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Explore the captivating caverns of Nerja and the stunning scenery of the Tropical Coast on an explorative full-day excursion from Granada. Marvel at the scenic splendor of the 10-mile (16-kilometer) coastline, discovering endless stretches of sandy beaches and gently lapping waves; enjoy panoramic vistas of the seaside from an idyllic vantage point in the provincial village of Salobrena; and delve into the subterranean Caves of Nerja to discover archeological treasures more than 20,000 years old. Enjoy convenient round-trip hotel transportation and a complimentary lunch of this exciting tour.  


  • Day trip from Granada to Nerja and Costa Tropical
  • Enjoy sandy beaches along the Mediterranean Sea
  • Visit the Caves of Nerja, inhabited by humans and hyenas since 25,000 BC
  • Admire the views from Salobrena
  • Free lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Tropical Coast and Caves of Nerja Day Trip from Granada

Caves of Nerja, Spain

Depart from your Granada hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic journey to Costa Tropical (Tropical Coast). Marvel at spectacular coastal scenery as you cruise past trees bursting with exotic fruit like papaya, avocado and mango. Pass the traditional village of Salobrena, a place in which glittering white houses and an impressive Islamic castle sprawl over a rugged hilltop. Capture fabulous photographs and admire the spectacular seaside views before returning to the minivan for the next part of the journey.   
Stop for a traditional Spanish lunch in a rustic restaurant in the old quarter of Almunecar. Absorb the tranquil ambience of the Majuelo Park and appreciate the stolid structure of the Castle of San Miguel before venturing to the underground wonderland of Nerja. Disembark the minivan at Nerja and set out to explore the captivating Caves of Nerja with your experienced guide. Scan the stalactite-studded caverns for ancient archeological remains, which include a 32-meter central column declared the largest in the world. Hear the eerie echoes of water droplets and learn of how many classical music concerts are staged within the caves due to the excellent acoustics. 

Relax during the smooth journey back to your Granada accommodation, enjoying the spectacular seaside scenery for a second time along the route. 

Customer Reviews

Gwen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Super guide. Showed you the best places and explained the area. Good food and very accommodating with special requests or questions. Would highly recommend Michael as a guide. Fun filled and fantastic day.

Staci V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

My family of four had a wonderful time on this trip. The drive was very scenic and the coast was beautiful. There was some uphill walking, which my family appreciated after the drive. Our guide, Antonio, was wonderful. He was incredibly knowledgeable and spoke English fluently. He obviously has a great love for this area and passed that on to us. I highly recommend this tour.

Tonia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was excellent.We were shown the beautiful coast line and caves.This day was packed with some of Spain's beautiful cities. This was a long day 10+ hrs it was well worth it. I felt I got a lot for my money. The tour guide was educated and friendly. fyi this tour requires a lot of stair climbing

Todd D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great excursion and not just a trip to the beach.....they stop at some other sites that were absolutely incredible. Highly recommeded!!!

Willem K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a great day tour. Our guide, Michel, was competent, pleasant and knows the area very well. Highly recommended..


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was one of our best days in Spain! Antonio was an excellent guide and we learned and saw a lot. The lunch was delicious and the caves were spectacular! Recommend to anyone visiting Granada.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

As we hadn't planned staying any further south than Granada this trip was a good opportunity to see a bit more of Spain. There were many olive trees and orchards on the journey down. We stopped at the whitewashed town of Salobrena, walked up to the castle and were treated to an amazing view. We then went to the caves, I have visited many caves and these were some of the best I have seen due to their size, there were a number of huge caverns.
After stopping in the picturesque town on Nerja we then stopped to eat lunch at a restaurant on the beach. Lunch was included in the price and we could order beer, wine, sangria, a main meal and sides. It was a great meal. There were only 5 of us on the tour, 2 of us spoke no Spanish and 3 were elderly people who spoke no English. We all ate together and had a very good time notwithstanding the language barrier. We then visited another beautiful beach where we could walk off some of the lunch. This was a relaxing tour, we were never rushed and the time in each location was just enough.

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Fantastic tour! Our guide was great and the driver was also helpful to fill in English as needed. We got more history from this tour than I expected and I thoroughly enjoyed free time on the beach. Would recommend.

Erin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We had a great guide who took us to more places than listed on the itinerary. It was a very enjoyable trip, would highly recommend!

Mary O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Good value. Stunning beaches, friendly locals, breathtaking tour of the caves. Guides were
knowledgeable and paella lunch was delicious.

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