If you’re planning a vacation to the Spanish coast, you have to check out this list of the top 5 coasteering destinations in Spain! Coasteering is a relatively new adventure sport, developed by entrepreneurs in Wales. This activity has taken the world by storm. The sport involves navigating the canyons and grottos along the coastlines, by cliff-jumping, rappelling, climbing, swimming and more.
Since its inception, coasteering has travelled across the border of Wales, and into other European coastal regions (and warmer waters!).
So don’t finalize any of your holiday plans until you consult this list of the top 5 destinations in Spain for coasteering. Seriously legendary coastal adventures await!
Spain is an epic coasteering spot
Spain offers coastlines that are not only beautiful but seem to be naturally well-suited for coasteering as well! Waters in Spain are generally warm, fairly shallow and calm, and many cliffs are the perfect height to jump from. Read on to discover the top 5, most perfect destinations in Spain to go coasteering!
The beautiful, warm Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca is an incredible summer destination and an ideal spot for coasteering. Palma de Mallorca is a Catalan-speaking Balearic Island off of the East coast of Spain. Most of the coasteering activities in Mallorca take place on the Northern part of the island, notably near the seaside town of Alcudia.
With water temperatures ranging from 25 °– 28 ° C in the summer, this is a coasteerer’s tropical paradise! Clear turquoise waters, exotic coastlines, and hidden grottos are waiting to be discovered. In fact, Caving activities in Mallorca are also very popular and make great photo ops for Instagram posts. Unlike coasteering, caving usually takes place in the South-East end of the island.
Palma de Mallorca also features zip-lining during their coasteering courses. So get ready to have fun, get a tan, and take some pictures! Discover all coasteering activities in Palma de Mallorca!
Denia, Costa Blanca
Known for the beautiful white-sand beaches and a popular place for summer vacations, Denia is a much calmer vibe than the bigger Spanish holiday destinations. Denia has excellent shorelines for coasteering, and because this isn’t the most jam-packed destination, you’ll have the caves and waves almost all to yourself!
Because of the technical sections along these coasts, coasteering here is athletic participants aged 18 and up only. Coasteering in Denia is known for secret coves, which you can discover as you traverse the rocky terrain, swim and jump off cliffs as you go!
Alicante, Costa Blanca
The Spanish town of Alicante is a popular destination for tourists and the point of entry for Costa Blanca. Costa Blanca, in particular, is known for having multiple amazing seaside resorts in Denia, Benidorm, Altea and more. It is also only a 15-minute drive from one of the most beautiful coasteering spots in the country!
This region is great for coasteering because the coastlines consist of ridged rocks that plummet straight into the sea. Alicante’s coasts are also known for having clear, refreshing waters and a collection of shallow caves to swim through. For example, Parc natural del Pentyal d’Ifac, or the Parque Natural de la Serra Gelada in Villajoyosa are both ideal spots to go coasteering near Alicante.
All coasteering locations here are unique and offer different kinds of activities. Coasteering activities near Alicante feature abseiling, climbing, walking and swimming. The climbing here is considered “beginner level” and suitable for ages 10 and up. This spot also offers a chance to ride the rapids of the waves and jump into deep water pools. Coasteering adventures near Alicante are spectacular and definitely worth a visit!
The next marvellous coasteering spot on the list are the coastal regions close to Murcia, Spain. As the 7th-largest city in Spain, Murcia might be a well-beaten path, but the coastlines are anything but! Rugged cliffs stained red line the horizon, and luminous turquoise waters splash against the rocks here.
Secret caves with draping greenery and water so clear you can see every tiny fish swimming about are hidden here. And guess what? They’re only accessible to coasteerers! Jump off of cliffs into translucent waters and soak in the sun on this epic coasteering adventure in Isla Plana near Murcia. Please be aware the age limit here is 10 years or older!
Tenerife, Canary Islands
While the Canary Islands are indeed Spanish territory, they are actually quite a bit further south than the mainland of Spain. In fact, the Canary Islands are a mere 100 km. away from Morocco. It’s no wonder the waters in the Canary Islands feel like paradise!
The Canary Islands are actually an archipelago of 8 large islands, the three largest being Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria. There are also various smaller islands as well. Tenerife’s coastlines have been shaped by hundreds of years of Los Gigante’s volcanic activity.
Although it’s likely that all of the coastlines of the Canary Islands are stunning, one of the best spots for coasteering is on the Tenerife.
One reason this spot is so amazing, besides the refreshing blue waters below, is that some activities allow you to zip-line over them! This is seriously one of the most fun courses we’ve found. In addition to ziplining, there is also a Via Ferrata section, high cliff jumps, and cave exploring. So bring your bathing suit and jump in for a coasteering adventure in the Tenerife, Mogan, Canary Islands.
If Spain isn’t your jam, check out this article on the Top 5 Coasteering Spots in All of Europe for more epic destinations to discover! Also, be sure to check out all of our coasteering activity options on our website.