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Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Sail on the Catamaran “Magic Vision”, a boat with a Blue Flag sustainability award.  Depart from Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena and sail into the open sea in search of dolphin's in their natural habitat. During your trip you will have plenty of space to sunbathe on the deck or you can stay indoors in the shade. If you like, you can also purchase a drink at the bar or observe the marine fauna trough the underwater views. Once the captain has found the idyllic place for a swim, you can jump into the water to take a refreshing swim if the weather conditions and the captain allows it.

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From Costa del Sol or Málaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

2. From Costa del Sol or Málaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

Discover the scenic beauty of the Caminito del Rey trail on a guided excursion from Málaga or from selected areas of the Costa del Sol. Traverse the El Chorro Gorge and enjoy some tapas after the hike. Start your day with pickup by bus from different points of the Costa del Sol or Málaga and depart for Ardales. Stop for breakfast (not included) along the way at a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products. Finally, arrive at the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. The group will then walk through a small and quite long tunnel to reach the natural paths that leads to the entrance check point of the Gorge. At that point, you'll receive a helmet together with the safety instructions. Your guide will also join you to give you further explanations of what will be found during the trek but also many hints about the history of this peculiar construction. The Gorge, called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, is a natural pass across the hills that separate the Málaga coastline from the inlands. The River Guadalhorce flows at the bottom of the gorges, after having passed through the reservoirs. El Chorro means "the Spurt": your guide will explain why. El Caminito del Rey is nowadays a rebuilt path that stretches between two gorges, canyons and a large valley, along pathways or boardwalks. It is safe and comfortable to walk as most of the path is flat or downhill. The route goes in one direction, downwards from the north to the south.  Your bus will be waiting near the exit point, but before driving back to the Costa del Sol, you will try some local tapas from a small bar close by. Once this light lunch is over, travel back to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

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Benalmádena: Mount Calamorro Cable Car Ticket

3. Benalmádena: Mount Calamorro Cable Car Ticket

Book your round-trip cable car ticket to travel from Benalmádena up to 769 meters above sea level at the peak of Mount Calamorro. Take in panoramic views, walk along one of the hiking trails, spot local flora and fauna, and more. Enter your cabins and begin your exclusive 3-kilometer, 15-minute journey to the peak. The cabins go up and down continuously and they can accommodate up to 4 people per ride. Start with views of the whole of Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmádena Costa, two of the towns that make up Benalmádena. As you ascend further towards Mount Calamorro, watch the landscape widen, providing a unique view of Benalmádena and the Málaga coastline. Upon arrival at Calamorro’s peak, enjoy a range of ways to spend your time. Embark on one of the 6 hiking routes through the Sierra de Benalmádena or spend time admiring the Calamorro mountainside and the botanical wealth of this typical Mediterranean area.

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From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

4. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

Be collected at your accommodation and embark on the 55-minute journey to the site. On arrival, take a tour with an official guide for two hours and see the stunning views of The Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path). The Caminito is a narrow cliffside path hanging 100 meters above the waters of the river Guadalhorce. It was built onto the side of the limestone rock face. It passes through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gaitanes Gorge), which is also known as Garganta del Chorro (the throat of Chorro). It offers spectacular heart-stopping views down a sheer drop to the churning waters. The path runs from the Embalse de Guadalhorce reservoir, through the famous El Chorro gorge, and to El Chorro village, which is a major center for rock-climbing with a couple of rural hotels and a train station. The nearest town is Alora to the south along the Guadalhorce river valley. After your tour, enjoy 45 minutes of free time exploring the attraction before your return journey to your accommodation. 

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Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

5. Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

Set off from the architecturally impressive Benalmádena Marina or the chic port in Fuengirola on a ferry ride that shows the Andalusian coast in all its glory. Take a round-trip boat ride between Benalmádena and Fuengirola and enjoy the views of the old Benalmádena Pueblo, which is one of the many charming white villages you can spot scattered across the Costa del Sol. Discovering Fuengirola is a must for lovers of designer clothes, boutiques, and those all-important market days that give you a sense of the local culture. Jumping aboard this pleasure cruise will deliver picturesque, panoramic views of the coast, resorts, and local attractions that are difficult to beat on any other mode of transport.

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From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

6. From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

Depart the Costa del Sol, and travel on a comfortable coach through the beautiful countryside of the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. The first stop of the day will be the bull and horse breeding farm Reservatauro, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO and located 5 kilometers from the city of Ronda. Tour the interior of the farm and get close to the bulls with their calves and the foals of purebred Spanish horses. The grounds of the farm are a good example of the local vegetation with olive and cork oak trees. Continue on for a short drive to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful, original white villages in the province of Cadiz. Take advantage of some free time to enjoy this peculiar village, stop to enjoy a coffee, and visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the cliff. Next you will arrive at the bus station in Ronda to continue the tour on foot and discover the city. See the incredible views from the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the Tajo River, and enjoy the old town, the museums, and the cathedral. You also have the option to visit the huge bullring of Ronda, the oldest in Spain. The entrance fee is not included, but there is time to visit it on your own. With free time to explore the city at your own pace and with the recommendations of your guide, you will not miss any relevant spots. After a full day touring these beautiful Spanish towns, you’ll return by coach to the Costa del Sol.

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From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

7. From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

After pickup from Benalmadena, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain. First, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of these landscaped gardens. Then, it's time for you to explore the Nasrid Palaces. Marvel at the elaborately decorated rooms and the rich mix of architectural styles. Admire a panoramic view of the city from the walls of the Alhambra, before enjoying some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch at a local restaurant, or simply stroll around the narrow streets. You will then meet the bus to start the return journey back to Benalmadena.

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Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

8. Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

Start the day with a convenient pickup from your hotel, followed by a relaxing drive out of the city to Ardales. Listen to your friendly guide as they share their fascinating insight into the history of the region as you pass through small towns and farmlands. Arrive at the Caminito del Rey, gather your trekking gear and prepare to embark on a journey that's bursting with scenery, geology, and history. Enter the gorge and slowly make your way along a wooden pathway that's attached to sheer rock walls, giving you a unique perspective that's unlike any other hiking experience. If you're brave enough, look down into the canyon at the striking green water and thriving plant life that covers its floor, as your guide enlightens you to its history. Your journey takes you past the Gaitanejos and Gaitanes gorges and by the Hoyo Valley, with plenty of time to stop and take in the views. Cross over a hanging bridge and feel a serious adrenaline rush before completing your adventure with a bus ride from Alora to Ardales, then drop-off back at your hotel.

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Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

9. Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

Fall in love with the dozens of animal species that call Selwo Marina home with this admission ticket. Visit five distinct areas: Island of Ice, Antilles, the Hollow, Amazon, and the Tropics. On the Island of Ice, visit Andalusia's first ice penguinarium and discover unique penguin species such as the king penguin from Patagonia. Afterward, travel to the Caribbean in the Antilles. Observe dolphins, sea lions, and even colorful flamingos. In the Hollow and the Amazon areas, witness the habitat of the Amazon River basin. In the Hollow, enjoy the flight of exotic birds such as macaws and cockatoos, while in the Amazon you can admire reptiles, amphibians, and tropical fish. Finally, finish your visit in the Tropics zone. Encounter exotic species such as the striking scarlet ibis or the white-headed saki, a primate native to Asia that stands out for its fur.

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Morocco 4-Day Tour from the Costa del Sol

10. Morocco 4-Day Tour from the Costa del Sol

Get a taste of life in Morocco on a 4-day tour from the Costa del Sol and visit the imperial cities of Fes and Meknes. Enjoy panoramic views as you journey from one destination to the next, stay in 4-star accommodation and end in the port city of Tangier before taking the ferry back across the Strait of Gibraltar. Day 1 (Wednesday): Costa del Sol – Tangier – Fes Catch the ferry from Algeciras or Tarifa and cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Then, journey by coach to the port city of Tangier and take a panoramic sightseeing tour to see the main monuments before making your way to the imperial city of Fes. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Sofía Hotel or Hotel Menzeh Zalagh. Day 2 (Thursday): Fes Spend the morning on a sightseeing tour of the old Medersa university and explore the narrow streets of the Casbah. See the beautiful Fontaine Nejjarine and get the afternoon to explore on your own at leisure. Day 3 (Friday): Fes – Meknes – Rabat -Tangier Travel to the imperial walled city of Meknes, and continue to Rabat to visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan Tower. Make your way back towards Tangier for dinner and your overnight stay at the 4-star Atlas Rif Hotel or Hôtel Atlas Les Almohades. Day 4 (Saturday): Tangier – Costa del Sol Board the ferry after breakfast and travel back across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain.

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What people are saying about Benalmadena

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,225 reviews

Excellent day out and a lovely walk. Alex our guide was a lovely man but did not keep us as a group going around the walk like others did. Real shame not to have had the information as we walked around but non the less, this is a great day trip. Tapas was nice at the end of the tour and drinks were very reasonable.

The old guide man was knowledgeable and very helpful. I highly recommend the tour. It was a wonderful trip from Torremolinos to Alhambra Palace. Thank you.

Excellent service, great trip and extremely knowledgeable guide (thanks, Ales)

It was an amazing trip , I would highly recommend it.

Nice crew and nice view from the sea. Recommended.