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From Nerja: Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Snorkel & SUP

1. 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.

Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Caves and Los Muertos Sailing Tour

2. Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Caves and Los Muertos Sailing Tour

Set sail from Carboneras on a family-friendly guided sailboat trip to the Cabo de Gata National Park. Cruise across the Mediterranean Sea as you relax on Los Muertos Beach, make a snorkeling stop in a serene cove, and have the chance to see dolphins swimming in the wild. Make your way to the Port of Carboneras to meet your friendly guide and group for the day and get onboard the sailboat. Watch the shoreline disappear behind you as you sail upon the picturesque Mediterranean Sea to Cabo de Gata National Park. Cruise along the coastline and visit some of the most famous coves in the UNESCO-protected National Park, including Lost Muertos Beach, Cala Arena, Cala de Enmedio, Cala del Plomo, and Agua Amarga. Swim ashore to relax on the idyllic beaches and soak in the sun or grab a snorkel and drift around the rocks of the cove with colorful fish. Enter the open sea on your way back to Carboneras in the hopes of spotting dolphins playing in the waves.

From Málaga: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Guided Kayaking Tour

3. From Málaga: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Guided Kayaking Tour

Kayak past secluded coves and inlets on this guided kayaking tour from Malaga to the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo. Look for local wildlife as you travel from La Herradura Beach to the Cave of the Virgin. Cool off with swim stops along the way. Meet your guide in the city center of Malaga and hop aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Relax on the drive to the tour supplier's facilities in La Herradura where you can store anything you wish to keep dry in the provided lockers. Get set up with your high-quality kayaking tour and embark on your coastal adventure. Keep an eye out for marine life and mountain goats that like to visit the rocks by the sea. Arrive at Calaisa beach where you can spend time to admire its peculiar formation and marine life. Continue along the coast and pass by an old mill on the way to the Cerro Gordo Cliffs. Reach the cliffs that reach a height of 250 meters. Try to spot wildlife like chameleons, kestrels, and peregrine falcons. Make your way to the Cave of the Virgin which was once used for smuggling. Enter the sea cave on the kayak and see the statue of the virgin. Admire the orange coral and sea tomatoes that adorn the base of the rock walls. Return to La Herradura by kayak and transfer back to the meeting point in Malaga by bus.

Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

4. Cabo de Gata Natural Park: Guided Snorkeling Tour

Meet your instructor 100 meters from where you will be entering the water. Listen to a safety briefing and then receive your mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit. Before entering the water, you will listen to an introduction about the natural environment of the area. Hear about the history of the area, its volcanic origin, and the biodiversity you will encounter while snorkeling. Once you have learned how to use the equipment correctly, the guide will accompany you on an itinerary designed to observe the three types of marine ecosystems existing in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. First, explore one of the best-preserved Posidonia meadows in the entire Mediterranean, which shelters hundreds of different species. Next, explore underwater caves, and narrow gaps in the rock that you can swim through. These formations are thanks to the recent volcanic activity of the area. Then continue to the third distinct area. Since underwater fishing is prohibited in this environment, most of the fish will not be frightened by your presence, so you can observe them up close. The guide will be watching out at all times for the safety of the group, warning you of any possible dangers and ensuring you feel safe and comfortable. When your guided snorkeling experience is over, swim back to the original meeting point to return your equipment.

Malaga: Sierra de Tejera, Almijara and Alhama 4x4 Jeep Ride

5. Malaga: Sierra de Tejera, Almijara and Alhama 4x4 Jeep Ride

The 4x4 Route activity begins at Burriana Beach (Nerja). They will travel in a 4x4 through the beautiful landscape of the Sierra Almijara. Discover the wild nature of the mountains and get to know picturesque towns such as Frigiliana and Acebuchal, a town hidden among the pine forests of the valley. See different points of tourist interest such as the Fábrica de la Luz and the Puerto del Collado. You will enjoy the views of Sierra Tejera, Almijara and Alhama. You will then return to the same starting point at Playa Burriana

Granada: Rijana Beach Snorkeling Tour

6. Granada: Rijana Beach Snorkeling Tour

Meet at the starting point in Granada and travel in an 8-seater van to the village of Calahonda, 50 minutes away. From here, you will head to the nearby Rijana Beach, a small, isolated and well-loved beach. The area is perfect for snorkeling, as the rock formations that surround the bay provide a great habitat for a range of marine life. As you explore the waters and underwater life, the instructor will take underwater photos and footage with his sports camera, and give them to you free of charge. When you are done snorkeling, you will have plenty of time to relax in the sun on the beach, before heading back to Granada.

From Seville: Doñana, El Rocio, and Matalascañas Beach Tour

7. From Seville: Doñana, El Rocio, and Matalascañas Beach Tour

Depart Seville and travel to Doñana National Park, less than an hour from the city center, to explore one of the most important wetland reserves in Europe. Marvel at the biodiversity of the ecosystems, including lagoons, marshland, dunes and Mediterranean forest on a 4-hour tour by 4WD vehicle. Home to 37 different species of mammals, the park also supports 21 species of reptiles, 11 species of amphibians, 20 species of freshwater fish, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Look for Iberian lynx, imperial eagle and endangered Egyptian mongoose in their natural habitat. Visit the village of El Rocio, famous worldwide as a pilgrimage site in May and for the hermitage home of the Blessed Virgin. Get some time to relax on Matalascañas Beach or enjoy a well-deserved meal before the drive back to Seville, where you will get dropped off at your hotel at the end of an amazing day. 

From Seville: Private Tour Doñana Park, el Rocio & Beach

8. From Seville: Private Tour Doñana Park, el Rocio & Beach

After less than an hour´s drive in a private transfer you are in the Doñana National Park, one of Europe’s largest and most important wetland reserves, declared a Biosphere Reserve and inscribed on the World Heritage List. Once there you will get into the 4X4 rangers to visit the Natural Park. Doñana offers a great variety of natural ecosystems such as lagoons, marshlands, fixed and mobile dunes, scrub woodland, Mediterranean forest and 30 km of virgin beaches. Doñana supports 37 species of mammals, including the Iberian lynx, 21 species of reptiles, 11 amphibians and 20 species of freshwater fish. Nor can you forget the thousands of invertebrates (insects, annelids, arachnids …). Catch a glimpse of the Lord of the Andalusian forest; the Iberian Lynx, The Spanish Imperial Eagle or even the Egyptian mongoose, an endangered species. After your adventure amongst the nature, you'll go on a journey to visit Rocio´s Village. The Rocio is known world-wide for its pilgrimage in May and by its hermitage which houses the famous Rocio´s Blessed Virgin. From the “magic” of this beautiful scenery you will go to “Matalascañas Beach” for a stroll or simply to relax and enjoy a well deserved meal. After some free time for yourself to explore, you'll conclude this unforgettable journey with a pleasant drive back to Seville.

From Seville: Doñana National Park Full-Day Private Tour

9. From Seville: Doñana National Park Full-Day Private Tour

Journey by 4WD vehicle to Doñana National Park and get back to nature amongst its lagoons, marshlands, dunes, Mediterranean forest and 30 kilometers of virgin beaches. Look for wildlife, such as the Iberian lynx, imperial eagle or endangered Egyptian mongoose. Then, follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who flock to the village of El Rocío every May to pay their respects to the Virgin Mary. Go for a stroll on Matalascañas Beach or relax with a meal. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before the drive back to Seville. Get explanations about the different ecosystems and fauna and flora.

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4.2 / 5

based on 163 reviews

Since there were a lot of waves, we went kayaking. Because of the weather, we couldn't drive into the caves, and you didn't really see anything while snorkeling. You could have rebooked (to another day) due to the weather, which was not possible for us as it was our last day in Malaga. The strong waves made me feel pretty bad on the way back. But that was not a problem, we were then taken with the motor boat. Super nice team! Beautiful view!

As a snorkelling novice ( I’ve only done it twice before) this was an ideal activity. I felt very comfortable following our guide and it was easy to see him at all times. He showed us lots of different areas and did a great explanation of the creatures we might see before venturing out into the bay.

We highly recommend the tour! We got some facts about the surrounding and very good instructions. We felt safe the whole time and it was soo much fun and relaxing at the same time! We would definitely do it again.

We were due to go paddleboarding but because of the weather it was cancelled so our guide suggested we do kayaking instead it was great fun and our guide was good kept us well informed and great value for money.

The tour was a lot of fun, our guide María was attentive and had a lot of information for us. Even with our rusty school English, everything was understandable.