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From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

1. From Malaga: 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 Malaga'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.

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Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

2. Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

You will meet in Granada city near the football stadium (metro stop) and drive down the valley for 45 minutes to the coast. After a quick safety briefing and a welcome glass of cava, the boat will from Marina del Este. From the comfort of the catamaran you will be able to see Almunecar, La Herradura, Cerro Gordo, Punta de La Mona, The Natural Park, Cantarrrijan as well as a number of historical watch towers dotted along this coastline, and get a great view of the Sierra Nevada mountains, all from the unique perspective of looking at them from out at sea. After an hour to an hour and a half sailing along the beautiful coastline, the boat will settle in a beautiful secluded spot (there are so many along this coastline!) to drop the anchor for a swim or a snorkel (masks and snorkels provided). The boat also has a kayak and two SUP paddle-boards for you to try out if you wish. While you enjoy the ocean, the crew will be rustling up a delicious buffet lunch with something for everyone, and a variety of dietary requirements catered for. After lunch, the boat will start to head back towards the marina, and hopefully spot some dolphins on the way. The catamaran, a Lagoon 380, is very spacious, stable, and safe, and boasts a great trampoline at the front of the boat between the hulls which the dolphins just love to swim underneath, giving the perfect view of these wonderful creatures completely in their natural habitat. And, all drinks on board (cava, beer, wines, soft drinks, water) are included too! A totally unique experience, and one which you will NEVER forget. At 6pm the crew will drive you back to the centre of Granada, arriving at 7pm.

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Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Tour from Granada

3. Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Tour from Granada

The Costa Tropical boasts 320 days of sunshine a year along with dozens of beaches and coves and traditional towns overlooking the sea. Enjoy a full day soaking up the pleasant atmosphere as you visit the towns along the coast of Granada, such as Salobreña, perched on a hill and home to an old Moorish castle. Stop in historic Almuñecar, founded by the Phoenicians around 1000 B.C. and enjoy a walk in Majuelo Park and a visit to San Miguel Castle. You’ll have lunch in Almuñecar and in the afternoon depart for Nerja, a town in the province of Malaga, to visit the Nerja Caves, an archeological site that’s part of the Spanish Historical Heritage. Marvel at the stalactite and stalagmite formation of this natural spectacle.

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Granada: Rijana Beach Snorkeling Tour

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Costa Tropical

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 96 reviews

We have had a perfect day despite the cold weather. Why?We were lucky to be in the company of a perfect guide named Paul. He was kind, and could tell facts about the Camanito in a very vivid way. You can tell he used to be a teacher because of the way he handled the interaction in our group combined with (fun) facts. If I was the CEO of this company I would be proud to have an employee like him. Thanks Paul for a nice experience. Kind regards, Elja de Jonge

It was wonderfull. A bit cold but there was an email warning about the temperature. We had the tour at 10.30 so it was warmer. A pity that we gad to wait for one hour before we could pass the entrance that was not a fould of the organisation

This is a fantastic day trip, great experience of the mountains, with Paul, who is a humorous, knowledgeable and passionate host, I highly recommend this trip to the Caminito.

This unique experience was worth every effort. It is so wonderful it could not fail to please.

Really enjoyable tour and Paul was an amazing guide. Transport easy, comfortable and quick.