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Our most recommended Andalusia Family-friendly Activities

Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

1. Benalmadena: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Sail on the Catamaran “Magic Vision”, a boat with a Blue Flag sustainability award.  Depart from Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena and sail into the open sea in search of dolphin's in their natural habitat. During your trip you will have plenty of space to sunbathe on the deck or you can stay indoors in the shade. If you like, you can also purchase a drink at the bar or observe the marine fauna trough the underwater views. Once the captain has found the idyllic place for a swim, you can jump into the water to take a refreshing swim if the weather conditions and the captain allows it.

Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

2. Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

Embark on a whale-watching cruise from Tarifa. Go through the Strait of Gibraltar and enjoy the multitude of aquatic species in this international biosphere reserve. Keep an eye out for common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins. Hop aboard in Tarifa and cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar. Take in sweeping views of the coast. Try to spot pilot, fin, and sperm whales as you go along. Watch as these whales play and frolic in their natural environment. Take a whale-watching adventure with a high likelihood of seeing a whale or dolphin. Know that if you don't see any species of cetacean, you will get a second chance. Travel with a company that actively supports sustainable practices. Approach animals with caution to avoid disturbing them. Feel comfortable knowing that this tour provider uses the distance and speeds outlined by Spanish Legislation and the ACCOBAMS regulations.

Jerez de la Frontera: Andalusian Horse Dance and Museums

3. Jerez de la Frontera: Andalusian Horse Dance and Museums

Marvel at the equestrian skills of Spanish horses and riders at a unique "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera. Accompanied by quintessential Spanish music and 18th-century style costumes, the choreography uses movements based on classical dressage, Doma Vaquera, and traditional equestrian chores. The horses carry out advanced exercises to classical music. Each show consists of 6-8 different choreographies such as "The Colts," Airs on Horseback," Pas de Deux," Passage and Piaffer," "Domino on Horseback," Airs Above the Ground" and "Fantasy." See the horses demonstrate their ability to draw carriages which were originally used for transport, but are now used for sport and exhibitions, using classical harnesses and driven by coachmen who dexterously demonstrate their skills. See classical "Haute École" dressage exercises, such as levades, caprioles, courbettes, piaffe (between pillars), and the Spanish walk. Watch the group of horses and riders perform advanced equestrian exercises in unison, providing a fitting end to the performance. The entrance into the premises is through the Visitor Reception Centre, where you will find a digital cinema where you can see a spectacular audio-visual presentation of the history of equestrian art in Andalusia, until 11:00 AM. This area leads into the gardens, which contain a great variety of exotic plants. The Palace itself rises majestically above the gardens and is a beautiful example of 19th Century architecture.  In the basement, find the Museum of Equestrian Art, which consists of 11 rooms where you will discover the origins and history of equestrian art and the horse in Andalusia. Admire the Saddlery, the place where the harnesses are made and repaired. The Carriage Museum marks the end of your journey where you will see harnesses and equestrian costumes.

Tarifa: Orca, Whale, and Dolphin Watching Cruise

4. Tarifa: Orca, Whale, and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Visit the only area with regular presence of killer whales in the Mediterranean Sea on this cruise from Tarifa. Look for 7 different species of cetaceans around the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Climb aboard a comfortable boat and head to the places where orcas, whales and dolphins are usually most active. Join a crew that works to ensure your chances of seeing orcas are high. Watch as these majestic creatures play, jump and approach the boat. Travel with a company that is aware of the beauty, fragility and importance of coastal ecosystems, so they are on a mission to help and protect it. Learn about the species of cetaceans you see from your guide. Return to your meeting point in Tarifa at the end of your trip.

Fuengirola: Coastal Cruises with Free Drinks and Snacks

5. Fuengirola: Coastal Cruises with Free Drinks and Snacks

Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise in Fuengirola with complimentary drinks and snacks. Chill out onboard the boat and take in the sun while searching for dolphins playing just outside the bay. Choose to ride in a yacht or motor boat as you soak in the sun on the deck. Make your way to the port of Fuengirola and meet your crew and group for the day. Get settled and relax on board the boat and wave goodbye to the shoreline as you set sail on the Mediterranean Sea. Listen to your captain tell you about the local environment as you tuck into a few snacks and enjoy a drink in the sunshine with picturesque views of the coast. If you're feeling up to it you may even get a chance to cool off with a dip in the crisp, clear waters.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

6. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

Discover the stunning beauty of the Fuengirola coastline while cruising on a 15-meter luxury yacht. Explore the seas and search for dolphins. Enjoy drinks and delicious snacks while on board. Your cruise begins when you board the yacht and leave from the port of Fuengirola. From there, you'll head out to the open sea. The captain will give you a little information about the species of dolphins you may encounter. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you cruise over the waves. While out on the water, you can swim, sunbathe, or have a glass of cava and nibble on tasty snacks. See landmarks like the Calaburras lighthouse and the Torrequebrada beach before returning to port.

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina

7. 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!

Costa del Sol: Aqualand Torremolinos Entry Ticket

8. Costa del Sol: Aqualand Torremolinos Entry Ticket

Spend a day full of watery fun at Aqualand Torremolinos. Enjoy 19 different attractions sure to please the entire family, including the highest waterslide in Europe, “Kamikaze.” Just 10 minutes from the center of Torremolinos, Aqualand is the largest and most popular park in the Costa del Sol. Across an area of 70,000 square meters (753,474 square feet), the park plays host to an array of attractions suitable both for adults and children. After entering the park, explore this thrilling oasis. Plunge down a number of water slides, such as the 22-meter (72-foot) “Kamikaze.” Splash around in pools and have fun in artificial surf. There also many terraced green areas perfect for sunbathing and relaxing.

Seville: Isla Mágica and Agua Mágica Theme Park Tickets

9. Seville: Isla Mágica and Agua Mágica Theme Park Tickets

Enter the Isla Mágica theme park and discover its rides and attractions. Learn about European colonization of the Americas as you stroll the streets of the Port of the Indies, travel to the Amazon, and visit a pirates’ lair. In each themed area, you’ll find plenty to do for different ages and audiences. From the dizzying pace of roller coasters and spinning barrels, to fun carousels and gentle boat rides – this theme park has something for everyone. Stop to see fireworks displays and get involved in a pirate adventure. Watch flamenco dancers and horse riding shows, to get a taste for traditional Andalusian culture. Do you want more? Select the option including entrance to Agua Mágica water park and discover the incredible aquatic area. Jump in the wave pool, float down the lazy river, glide down thrilling water slides, or simply relax on the sandy beach – the choice is yours.

Seville: 1 Hour Flamenco Dance Lesson

10. Seville: 1 Hour Flamenco Dance Lesson

On this unique flamenco experience, learn by dancing flamenco and immerse yourself into the flamenco dance culture. You will learn by doing basic flamenco body positions for arms, hands and foot movements and how to dance a flamenco routine. This activity is absolutely suitable for both women and men. After some body work, you will be ready to reproduce an unique routine. Your guide will teach you from zero how, just go with the flow.  You will get more than a rhythm, palms and dance lesson, you will get to understand this awesome art better and why it is known worldwide. Learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere. 

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What people are saying about Andalusia

Primary success criteria for a dolphin cruise is of course to see dolphins and we did. Despite being a Saturday (no fishing boats out) Jason the captain found a group of dolphins which we followed for about an hour. It was magnificent to see them jump or play at the stern of the yacht. After we went swimming from the boat out on the sea. Besides that the yacht is very nice and comfortable and powerful enough to keep up with the dolphins. Crew Jason and Alfonso were very pleasant and helpful and the service was great. We had a really good experience.

Excellent, very friendly and on the ball staff. It didn't take long (35mins) before we saw lots of dolphins and we had some time for a swim too. Highly recommended

Friend ly crew, Prices for drink and food were normaal, we've seen the dolphins several times and the short swim in the sea was very Nice!

Our guide was great and told us about some of the historic background of the buildings and sites we passed by on our carriage ride.

Really good fun and well organised. Adults and children really enjoyed it and want to do it again.