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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.

Fuengirola: Coastal Cruises with Free Drinks and Snacks

2. Fuengirola: Coastal Cruises with Free Drinks and Snacks

Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise in Fuengirola with complimentary drinks and snacks. Chill out onboard the boat and take in the sun while searching for dolphins playing just outside the bay. Choose to ride in a yacht or motor boat as you soak in the sun on the deck. Make your way to the port of Fuengirola and meet your crew and group for the day. Get settled and relax on board the boat and wave goodbye to the shoreline as you set sail on the Mediterranean Sea. Listen to your captain tell you about the local environment as you tuck into a few snacks and enjoy a drink in the sunshine with picturesque views of the coast. If you're feeling up to it you may even get a chance to cool off with a dip in the crisp, clear waters.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

3. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

Discover the stunning beauty of the Fuengirola coastline while cruising on a 15-meter luxury yacht. Explore the seas and search for dolphins. Enjoy drinks and delicious snacks while on board. Your cruise begins when you board the yacht and leave from the port of Fuengirola. From there, you'll head out to the open sea. The captain will give you a little information about the species of dolphins you may encounter. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you cruise over the waves. While out on the water, you can swim, sunbathe, or have a glass of cava and nibble on tasty snacks. See landmarks like the Calaburras lighthouse and the Torrequebrada beach before returning to port.

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

4. From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

The Angosturas Gorge, situated in the municipality of Benahavis and very close to Marbella, is the ideal canyon for your initiation to this exciting sport. In wonderful natural surroundings, you will learn the basic progression techniques for canyoning accessible to all, and more demanding techniques for those who already have previous experience. For those who wish to, enjoy jumps from different heights into a deep water reservoir in an idyllic location surrounded by mountains. This canyon has 2 jumps at 5 meters, 3 jumps at 4 meters, and an abseiling of 5 meters. Those who still don't feel daring enough for the jumps will be able to opt for a fun toboggan. As you go, the gorge will narrow, showing you a landscape you could never have imagined. Don't miss this incredible experience that you'll want to bring back home!

Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

5. 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.

Malaga: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Swimming Stop

6. 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 Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

7. 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.

Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

8. 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.

Estepona: Dolphin Watching Sailboat Cruise with Drink

9. 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: Bay Catamaran Cruise

10. Malaga: Bay Catamaran Cruise

Experience the Malaga's bay in an original way onboard a catamaran. Meet up at the pier in Malaga to start your sailing adventure. Board the Mundo Marino catamaran and enjoy the pleasure of sailing, getting to know the charming city from a new perspective. Enjoy a flexible route that is unique and special to each day. Let yourself be carried away by the wind and relax. Treat yourself to the bar service onboard throughout the trip. You can also enjoy an optional swimming stop during the cruise.

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What people are saying about Costa del Sol

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19,978 reviews

Excellent, very friendly and on the ball staff. It didn't take long (35mins) before we saw lots of dolphins and we had some time for a swim too. Highly recommended

Great experience, everything is very well organised and the guides are very prepared. I absolutely recommend.

Very friendly stuff. The trip to Gibraltar went smoothly and we were very happy. Highly recommended!

Great show, very talented people showing us their culture in the most authentic way!

It was a great trip with excellent guide. We enjoyed it very much.