieved international prestige (There are also important film festivals in other cities on Costa del Sol as as Benalmadena, Marbella and Estepona).
And not mention the more than 2,400 restaurants and nearly 9,000 cafés and bars on Costa del Sol, the hundreds of “flamenco tablaos” (flamenco theatres), bowling alleys, scuba diving centers, paragliding and hang gliding schools, etc.
If that is not enough just add all the night life, clubs and bars in Puerto Banús, the party nights in the Benalmadena Leisure Port, the cultural visits in the historical district of Malaga City and the "Jet Set" Beaches like Nikky Beach, Los Monteros, Puente Romano, Las Cuchies or Marbella Club it becomes quite clear that on the Costa del Sol “Fun never stops”.