Unleashing your Adventurous Side in the Costa del Sol

It may surprise you to find out that the Costa del Sol is a great destination for those seeking a bit of adventure and activity from their holiday. Here, you can try your hand at a huge range of watersports, quad biking and skydiving activities. Get fit, learn a new skill and even better, do it all in the brilliant sunshine! Your wetsuits and hiking poles won’t know what’s hit them after your fun-filled holiday to Spain’s south coast…

Wet and wild

The obvious choice of activity on the sun-drenched Spanish coastline is the diverse range of watersports such as waterskiing. Waterskiing is a popular activity in the Costa del Sol because it’s something the whole family can enjoy. Whether you just want to have a go or take a professional lesson, it’s a great way to see the coastline from the sea and to make the most of the Mediterranean water.

Meet the marine community

Another water-based option involves getting up close and personal with Spain’s marine life by trying your hand at snorkelling. Or, if you want to take the plunge, there are lots of diving instructors in the Costa del Sol who will be happy to show you what lies beneath. The Spanish coral reefs are home to fish, crabs and lots of other sea creatures which you might be lucky enough to spot.

The sky’s the limit

TeamXtreme in Malaga offers an exciting array of extreme sports, from paragliding to helicopter flights to jetskiing, ideal if you want to get straight out of the airport and into the action. If you’d prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, maybe their caving or trekking tours will be more up your street. They can also offer racing days out in go karts, quad bikes or 4x4s, or for those seeking the discipline of formal classes, why not try their Mixed Martial Arts class?

Scenic hikes

There are lots of hiking routes in the Costa del Sol for a range of ability levels. Dedicated walkers may want to attempt the route to the summit of the El Torcal stone ‘sculptures’, an amazing series of natural stone formations that resemble human carvings. For those wanting to break into hiking, or wanting a more casual walk, there are lots of clifftop walks or coastal forests to explore, all with stunning views over the sea or the cities.

A fairway to go

If you consider yourself a bit of a Tiger Woods on the fairway, pack your clubs and get yourself on one of the Costa del Sol’s thirty golf courses, most of which are within just a short driving distance from the coast. Courses tend to be open throughout the year, so it’s a good place to go for your winter golfing fix.

The Costa del Sol is so much more than a beach destination. In between sunbathing and devouring the fine food on offer, have a go at one of the many all-year activities to make the most of your sunny stay.

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