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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.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

2. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

Hike Caminito del Rey, a suspended walkway surrounded by a scenic landscape, with a guide on a trip from Málaga. Along the route, learn the real story behind the construction of this great work of engineering. Hop aboard a bus from Málaga and travel to Ardales. Receive a safety briefing from your guide and strap on your helmets. Start the one-way hike of Caminito del Rey at the North access and make your way to the South access. Pass by mountains that emerged millions of years ago and vertical canyons born by the force of the Guadalhorce River. Listen to stories of adventurers and climbers. Hear about the visit of one of the most powerful men in the history of Spain, King Alfonso XIII. The trail has a length of 4.8 miles (7.7 kilometers) but is a simple walk, especially with your guide keeping you company. At the end of the trail, return to your bus and be driven back to Málaga.

Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

3. Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

Sail out to sea on a relaxing catamaran cruise and take in the views of Malaga's dynamic coastline, while the sun slowly disappears behind the mountains. Listen to chill-out music with a glass of traditional Spanish Cava wine in hand. Choose between a tour with or without a light show. Hop aboard a spacious catamaran in Málaga and begin your sailing adventure. Admire the Alboran Sea at sunset as you glide across the waves. Take in the views of Malaga's skyline as the lights come on. Enhance your experience with a glass of cava as you share this moment with someone you love. Add a touch of magic to your evening with the option to include a romantic light show and music while you drift over the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise.

Estepona: Dolphin Watching Sailboat Cruise with Drink

4. Estepona: Dolphin Watching Sailboat Cruise with Drink

Explore the stunning bay of Estepona on this sailing trip. Unwind with a soft drink, beer, or wine. Take in views of the shore from under the shade of the covered seating area as you captain takes you to where the dolphins are usually active.  Hop aboard the sailboat and settle in as you venture off in search for frolicking dolphins. Feel the wind in your hair as you take in the dynamic landscapes of the coast.  Stop to cool-off with a swim thorugh turquoise waters in a breathtaking location. Bring along your snorkel gear and check out the vibrant world under the waves. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Malaga: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Swimming Stop

5. Malaga: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Swimming Stop

Enjoy the panoramic view of Malaga from the sea while relaxing on a 24-meter catamaran. Sunbathe in the nets in the bow area or rest in one of the shaded locations, all while enjoying drinks from the onboard bar service (not included). Choose between the 1-hour or 1.5-hour daytime cruises, with a stop for swimming.

From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

6. From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes. Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. You will make a short stop so you can purchase breakfast in a local restaurant offering plenty of typical local products and delicacies. Return to the bus and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley. After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour with Drink

7. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour with Drink

Cruise along and look for frolicking dolphin on the Costa del Sol with this yacht tour from Fuengirola. Sip on a complimentary water, soft drink, or beer and unwind on a spacious 12-meter boat. Be greeted by your skipper at the activity provider's office and hop aboard a comfortable boat with a covered seating section and open viewing area. Navigate the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean on your way to areas where the dolphins are typically active. Learn about the different kinds of dolphins and the habitat where they live as you sail along. Gaze out at long stretches of sand, green hills, and turquoise waters as you sail. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

8. 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.

Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

9. Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to the artist's desire for his work to be exhibited in the city of his birth in 1881. Its realization is thanks to the combined efforts of the artist´s daughter-in-law and grandson, whose donations provide the body of the art collection, and Junta de Andalucía, who arranged an ambitious project devoted to the artist. Located in the Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939, the Museo Picasso Málaga opened in the heart of Málaga in 2003. The building boasts a harmonic mix of Renaissance and Mudéjar elements and serene contemporary lines. Phoenician, Roman, and Arabic ruins can be found on the underground floor. This ticket provides access to the permanent collection or the temporary exhibition. The permanent collection contains examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective, from the overlapping forms of Cubism to his experiments in ceramics, and from his interpretation of the Old Masters to his last paintings of the 1970s. Purchase a combined ticket and you will also get access to the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The temporary exhibitions change on a regular basis.  Break for a snack in the garden café of the Palacio de Buenavista, a perfect place to end your visit with an appetizer, lunch, or a drink in one of the nicest spots in Málaga. The upcoming temporary exhibitions are : Face to face. Picasso and the Old Masters. From April 1 to June 26 (except April 19). Paula Rego. From April 27 to August 21.

Malaga: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and Paella Lunch

10. Malaga: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and Paella Lunch

Set sail aboard a catamaran with a crew at hand and embark on a journey of relaxation. Travel seated or lying on the mesh net while you admire the coastline of Malaga on board this spacious catamaran. Take multiple stops during the trip to experience the blue tranquil waters, away from the crowded beaches. Marvel at the Mediterranean landscape while you chill in the sun or shade. Savor a meat BBQ on board, accompanied by mixed salad, fruits, and bread before heading back to the port.

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What people are saying about Costa del Sol

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 17,527 reviews

Nice experience. We had a really nice guide. If you're looking for a ton of information and a "formal" tour, then I would choose something else. He pointed out landmarks and told us about the city, but the tour did not include history, details, a lot of information, etc. But we had a lot of fun, I would definitely recommend.

Top-shelf transport. We were 4 adults and 1 child. The driver was waiting with a sign at the exit and led us to a Mercedes V class car. There was a child seat, the luggage fit easily. The driver was driving safely. Everything is great

Amazing experience and each of the guys running the business were outstanding, gave us a laugh, and the pictures they took were fantastic. I would definitely book with them again

Excellent instructor, good cquipment . Children 8 and 15 enjoyed the visit as did the 80 year old grandfather who did not quite have the energy required --5 star .

Powerful, emotional performance. Followed by a great dinner.