Benalmadena Nature & adventure

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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. You will make a short stop in Ardales, a white village, so you can purchase breakfast in a this local area before to start the activity. 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 the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. 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. 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.

Benalmadena Aquarium Visit

2. Benalmadena Aquarium Visit

Enjoy access to all of the marvels at Sea Life Benalmádena, located by the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the most amazing creatures through windows into the ocean including colorful clownfish, magical seahorses, and captivating jellyfish. Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, hermit crab, and other creatures living in the interactive rockpool experience. Embark on a unique journey through the oceans, starting in the Mediterranean area. Continue through a 180º submarine tunnel surrounded by sharks and incredible green turtles. End in the Amazonia freshwater zone filled with colorful tropical species. Don't forget to witness the otters feeding session before you leave. 

Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

3. Benalmadena: Selwo Marina Admission Ticket

Fall in love with the dozens of animal species that call Selwo Marina home with this admission ticket. Visit five distinct areas: Island of Ice, Antilles, the Hollow, Amazon, and the Tropics. On the Island of Ice, visit Andalusia's first ice penguinarium and discover unique penguin species such as the king penguin from Patagonia. Afterward, travel to the Caribbean in the Antilles. Observe dolphins, sea lions, and even colorful flamingos. In the Hollow and the Amazon areas, witness the habitat of the Amazon River basin. In the Hollow, enjoy the flight of exotic birds such as macaws and cockatoos, while in the Amazon you can admire reptiles, amphibians, and tropical fish. Finally, finish your visit in the Tropics zone. Encounter exotic species such as the striking scarlet ibis or the white-headed saki, a primate native to Asia that stands out for its fur.

Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Guided Trip with Breakfast

4. Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Guided Trip with Breakfast

Discover the Caminito del Rey on this guided day trip from Costa del Sol. Hike along footbridges and trails as you learn about the interesting history of the path. Meet your guide and begin your tour at the Conde del Guadalhorce Dam. Take an easy and safe route by bus along nearly 8 kilometers of footbridges and trails. Enjoy breakfast to start your day of adventuring. Follow your guide from the town of Ardales to the town of Álora. Learn about the history of the path and its inauguration by King Alfonso XIII in 1905. Find out why it was declared one of the most dangerous trails in the world when it was built, and why now after its renovation, it's safe. Enjoy an adrenaline rush as you cross the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes, a narrow footbridge anchored to the rock and suspended in the air. Be thrilled at the end as you cross the suspension bridge, more than 100 meters high. Next, enjoy about 1 hour of free time in Ardales to explore and visit the Pueblo Blanco. After exploring, meet your bus and head back to your pick-up location.

From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

5. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Discover El Caminito del Rey, known as the most dangerous path in the world, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Spain and Málaga. Take in its incredible views, its fascinating history, and its undeniable spectacularity on this must-see excursion to the Caminito del Rey when you're in Malaga. Take a pedestrian walkway more than 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge. Explore one of the most beautiful natural enclaves in the province, just 30 kilometers north of Málaga. Find out how the canyon was excavated by the Guadalhorce River. Although the best–known part of the road is the recently restored walkways, the total route of your Caminito del Rey walk is 7.7 kilometers. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour of the Caminito del Rey, sharing anecdotes and curiosities surrounding this incredible construction.

Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

6. Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Travel to Andalusia, one of the most wonderful regions in southern Spain. Meet your expert tour guide in the Costa del Sol and hop on the coach to Setenil de las Bodegas. Stroll around the charming town, known for its mesmerizing white houses built into the surrounding cliffs. See the beautiful town of Ronda, learn about the culture and history from your guide as you walk. Visit the iconic bullring Plaza de Toros de Ronda and enjoy the museum. Next, walk through the atmospheric Plaza de España, visit the New Bridge and take pictures of the spectacular Tajo de Ronda. Marvel at the sacred St Mary's Church. Next stop, visit the Mondragon Palace and enjoy a walk around the spectacular gardens. Feeling hungry? No worries, you have time to grab food or explore the city at your own pace. You will return by coach to the Costa del Sol with amazing memories and priceless photos.

From Málaga /Costa del Sol: Trip to Nerja & Frigiliana

7. From Málaga /Costa del Sol: Trip to Nerja & Frigiliana

Discover two of the most beautiful towns of Andalusia on this day tour to Nerja and Frigiliana. Admire the beautiful coastal views, the quaint streets, and  Start with pickup from your accommodation from Málaga or from the Costa del Sol. Begin the tour by traveling east towards Nerja. During the journey, learn a bit more about the region along the way. Upon arrival in Nerja, be escorted by your guide to the magnificent viewpoint of the Balcón de Europa. Admire the views of the waves and cliffs along the coastline. Enjoy 2.5 hours of free time in Nerja to shop, have lunch, or explore. Next, travel to Frigiliana, one of the most beautiful typical "White Towns" of Andalusia. Discover this town's Moorish heritage located between the reliefs of the Sierra de Almijara and the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy an hour of free time here to wander the narrow streets, surrounded by tightly packed houses. After exploring Nerja, hop back on the bus and return to the Costa del Sol.

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What people are saying about Benalmadena

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,225 reviews

An easy and comfortable way to get to Caminito del Rey. With clear indications, and continuous monitoring by the company on the reservation made. Happy with the services provided, with the guide, Paco the bus driver, the second guide on the little path... Totally recommended

It was a great experience, the views were amazing and the gorge was extraordinary. However, the guide could have given us more explanations during the walkthrough. Also, more moments for regrouping would have been desirable. The experience as a whole was breathtaking.

This is an exceptional experience after numerous Church visits in Spain. It's not yet developed good public transport and thus joining an organized tour is the only choice, if not drive. The view is gorgeous. The hike may not be easy for the unfit. I

suitable for most abilities. Isabella great guide. Nice mix of woodland walks and exilerating cliff side paths and the brilliant hanging bridge. Perfect day out if you like walking. Right speed and just the right amount of time away.

Truly stunning scenery, very well organised, an absolute must!