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Day trips in Marbella to Mijas Pueblo

Day trips in Marbella

Marbella might be a beach side resort with a range of luxury private holiday rental villas and fabulous hotels with pools to lounge by, but there are so many day trips in Marbella and further afield in the area to try. Whether you’re holidaying as a family, as a couple or just with friends, there is something for absolutely everyone  in close proximity. have a look through our recommended day trips in Marbella to find something that’s perfect for you.

Being by the sea means a huge range of water-based activities. On the sea you can try parasailing, paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking, wakeboarding, yachting or or jet skiing. There are also some river-based activities on the Guadalmina River including rafting and kayaking. Or try the new craze of flyboarding!

If you like a thrill but aren’t big on getting wet, there’s a wide range of sports and activities on wheels. Mud Buggying, quad biking, go-karting and mountain biking are all available activities in Marbella and the surrounding area.

Photo of mud buggys day trip in Marbella

If you’re something of a foodie you can take your exploration of Spanish cuisine to a new level with paella parties or jamon parties; learning a new skill as well as having fun. There are also wine tour day trips in Marbella. For a bigger night out you might try an Andalusian “Fiesta” – a typical local fair with traditional entertainment as well as the best food and drink to try.

For the kids, there are a number of day trips in Marbella.  You might want to take a look at Aventura Amazonia. It’s the Spanish version of a ‘Go Ape’ with 103 challenges, 24 ziplines and 6 circuits to tire them out. In addition there’s the wonder of nature to spot including dolphin watching boat trips, a conservation wildlife park and even a crocodile park!

For day trips in Marbella if you have a car then we recommend these places – the fantastic Mijas Pueblo. This is one of the most visited of Andalucia’s white villages, a stroll around the narrow cobbled streets quickly reveals why.  Its winding streets, charming nooks and crannies, flower-decked houses and numerous tiny squares all contribute to Mijas’ popularity.


There really is something for everyone, and keep your eyes peeling for local events and parties coming up when you’re there. Of course it’s not all about activities in Marbella. There are so many beautiful views that sometimes it’s worth taking the time to just take a break and enjoy the stunning area.

Photos from Pixelbay and Tripadvisor.

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