"Returned to Padre Aviles with our toddler and baby with the in-laws as well. We stayed in la higuera and we're very impressed with our accommodation and the cleanliness once again. We stayed in 2013 and wanted to return due to the beautiful and tranquil surroundings and good facilities. Due to the provision of cots, high chairs etc it means you can pack light and know that you will be able to keep the little ones comfortable and entertained! The owners David and Claire live on site and are always approachable to offer advice and deal with any queries . 
We had a few days out- the inlaws went to Marbella which is easily reachable and Malaga is nice with better beaches than the most local one in El palo. We went to the fab zoo at fuengirola but would give the water park a miss with young children. 
To be honest , it is such a lovely location that just staying around the pool or on the terraces is all the R&R you could wish for. We certainly plan to return after another wonderful stay"