Marbella is a great place to be adventurous and get the adrenaline flowing! In the summer months, the Mediterranean Sea can be your playground, offering a whole host of exciting watersports to try. You can either enjoy zipping about on a jet ski/speed boat or take to the air on a hoverboard or flyboard, which will really get the pulses racing. To find a good provider near your holiday rental, check out TripAdvisor’s 10 best water sports companies on the Costa del Sol.
As temperatures cool down you can head inland and explore the stunning countryside. Wonderful hiking trails are waiting for you around Mijas, Marbella, and Estepona. The most challenging route might be the climbing to Marbella’s highest mountain, La Concha, and reaching its summit at 1,200 meters above sea level. The round trip takes around six hours and starts from the Refugio de Juanar, just above Marbella. You will get to see an amazing view from the top. Make sure you are wearing suitable shoes or boots and take water and sunscreen, as this is a demanding hike. To find out more, check this great guide on climbing La Concha.
If hiking sounds a bit too much like hard work, we dare you to try canyoning, which will make you climb, jump and swim along rivers and through stunning valleys. Your route might include abseiling, for which you will be equipped with a wetsuit, helmet, and harness. A qualified instructor will guide you throughout the way. Can you think of a more fun way to get to know the area? Click the following link to check the best companies offering this exciting activity in Marbella according to TripAdvisor: canyoning in Marbella.
For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, there are miles and miles of great paths through forested areas which are just perfect for mountain biking, horse trekking or exploring the surroundings on four wheels in a buggy or quad bike. Plenty of companies are hiring out mountain bikes, buggies and quads all along the Costa del Sol (check Muddy Adventures and Marbella Buggys). As you can see, there are many options you can use to do organized trips for groups. Or you can also just hire the equipment and head out on your own. If you’d like to discover the area on horseback, this is the perfect place to do so! Pick one of the multiple equestrian centers delivering hacks, tours, and lessons and let yourself savor the beauty of nature. Click the link below if you want to find the TripAdvisor Top 10 Selection of companies offering horse riding activities: Equestrian experience in La Costa del Sol.
Other amazing activities for adventurous travelers include trekking the dizzying heights of El Caminito del Rey, visiting huge prehistoric caverns in Nerja, as well as sea kayaking off some of most beautiful beaches in this town (visit our Day Trips Section to find the adventure that suits you best). If you are traveling with kids, they might love getting in touch with nature and taking to the treetops at Aventura Amazonia (check it out at our Kids Activities Section). There are also several great karting tracks for petrol heads and lads’ groups. Families with teens can try paintballing for the day in Malaga and Estepona.
Finally, you can even hit the ski slopes for the day from December to April. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is 2-hour drive away from Marbella, so you can be at the beach in the morning and go skiing at lunchtime – it’s an amazing experience as part of an off-peak getaway. Find out more and check out the webcams and snow reports on the official Sierra Nevada website.
The Costa del Sol has such a great range of entertainment to offer, and it is just a short drive away from any place you may want to visit, which makes it an ideal place for an adventure holiday! All you need now is to book the perfect home base for your vacation. Luckily, we have a wide selection of excellent vacation rental properties along the coast! Please feel free to browse our website and find your ideal vacation rental in Marbella, Nueva Andalucia, Puerto Banus, Estepona and more. You can also contact our helpful team and let us recommend the property that ticks all your boxes.