The Complete Guide to Halloween on the Costa del Sol

Witches and warlocks, ghosts and ghouls, it’s time to prepare because Halloween night is fast approaching! Halloween is the perfect opportunity to dress up, spend time with your friends and family, and spread a little holiday happiness across the region. Whether you live in the Costa del Sol or you’re just visiting for your annual holiday, we’re here to help you make this Halloween one that you’ll never forget.

 Halloween on the Costa del Sol isn’t just for kids. Whilst there are many child-friendly events taking place across the region, there is also plenty of grown up fun to be had too. With that in mind, here is our complete guide to the best of the Halloween events taking place on the Costa del Sol this year, organized by location to help you find the spooky event happening closest to you:


The Great Game at The English Cemetery, Malaga

Discover the mysteries that hide inside one of the oldest cemeteries in Malaga by forming teams of between 4-6 players and taking part in The Great Game at the English Cemetery this Halloween. Suitable for both adults and children, you will discover the history of the cemetery whilst exploring its darkest corners; but are you brave enough?

Tickets cost 25 euros, and are available to purchase here.

Childrens Party, Soho, Malaga

If you’re children want to join in the fun then head to Soho. The district is offering free face painting, sweets, dancing games and other activities to all children. They’ll also be a costume competition and a sweet trail throughout the shops to ensure each child has their fill of candy.

Just head down. This event is free and there’s no need to pre-book.

The Historical Botanical Gardens, Malaga

For a Halloween party that’s a little bit different, why not head down the Botanical gardens? Hidden surprises will await in the darkened corners, and a guided tour will bring Halloween night to life. What’s more they’ll also be a costume competition and spooky surprises.

Tickets cost 18 euros for adults and 15 euros for children. Visit their website for more information.


The Benalmadena Cable Car

See the cable car station like never before, as both sides of the concourse will be fully decorated for Halloween. What’s more, children dressed in costume don’t have to pay for their tickets, making it a fun and easy way to get around on your trick or treat adventures. Benalmadena is a great area for all year round living, not just Halloween. If you're interested in buying a property in Spain, why not check out the villas and apartments we have for sale in Benalmadena.

The Terror Castle, Plaza de La Mezquita in Arroyo

If you’re looking for a big scare then head down to the Terror Castle in the heart of Benalmadena. Available for just one night only (then 31st October, of course!) visitors can enter the haunted house and face their greatest fears, if they dare.

The castle is open from 7.30 pm to 02.00 am on Halloween night. Admittance is €1.50 per person: this attraction isn’t recommended for younger children.


Where In Mijas does Halloween take place?

The main areas are as as follows:

Mijas Pueblo - Plaza Virgen de la Peña  Map

Las Lagunas - Plaza de la Tenencia de Alcaldia Map

La Cala: Directly in front of Supersol supermarket Map

The Passage of Terror, Las Lagunas de Mijas

The passage of terror begins at the parking lot of the Plaza de la Tenencia de Alcaldia.  You must escape a cult that wants to catch participants - not for the faint hearted!!

The game begins with groups of 10 people and has 6 scenarios with hidden monsters that attack those that enter their domains.  Each group has 5 mintues, and is available from 7pm to 11 pm. 


The Great Halloween Party, Old Town, Marbella

The best place to be if you’re spending Halloween with kids in Marbella is at the free party hosted in old town every year. From 6pm until 1am, fun seekers of all ages can enjoy a wide range of exciting activities including spooky workshops, horror passages, parades, and even a Playmobil exhibition.

The event is free, and you don’t need to pre book to attend.

The Halloween Parade, Plaza de los Naranjos, Marbella

The Plaza de los Naranjos will provide the starting point for a second large Halloween parade that will take to the streets of Marbella. It will leave the plaza at 7.30pm, and is a spectacle well worth visiting for. In conjunction with this the plaza will also host a photocall and an information booth. All children who visit the information booth in costume on Halloween night will receive a free pumpkin.

Terror Passages

Finally, there will be two main terror passages in Marbella this year but, unlike those in many of the surrounding towns and villages, one of these will be suitable for children. The city will host a passage of terror for adults on Calle Caballeros and, as a novelty, the children will be able to enjoy one for kids at Paseo de la Alameda. What’s more, four trick or treat workshops will be offered at Plaza Africa and Plaza Victoria, providing further opportunity for kids to secure candy as they make their way around the city.


Do you wish you could stay in the Costa del Sol after the Halloween party is over? Are you thinking of relocating to the region? Then why not get in touch with our local property experts. We’re here to help you make your relocation dreams a reality.