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Spain beach wedding: How to entertain your guests like celebrities


Celebrating marriage in style with Spain’s sparkling seas


After selecting one of our many beautiful wedding venues, choosing Instagram-worthy decor and finalising the menu, the next big decision you need to make is the entertainment for your guests.

More and more couples are considering destination weddings for their grand affair, and the pros are vast. Breathtaking photo opportunities are around every corner and what’s more,  depending on location and number of attendees, a wedding abroad can often prove more affordable than staying local. But perhaps one of the best advantages is that destination weddings allow the bridal couple to share in the guest experience, participate more fully in all activities on offer and with it, reconnect with their nearest and dearest in a more genuine way.

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Nautical tourism Spain.

Spain’s coastline and beaches offer an enchanting blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for wedding guests seeking memorable experiences. From the stunning shores of the Costa del Sol to the captivating allure of Mallorca’s hidden gems, Spain promises an array of nautical adventures that will leave guests spellbound. Let’s set sail and explore the top nautical tourism experiences awaiting wedding guests in Spain.

Spain beach wedding: Costa del Sol charm

A Gem of nautical tourism the Costa del Sol, with its azure waters, golden sands, and vibrant coastal culture, emerges as a prime destination for nautical tourism in Spain. Here’s why:

Pristine beaches and bays

The Costa del Sol boasts a plethora of pristine beaches and secluded bays, perfect for indulging in water sports or soaking up the Mediterranean sun. From the bustling shores of Marbella to the tranquil coves of Nerja, guests can discover their own slice of paradise along this picturesque coastline.

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Sailing activities in southern Spain.

Yachting and Sailing Excursions

Embark on a luxurious yacht or sailboat excursion along the Costa del Sol’s glittering waters. Whether guests seek a leisurely cruise or an adrenaline-fueled sailing adventure, experienced captains and crew ensure an unforgettable journey against the backdrop of stunning coastal vistas.

Underwater Exploration

Dive into the mesmerizing underwater world of the Costa del Sol, renowned for its rich marine biodiversity and crystal-clear visibility. Guests can partake in scuba diving or snorkeling expeditions, encountering colorful coral reefs, playful dolphins, and majestic sea turtles beneath the surface.

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A day out boating is easy to organise, affordable and fun guaranteed.

Vibrant Coastal Culture

Immerse yourselves in the vibrant coastal culture of the Costa del Sol, where charming seaside towns, bustling marinas, and lively waterfront promenades beckon. Indulge in delectable seafood cuisine, sip sangria overlooking the sea, and experience the warmth and hospitality of Andalusian hospitality.

Mallorca: Hidden gems and sunset splendors

Mallorca is in the same league as the Costa del Sol, and also deserves a special mention. Sunshine Weddings Spain work with many beautiful venues in Mallorca, from beachfront villas to rustic inland fincas and country houses. But if it’s the sea you’re after, then the island is a paradise.

Secluded Beaches and Calas

Mallorca is renowned for its hidden beaches and secluded calas (coves), offering a serene escape from the bustling tourist crowds. From the pristine sands of Cala Varques to the rugged beauty of Cala Deia, guests can discover their own private oasis nestled along Mallorca’s stunning coastline.

Charming Ports and Marinas

Explore Mallorca’s picturesque ports and marinas, where sleek yachts, traditional fishing boats, and waterfront cafes create a postcard-perfect setting. From the historic port of Palma de Mallorca to the idyllic harbor of Port d’Andratx, guests can stroll along the waterfront, admire luxury yachts, and savor fresh seafood delicacies.

Sunset Spectacles

Witness the breathtaking beauty of Mallorca’s sunsets, as the sky transforms into a canvas of fiery hues over the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Whether aboard a sunset cruise or perched atop a cliffside viewpoint, guests can bask in the magical ambiance and create cherished memories against the backdrop of Mallorca’s awe-inspiring vistas.

Natural Wonders and Coastal Trails

Venture inland to discover Mallorca’s natural wonders and scenic coastal trails, where rugged cliffs, lush pine forests, and azure sea vistas converge. Guests can hike along the GR 221 Tramuntana Trail, explore the enchanting Caves of Drach, or kayak through sea caves and hidden coves for an immersive outdoor experience.

The team at Sunshine Weddings Spain knows that a destination wedding in Spain, isn’t just about making sure things run smoothly on the day, rather, it’s also about making sure everyone enjoys an intimate and authentic experience from the moment they arrive to the day they leave by suggesting an array of fun leisure activities, perfect for bonding or forging new friendships for all invited to your fairytale wedding in paradise.

For those getaway nuptials looking to celebrate their dream wedding on the Costa del Sol, a day out boating—easy to organise, affordable and fun guaranteed—is a must.

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Discovering the authentic world of artisanal fishing in Spain’s Estepona.

Today Sunshine Weddings Spain takes an in-depth look at nautical tourism with Turismo Marinero.

Spain beach wedding: See the beauty of Estepona

Just 35km away from Gibraltar (GIB) Airport you can find the serene and unspoiled Spanish beach town of Estepona. Located at the foot of the huge Sierra Bermeja mountains, this old town full of winding cobbled streets and white washed houses offers beautiful blue flag beaches, Spanish cafes, bars and a fishing port, home to Turismo Marinero.

Guided tours at sea

This nautical tourism company offers complementary and sustainable alternatives to artisanal fishing and activities, but always keeping at the forefront of their values the respect to the fishing tradition in the area, a livelihood Esteponeros are are passionate about.

What better way to start your wedding week with your nearest and dearest than with the warmth of the sun, the sea breeze and the sway of the waves making you feel totally relaxed.

Discovering the authentic world of artisanal fishing through guided tours, gastronomic routes, excursions to the sea and educational workshops for young sailors.

The most popular seafaring experience for wedding guests is their special ‘family and friends route’, ideal to chill out for the afternoon while enjoying the sea breeze and pleasures of sailing. What’s more, this route offers the possibility of dolphin watching once out of the harbour area. Observe the dolphins swim freely and peacefully in the water and share with them that unrivalled feeling of liberation at sea, or combine it with a memorable sunset sailing route and enjoy the spectacular sunsets seen from the Estepona marina, with breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar in the distance.

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Breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar.

For those feeling a bit more adventurous, an unforgettable day of recreational fishing at sea, with the opportunity to learn from a highly experienced skipper, is also a must, especially when the boat Captain, with 35 years of fishing experience, knows all the best places to fish in Estepona, and on the coast from Gibraltar to Marbella.

This sailing route includes drinks and snacks on board, high quality fishing equipment and all the necessary gear for a memorable day at sea.

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Dolphin watching in Spain’s Estepona.

For those looking to disconnect with a romantic getaway by boat from sunset to sunrise and experience sleeping under the stars on board of a beautiful boat—away from your wedding guests on this occasion as a perfect way to spend one of your honeymoon nights—sail during the evening hours in the bay of Estepona, where in addition to setting course to the west and seeing some truly spectacular sunsets, the chance of dolphin spotting is also a possibility.

Enjoy an exquisite dinner, exclusively prepared for you and your loved one, and the following morning, a delicious breakfast in the open air as the finishing touch to this truly romantic escape.

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Romantic getaway by boat, from sunset to sunrise in southern Spain.

For this and other fun related events to enjoy, either before or after the big day, the team at Sunshine Weddings Spain is always at hand to help you with your every need and recommend plenty of fun-filled activities that will guarantee your wedding becomes extra special for everyone.

From the sun-kissed shores of the Costa del Sol to the idyllic landscapes of Mallorca, Spain offers an array of nautical tourism experiences that cater to every wedding guest’s desire for adventure, relaxation, and exploration. Whether cruising along the coast, diving into azure waters, or witnessing majestic sunsets, guests are sure to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime in the enchanting waters of Spain. Embark on a journey of discovery and let Spain’s nautical treasures captivate your hearts and souls.

For over twenty years we at Sunshine Weddings Spain have specialised in finding your perfect wedding venue, alongside planning every last detail of our couples’ special day. As you can see, we are spoiled for choice in Spain, with the vast array of wedding venues, and the range of traditional ones such as fincas, haciendas and villas. Our dedicated planners are always on-hand to guide, advise, support and help you make the most important day of their life truly unforgettable.

‘Why do I need a wedding planner?’ is a question we get asked a lot. Why, when we all have online access to suppliers and venues worldwide, is a wedding planner so important? Take a look at our short Q&A and discover the advantages of having one of our team assist you with your destination wedding in locations including Malaga and Mallorca.