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Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

1. Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

Sail out to sea on a relaxing catamaran ride and take in the views of Malaga's coastline, while the sun slowly disappears behind the mountains. Listen to chill-out music with a glass of wine in hand. 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.

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

2. 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. Make a stop at the Venta El Cruce, a local restaurant offering plenty of typical local products and delicacies that you can buy at your own expense. 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 get an insight into the history of this peculiar construction from your guide. 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. El Chorro means the spurt and your guide will explain why.  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.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

3. 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.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

4. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

Have an adventure along the El Caminito del Rey and walk 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Discover the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, and Guadalhorce River's history and importance to El Caminito del Rey. Meet your guide and board your bus for a ride towards Conde de Guadalhorce Dam. Begin your walking tour and learn how the dam is Málaga's main water reserve. Hear about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and how the canyon was carved by the Guadalhorce River from your guide. Prepare to test your nerves on a high-up adventure along El Caminito del Rey. Follow the path which is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide, hanging 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. See the construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro and how the pathway was built for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

5. 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: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and BBQ Lunch

6. Malaga: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and BBQ 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.

Malaga: Catamaran Trip with Optional Stop for Swimming

7. Malaga: Catamaran Trip with Optional Stop for Swimming

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.

Marbella: Catamaran Cruise

8. Marbella: Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy a trip aboard the Daria, a catamaran with all the modern comforts, on which you will get to spend a wonderful day. In addition to all the luxury spaces aboard the boat, this model offers greater stability than others, which will reduce dizziness, meaning this nautical adventure is ideal for all. During your cruise, there will be opportunities for you to enjoy such water sports as paddle surfing, kayaking, and even fishing if you wish. Snacks and drinks such as beer, water, and soft drinks will all be available during the cruise as well. The professional crew will make sure you see the best of Marbella from the water, all the while having as much fun as possible. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos, which will be available after the cruise for download, as you explore the coast aboard a luxury catamaran.

Malaga: Bay Catamaran Cruise

9. 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.

Malaga: Nature Quad Bike Tour

10. Malaga: Nature Quad Bike Tour

Traverse Malaga’s countryside on a quad bike and experience its unique landscape first-hand. Start off on paved and straight paths to get familiar with the vehicle. Then, drive along dirt roads to get up close to nature. See airplanes landing at Malaga Airport. Spot a variety of wildlife and livestock, including horses, goats, sheep, and many species of bird. Next, get wet and cross the Guadalhorce River. Take some fun before and after pictures before taking a break. You will also experience special circuits for quads in the Viso area. Take time to observe nature at a safe and gentle pace that is suitable for all ages and beginners and that ensures the environment is protected.

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What people are saying about Costa del Sol

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3,372 reviews

The stable is nicely kept. The horses well tended and cared for. The guides and personnel were very pleasant and helpful. Ours was delightful! A lovely ride in the morning and the only thing is - it’s tricky to find! So maybe call and obtain specific directions. It’s rather obscure to find.

Lovely staff, awesome experience! We had a hen do surprise and we all loved it - there was music, bar and an amazing atmosphere! Totally recommend it!

Such an amazing experience, saw the whole of Malaga’s coast, with a great bar and great stuff! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

The bus arrived on time, no extra fees. The looks of Pathways was gorgeous!

Great place, beautiful architecture. I highly recommend.