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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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From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

3. 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

4. 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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Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

5. Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

After leaving the Costa del Sol and Malaga, continue along a scenic route via the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Make the first stop of the day at the bull and horse breeding farm, Reserva Tauro, which is located in a UNESCO-declared Biosphere Reserve, just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ronda. Take a tour of the farm and get close to mother cows and their calves, as well as the herd raising the foals of pure Spanish breed horses. The land on the farm is a good example of the local vegetation with olive trees and cork oaks. Then, proceed on a short drive to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful and original white villages in the province of Cádiz. Take advantage of your free time to enjoy this peculiar town. Visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the precipice and sit down for a coffee. In Ronda, you will arrive at the bus station before continuing on foot to discover the deepest city. Take in the incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” on the Guadalevin river, and enjoy the old town, the cathedral, and the museums. Participants meet to have a glass of red wine and some snacks on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. Alternatively, use your time to discover the oldest bullring in Spain, the immense bullring of Ronda (entrance not included; audio guides provided inside the bullring). Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace and ask your guide for any recommendations so you don't miss the best spots.

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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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Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

7. Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Travel to Andalusia, one of the most wonderful regions in southern Spain. Meet your expert tour guide in the Costa del Sol and hop on the coach to Setenil de las Bodegas. Stroll around the charming town, known for its mesmerizing white houses built into the surrounding cliffs. See the beautiful town of Ronda, learn about the culture and history from your guide as you walk. Visit the iconic bullring Plaza de Toros de Ronda and enjoy the museum. Next, walk through the atmospheric Plaza de España, visit the New Bridge and take pictures of the spectacular Tajo de Ronda. Marvel at the sacred St Mary's Church before visiting Ronda’s Arab Baths. Next stop, visit the Mondragon Palace and enjoy a walk around the spectacular gardens. Feeling hungry? No worries, you have time to grab food or explore the city at your own pace. You will return by coach to the Costa del Sol with amazing memories and priceless photos.

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From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

8. 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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Mijas Village: Private Tour from Malaga

9. Mijas Village: Private Tour from Malaga

After being picked up from your hotel or the port of Málaga, you will begin your drive to Mijas Village where your tour will begin. After meeting with your official historian tour guide, you will tour for 1.5 hours through Mijas's charismatic streets. Inhabited since ancient times, the small village of Mijas was devoted mainly to agriculture and fisheries through to the explosion of the tourist boom in the 1950s. Mijas offers travelers the contrast between the traditional image of the area and adaptation to current times, all without losing the traditional essence. You can walk around whitewashed corners, courtyards, gardens and shrines, with this village retaining the leisurely pace and charm of the past. You can visit the tiny bull-ring Plaza de Toros, two Mudejar style churches and remains of the old Arab wall, where your can enjoy beautiful gardens and the very interesting sanctuary of the “Virgen de la Peña” patron of the town. The Church of the Immaculate Conception was built by the Muslims in 836, being converted into a Christian church after the conquest, when a Moorish-style tower was added in 1510. From almost any point of the village you can see the white chapel of Calvary, located at a somewhat higher level. At the conclusion of your guided tour, you will have 1 hour's free time, before being returned back to your accommodation in Málaga.

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Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

10. 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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What people are saying about Benalmadena

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 101 reviews

This was the most fantastic tour I’ve ever had! Very personable driver who spoke fluent English was waiting for me at cruise terminal and whisked me away to Alhambra where I met my guide who was fluent in Arabic as well as English, and very knowledgeable in Islamic culture and history, which enabled him to provide detailed explanations of the Alhambra’s unique design, artwork and symbolism throughout the palaces. Tour time also allowed me to explore Granada’s old town before being returned to ship. I highly recommend.

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.

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.