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From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

1. From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. Make a stop at the Venta El Cruce, a local restaurant offering plenty of typical local products and delicacies that you can buy at your own expense. Return to the bus and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and get an insight into the history of this peculiar construction from your guide. Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. El Chorro means the spurt and your guide will explain why.  Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley. After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

2. 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 or the temporary exhibition. The permanent collection contains examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective, from the overlapping forms of Cubism to his experiments in ceramics, and from his interpretation of the Old Masters to his last paintings of the 1970s. Purchase a combined ticket and you will also get access to the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The temporary exhibitions change on a regular basis.  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 in one of the nicest spots in Málaga. The upcoming temporary exhibitions are : Face to face. Picasso and the Old Masters. From April 1 to June 26 (except April 19). Paula Rego. From April 27 to August 21.

Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage

3. Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage

Enjoy a traditional Arab bath at the Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga, and experience the incredibly relaxing feeling of temperature contrasts as you take a dip into hot, warm, and cold baths. Have a purifying sweat in the steam room and relax with a cup of green mint tea in the lounge. Feel free to alternate between the baths and steam rooms, and the lounge area where you can listen to relaxing Andalusian music and sip your mint tea in peace. Your day in this traditional bath also includes a relaxing massage with aromatic essential oils that you can pick out yourself. There are 15-minute or 30-minute options available for the massage.

Malaga: Pubs and Clubs Crawl

4. Malaga: Pubs and Clubs Crawl

Join your fun and knowledgeable party guide for a night out in Malaga. Take a circular route around the city center, stopping in at the best bars and clubs in town.  Join the pub/club crawl multiple times to take advantage of a changing itinerary. There's always a new spot to discover and many more people from all over the world to meet.  Make a total of four stops, starting with a mixture of relaxed, loud, classy, and grimy bars before ending with VIP skip-the-line entry to a fantastic nightclub. Enjoy a free drink at each stop and party your night away.

Málaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip

5. Málaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip

Sail in Malaga on a QUATTRO catamaran. A unique nautical experience at sunset to see the skyline of the city of Malaga from the sea. Board the catamaran, and depart from the port of Malaga. Cruise along the Mediterranean Sea and see Malaga at sunset while listening to chillout music. The catamaran has an extensive bar and unbeatable music equipment so that you can enjoy this activity like never before. Inside the ship, there is a bar service and bathrooms.

Malaga: Traditional Flamenco Show in Tablao Los Amayas

6. Malaga: Traditional Flamenco Show in Tablao Los Amayas

Enjoy an authentic live flamenco show in the capital of the Costa del Sol. For 70 minutes, immerse yourself in the unique sensations of this artform, recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2010. Experience flamenco in a 19th-century palace with luminous decoration and adapted to the new times, with a capacity for just 80 people. Sit in typical Andalusian chairs in the form of an amphitheater around the stage, making the show intimate, close, and direct. Complement your experience with a dinner menu: • Antequeran porra (gazpacho-type soup)• Iberian meat cutlet• Black salmon in coconut sauce• Chef's dessert

Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

7. Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

The Alcazaba of Málaga is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can visit while you are here in the city. Come and visit this stunning Muslim Palace by exploring its fortress, gardens and decorated backyards. Learn about its art, history, architecture and discover its hidden legends and curiosities that make this place so special. Finally, you will find out how the Christians conquered the Alcazaba and Málaga while admiring one of the most beautiful views of the city that will leave you speechless!

Malaga: Flamenco Live Show Admission Ticket

8. Malaga: Flamenco Live Show Admission Ticket

A Malaga flamenco experience that you deserve, presented as it deserves to be experienced: in a cosy, charming space with a special atmosphere. We encourage you to sample the El Gallo Ronco Flamenco experience - a group consisting of guitar, singing and dancing. If you wish to sample the emotion of the artists on stage, something only a small number of privileged people are able to truly feel, you have an opportunity not to be missed at El Gallo Ronco Flamenco. Come and discover a cast of true professional artists: guitarists, singers and dancers. Don't miss out. Come and enjoy the El Gallo Ronco Flamenco live show, right in the centre of Malaga.

Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

9. Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and is the oldest monument in the city. Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill. Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Experience

10. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Experience

Your tour will begin as you meet your bus in the center of Málaga, near el Corte Inglés, or elsewhere along the Costa del Sol. From there you will take a coach to Gibraltar, traveling in air-conditioned comfort complete with reclining seats, WiFi, and USB ports. Throughout the journey, your guide will provide you with information about interesting things to do and see once having arrived at Gibraltar. Once having passed through customs, your coach will drive inside Gibraltar before stopping in the city center to park for free time. If you booked the full nature reserve rock tour option, enjoy a panoramic tour of Gibraltar, visiting places such as the Strait of Gibraltar, and access to the interior of the St. Michel Caves. You will also be able to see Barbary macaques at the Apes Den. After the panoramic tour, you will get free time to have lunch (not included) and to explore the area for shopping and visiting hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon for drop-off at your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Málaga

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,460 reviews

Very nice short tour, and excellent value for money. Our guide allowed us to appreciate these two attractions giving the important historical & cultural information together with some funny anecdotes. The standard audioguide provided with the ticket isn't as enjoyable, so I really recommend opting for this experience.

Bigger baths than Cordoba. Noisier than Cordoba. Would go again. Such a lovely experience.

The best experience ever, the best way to see all of Malaga’s beautiful spots!

The bus arrived on time, no extra fees. The looks of Pathways was gorgeous!

Great place, beautiful architecture. I highly recommend.