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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.

Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

6. 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.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour with Drink

7. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour with Drink

Cruise along and look for frolicking dolphin on the Costa del Sol with this yacht tour from Fuengirola. Sip on a complimentary water, soft drink, or beer and unwind on a spacious 12-meter boat. Be greeted by your skipper at the activity provider's office and hop aboard a comfortable boat with a covered seating section and open viewing area. Navigate the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean on your way to areas where the dolphins are typically active. Learn about the different kinds of dolphins and the habitat where they live as you sail along. Gaze out at long stretches of sand, green hills, and turquoise waters as you sail. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

8. 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.

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

9. 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!

Fuengirola: Private Boat Rental With Skipper

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Costa del Sol

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 17,527 reviews

Very nice short tour, and excellent value for money. Our guide allowed us to appreciate these two attractions giving the important historical & cultural information together with some funny anecdotes. The standard audioguide provided with the ticket isn't as enjoyable, so I really recommend opting for this experience.

Great trip, very nice knowledgeable crew and got us right in close to some dolphins. Totally recommend doing this

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

The best experience ever, the best way to see all of Malaga’s beautiful spots!

Great place, beautiful architecture. I highly recommend.