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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.

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.

From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

3. From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

Depart Granada and journey by air-conditioned bus to the beautiful Rio Verde canyon in the Sierra de Almijara. Take part in a thrilling canyoning activity suitable for all ages. Get a safety briefing on arrival and collect the necessary gear to work your way through the canyon with the help of an experienced guide. Rappel from rocks up to 15 meters high and get an adrenaline rush as you take optional jumps from rocks and slide across the river bed. Cool down with a swim in the emerald green water and appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings from a fresh perspective. Reach the end point after approximately 3.5 hours and enjoy a well-earned rest and snacks before the drive back to Granada.

Nerja: Río Verde Canyoning Tour with Photos

4. 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.

Granada: Rijana Beach Snorkeling Tour

5. 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.

Río Verde, Granada: X-Pro Canyoning Trip

6. 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 Province of Granada

We stayed in Spain for two weeks and this was honestly the best day of our vacation! Pedro, the guide, was absolutely fantastic. He was so considerate and patient, which made one feel super safe but still there was lots of adventurous stuff to do. Yet there were always options for people who didn’t want to cliff jump or slide down the rocks, so you didn’t have to quit the whole tour if you didn’t want to do an activity. Pedro always encouraged everyone to try the activities but was never pushy. The canyon itself is also astoundingly beautiful. Very recommendable!

Pick-up on time, the two crew members were very attentive to us and a special mention for allowing my 6-year-old son to "steer" the boat and for the paddle trip. I recommend including for families with toddlers 3 years old. You just need to be well equipped. A big thank-you.

At first I was a little tired and didn't want to continue, but in the end I continued and it was worth the very nice visits, the very nice monitors, the truth is that I would repeat.

Great trip along the coast to a wonderful swimming location. Even in May the coastal waters were warm. Very nice hosts

Very nice trip, with an amazing view of the reefs and a relaxing time at the beach!