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Tropical hike tour, paradise beach and snorkel

Calle Ordóñez, 2, Málaga, Spain

6 Hours


Up to 3 days

Group Size

8 people


English, Espanol


Cliffs of Maro hiking tour. From Málaga.

The trip to Cliffs of Maro.

During this guided tour you will discover the stunning Cliffs of Maro natural park, tropical plantations unique in Europe and paradisiacal beaches just few people know.

We will pick you up in Malaga city center with our confortable van and we will depart to Maro crossing the Axaquía valley (45 min.). We will pak the van in the middle of tropical plantations and we will start the guided walk.

The hike. Guided hike through Maro natural park.

We will start the hiking tour (always with a guide) until a secret beach that just few locals know. Walking throught hidden paths, we will discover tropical crops of avocados, bananas, papayas, sugar cain and custard apples. We will walk until the Natural Park and we will visit a vigil tower built in the XVI century. From there, we have stunning views to the cliffs and to the mediterranean sea. It is time to rest a little bit and take some pictures.

From there we will descend to the beach crossing the cliffs during a breathtaking walk. On the way to the beach, we will discover the wild life and vegetation of the natural park.

In the way to the beach we will cross some steep and irregular areas so you should be used to hike in this type of areas and have an acceptable physical condition.

When arriving to the beach, we will go for a swim in the crystalline waters of the natural park and we will snorkel in order to explore the sea life. After enjoying in the sea; we will sit down on the white sand and we will relax having some fruit and water.

The way back from Maro.

After relaxing in the beach we will start the guided hike again. In the way back, we will cross again the cliffs until and the plantations. Once we finish the hike, we will go back to Malaga city center from Maro and we finish the tour.

There is an option to be dropped off in Nerja if the traveler wants to visit this vacational city with some spots of interest. It is connected with Malaga city by bus.


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  • Snorkel in the cristal clean water of the natural park.
  • The stunning landscape of the natural park.
  • Hike throught hidden paths and tropical crops.
  • Visit of an arab vigil tower.
  • Inmersion in the history and traditions of the axarquia valley.

What you will do

I will pick you in Malaga city center with my van and we will go to Maro, a small village very close to Nerja.
Walking throught hidden paths, we will discover tropical crops of avocados, bananas, papayas, sugar cain and custard apples.
We will visit an arab vigil tower built in the middle age and we will get in the Cliffs of Maro Natural Park.
We will discover the wild life of this unique area in the way to the paradisiacal beach.
When arriving at the beach, we will go for a swim in the crystalline waters of the natural park and we will snorkel in order to explore the sea life. Moreover, we have some areas in the rocks where you can jump to the sea.
After enjoying in the sea; we will sit down on the white sand and we will do a picnic with some snacks, fruit and water.
We come back to Malaga. In case you want to visit Nerja on your own you can be dropped in the Nerjas bus station.
I drop you off at Malaga City Centre.


  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • Energetic bars and fruit
  • Fresh water
  • Snorkeling mask
  • All other clothing.
  • Please do wear comfortable clothing according with the season of the year.
  • Swimsuit and towel.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the van.
  • To wear flip flops or sandals during the hike is not allowed.


5 – 7 hours
5-6 hours
6 hours



Activity Types


Activity's Location

Calle Ordóñez, 2, Málaga, Spain


I'm not staying in Malaga, how do I get to the pickup location?
If you are staying in Torremolinos, Benalmadena or Fuengirola, the meeting poing is just three minutes walking from the last train station in Malaga ("Alameda").
Can we be picked up somewhere else?
If you want to hire a private guided tour for your group we can arrange a meeting point close to your accommodation.
Can we do the hike with sneakers?
Yes, most people do the hike with sneakers or other comfortable shoes, but better with hiking shoes.
What is the minimun age to do the hike?
8 years old
Is a big meal included?
Water and some snacks are included but not a big meal.
Where do the reviews come from?
Our experiences are offered in the Airbnb platform as well. The reviews you can read in our website have been taken from there. You can check there that the average ratings of our trips are around 4,9/5.


Based on 33 reviews
Very Good

Activity GOAT !!!!

Super randonnée au cœur du territoire hippy ! Agréable même avec notre cardio très très moyen. Nous avons eu le plaisir de voir beaucoup de poissons lors du snorkeling. Plein de possibilités pour des photos de groupe très "instagrammable". La bonne humeur contagieuse de notre guide nous a permis de passer un excellent moment entre amis !

Amazing experience!

It was a great hike! We enjoyed it a lot, Alfonso was a great guide. He told us a lot of info about the region and local plants, was joking a lot and gave a great tour. We enjoyed snorkling and the hidden beach a lot!

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience, Alfonso was a great host! If you’re young and fit, the hike is no problem. The beach was very nice. We had a fun group, would definitely do it again.

really special trip

This trip was really special. We got to see a part of Malága we couldn’t have found on our own. From pick up, to the snacks and the care and instructions he gives on difficult terrain it was a brilliant experience! The beach we went snorkelling on was magic and super picturesque. Well worth the climb! Thank you, Alfonso!
Marie Lucie

tres sympathique

Nous avons passée une agréable matinée randonnée au bord de la mer. Nous sommes arrivés sur une belle plage où nous avons pu nous baigner et pratiquer du snorkelling. Cette activité à été très sympathique. Alfonso est dans l'échange, attentif... c'était un bon moment.

Great time

Really enjoyed this trip and would recommend it! Great length of hiking time and good that it’s in the morning before it gets too hot! Loved the secret beach that just had our group on it and the snorkelling head gear for us to help ourselves to. Nice time to relax too on the beach.. also interesting to see all the fruit plants and trees and even got to pick and eat a pomegranate on the way back! Alfonso is a friendly host and you get the option to be dropped back in Malaga or in Nerja in the afternoon .. I opted for Nerja which I would fully recommend for the beautiful square, beach and views :-)
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This experience was wonderful! I got to go on a hike in a country I had never been to, which ended at a beautiful, secluded beach. Once arriving our group was able to swim for a couple of hours and relax after the hard work of the hike. Alfonso was a very pleasant and knowledgeable host! Our group met him at the pick up location and drove to the start of the hike (very mindful driver), where he gave us the low down on what to expect to see and how difficult the hike would be(if you are not mildly good hiker or have balance issues this may not be the experience for you). The area is beautiful and Alfonso knows a lot about the plantations, the area, hiking in general. I would totally recommend this, because you won't get to see this stunning beach otherwise! Thanks again!!
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Je recommande

Alphonse a fait en sorte que chaque personne du groupe se sente à l’aide . La randonnée était magnifique dans un parc naturel préservé. Je recommande


Alfonso was a wonderful host and guide! We went to a secluded place that was unique and very beautiful. There were no other hikers on the path and only our group enjoyed the beautiful beach. A great way to get out of the city and away from the tourists and connect with the natural environment. There is no way we could have found this on our own. We are very happy with this experience.

Great experience

10/10 you want to do this experience. The location Alfonso took us to was nothing short of breath taking. The hike was not to hard and the pay off was a beautiful beach that the group had to ourselves. Alfonso was a great host, funny and very knowledgeable of the area. Highly recommend this trip, you’ll leave with a great experience and no regrets.

Une journée exceptionnelle !

Alfo est un guide très serviable, à l’écoute, et très grand pour un espagnol :) Nous avons randonné sur un sentier peu connu, avec une vue surprenante. Sur lequel s’ajoute une crique secrète paradisiaque, nager avec des poissons en faisant snorkeling. Une journée exceptionnelle !

5 stars

5 stars for everything! I had such an amazing time on this trip. Alfonso was so kind, he really helped me on the tougher areas when I was struggling. He’s full of laughter and joy. 100% recommend anyone who comes to Málaga to go on this hike with him. The snorkelling experience blew my mind. It was the cherry on top of the cake for this trip.


A great experience with Alfonso going away from Malaga to a paradise beach! Alfonso told us everything about the plantation, avocado trees,fig and many other fruit trees. Great to walk around and feel the place; Even better to swim in the sea and see the fish swimming around me! Would defenitely recommand this tour!

highlight of the trip to Malagaamazin

Alfonso is a great host, and this was an amazing experience that was my highlight of the trip to Malaga! Would highly recommended.

Highly recommended

Highly recommended this magical experience. Alfonso was funny, entertaining, kind and sweet. A very likeable person. The hike was great and the hidden beach was breathtaking. I am so grateful for this experience. Also, remember to bring shoes with strong grip on them! I kept slipping and Alfonso graciously held my hand during the tough parts of the hike so I wouldn't fall!

Really recommend

Really recommend this trip. Was beautiful, even on a ‘not so hot’ day. For us the terrain was absolutely fine, we are used to really big mountain walks so this was a breeze. We took lots of breaks along the way too. Just listen to Alfonso and you will be fine! We also had a lovely snorkel and saw lots of fish(es)!

Enjoyed the hike immensely.

Enjoyed the hike immensely. A nice break from the city life. Cannot say much about snorkeling, as it was too cold and windy but the host quickly adapted and took us instead to visit an absolutely marvelous mountain village. Alfonso is certainly a right guy for the job. Experienced but not yet bored. Prime time. Definitely recommended for city dwellers.

Amazing experience

Amazing experience with absolutely breathtaking views. Alfonso was super knowledgeable about the area and a really great host. If you’re looking for something special whilst in Malaga this is it.

Beautiful trip

I enjoyed this trip very much, it was very beautiful and fun. The only thing is that the hike was very difficult for me during the steep climbs and declines. You have to wear shoes that will not slip in the rubble, and long pants to protect from sharp branches. The views were magnificent and Alfonso did a great job at guiding us through the area. He was also very helpful during the hike too, making sure everyone was safe. The beach was beautiful but the water was too rough to go in, so we didnt get to experience the snorkling.
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Totally worth it

Totally worth it daytime trip! I have dreamed of going such place for a long time and now I had opportunity to that with an excellent guide ! Thx alot Alfonso

great guide

Alfonso was a great guide. Communication was straight forward and everything from pick up to drop off was seamless. Alfonso is super knowledgable, and introduced and showed us all the different fruits and veggies that grow in the area. If you have any questions about Malaga or things to see around in the area Alfonso has many recommendations and suggestions. The beach spot was just magical, the water is so clear and feels so refreshing after getting sweaty from hiking. We could have stayed all day. I can definitely recommend this experience if you love a fun hike with amazing views and discovering a more remote beach. :)
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Priceless experience

What a great way to spend the day! So glad I chose to do this experience. From start to finish I could not fault it. Alfonso makes you feel at ease and makes an effort to chat with and include everyone so this created a nice vibe between us all. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this experience to others. It was money well spent for a priceless experience.


It was a beautiful experience to go to the secret beach. The view was amazing and the water so clear and refreshing. Alfonso is funny but also has good knowledge and is very well organized and practical. Thank you

So much fun

I had a fantastic time hiking through a gorgeous natural area and snorkeling in an absolutely stunning cove with a great fun group of international folks. Normally, I don’t like organized guided outings but this one was a lovely surprise. Alfonso, our guide, made us all feel welcome, safe and capable. I really appreciated that he provided water, a snack, and snorkel masks so we could all just focus on enjoying the excursion. There were several times where I needed a hand — literally — and Alfonso was there to make sure I felt comfortable and less fearful about slipping. He is very charming and kind and has a great sense of humor and he definitely is knowledgeable about the geography, the history and the wildlife of the area. We had a nice chat about my previous life during la movida madrileña and then some fun trying out yoga poses on the beach with Stephanie and Shaimaa, two other women in our group. Alfonso made sure to look after everyone in our group and keep us all happily on the trail. After we got back to Malaga Alfonso sent us some “action” photos of us on the trail...which I really appreciated because I was too busy chatting and taking photos of the scenery and I didn’t take any photos of us actually walking the trail. Now I have Alfonso’s photos so I can “prove” to myself (and my kids) that I actually did this. LOL I’m already signed up for Alfonso’s hike in Saltillo Gorge and I’m sure it’ll be as nice as this excursion.
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Amazing hike

Amazing hike, great guide with lots of knowledge on the surroundings. The landscape is gorgeous and the beach is the best I've seen so far in Spain. Must do in Malaga.


I had a wonderful time with Alfonso exploring the stunning coast in Nerja. I very much appreciated getting to soak up the beautiful natural landscape of Costa del Sol and swimming in the Mediterranean. Alfonso was so friendly, helpful, easy mannered, and funny. It was truly a memorable experience that I will not forget. Thank you for sharing the beauty of Nerja along with your warm spirit and knowledge, Alfonso!

Highlight of our trip

Fantastic day out that we would both thoroughly recommend. Great to see a more natural coastline and the snorkeling was really good fun. One of the highlights of our trip!

Wonderful time with the group

I had a wonderful time with Alfonso exploring the stunning coast in Nerja. I very much appreciated getting to soak up the beautiful natural landscape of Costa del Sol and swimming in the Mediterranean. Alfonso was so friendly, helpful, easy mannered, and funny. It was truly a memorable experience that I will not forget. Thank you for sharing the beauty of Nerja along with your warm spirit and knowledge, Alfonso!

Great experience

Venturing out into Nerja with Alfonso was the best part of my week in Málaga. As a solo traveler, it is super important to have a sense of friendship and support along our journeys; not only did I bond with other people in our group during our drive to Nerja and hike, but I came away from the experience realizing that despite our varied levels of “ability” (take this from the slowest-moving one in the group #ThanksAsthma), we each brought something to and participated in our nature hike with appreciation for each other and the scenery around us. Note to seasoned & little bb trekkers like me alike: take the water he gives you, create a (Hidden by Airbnb) group with your participants to share pictures, ask Alfonso questions about all the plants you see (this is his speciality, don’t let that information go to waste), and don’t be afraid to take a minute to admit that you can’t fly up and down mountains with incredible ease haha Alfonso WILL let you rest. I’m so happy to have met such an incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, motivated, and inspiring person during my month abroad. You’re lucky to snag a spot with him on this experience or any of the others he hosts! Check out @malagaactivatours for more beautiful pictures if you’re not convinced :)
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Absolutly loved it

As a solo traveller, I was really looking forward to participating this tour and I absolutely loved it! Was happy with the people in the same group and it become the highlight of my trip. Alfonso is very friendly and knowledgeable the hidden beach we got to after the hike was beautiful!

5 starts!!!

This was really special. Just be prepared- the hike is intense. AMAZING, but intense. But do not be worried. Alfonso is there to help at every step of the way and held my friends hand the whole time because she kept on falling. The hike is beyond beautiful and you end is this secluded spot where you swim in the bluest clearest part of the Mediterranean. Alfonso is sooo funny and he forms an instant connection with you. He is super patient and really has a passion for the beautiful nature of Spain. He is not touristy in the best way possible and really gives a unique taste of Spanish culture. I would definitely recommend 5 starts!!
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Fantastic day!

Amazing experience! The walk is not too long and you’re met with incredible views. The beach was honestly a private beach and the water was beautifully clear! Fantastic day!

absolutely stunning beach

This was one of the highlights of my visit to Malaga! :) It was just amazing! So, leave everything to Alfonoso and enjoy the adventure. You get to see different things, learn new stuff and enjoy an absolutely stunning beach. We all wished it could last longer :)))
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