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Costa del Sol

Water Sports

Our most recommended Costa del Sol Water Sports

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

1. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

Discover the stunning beauty of the Fuengirola coastline while cruising on a 15-meter luxury yacht. Explore the seas and search for dolphins. Enjoy drinks and delicious snacks while on board. Your cruise begins when you board the yacht and leave from the port of Fuengirola. From there, you'll head out to the open sea. The captain will give you a little information about the species of dolphins you may encounter. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you cruise over the waves. While out on the water, you can swim, sunbathe, or have a glass of cava and nibble on tasty snacks. See landmarks like the Calaburras lighthouse and the Torrequebrada beach before returning to port.

Estepona: Dolphin Watching Sailboat Cruise with Drink

2. Estepona: Dolphin Watching Sailboat Cruise with Drink

Explore the stunning bay of Estepona on this sailing trip. Unwind with a soft drink, beer, or wine. Take in views of the shore from under the shade of the covered seating area as you captain takes you to where the dolphins are usually active.  Hop aboard the sailboat and settle in as you venture off in search for frolicking dolphins. Feel the wind in your hair as you take in the dynamic landscapes of the coast.  Stop to cool-off with a swim thorugh turquoise waters in a breathtaking location. Bring along your snorkel gear and check out the vibrant world under the waves. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

3. From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

The Angosturas Gorge, situated in the municipality of Benahavis and very close to Marbella, is the ideal canyon for your initiation to this exciting sport. In wonderful natural surroundings, you will learn the basic progression techniques for canyoning accessible to all, and more demanding techniques for those who already have previous experience. For those who wish to, enjoy jumps from different heights into a deep water reservoir in an idyllic location surrounded by mountains. This canyon has 2 jumps at 5 meters, 3 jumps at 4 meters, and an abseiling of 5 meters. Those who still don't feel daring enough for the jumps will be able to opt for a fun toboggan. As you go, the gorge will narrow, showing you a landscape you could never have imagined. Don't miss this incredible experience that you'll want to bring back home!

Malaga: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and Paella Lunch

4. Malaga: Catamaran Sail with Swimming and Paella Lunch

Set sail aboard a catamaran with a crew at hand and embark on a journey of relaxation. Travel seated or lying on the mesh net while you admire the coastline of Malaga on board this spacious catamaran. Take multiple stops during the trip to experience the blue tranquil waters, away from the crowded beaches. Marvel at the Mediterranean landscape while you chill in the sun or shade. Savor a meat BBQ on board, accompanied by mixed salad, fruits, and bread before heading back to the port.

Nerja: Sea Kayak Tour

5. Nerja: Sea Kayak Tour

Discover the magnificent scenery of Nerja from a unique viewpoint on the water. Follow your guide as you paddle through the local caves and past cliffs. Take your double or individual kayak and set off from Burriana Beach. Head towards Cascada de Maro and go past local points of interest. You’ll get to see many small cliffs and bays that are inaccessible from land. Listen as the guide teaches you about elements of the landscape. Take a break from paddling and swim in the clear water Learn the basic techniques of paddling a kayak as well as important safety considerations. Throughout the tour, photos and videos are recorded on a GoPro camera. Download these images later and enjoy reminders of the day

Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure on the Costa del Sol

6. Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure on the Costa del Sol

Soar safely above the sea with a parasailing experience provided by a British-run company that has been operating water sports in Fuengirola for over 22 years. Experience the rush of reaching heights of 250 meters on this action-packed trip.  Check-in at the activity provider's office and begin your high-flying adventure. Feel confident as you fly with a full briefing of how the activity works and what to expect, including safety procedures. Enjoy a secure experience with an activity provider that is endorsed by the EPPA, Europes leading parasailing training organization. Take off from the shore on a comfortable winch boat and enjoy views of the shore. Get set up with high-quality parasailing equipment that is maintained to the highest safety standards. Fly alone or with your friends and family, as up to 6 people can fly together. Marvel as uninterrupted views of the charming town of Fuengirola and the Sierra Nevadas. Gaze out at the beaches and turquoise waters of Fuengirola. Return to your starting point at the end of your trip. 

Malaga: Bay Catamaran Cruise

7. Malaga: Bay Catamaran Cruise

Experience the Malaga's bay in an original way onboard a catamaran. Meet up at the pier in Malaga to start your sailing adventure. Board the Mundo Marino catamaran and enjoy the pleasure of sailing, getting to know the charming city from a new perspective. Enjoy a flexible route that is unique and special to each day. Let yourself be carried away by the wind and relax. Treat yourself to the bar service onboard throughout the trip. You can also enjoy an optional swimming stop during the cruise.

Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Trip

8. 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.

Fuengirola: Best Jet Ski Rental

9. Fuengirola: Best Jet Ski Rental

Enjoy an adrenaline-fueled trip along the coastline, with no license required. Arrive at the marina in Fuengirola and receive a quick briefing on the operation of the jetskis. You'll be pleased to hear that the jetskis are easy to handle, even for first-timers. Then, head out into the sea and experience the Malaga coast in this unforgettable way. Feel the thrill as you speed across the water. Embrace the feeling as the sun hits for face, and adrenaline pumps through your veins.

Marbella Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

10. Marbella Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour

To begin with, your instructor will give you your board and will explain the basic techniques for using the stand-up paddleboard. Don't worry, it's an activity that does not require any previous experience. After learning about how to use the boards, you will get into the water and start exploring the coast. Enjoy the beautiful view of the city with the mountains in the back. You can also have a swim and enjoy the water. Breath, do some sports and enjoy every moment. Then you will return to the Marine Port, where there are showers available.

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What people are saying about Costa del Sol

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Primary success criteria for a dolphin cruise is of course to see dolphins and we did. Despite being a Saturday (no fishing boats out) Jason the captain found a group of dolphins which we followed for about an hour. It was magnificent to see them jump or play at the stern of the yacht. After we went swimming from the boat out on the sea. Besides that the yacht is very nice and comfortable and powerful enough to keep up with the dolphins. Crew Jason and Alfonso were very pleasant and helpful and the service was great. We had a really good experience.

I was absolutely petrified to begin with as I am horrible with heights. It was very smooth and a slow take off and landing was perfect. When you were in the air it was super smooth and you didn’t even realise how high you were!

An amazing experience, it’s a must do! Everything was perfect, one of the most amazing experiences. We saw so many dolphins it was incredible, had a good swim and the staff were lovely.

We couldn't see the dolphins but the trip was very nice and calm. Perfect for families, friends and couples. The skipper very attentive and offered us drinks.

Really good fun and well organised. Adults and children really enjoyed it and want to do it again.