Granada is a city known all over the world for its long centuries of history, its impressive monuments and mix of cultures. But it also has a great natural heritage, along its natural parks and coastline.
As well as offering cultural activities, there is a wide range of activities to be enjoyed in the surrounding area. For the more adventurous and for anyone who wants to enjoy the city and its beauty in a different and more active way on the water.
In this article you can discover all the details and information about the best water activities in Granada.
The perfect activity to get to know the different rivers and canyons of Granada. As well as waterfalls and pools. Canyoning is the progression through riverbeds or mountains or ravines, walking or swimming. It takes place in the canyons of the Benahabi River, the Sima del Diablo and the Bermejo River, among many others.
There are different levels for canyoning, depending on the difficulty of the river. There are several companies dedicated to these activities, so if it is your first time, do not hesitate to contact them. But if you prefer to do it on your own, we provide you with the best places in Granada. The Sierra de la Almijara, in the Río Verde, is the ideal place as there are different degrees of difficulty. The Lentegí River is also a good option.
It is necessary to wear neoprene, helmet, anchors and carabiners for a safe activity.
An activity suitable for the whole family, the perfect option for the summer and the hottest months. A canoeing trip on the different marshes, rivers or even on the coast of the province of Granada.
Some options for canoeing in Granada are the Negratín reservoir, in Cuevas del Campo, in Maro, very close to the city, where you will find some waterfalls and wonderful surroundings. And finally in Churriana de la Vega in the Rijana cove. In all these places you can rent a kayak to do the activity.
It is the ideal sport to spend a day with friends or family and at the same time enjoy the nature of Granada.
Rafting is one of the most extreme and complete water sports. It consists of descending a river on board a rowing boat. Depending on your experience, you can do it in rougher waters or on routes with large rocks and currents.
There are several areas in the province that are perfect for this activity. The Genil River and the Guadalfeo, the Verde River and the Maro Cliffs. Although it is a more extreme sport, there are different levels of difficulty, it doesn’t matter if you are not in great physical condition or if you have never done it before. So if it is your first time you can contact a professional to help you.
It is necessary to bring safety equipment to avoid possible dangers, such as neoprene, helmet, paddle and waistcoat.
The coast of Granada, known as the Costa Tropical, hides beautiful landscapes full of life and is a paradise for scuba divers. The numerous beaches of Granada are separated by cliffs and hills that make it possible to find numerous cliffs and rocky areas, which are perfect for scuba diving.
The area of Almuñecar is especially ideal for this activity, but also areas such as Punta de la Mona, Tres Picos, the Cave of Cerro Gordo and the Natural Park of Maro-Cerro, among many others.
A perfect activity to enjoy with family and friends and discover the depths, dives and the richness of the seabed of Granada.
A sport that mixes skiing and surfing, with the tranquillity of a boat ride and the fun of balancing on a board guided by the speed of the boat. Perfect for lovers of the sea and speed.
The most suitable place to do it is Almuñecar, because of its great beaches, but any of the coast can be a good option. There are three types of water skiing, WakeBoarding, which is the equivalent of snowboarding, mini water skiing and mono skiing.
If you are a beginner in this sport, it can be a bit tricky at first, but like everything else it takes practice and time.
If you are looking for a sport similar to surfing and you can’t find a place to do it, paddle surfing is a good alternative because it combines balance and perseverance. This sport consists of moving through the sea on a board with the impulse of paddles.
It is possible to do this activity on any beach, but Motril is the most suitable option. Specifically on Carchuna Beach, due to the wind and the characteristics of its waters. It is also usually done in La Herradura and in the Paraje Natural Acantilados de Maro-Cerro.
This activity is suitable for all ages and requires no prior knowledge. It is ideal to spend a day with family and friends and above all to cool off from the high temperatures of the city.
You can always complete your visit with our guided tours of Granada. Among them we offer: