The Costa del Sol has 161 kilometres of beautiful coastline and the Mediterranean Sea is never very far away, so it’s no wonder that water sports is such a popular activity here. You can find people on almost every beach offering pedalos, jet skis, kayaks and more, but we wanted to explore three towns where you can find a wide range of activities in a small area.
Fuengirola has wonderful blue flag beaches and a busy marina and is a centre for water sports where you can go parasailing, scuba dive, fish and take out jet skis. There are lots of options to choose from, take a stroll down the front and around the marina and you can easily see what’s on offer.
Marbella has a lot to offer the water sport enthusiast, including a popular diving school and a stand up paddle board centre, which can both be found in the Puerto Deportivo. Another good area for water sports is around Funny Beach which offers all the normal stuff, plus a wave x ramp where you can surf and flyboarding, where you can take to the air.
Estepona has a pretty marina which is the main base for water sports in the area. On the Western Costa del Sol, Estepona is within easy reach of the famous Gibraltar Straits and has many boat trips leaving for whale and dolphin watching as well as fishing. You can also learn to paddle surf, kite surf, windsurf and kayak in several schools and businesses which hire out this equipment for you to enjoy. The beaches are wide and sandy and generally less crowded even in the summer months, so it’s a good choice.
A little further afield is Tarifa, the centre for kite surfing and wind surfing, due to its excellent wind conditions. This has a very boho vibe and is very cool place to enjoy water sports, although accommodation is very thin on the ground. Basing yourself on the western Costa del Sol, such as in Sotogrande, gives you easy access to Tarifa, with a much better choice of holiday rentals.
Please let us know if you are searching for holiday rental properties to spend an amazing holiday enjoying the waves. We can help you find amazing properties with sea views and holiday homes close to these water sports hubs. We look forward to hearing from you.