Adventure and nature activities in Marbella and surroundings

Marbella is a great place to be adventurous! 🌊 The Mediterranean Sea can be your playground. Visit this page for more information

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.

Top adventure activities in Marbella

Marbella is a great place to be adventurous and let the adrenaline flow! In the summer months, the Mediterranean Sea can be your playground, offering a wealth of exciting sports to try.

Outdoor activities

Water sports are one of the most powerful attractions of the Costa del Sol. In Marbella you can enjoy the speed on a jet ski or motorboat, fly on a flyboard, which will make your heart beat faster. If you are passionate about surfing, in the spring and summer months you can enjoy some good waves in Cabopino, one of the most beautiful spots in Andalusia.

If you want to discover the area on horseback, this is the perfect place to do it! Choose one of the many equestrian centers that offer tricks, rides and lessons and let yourself savor the beauty of nature.

Another alternative plan we suggest if you visit us in winter is to visit the ski slopes open from December to April. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is a 2 hour drive from Marbella, so you can be on the beach in the morning and go skiing at lunch time: it is an amazing experience as part of a getaway.


Have you ever been canyoning? We challenge you to try this adventure activity, which will make you climb, jump and swim along impressive rivers and valleys. Your route may include rappelling, for which you will be equipped with a wetsuit, helmet and harness. A qualified instructor will guide you all the way. Can you think of a more fun way to get to know the area?

For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, there are miles and miles of fantastic trails through wooded areas that are perfect for mountain biking, horseback riding or exploring the surroundings on four wheels in a buggy or quad. Many companies rent mountain bikes, buggies and quads along the Costa del Sol, so don’t hesitate and go for the adventure.

Another option you have to practice is kayaking. In the whole area of the Costa de Nerja you can enjoy a wonderful excursion through the caves of Maro, undoubtedly one of the coolest activities you can do.


The Costa del Sol has wonderful hiking trails awaiting you in Mijas, Marbella and Estepona. On these hiking trails in Marbella, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the sea and the mountains, where expert guides will give you any information about the flora and fauna of the environment, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular in Andalusia.

The most challenging hiking route might be to climb Marbella’s highest mountain, La Concha, and reach its summit at 1,200 meters above sea level. The round trip takes about six hours and starts at the Refugio de Juanar, just above Marbella. You will be able to see an incredible view from the top, contemplating the Mediterranean Sea, the literal coast and the different municipalities of the province. Be sure to wear proper shoes or boots and bring water and sunscreen, as this is a demanding hike.

More about activities in Marbella

If you have been left wanting to know more about the adventure sports that Marbella and the Costa del Sol have to offer, keep reading our articles, they will help you to have a great experience in the city.