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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.

Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

2. 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.

Fuengirola: Private Boat Rental With Skipper

3. Fuengirola: Private Boat Rental With Skipper

Enjoy a relaxing day on the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean from Fuengirola with up to 12 of your favorite guests. Sit back, snack, and sip your beverage of choice as your licensed skipper takes you along the coast. Sunbathe on the spacious deck restock snack plates in the kitchen, and take a break in one of the three cabins Choose from a selection of included soft drinks, juice, wine, champagne, and snacks. Meet your captain at the Fuengirola Marina, and board your private luxury yacht for an unforgettable way to experience the Costa del Sol.

Malaga: Catamaran Trip with Optional Stop for Swimming

4. 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.

Nerja: Sea Kayak Tour

5. Nerja: Sea Kayak Tour

Discover the magnificent scenery of Nerja from a unique viewpoint on the water. Follow your guide as you paddle through the local caves and past cliffs. Take your double or individual kayak and set off from Burriana Beach. Head towards Cascada de Maro and go past local points of interest. You’ll get to see many small cliffs and bays that are inaccessible from land. Listen as the guide teaches you about elements of the landscape. Take a break from paddling and swim in the clear water Learn the basic techniques of paddling a kayak as well as important safety considerations. Throughout the tour, photos and videos are recorded on a GoPro camera. Download these images later and enjoy reminders of the day

Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure in Costa del Sol

6. Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure in Costa del Sol

Soar safely above the sea with a parasailing experience provided by a British-run company that has been operating water sports in Fuengirola for over 22 years. Experience the rush of reaching heights of 250 meters on this action-packed trip.  Check in at the activity provider's office and begin your high-flying adventure. Feel confident as you fly with a full briefing of how the activity works and what to expect, including safety procedures. Enjoy using a disability-friendly company endorsed by the APA and PPAE. Take off from the shore on a comfortable winch boat and enjoy views of the shore. Get set up with high-quality parasailing equipment that is maintained to the highest safety standards. Fly alone or with your friends and family, as up to 6 people can fly together. Marvel as uninterrupted views of the charming town of Benalmadena and the Sierra Nevadas. Gaze out at the beaches and turquoise waters of Fuengirola. Return to your starting point at the end of your trip. 

Benalmadena Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

7. Benalmadena Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

See the top sites of this popular Mediterranean city on a hop-on hop-off tour with a 48-hour unlimited use ticket. Discover the attractions of Benalmadena, such as Puerto Marina, which is home to the Sea Life Aquarium and an array of delightful boutiques and restaurants. Hop off at Tivoli-Teleferico and take a cable car to Mount Carramolo from the entrance of Tivoli World. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, stop and soak up the sun on beautiful Malapesquera Beach. Visit Playa Arroyo de la Miel, which translates as stream of honey, a product that once was the main source of income. This is now the primary commercial area and is bursting with small shops, restaurants, and cabaret bars. You can hop off and back on as often as you wish, enabling you to explore sites that interest you. The Tour’s Stops: • Puerto Marina • Malapesquera Beach • Hotel Riviera • Benalroma Ruins • Selwo Marina • Parque de la Paloma • Renfe-Arroyo de la Miel • Tivoli-Cable Railway • Arroyo de la Miel Beach • Bil-Bil Castle • Exhibition Centre

Costa del Sol: Aqualand Torremolinos Entry Ticket

8. Costa del Sol: Aqualand Torremolinos Entry Ticket

Spend a day full of watery fun at Aqualand Torremolinos. Enjoy 19 different attractions sure to please the entire family, including the highest waterslide in Europe, “Kamikaze.” Just 10 minutes from the center of Torremolinos, Aqualand is the largest and most popular park in the Costa del Sol. Across an area of 70,000 square meters (753,474 square feet), the park plays host to an array of attractions suitable both for adults and children. After entering the park, explore this thrilling oasis. Plunge down a number of water slides, such as the 22-meter (72-foot) “Kamikaze.” Splash around in pools and have fun in artificial surf. There also many terraced green areas perfect for sunbathing and relaxing.

Malaga: Nature Quad Bike Tour

9. 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.

Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

10. 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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What people are saying about Costa del Sol

Really great as a family activity. A tip for those who eat there, wait until you reach the restaurant at the top which overlooks the park

The best crew We saw the dolphins and the captain delighted us with his kindness for our enjoyment. A pleasure and beautiful experience

It was a magical moment seeing the dolphins was not dissapointed the crew were friendly and knowledgeable highly recommended

Jose was fabulous! Great walk with nest information and delicious nibbles. Highly recommend.

Superb sea trip very friendly crew and dolphin at the appointment