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Adventure Tourism Marbella

In Marbella, there’s so much to do and see and a great selection of activities for everyone from culture vultures to those with a thirst for adventure. All of the activities below and much more are within easy reach of our luxury boutique hotel and we can help you organize everything, so please just ask.

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At sea:

Adventure and experiential tours in Spain

Discover the new land of Adventure, Andalucia. Our specialty is to design and operate adventure tours in Andalucia that combine activities, such as Walking, Hiking & Trekking tours, Cycling & E-MTB tours,  Stand up Paddling, Kayaking, Sailing, Canyoning or Surfing with authentic cultural experiences.

Just off shore there’s scuba diving for those that want to explore the wonders of the deep, surfing and stand up paddle boarding for those that want to ride the waves,

paddle surf at Marbella


Whale and dolphin watching for those interested in marine life. Please send an email if you would like to book in advance

Whale dolphins Tarifa


Just a few miles back from Marbella’s beaches it’s rugged, mountainous terrain, crossed by rivers and caves which makes the area ideal for everything from rock climbing (especially at el Chorro and Benaojan), caving (just down the road in Nagueles and also around Ronda) and canyoning – a combination of hiking, abseiling, swimming, jumping and scrambling through gorges and ravines -which can be done just down the road in Benahavis or a little further away in Ronda. Here are some companies which can help you explore Marbella’s countryside and have an adventure.

Please send an email if you would like to book in advance.

adventure in Marbella

Born to be Wild

adventure Marbella

Land and water based activities including guided trips through local villages or natural parks (declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO), hiking, 4×4 off road driving and more.

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Expande tu Mundo

Abseiling, climbing, mountain-climbing, hiking, canyoning, water trekking, cultural tourism, guided tour of the “white water village” hiking through the Moors water irrigation channels & mills in the Istan area, Andalusian cork makers tours & even survival courses for 10-16 year olds available.

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Team Extreme

A variety of group tours and courses over land, in water, in the air are offered throughout the whole year including caving, climbing, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, quad biking, jet skiing, sailing, stand-up paddle surfing, skydiving and mixed martial arts including winter sports such as skiing & snowboarding.

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On and off road:

Whether you stick to the paved roads, or choose to go ‘off road’ there is mountain biking, hiking, quad biking tours, horse riding, and exceptional walking in the hills. Here are some companies that can help you do it, or you can grab a map and some sturdy shoes and head off on your own, just don’t forget your water, sunscreen and mobile phone.

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In the Saddle

Marbella is a great place to explore on horseback and you can learn how to ride as part of an active holiday too! There are a number of excellent horse riding centres we recommend:

Centro Ecuestre “El Rocío” in Coín centre teaches how to ride on horses that have been trained to dance

Marbella horse riding excursions

Arrocha Equitación Marbella

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Take to the Skies:

Experience the thrill and freedom of flight, above Andalucía’s stunning landscapes. There are several companies offering paragliding and hang gliding lesson & certifications courses, or consider a hot air balloon ride over Malaga or Granada.

paragliding and hang-gliding

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