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Málaga: Flamenco Show at Tablao Alegría

1. Málaga: Flamenco Show at Tablao Alegría

Discover an authentic flamenco show at Tablao Alegría. See traditional dancing and hear beautiful singing and guitar playing from Málaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol. Enjoy a performance by the entire cast. Watch the dancers perform a short scene before the singer and guitarist join them on stage. Next, hear a solo from the guitarist and see each dancer do a solo piece that expresses a range of emotions, including joy, pain, and melancholy. As you watch, relax with drinks and traditional tapas. Admire incredible and spontaneous performances during a magical experience.

Malaga: Captain Your Own Boat without a License

2. Malaga: Captain Your Own Boat without a License

Captain your own boat with this rental in Malaga. Have the freedom to create your own adventure with your friends and family. Cast off from the port and have the option to cruise to beaches where you can swim. Make stops on the coast or enjoy a sunset from the water. Relax to some tunes with the USB radio. Keep an eye out for marine life like dolphins. Let the qualified staff take the boat out of the dock and return the boat to the dock for you, so you can spend more time on the open water. Feel safe with the life jackets.

Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

3. Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Whether travelling as a couple, a family with children or travelling in a group - there is no better way to discover and fall in love with beautiful Málaga than on a private sightseeing treasure hunt tour. The treasure hunt takes you where bus and bicycle tours just can’t go. You will explore 10 beautiful and exciting Málaga sights in your private group. At the beginning of the Málaga city tour, the event guide will welcome you with a short introduction and equip you with the treasure hunting bag containing a modern compass, a treasure book, and some other fun gadgets for you to become a real city treasure hunter. After doing one station together with the event guide, you are independently on your own. On a 3-hour private sightseeing treasure hunt tour, you will enjoy the historic center of Málaga navigating yourself with the modern compass and the treasure book. The tour will lead you to all major points of interest, like the Plaza de Merced, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the cathedral, the Roman theater and the Alcazaba Castle. Moreover on your walking tour, you will feel the authentic atmosphere of Málaga's charming city center. At each station, you have to solve a small riddle or a playful task to collect some clues that will lead you to the final station of your city tour, where you will find the treasure. The riddles and tasks are not time-consuming so you ́ll have enough time to look around and explore each place the treasure book leads you to.

Málaga: Professional Photoshoot and City Tour

4. Málaga: Professional Photoshoot and City Tour

Join this professional photoshoot tour with an experienced photographer in extraordinary places if you dream of magical pictures in Málaga. This is tour is perfect if you’re travelling solo around, as a couple, or in a group in the Costa del Sol and want some nice shots for your social media, and you want to do some sightseeing and at the same time bring back home beautiful memories. Choose from Malaga’s many different scenic locations. From la Málagueta beach and the new port, to beautiful gardens filled with palm trees and the captivating Old Town. Get amazing shots in the Street Art Districts of Soho and Lagunillas. All these places are located in Malaga city center and taking less than 10 mins to walk from one to the other so you can choose more than one place for the shooting. Receive all of the photos and 20 edited HD pictures in less than a week to share with your family and friends. Bring two different outfits if you like, to maximise the experience.

Benahavís: Guadalmina River Guided Canyoning Adventure

5. Benahavís: Guadalmina River Guided Canyoning Adventure

Discover the beauty of the Guadalmina River on this guided canyoning adventure from Benahavís. Feel the thrill of jumping, rappelling, and swimming thorugh this stunning route. Enjoy a tour that is suitable for beginners and which includes drinks and snacks.  Meet your guide and get set up with your well-maintained canyoning gear. Set off on the trail which does not require complex progression techniques, making it good for those who are new to the sport.  Make your way through the canyon and cross the Guadalmina River at a narrow point. Swim through sections of the canyon and enjoy a multitude of jumps (all jumps are optional) with the he largest being an exhilarating 5 meters high. Descend an invigorating 4-meter-high wall using a rappelling technique. Stop to refuel with some light refreshments along the way. Finish your tour at the meeting point and get videos and photos from your guide of your trip to remember your adventure with.

Malaga: City Bike Rental with Self-Guided Cycling Route

6. Malaga: City Bike Rental with Self-Guided Cycling Route

Pick up your comfortable Dutch-style city bike which will be adjusted perfectly for you. Choose from one of our many tried and tested cycling routes in Malaga. Receive detailed explanations and insider tips to help you explore Malaga like a local! Helmets, locks, repair kits, and bike bags are all included in your bike rental. For families with young children (under 7 years), front or back child seats are available free of charge. Older kids can choose from children's mountain-style bikes as well as kids' city bikes. Exploring Malaga by bike you will see the city and the Costa del Sol from a whole new perspective. Cycle alongside the Mediterranean and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. Cycling east, it is possible to safely bike up to 20 km on all flat terrain and with no traffic. Pass through the old fishermen's neighborhoods of Pedregalejo and El Palo, and stop off at the Peñon del Cuervo beach. Be like the locals and jump off the huge rock into the sea. There's no better way to cool off a mid-bike ride! Continuing along the coast, you will cycle through old train tunnels carved out of the cliffs passing through the beautiful beaches of la Cala del Moral and Rincon de la Victoria. Still feeling energetic? Then continue along the gravel tracks to CHILCHES. Take a selfie at the Chilches sign and receive a prize when you return your rental bike! And to see a completely different side of Malaga, you should definitely adventure west along the Mediterranean. First, you will pass through the area of SOHO, the neighborhood of the arts. Look up and around as you go to enjoy some amazing street art murals painted by local and international artists. Cycling down the river Guadalmedina, you will see CAC- the Contemporary Art Museum. Well worth a visit, it is free of charge and there is bike parking outside. Continuing along the coast along the bike path, you will see vestiges of Malaga's industrial past with old factory chimneys along the way. After cycling along the beaches, it's time to head up the River Guadalhorce and cross the longest wooden bridge in Europe. It really is spectacular! Following the path, you will then have the opportunity to visit the Nature Reserve. Park your bike at the bike parking at the gate and enjoy a relaxing walk around the lagoons. If you are lucky, you may even see flamingos! Picking up your bikes, you can follow the path over another bridge and then continue to the popular tourist town of Torremolinos. This is where tourism first started on the Costa del Sol in the 1950s. Safely cycle along the bike path next to the promenade. If you want to head inland, then the cycle route to the Botanical Gardens of Malaga is a great route to bike. Cycling along safe bike paths for the majority of the route, you can be in the middle of nature in just half an hour. Bike parking is inside the gardens. Then why not cycle just one more kilometer to enjoy spectacular mountain and city views from the Limonero Dam. Enjoy the ride!

Malaga: Private Guided Bike Tour

7. Malaga: Private Guided Bike Tour

Biking is popular across the Iberian Peninsula, but the perfect weather conditions and friendly atmosphere of Andalusia makes the south of Spain the best cycling destination. Make your time on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain complete with a relaxing three-hour bicycle tour though Malaga. Escape the crowds and head out in the Andalusian sun with a private guide who will show you the best spots in the city and give you a rundown on the history of the area. Cycle through beautiful parks, the city's impressive promenade, the luxurious new marina, and the historic center. Learn interesting facts about more than 3000 years of Andalusian history, interspersed with stories and anecdotes about everyday life today. You'll quickly understand why Malaga is synonymous with a lust for life, passion, and culture.  If you would like to use the bike tour as a sporting activity, benefit from the guidance of a fitness expert who will coordinate the program for you. This way you can improve your fitness and health while also being inspired by the beauty and variety of the Malaga coastline. The classic tour is suitable for adults and children, moving at a relaxed pace with enough time to take photos. All bikes are in excellent condition and are regularly maintained for quality and safety.

Málaga: Interactive Flamenco Tour with Optional Show & Meal

8. Málaga: Interactive Flamenco Tour with Optional Show & Meal

Take a guided tour through the history of flamenco at Flamenco Alegría’s Interactive Center in Malaga. Learn the singing, rhythm, dance moves, heel tapping, and guitar that make up this cultural phenomenon. Your experience will take place at the Tablao Flamenco Alegría in Barrio de La Malagueta, a few meters from Muelle Uno with a view over the Cathedral of Malaga. Become the protagonist in a visual story and experience a thematic, interactive, and sensory journey, which uses 7 large-format digital projectors and 2 screens to teach you all you need to know about the beauty of flamenco. Visualize the chords of the flamenco guitar and understand flamenco’s place in Spanish culture. Add to your experience with the additional option of enjoying a flamenco performance and lunch or dinner.

From Málaga: Gibraltar and Marbella Private Tour

9. From Málaga: Gibraltar and Marbella Private Tour

Explore Gibraltar & Marbella on this private, 8-hour family-friendly tour. Visit the nature reserve, St. Michael's cave, Pillars of Hercules, the Great Siege Tunnels, the Moorish castle and the monkeys in Gibraltar. Then the main tourist spots in Marbella including the old town and the sculptures of Dali. Be impressed by the contrast between Gibraltar - British territory -, and Marbella, a typical Andalusian coastal town with a well-preserved old town. Also discover why Marbella was and is a luxury destination

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What people are saying about Málaga

I absolutely had an incredible time! I rented it for two hours, I had a very beautiful and romantic time with my partner, we went swimming, we had a snack, and I even proposed to my partner. The owner and the guy we met (pablo) was very sweet, spoke English perfectly and was very welcoming and wholesome. 100% would do it again if I come to Spain. Lots of love xoxo

Fantastic show! Our five and three year old were completely enthralled and the adults loved all loved it as well. Total professionals, incredible singing, amazing dancing. Highly recommend as an activity in Malaga!

The venue felt really personal, as the room wasn’t too big and with different style seating areas had a bistro feel and no one was very far from the stage. The show was amazing.

Phenomenal artistry from all the musicians and dancers! I cannot recommend this show highly enough.

Great way to see the city and the kids loved it, thank you.