THE BEST WATERSPORTS IN MARBELLA THIS SUMMER

The privileged Mediterranean coast in southern Spain offers plenty of sporting opportunities and all year round. You can enjoy racquet sports, go hiking and mountain biking as well as play golf on the Costa del Sol. But in the summer as temperatures start to climb activities in the water come into their own. Read on to discover the best watersports in Marbella to try out this summer.

Dive into the deep

You wouldn’t think it but the Mediterranean coastline around Marbella is home to a wealth of interesting sea life and even shipwrecks. Some 100 dive sites dot the coastline offering plenty of opportunities to explore the shallows if you’re a beginning or the deep if you’re a seasoned diver.
Top tip – the Rio Real hotel staff have all the information about things to do in Marbella. Just ask for their recommendations for dive companies and schools.

Strap on your skis

But in the warm waters of the natural lake in Las Medranas park near Marbella. Here you can learn to ski on water using the cable ski installations that include several ramps for jumps. Stand-up paddle surf is also available plus a swimming pool and lakeside bar.
Top tip – why not learn to waterski and play golf in Marbella? Check out the Rio Real Golf Academy with its tailor-made classes to suit all players and abilities.

Sail away

On a catamaran and admire the Marbella coastline from the Mediterranean. Take the 30-minute ferry trip between Marbella and Puerto Banus or go for a 3-hour boat tour with the chance to swim, see the resident dolphins and ride on the banana boat.
Top tip – take the ferry to Puerto Banus and walk back to Marbella and Rio Real along the seafront promenade. Make it a perfect combo with a round of golf in Marbella!

Sit back and relax

At a beach club in Marbella. Not quite a water sport, more of an activity by the water and a great chance to enjoy the beach club scene in the resort. Take your pick from sophisticated to traditional and from hip and happening to sedate. And many beach clubs offer watersports too.
Top tip – Rio Real has a great beach club on its doorstep with special deals for hotel guests. Find out more.

Take to the water at high-speed

On a jet ski that you can hire at any number of locations along the beaches in Marbella. Enjoy the coastline as you surf the waves at speed.
Top tip – get a double-adrenalin rush – take a jet ski ride and play golf on the Costa del Sol!
 
To make the most of watersports in Marbella this summer book your accommodation at the heart of the action. Rio Real Hotel is just minutes from the beach and all those great sporting activities. But you’ll need to do it soon because summer is just around the corner! Book your stay now.

 

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