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Nerja: Sea Kayak Tour

1. 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

Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Trip

2. Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Trip

Set sail to explore the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro, one of the wildest areas on the Costa del Sol where the beaches and coves have crystal clear waters. On the way, stop to snorkel, see the Balcón de Europa, and finally admire the Maro Waterfall. At this last stop, hop on a kayak or standup paddleboard to reach the waterfall and bathe in the shallow area. As well as the natural scenery, enjoy the GoPro photos and videos included in the price.

From Nerja: Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Snorkel & SUP

3. From Nerja: Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Snorkel & SUP

Receive an initiation course during which you will be taught how to move on the paddleboard and how you should use the paddle. A variety of different boards is available, so that your expert guide will be able to provide you with a suitable board. Then paddle from Burriana Beach along the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo, all the way to the Maro waterfall and the Acantilado caves. Explore the caves by board but also underwater with your own snorkel equipment (not included). Take in the rock formations as well as the corals and colorful fish. At the end of the tour, you will receive videos and photos taken by a GoPro.

Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

4. Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on this day trip from Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Follow your guide on a trail that is attached to the gorge walls 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. End your tour with a cold bottle of water and then rest or have lunch at the Local Restaurant Mesón Carrión. Choose a pickup option that is close to you with tour options for pickup in centrally-located stops in Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar. Relax aboard a spacious and comfortable bus on the journey to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Listen as your guide tells you about the surroundings and history. Start your walk in the late morning and go through a tunnel that leads to where the Caminito del Rey trail begins. Equip yourself with a safety helmet and begin your hiking adventure. Feel the thrill of walking above to Guadalhorce River from the north access point and make your way for approximately 2 .5 hours at a gentle pace. Snap photos of unique canyon landscapes during picture stops along the route. Take a refreshing break at the south access point. At the end of the hike, the bus will pick you up at the meeting point, have time to rest, and sip on a free bottle of water while returning to your pickup point.

Nerja: Río Verde Canyoning Tour with Photos

5. Nerja: Río Verde Canyoning Tour with Photos

Meet your friendly crew in Nerja, then head off on the 1 hour journey to Río Verde. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic 1 hour hike along the river bank to reach one of Andalusia’s most impressive ravines. Arrive at the Y Waterfall, and get kitted out with all the necessary safety equipment. Listen to your instructor's tips and recommendations, then start your descent. Spend an unforgettable and leisurely 3 hours canyoning down the ravine. The descent includes some jumps (optional) and 2 thrilling rappels. Change out of your kit after, and enjoy your snack before returning to Nerja.

Half-Day Nerja and Frigiliana

6. Half-Day Nerja and Frigiliana

Begin your tour by heading to Frigiliana, a beautiful and typical Andalusian village. Once there, follow your guide to the main square and learn everything you should know about local attractions. You will have some free time to enjoy Frigiliana and buy typical products of the region like pottery, fruits, vegetables, or the famous sweet wine. Once you have sampled the delicacies of Frigiliana, depart for Nerja. Amble through small winding streets and take in the stunning views across the sea from Balcon de Europa. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon browsing local shops and soaking up the sunshine before we return to Costa del Sol.

From Nerja: Caminito del Rey Guided Day Trip with Ticket

7. From Nerja: Caminito del Rey Guided Day Trip with Ticket

Explore El Caminito del Rey, a 7.7-kilometer aerial path built into the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge in El Chorro, hanging 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Enjoy bus transportation from Nerja, a skip-the-line entry ticket, and the knowledge of your licensed guide during this full-day trip. Put on your safety helmet and follow your licensed guide from the town of Ardales to the town of Alora as they narrate the history of the El Caminito, including its inauguration by King Alfonso XIII in 1905. Take in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, including the Gaitanes Gorge and Guadalhorce River 100 meters below you. Understand why El Caminito del Rey was declared one of the most dangerous trails in the world when it was first built and why now, after its renovation, it's considered safe.

From Málaga: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

8. From Málaga: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

Discover two emblematic towns of Málaga's coast, the province known for plentiful sunshine hours, charming white villages, and its great cultural and artistic heritage. Visit Frigiliana and the Caves of Nerja and learn about Andalusian history and customs throughout your tour. On Frigiliana, you can admire the town's Moorish structure, the beauty of its houses full of flowers, the smell of nature, and the sea breeze. Contemplate amazing panoramic views from the Arab Lizar Castle and Fortress. Next, make your way to one of Spain's major tourist attractions on the Costa del Sol, close to the town of Nerja. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Caves of Nerja, and explore the cave's different chambers.

Costa del Sol: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from Malaga Airport

9. Costa del Sol: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from Malaga Airport

Ensure your travels are hassle-free with this private 1-way transfer to your chosen destination in Costa del Sol from Malaga Airport, or vice versa. Travel in maximum comfort and safety with a professional driver. Get picked up in a Mercedes-Benz Vito, Volkswagen Caravelle, or similar vehicle. Enjoy room for up to 6 passengers and 6 pieces of luggage. Simply choose your desired transfer, then sit back, relax, and enjoy a stress-free ride to your destination.

From Granada: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

10. From Granada: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

Get to know these two towns along Malaga’s coast in a province known for the high amount of sunshine it receives each year. See charming villages and learn about the region's great cultural and artistic heritage. Explore the white architecture in the towns on the Andalusian coast. Visit Frigiliana, which is full of Andalusian culture. Admire the town's Moorish structure, the beauty of its houses, flowers, and the sea breeze. See the Arab castle and Lizar Fortress, from where you can take in amazing panoramic views. The Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in the Costa del Sol. The Cave is one of Spain's major tourist attractions. During the day you will be accompanied by a guide who will explain to you important facts about the places that you will visit to help you understand their history.

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What people are saying about Nerja

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 373 reviews

Fantastic place to visit. Total walk is about 5 miles with some steep and narrow steps so you need to be reasonably fit and able manage lots of steps. The walk other than that is not difficult or scary, unless heights are a major issue for you. At the end of the walk there is a range of food and drink outlets, all reasonably priced.

The experience has been great, at the end of the route I got dizzy and they quickly called a colleague and he picked me up with a zodiac, very good treatment from the monitor Álvaro. Thanks.

It is a super excursion, it is really worth it and the monitor that accompanied us, Kevin, is wonderful!

Very pleasant tour guide. Everything went as on the description. Very nice bus and was not to crowded.

Great first SUP experience on fantastically clear water in a beautiful setting!