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Marbella

Sunshine, warm waters, golden sand, and a luxurious touch await in the Costa del Sol’s best-known hotspot.

Our most recommended things to do in Marbella

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

1. 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!

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

2. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your bus in the center of Málaga, near el Corte Inglés, or elsewhere along the Costa del Sol. From there you will take a coach to Gibraltar, traveling in air-conditioned comfort complete with reclining seats, WiFi, and USB ports. Throughout the journey, your guide will provide you with information about interesting things to do and see once having arrived at Gibraltar. Once having passed through customs, your coach will drive inside Gibraltar before stopping in the city center to park for free time. If you booked the full nature reserve rock tour option, enjoy a panoramic tour of Gibraltar, visiting places such as the Strait of Gibraltar, and access to the interior of the St. Michel Caves. You will also be able to see Barbary macaques at the Apes Den. After the panoramic tour, enjoy free time for lunch and explore the area for its shopping and hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon, leaving Gibraltar at 3:30 PM.

From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

3. From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

Be picked up by minubus Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, discover all the major sights, including Punta Europa and Las Cuevas de San Miguel. Punta Europa, on the edge of the rock, has a lighthouse and stunning views of the African mountains, just across the water. See the Cuevas de San Miguel, which was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, take some free time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

Marbella: Guided Wine and Tapas Bike Tour

4. Marbella: Guided Wine and Tapas Bike Tour

Enjoy a comfortable bike ride under the Andalusian sun while your tour guide points out historical details and fantastic sights. Enjoy tapas and wine, beer or nonalcoholic drinks in some of the best local bars. Pedal your way through Spanish history, culture, and cuisine. Begin your biking exploration on the boardwalk with a wonderful view of the Bay of Marbella. Travel to see Dali's sculptures and the Alameda Park in the old city. Admire the typical Andalusian white limestone walls, the narrow alleys, and the small streets creating an impressive labyrinth that comes out on the Plaza Santo Cristo. Then, visit Marbella's traditional fishing village, Barrio de los Pescadores. Here, immerse in not just luxury and beauty, but also hard work and ancient traditions.

Marbella: Kayak Tour

5. Marbella: Kayak Tour

Enjoy introductory lessons on how to use your kayak. Learn basic techniques you can use to make the most out of your day.  View the beautiful coastline of Marbella with this guided tour. Set off from the marina and explore the coast. Experience stunning views of the Sierra Blanca mountain range.  Take a break and have a swim in the warm water. Return to the marina for refreshments (at your own expense) and a shower. 

Marbella Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

6. Marbella Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

To begin with, your instructor will give you your board and will explain the basic techniques for using the stand-up paddleboard. Don't worry, it's an activity that does not require any previous experience. After learning about how to use the boards, you will get into the water and start exploring the coast. Enjoy the beautiful view of the city with the mountains in the back. You can also have a swim and enjoy the water. Breath, do some sports and enjoy every moment. Then you will return to the Marine Port, where there are showers available.

Marbella: Catamaran Cruise

7. 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.

From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

8. From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

During the bus tour, you will enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol while the guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities of this British colony. Once you arrive at La Linea you will cross the border, remember to check your documentation to access Gibraltar. Once at Gibraltar, you will be able to enjoy free time to visit the square Casemates Square, the botanical garden of the Alameda, strolling through Marina Bays, or walk along Main Street, All this can be done either before or after seeing the Dolphins. The guide will show you how to get to the square. The boat will depart from the port of Gibraltar, from where the boat will take us to see the different types of cetaceans that inhabit this area. For an hour and a half we will navigate the area that unify the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins. The guide on board will tell you about the most relevant curiosities and characteristics of the species that you encounter, the particularities of the Strait, declared Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. After the tour, you will have again free time to continue your visit in Gibraltar, you can take the opportunity to have lunch. Meet in the mid afternoon for your return journey to the pickup point.

Marbella: Tour of the Old Town with Wine Tasting & Tapas

9. Marbella: Tour of the Old Town with Wine Tasting & Tapas

Discover the charming little town of Marbella with its thousand faces and historic old town, and relish the delicacies of the region during. As you walk with your guide, be enthralled by the history and stories of the area as you take in your beautiful surroundings.  As you discover the history and culture of Marbella, understand the region further with delicious tastings. Start with a tasting of fine wines in the historic city centre and try some cold tapas. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to sample various natural olive oils of the region and to visit Marbella's beautiful old town. End a great tour by savouring some typical Andalusian dishes along with a matching wine at a traditional tapas restaurant.

From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

10. From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

Discover Moroccan culture and flavors on this day trip from Málaga and Costa del Sol. Visit the traditional Moroccan city of Tetouan, cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, and see the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. After meeting your guide at the pick-up point, hop on the bus to Morocco. During the trip, journey through Malaga and along the Costa del Sol while the guide tells you anecdotes and curiosities about Morocco. Arrive at Algeciras to start the Fast-Ferry departure for 60 minutes to Ceuta across the strait. Once in Ceuta, set foot on Moroccan soil and make a panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta passing in front of the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. After crossing the border, you'll journey through the city. Take a scenic bus route from Ceuta to Tetouan for 30 minutes while enjoying the scenery. In Tetouan, take a pleasant walk where a local guide will show you the most iconic areas of the Moroccan city, without losing the detail of the most important sights of the city. In Hassan II Square you'll visit outside the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter or Mellah and see the Bengualid synagogue. The souk of Tetouan is a real journey through time that will allow you to get to know the work of its craftsmen. Continue through the Medina of Tetouan, characterized by its white walls and green doors, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the smallest in the country. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant to enjoy traditional folklore while trying Cous Cous accompanied by the typical Menta and Arabic pastries. After lunch, stroll through the shopping area of Tetouan and visit some establishments for shopping and a typical Moroccan Herbalist with natural products to discover all the benefits of the properties of Argan Oil. At the time indicated by the guide, meet again for the return to Ceuta and embark to Algeciras to return to the pickup point in Algeciras.

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What people are saying about Marbella

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2,185 reviews

Well orginized, the departure from malaga was exactly as planned, although when living gibraltar there were some fellows who lost the sense of time....Ana , the guide was very helpful, explained in details the history of gibraltar before arriving there and also gave us a short story of marbella on the road, and I need to mention our local guide-bus driver at gibraltar who gave us a short pick about living there and with his jokes the time passed really quickly.The time was exactly what we needed to see the apes den, europa point and st michael caves. The town itself is small , only one principal street with turist shops, liquors, jewellery and clothing.

Guiden fortalde om plassane vi køyrde forbi. Alle passasjerane ut av bussen ved grensa. Viste pass ved passkontroll- dei såg knapt på det. Eigen tid til shopping- Anbefaler Main Street. Og tid til lunsj før det var guiden tur i små bussar . Såg over til Marokko, såg stilege aper og inn i den fantastiske grotta, St.Mickels cave og fortelling om historia til Gibraltar

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

Really good fun and well organised. Adults and children really enjoyed it and want to do it again.

Bought it as a present for my parents. They loved it :)