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Marbella

Sunshine, warm waters, golden sand, and a luxurious touch await in the Costa del Sol’s best-known hotspot.

Our most recommended things to do in Marbella

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

1. 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!

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

2. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

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, enjoy free time for lunch and explore the area for its shopping and hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon, leaving Gibraltar at 3:30 PM.

From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

3. From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

Be picked up by minubus Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, discover all the major sights, including Punta Europa and Las Cuevas de San Miguel. Punta Europa, on the edge of the rock, has a lighthouse and stunning views of the African mountains, just across the water. See the Cuevas de San Miguel, which was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, take some free time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

Marbella: Guided Wine and Tapas Bike Tour

4. Marbella: Guided Wine and Tapas Bike Tour

Enjoy a comfortable bike ride under the Andalusian sun while your tour guide points out historical details and fantastic sights. Enjoy tapas and wine, beer or nonalcoholic drinks in some of the best local bars. Pedal your way through Spanish history, culture, and cuisine. Begin your biking exploration on the boardwalk with a wonderful view of the Bay of Marbella. Travel to see Dali's sculptures and the Alameda Park in the old city. Admire the typical Andalusian white limestone walls, the narrow alleys, and the small streets creating an impressive labyrinth that comes out on the Plaza Santo Cristo. Then, visit Marbella's traditional fishing village, Barrio de los Pescadores. Here, immerse in not just luxury and beauty, but also hard work and ancient traditions.

Marbella: Catamaran Cruise

5. Marbella: Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy a trip aboard the Daria, a catamaran with all the modern comforts, on which you will get to spend a wonderful day. In addition to all the luxury spaces aboard the boat, this model offers greater stability than others, which will reduce dizziness, meaning this nautical adventure is ideal for all. During your cruise, there will be opportunities for you to enjoy such water sports as paddle surfing, kayaking, and even fishing if you wish. Snacks and drinks such as beer, water, and soft drinks will all be available during the cruise as well. The professional crew will make sure you see the best of Marbella from the water, all the while having as much fun as possible. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos, which will be available after the cruise for download, as you explore the coast aboard a luxury catamaran.

Andalusian Horses & Flamenco Show with Dinner in Malaga

6. Andalusian Horses & Flamenco Show with Dinner in Malaga

Enjoy a complete evening of Andalusian barbeque and entertainment. Your night will begin with the “Ritmo a Caballo” Horse Show. You will then be chauffeured to a nearby restaurant, where you will dine on a full menu of Andalusian specialties.  As you savor your meal, listen to Andalusian musicians play songs typical of the region. After dinner, take in a dance performance by the Flamenco Show Company Jose Lucena. Adult Menu: Zucchini cream followed by main dish with barbecued pork, chicken kebabs marinated Andalusian style, Spanish-style potatoes, and salad. Seasonal dessert (ice cream, cake, or fruit). Bread, butter, and drinks during dinner until the start of the show. Vegetarian, vegan, celiac, halal options (as well as options for other dietary restrictions) are available on request and subject to confirmation. Children's Menu: Zucchini cream followed by dish consisting of hamburger, fries and marinated chicken shashlik junior Andalusian type. Seasonal dessert (ice cream, cake or fruit). Bread, butter, and drinks during dinner until the start of the show. Transportation to the restaurant is not included, you will need to arrive by taxi or car.

Marbella: Tour of the Old Town with Wine Tasting & Tapas

7. Marbella: Tour of the Old Town with Wine Tasting & Tapas

Discover the charming little town of Marbella with its thousand faces and historic old town, and relish the delicacies of the region during. As you walk with your guide, be enthralled by the history and stories of the area as you take in your beautiful surroundings.  As you discover the history and culture of Marbella, understand the region further with delicious tastings. Start with a tasting of fine wines in the historic city centre and try some cold tapas. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to sample various natural olive oils of the region and to visit Marbella's beautiful old town. End a great tour by savouring some typical Andalusian dishes along with a matching wine at a traditional tapas restaurant.

Bike Tour of Marbella: Old City, Harbor, Parks

8. Bike Tour of Marbella: Old City, Harbor, Parks

Enjoy a comfortable bike ride under the Andalusian sun while your tour guide points out historical details and fantastic sights. You'll begin your tour on the boardwalk with a wonderful view of the Bay of Marbella. You'll travel to see Dali's sculptures and the Alameda Park in the old city. The typical Andalusian white limestone walls, the narrow alleys, and the small streets create an impressive labyrinth that comes out on the Plaza Santo Cristo. Visit Marbella's traditional fishing village, Barrio de los Pescadores. Here, you'll find not just luxury and beauty, but also hard work and ancient traditions.

Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour

9. Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour

If you have ever dreamt of exploring the mountains and White Villages of Spain by bike, but know your legs are not quite up to the job, then Electric Mountain Bikes are just right for you! On your tour, you will go on an adventure through the foothills of the Sierra Blanca using little effort thanks to the help of your bikes. You will receive full instruction from your professional guide on how to use your EMTB, so that you can safely enjoy the beauty of the mountains and see places only the fittest and strongest cyclists could reach before. Your professional guides will take you along traditional trails to visit unspoiled white villages, like Istan, where you can enjoy a quick drink and experience the traditional Andalusian way of life. Then, back on the bikes, you will discover the beauty of the Mediterranean forest and enjoy spectacular views back down to Marbella, Puerto Banus and the Mediterranean below.

From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

10. From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

Discover Moroccan culture and flavors on this day trip from Málaga and Costa del Sol. Visit the traditional Moroccan city of Tetouan, cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, and see the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Meet your guide at the pickup point in Malaga and hop on the bus to Algeciras. During the trip, journey through Malaga and along the Costa del Sol while the guide tells you anecdotes and curiosities about Morocco. Arrive at Algeciras to board an express ferry. Sail for 60 minutes to Ceuta across the strait. Once in Ceuta, set foot on Moroccan soil and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta. Drive by the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. Take a scenic drive from Ceuta to Tetouan which lasts about half an hour. Arrive in Tetouan, take a pleasant walk with a local guide to see the most iconic areas of the city. In Hassan II Square you'll stop outside the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter or Mellah and see the Bengualid synagogue. The souk of Tetouan is a real journey through time that will allow you to get to know the work of its craftsmen. Continue through the Medina of Tetouan and be surrounded by the white walls and green doors of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Listen to live music while savoring cous cous and Arabic pastries. After lunch, stroll through the shopping area of Tetouan and visit some establishments for shopping and a typical Moroccan Herbalist with natural products to discover all the benefits of the properties of Argan Oil. At the time indicated by the guide, meet again for the return to Ceuta and embark to Algeciras to return to the pickup point in Algeciras. 

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What people are saying about Marbella

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 3,619 reviews

The trip is nice, it provides transportation and information as well as the entrance ticket to the caves. At first I thought I could do it in 1 day on my own but I don’t think so looking at public transport logistics & how you should arrive earlier to avoid the roads near the land border being closed in Gibraltar due to airplanes landing or taking off. My advice though is that once you have your free time after the rock tour, go to the cathedral, the national museum and most importantly the cable car! You will still have time to do them (if you skip sitting for lunch and grab something to eat at the bus later)

Overall a great experience. Bus was very comfortable. The bus ride did take quite a while as we ran into significant traffic and there was a lot of stops to pick people up, but they still honoured the five hours in Gibraltar. We arrived in Gibraltar at 11:30am and left at 4:30pm. As a heads up, five hours in Gibraltar does go by faster than you think. The guide was super knowledgeable and spoke both English and Spanish. Would definitely recommend for the price.

We had a great multilingual guide for our bus trip from Torremolinos to Gibraltar, giving us a lot of background as we drove along the coast and through countryside along the way. We had a good amount of free time to explore the town, then went on minibus with an entertaining local guide to explore other places on The Rock, including the caves and great views from up high.

Extremely knowledgeable guides, who also had excellent hosting skills. The trip was both fun and relaxing, and we felt very safe.

Super guide and explanations. Very well organised.