Adventurous pre-wedding activities to bring your destination wedding guests together…
A wedding away from home allows you to gather all of your favorite people together in one place for more than just one day of celebrations. In fact, it permits for a series of extra activities to take place, and bring you and your destination wedding guests together.
Take advantage of the opportunity of spending quality time with your nearest and dearest by planning extra activities–for the bridal party, your families, or even the whole guest list.
Today, Sunshine Weddings Spain takes a look at one of the more adventurous pre-wedding activities on offer in Spain’s Malaga; the zipline craze where daredevil wedding guests can enjoy up to six different and thrilling ziplines in Malaga.
If you think your wedding guests are looking for thrills and spills in the air, check out the following six, ultimate locations to go ziplining on, or near, the Costa del Sol.
Let’s start with the most family-friendly adventure park, Aventura Amazonia in Marbella.
If you are looking for non-stop fun and maximum safety for adults and kids alike, Aventura Amazonia— considered the largest adventure park in Andalucia and includes the longest treetop zipline in Andalucia, with a length of 240m—is the place to go.
The open air park has five courses specially adapted for both adults and children of any ability. Ideal for large wedding groups to have fun together, or even as a stag or hen party activity.
The park is open all year round, and with 24 ziplines, distributed among a variety of different adventure circuits and levels, it makes for a dynamic and fun treetop adventure experience.
Recently inaugurated, this zipline spans some 1,350 metres, making it one of Spain and Europe’s longest zipping sites and permits thrillseekers to reach hair-raising speeds of up to 100 km/hour if launched from the Superman position—lying down and facing the ground, effectively cutting down on wind resistance.
Rides can also be done in a sitting position and in tandem if the idea of mimicking Superman seems a little too nerve-racking.
This attraction is part of the Sunview Park Adventure area and offers riders an unbeatable view of the Mediterranean.
What’s more, it’s well located, close to the airport and the beach. The site also features a small ‘kiosk bar’ and visitors to Sunview Adventure Park can also go out hacking on horseback.
Harness up and try Comares’ thrilling 436-meter zipline experience, the longest in Spain in a natural area, located at the balcony of the Axarquia, in Comares, between vertical walls and hanging bridges.
Enjoy, with your family and wedding guests, this thrilling ride with amazing views and experience flying 110m above the ground from the village of Comares, flanked with simple whitewashed houses, to the hill opposite.
The quaint village, which remains typically Moorish in its layout and design, is worth a visit after too.
Throughout the village, there are colourful ceramic plaques depicting Comares´ important place in history, which can be traced back to the third century BC.
This scenic, aerial rope-slide over Casares village has a 300m span and takes you some 80m above the valley between Puerto de la Cruz and the Las Peñuelas area of Casares.
The ‘flight’ lasts an intense 30 seconds as you whizz at high speeds over the town of Casares.
The zipline is a good reason to visit Casares, along with many other great reasons such as observing its rich birdlife including; falcons, eagles and vultures, its splendid views all the way to the Atlas mountains in Africa and its very large underground cave system.
Nestled in the Serranía de Ronda, specifically in the town of Gaucin, this stunning zipline, at 300m in length is not for the fainthearted as it requires some skill and is physically demanding to access, but once you do, it’s perfect for nature lovers and daredevils alike.
Juzcar, is actually a fun, family-friendly village to visit for it’s ‘Smurf’ history, more than for it’s zipline attraction. In fact, the town better known as the ‘Blue village’ or ‘Smurf village’ is the first and only official Smurfs village in the world after Sony Pictures selected it to celebrate the premiere of the Smurfs movie in 2011.
Sony Pictures painted the entire town of Juzcar blue for ceremonies and photo shots. Sony then offered to repaint the town white, but as tourist numbers had boomed, residents of the town voted to leave the buildings painted blue.
In 2017, the mountain village of 200 residents was forced to rebrand as the ‘Blue Village’ and introduced ziplines and hiking routes in an attempt to keep tourism numbers up.
It currently has two ziplines of 200m and 110m respectively which cross the charming urban center of the village giving the best views of the blue-painted houses that decorate the village.
So, whether you’re getting married in the mountains, by a lake, or on the coast, a destination wedding, with fun activities like ziplining lined up, is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones.
Providing activities and options for your guests in an unfamiliar place will be much appreciated, and while it’s nice to treat your guests to something fun, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask them to pay for their morning or afternoon of ziplining.
For other fun-filled activities to do with your wedding guests, reach out today to a member of the Sunshine Weddings Spain team, we are always on hand to suggest plenty of fun pre or post-wedding activities to bring your guests together.