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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.

From Nerja: Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Snorkel & SUP

2. From Nerja: Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Snorkel & SUP

Receive an initiation course during which you will be taught how to move on the paddleboard and how you should use the paddle. A variety of different boards is available, so that your expert guide will be able to provide you with a suitable board. Then paddle from Burriana Beach along the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo, all the way to the Maro waterfall and the Acantilado caves. Explore the caves by board but also underwater with your own snorkel equipment (not included). Take in the rock formations as well as the corals and colorful fish. At the end of the tour, you will receive videos and photos taken by a GoPro.

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.

From Málaga: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Guided Kayaking Tour

5. From Málaga: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Guided Kayaking Tour

Kayak past secluded coves and inlets on this guided kayaking tour from Malaga to the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo. Look for local wildlife as you travel from La Herradura Beach to the Cave of the Virgin. Cool off with swim stops along the way. Meet your guide in the city center of Malaga and hop aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Relax on the drive to the tour supplier's facilities in La Herradura where you can store anything you wish to keep dry in the provided lockers. Get set up with your high-quality kayaking tour and embark on your coastal adventure. Keep an eye out for marine life and mountain goats that like to visit the rocks by the sea. Arrive at Calaisa beach where you can spend time to admire its peculiar formation and marine life. Continue along the coast and pass by an old mill on the way to the Cerro Gordo Cliffs. Reach the cliffs that reach a height of 250 meters. Try to spot wildlife like chameleons, kestrels, and peregrine falcons. Make your way to the Cave of the Virgin which was once used for smuggling. Enter the sea cave on the kayak and see the statue of the virgin. Admire the orange coral and sea tomatoes that adorn the base of the rock walls. Return to La Herradura by kayak and transfer back to the meeting point in Malaga by bus.

From Malaga: Cliffs of Maro Hike w/ Beach Visit & Snorkeling

6. From Malaga: Cliffs of Maro Hike w/ Beach Visit & Snorkeling

Explore the scenic paths of the Cliffs of Maro Natural Park, surrounded by tropical crops of avocados, bananas, papayas, sugar cane, and apples. Take a guided hike departing from Malaga and walk through this paradisiac park on the way to a hidden beach. Enjoy time to snorkel in pristine waters. Meet your guide in Malaga and get transported to the park to begin your adventure. Visit an Arab vigil tower built in the 16th century before diving deep into the trails. Get in touch with the local wildlife and landscapes, becoming completely immersed in nature. Finally, reach a secluded beach to swim in its crystal-clear waters. Seize the chance to snorkel and admire the marine life. Relax on the white sand with some fruit and water to wind down after your hike.

Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

7. 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.

Palancón: Canyoning Day Trip

8. Palancón: Canyoning Day Trip

Go on a canyoning adventure while in Palancón. Bring the little ones along for a fun-filled day discovering the natural beauty of the area from the heart of Sierra Nevada and Arroyo del Palancón national park. In the vicinity of the port of La Ragua, at 1,700 meters above sea level, in the heart of the P. Nacional Sierra Nevada, is the Arroyo del Palancón. Alpine ravine excavated in typical Sierra Nevada slate and schist, the black of its rock contrasts with the green of the mosses and ferns. After enjoying a nice meal in any of the many picnic areas nearby, only 5 minutes separate you from the beginning of this ravine. The course is suitable for all types of visitors and especially for the little ones. Its duration of between 2.5 and 3 hours, its easy approach and return, and its hilarious slides make it the most fun and comfortable way to beat the summer heat of the Guadix, Baza, and Alpujarra Almeria region.

Granada: Rijana Beach Snorkeling Tour

9. 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

10. 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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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! From the start everything was great. The tour coordinator messaged us with details and we also received a call from the guide a few days before. He assessed our group's capabilities and to decide which spot in the canyon to hike--it was exactly perfect for us! We had an amazing trip--jumps, natural slides, natural pools, and hiking down the river in general. The scenery was gorgeous and the guide was fabulous. Goyo, the guide, was very knowledgeable and professional, we never had a worry. ONCE YOU GO, YOU WILL BE HOOKED AND WANT TO GO AGAIN AND AGAIN! TIPS: Use hiking boots! Wear a thin, long sleeve sun-protection shirt and bottom (or lycra-like biking/yoga short). You wear a wetsuit the entire trip down and then you walk back up a side trail in the sun. Or bring sunscreen if you use it. Bring a change of dry clothes, hand towel, and flip-flops to change into later.

we had two very fun, helpful tour guides (Jorge and Irena) and the canyon was beautiful! Such a unique experience that we’ve never done and never seen offered anywhere else. Would highly recommend to anyone! I will say, the bus does not have AC and water was not provided. Not a deal breaker but I definitely think that should not be mislabeled in the description. Also, the tour was listed has 4 hours but didn’t include the ~3 hr drive from Granada in that timeline— I would definitely make sure that is listed so people have a better understanding of expectations! Again, would recommend to anyone (who is fit enough) and we loved it so much! Also, so great that the tour includes digital pictures from the day — love it!

Very nice trip. We had guide Alfonso who took us with a van to the place where the tour starts. We started the tour with a lot of explanation about plants and fruit along which we walked. Afterwards the climb started to the private beach. 1 word for this: Blissful! Not a single person to be seen. The were able to snorkel and catch their breath. Afterwards we took the same path back with a lot of extra info from the guide. He joked a lot and told a lot. The return trip by car was also very familiar with a lot of information about Malaga and the region.

I just enjoyed everything... Nice tour Attractive friendly giving guide interesting information and details. and very nice place with amazing view ❤️❤️.. very Recommended!

The 2 guys who did the tour were absolutely brilliant, took us to see the dolphins on the way back, we all loved the paddle boarding. They could not be more helpful