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Beach Trips

Our most recommended Andalusia Beach Trips

From San José: Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park Boat Tour

1. From San José: Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park Boat Tour

Immerse yourself in well-conserved nature at Cabo de Gata Natural Park in Andalucia. First, set out on a zodiac from San José and take in the impressive views of the bay from the boat. Then, sail around the most beautiful virgin beaches in the natural park. Continue on to discover key movie locations dotted along the coastline. You will also have the chance to stop for a swim in a special spot. Between sights, discover the history of the area and learn how the local volcanos, reefs, and lava tongues have shaped the biosphere. After your scenic cruise, head back to San José.

Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

2. Cabo de Gata: Kayaking and Swimming Excursion

Get to know the magnificent Cabo de Gata and Níjar Natural Park from the sea. Explore the coastline by kayak before snorkeling in the clear waters an observing the underwater landscape. Before embarking, learn basic paddling and kayaking techniques and listen to safety instructions. Venture out down the coast, spotting a number of coves and rock formation that are inaccessible by land and only visible from the sea. Navigate in and out of rocky caves. Get up close to sheer volcanic cliffs. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the natural park, one of most protected areas in Spain due to ecological, historical, anthropological, and geological significance.  Stop in a hidden cove in the marine reserve to go swimming before paddling back to the beach where you started.

Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Caves and Los Muertos Sailing Tour

3. Carboneras: Cabo de Gata Caves and Los Muertos Sailing Tour

Set sail from Carboneras on a family-friendly guided sailboat trip to the Cabo de Gata National Park. Cruise across the Mediterranean Sea as you relax on Los Muertos Beach, make a snorkeling stop in a serene cove, and have the chance to see dolphins swimming in the wild. Make your way to the Port of Carboneras to meet your friendly guide and group for the day and get onboard the sailboat. Watch the shoreline disappear behind you as you sail upon the picturesque Mediterranean Sea to Cabo de Gata National Park. Cruise along the coastline and visit some of the most famous coves in the UNESCO-protected National Park, including Lost Muertos Beach, Cala Arena, Cala de Enmedio, Cala del Plomo, and Agua Amarga. Swim ashore to relax on the idyllic beaches and soak in the sun or grab a snorkel and drift around the rocks of the cove with colorful fish. Enter the open sea on your way back to Carboneras in the hopes of spotting dolphins playing in the waves.

From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

4. From Carboneras: Boat Tour to 5 Coves in Cabo de Gata

Start your coastal cruise in the traditional fishing port of Carboneras. Sail to la Cala del Corral and las Salinicas. Admire the crystal-clear waters and volcanic cliffs of Playa de los Muertos.  Then, navigate the Cabo de Mesa Roldan. See its fossilized coral reef and the Mesa Roldán Lighthouse. Continue on to Cala Puente, Cala Sorbas, and Cala Castillo until you arrive at the small fishing town of Agua Amarga. Marvel at the best views of this small town from the sea. Drop anchor at the secluded Cala de Enmedio. Swim and snorkel in its clear waters before heading back to the port of Carboneras.

Fuengirola: Best Jet Ski Rental

5. Fuengirola: Best Jet Ski Rental

Enjoy an adrenaline-fueled trip along the coastline, with no license required. Arrive at the marina in Fuengirola and receive a quick briefing on the operation of the jetskis. You'll be pleased to hear that the jetskis are easy to handle, even for first-timers. Then, head out into the sea and experience the Malaga coast in this unforgettable way. Feel the thrill as you speed across the water. Embrace the feeling as the sun hits for face, and adrenaline pumps through your veins.

Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

6. Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

Discover the dynamic coastline along the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park on this catamaran tour from Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera. Admire the 13th-century fortifications of the Sancti Petri castle. Select the longer tour and see the golden sands of La Barrosa beach.  Check in at the local partner's ticket office and board the catamaran. Get your camera ready for pictures of the marshland, beaches, and sand dunes of the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park.  Continue past a small island with a uniquely-shaped Moorish Sancti Petri castle. Pick the extended tour to cruise by the golden shores and turquoise waters of the 6-kilometer long La Barrosa beach. Return to Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera at the end of your tour.

Malaga: Captain Your Own Boat without a License

7. 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.

Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

8. Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

Set off from the architecturally impressive Benalmádena Marina or the chic port in Fuengirola on a ferry ride that shows the Andalusian coast in all its glory. Take a round-trip boat ride between Benalmádena and Fuengirola and enjoy the views of the old Benalmádena Pueblo, which is one of the many charming white villages you can spot scattered across the Costa del Sol. Discovering Fuengirola is a must for lovers of designer clothes, boutiques, and those all-important market days that give you a sense of the local culture. Jumping aboard this pleasure cruise will deliver picturesque, panoramic views of the coast, resorts, and local attractions that are difficult to beat on any other mode of transport.

Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

9. Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

Commence your catamaran trip to Sancti Petri Castle from the Port of Sancti Petri. The Catamaran will take you on a journey through the natural water park of Cadiz Bay. Discover three towns from the sea: Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cadiz. Relax onboard the catamaran, take in views of Costa de la Luz from the sea and enjoy a drink from the bar. Once the catamaran arrives at Sancti Petri Castle, observe the castle from the boat. The catamaran will anchor, so you can take a refreshing swim in the sea and use the water slide and water mats onboard. After enjoying the water, get back on the catamaran for the journey back along the coast to the port of Sancti Petri, where you can enjoy the beach and local bars.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Andalusia

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 163 reviews

We really enjoyed the excursion. The catamaran is in a very neat and clean condition and the team on board is very nice and friendly. Information from the tape will be given in Spanish, English and German. Great chill out music will be played during the tour. Super relaxing and we had a lot of fun. We recommend.

Brilliant, loads of information in English and Spanish. Plenty of stops. Christian was lovely, great sense of humour and a wonderful host. Would recommend this trip, bring swimwear for the free time stop at the end.

After a short registration at the kiosk in front of the pier, a nice tour of the coast to the fortress and into the river. Comfortable and large catamaran with bar. Small (lap) dogs allowed. We recommend

Great activity!! The pilot was very nice and funny, he made us drive the boat, wonderful experience! We even saw dolphins, we were delighted!

It was really great! Lots of fun! I did directly 4 hours with my little dog. Definitely something great to relax and just have fun!