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Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Trip

1. 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

2. 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.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

3. 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.

Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

4. 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.

Malaga: Cliffs of Maro Hike to Hidden Beach with Snorkeling

5. Malaga: Cliffs of Maro Hike to Hidden Beach with Snorkeling

Walking throught hidden paths, we will discover tropical crops of avocados, bananas, papayas, sugar cain and custard apples. We will visit an arab vigil tower built in the XVI century and we will get in the Natural Park. Once in the Natural Park; we will discover the wild life of this unique area in the way to the paradisiacal beach. When arriving at the beach, we will go for a swim in the crystalline waters of the natural park and we will snorkel in order to explore the sea life. After enjoying in the sea; we will sit down on the white sand and we will relax having some fruit and water.

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.

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

7. 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.

Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Tour from Granada

8. 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.

Río Verde, Granada: X-Pro Canyoning Trip

9. Río Verde, Granada: X-Pro Canyoning Trip

Considered to be one of the most beautiful open canyons of crystalline water in Andalucía, the Rio Verde canyon is situated in the Sierra of Almijara National Park, 20 km from Almuñecar and only 50 minutes by car from Málaga. The Río Verde X-pro canyon, situated in Otívar (Granada), is a third level canyon with a duration of about 7 hours, including a rest halfway through. For this activity the required physical and technical level is medium-high. You will be swimming and walking in some areas, and also doing medium and high level abseilings of 8, 9, and 12 meters high. You will do different jumps between 4 and 9 meters high (optional). Experience this exciting canyon, the adrenaline catching you by surprise in each of its magnificent stretches. Explore its innumerable abseiling cliffs of up to 11 meters, its fun toboggans, its mystical cascades, and its beautiful green reservoirs.

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What people are saying about Costa Tropical

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 541 reviews

Fran(cisco) was the best tour guide I have ever had on an organized day trip, GetYourGuide or not! It is clear he loves his job and he is enthusiastic, charismatic, funny and informative. I especially appreciated the booklet of pictures he had to provide visual aids to what he was talking about. The day I went, the weather was perfect and the trail was not extremely crowded; we only caught up to the group in front of us once or twice. This hike is mostly flat and not strenuous at all for someone who is more or less in shape. Even though there is no bathroom on the trail, there is one at the beginning and the end. There are also opportunities to buy food before and after the hike.

Top-shelf transport. We were 4 adults and 1 child. The driver was waiting with a sign at the exit and led us to a Mercedes V class car. There was a child seat, the luggage fit easily. The driver was driving safely. Everything is great

Incredible experience, well worth it!! The tour guide fran was absolutely the best you could ever ask for, I take my hat off to him. It’s a must try experience

A must-do activity if you’re in Malaga. Very well organized.

It was great. A great guide and an amazing experience