Things to do in Province of Málaga

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Caminito del Rey: Guided Walking Tour

1. Caminito del Rey: Guided Walking Tour

Thrill your inner adventurer with a guided trek along the award-winning Caminito del Rey, a path stretching between El Chorro and the Gaitanes gorge, and built inside the rock more than 100 years ago for the workers of the El Chorro Hydroelectric Power Station. With suspended walkways and glass observation decks, it’ll be hard not to be astounded by the panoramic views of the Guadalhorce River. Admire as well the intricate boardwalks at over 328 feet (100m) from the ground. Soak in the beauty of its canyons and large valley as seen from above. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities and capture the breathtaking scenery, rated as of the best views in the whole of Andalusia. Along the route, hear about the real story behind the construction of this great work of engineering. Marvel at the original path and carved tunnels. Learn about the local flora, fauna, and geology from this unique natural environment. 

Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

2. Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Join a guided tour along the Caminito del Rey, a one-direction walkway and one of Málaga's most breathtaking natural environments. Meet your guide at the northern access of the Caminito, at the ticket office. After check-in, get the necessary security items (helmets), and you'll be explained the use of radio guides and headphones so that you don't miss out on an explanation along the way. The guide accompanies the group from the entry up to the moment helmets are given, providing you with all the necessary information about the surroundings so you will complete your dream visit. Fall in love with the stunning beauty of this unique environment and its fascinating history. The entire route is a marvel of 400 meters-high walls. The path goes down to a mere 10 meters at its narrowest point. Below, the wild waters of the Guadalhorce river simmer and rush towards the coast. It is in this environment where, since the 19th and 20th centuries, a set of the railway and hydroelectric infrastructures were located that formed the backbone of the connections and the road network that has survived into the 21st century and has become the El Caminito del Rey walkway. Declared by the Junta de Andalucía as a Natural Area in 1989, it had already been classified as a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1987 and, since 2006, it is part of the Andalusia-Morocco Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean. The site has been added to the list of Places of Community Importance in the Mediterranean Biogeographic Region. This natural enclave has been a focus of influence for the settlement and development of human groups in the surroundings of the natural area of Gaitanejo and El Chorro from prehistoric times to the present day, documented by the abundance of archaeological sites. The experience will leave you with unforgettable memories and amazing photos. Afterward, you'll come back to the Visitors' reception center with the guide on one of the shuttle buses.

Caminito del Rey: Tour With Official Guide

3. Caminito del Rey: Tour With Official Guide

Walk the Caminito del Rey, a suspended walkway that offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Built 100 years ago, learn the history of this scenic path and the canyons from your guide. Hike along a path that hugs the cliff face and offers epic views of the Malaga province. Trek high above the vertical canyons formed by the power of the Guadalhorce River. Admire the crystal clear water of the gorge cascading beneath you. Discover tunnels carved into the sheer rock. Learn about the history of this engineering marvel from your knowledgeable guide. Hear the stories of the adventures and climbers who helped build the path, as well as the path’s connection to King Alfonso XIII.

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.

El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Shuttle Bus

5. El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Shuttle Bus

Enjoy an enchanting nature and historical hike along El Caminito del Rey (The King's Path) alongside an expert guide. See dramatic landscapes and learn about the history of the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Canyon. Meet your guide at the Reception of the Hotel La Garganta, at El Chorro gorge. Once the group is formed (max 30 persons per guide), head to the entrance with the shuttle bus with your guide. Cross the 3km-long footbridge built along the walls of the gorge, inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Feel a thrill as you reach heights of up to 101 meters and other sections where the width is just 1 meter. Arrive at the south entrance where you parked your car at the end of the walk, and relax at the bar.

Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

6. Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

Wander along the 8-kilometer path of the Caminito del Rey in Malaga province with this entry ticket. The path, which was once considered the most dangerous in the world, has now been restored and is completely safe, but retains the 100-meter-high walkways that make it so popular with hikers. Fall in love with the breathtaking cliff faces and the fascinating history of the path. Reach highs of 400 meters above ground and lows of just 10 meters. Watch as the wild waters of the Guadalhorce river rush below you. The path was originally formed as a railway track in the 19th century. Declared by the Junta de Andalucía as a Natural Area in 1989, it had already been classified as a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1987 and, since 2006, it is part of the Andalusia-Morocco Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean. The site has been added to the list of Places of Community Importance in the Mediterranean Biogeographic Region.

Caminito del Rey: Guided Hiking Tour with Entry Tickets

7. Caminito del Rey: Guided Hiking Tour with Entry Tickets

Discover a landscape of extraordinary beauty just north of Málaga on a half-day excursion to the walkway of the Caminito del Rey. Take in views of the Gaitanes Gorge, hear stories from your guide, and encounter the King's Chair. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers in length, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes). Experience one of the province's most beautiful natural enclaves at a canyon excavated by the river Guadalhorce. The route can reach up to 105 meters in height. The total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers. Start by foot and follow the linear path descending from north to south. Discover and visit the King's Chair as part of your journey. Join a Spanish-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. Hear anecdotes and learn all the curiosities surrounding the location and construction of the walkway.

Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

8. Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Explore the waters of Benalmádena Coast and look out for dolphins in their natural habitat. You can dive into the water for a refreshing swim or relax on the deck while soaking in the stunning views. You will depart from Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena and sail into the open sea in search of dolphins 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 through 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 allow it.

Malaga: Sunset Sailing Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

9. Malaga: Sunset Sailing Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

Sail out to sea on a relaxing catamaran cruise and take in the views of Malaga's dynamic coastline, while the sun slowly disappears behind the mountains. Listen to chill-out music with a glass of traditional Spanish Cava wine in hand. Choose between a tour with or without a light show. Hop aboard a spacious catamaran in Málaga and begin your sailing adventure. 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. Add a touch of magic to your evening with the option to include a romantic light show and music while you drift over the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise.

Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

10. 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 containing examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective. Admire Picasso's overlapping Cubist forms, his experiments in ceramics, his interpretations of the Old Masters, and his last paintings from the 1970s. 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.

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This was the highlight of our two weeks in Spain. The scenery is just….breathtaking! I have struggled with some fear of heights, and was naturally a little nervous about this hike-but the payoff was well worth any fear. The hike was not terribly taxing, there were a few strenuous spots-but it was mostly flat with some gentle inclines and some more challenging stairs at the end. All in all-this was a truly wondrous day

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Pablo! Give the man a raise. He is wonderful and funny and gave us such good information. One of the better tour guides we have ever had!!

Super nice!! The boat is lovely, the staff are really friendly and the value for money is outrageous would definitely have paid double this! Definitely recommend

This was an incredible experience. Worth the drive into the mountains to see. Purchasing the ticket in advance saves time at the entrance.

The experience was very good. The guide started on time and the explanations during the visit were excellent