If you’ve decided to have a destination wedding in Spain, take the opportunity to plan some fun activities for you and your guests to come together.
Destination weddings are typically more intimate and the perfect opportunity to spend time with your nearest and dearest on the build up to your special day. Providing options for your guests to enjoy in an unfamiliar place will be appreciated and guarantees that your wedding becomes extra special for everyone.
Andalucia is wonderfully rooted in history, dating back around 3000 years, a place full of art and culture, with an extensive variety of places to visit and activities to do.
Check out Sunshine Weddings Spain’s top 10 list of pre-wedding day activities to do in Spain’s Andalucia:
1. Sightseeing tour for small groups through the Alhambra and the Generalife in Granada:
The Alhambra in Granada is the most visited monument in Spain and a must for anyone who travels to the city. To make your experience even more complete, the Sunshine Wedding Spain team can organise a tour with an official guide so that you can discover the mysteries, legends and secret locations of the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces.
2. Experience Arab baths with with Hammam Al Ándalus in Malaga:
Discover and enjoy the refined pleasure of genuine Arab Baths. Get ready to unwind as you feel the contrasts of hot and cold water on your skin.
Located on the site of the old Medina, not far from the ruins of the city’s old Arab walls, the baths of Hammam Al Ándalus offer a heavenly spa experience in the historic centre of Málaga.
3. Caminito del Rey (Málaga):
Once considered the world’s scariest footpath is now one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Spain. The“Little Footpath of the King” is a 300-meter high mountain wall located in the heart of the province of Malaga. It stretches almost 8 kilometers along the deep Gaitanes gorge and it takes around 90 minutes to walk all the way.
4. Andalucian horse dance show (Torremolinos):
Club Hípico El Ranchito in Torremolinos organises a singular show,”Ritmo a Caballo” (Rhythm on Horseback), based on rhythm and discipline, music and beauty.
Their choreographies mix classical and cowboy dressage, with Spanish music and costumes from old Andalucia.
Unwind with 90 minutes of magical interpenetration between horse and rider.
5. Tablao Flamenco Pura Esencia (Seville):
A unique flamenco show in Seville, next to the City’s Cathedral. If you are looking for an authentic flamenco show, away from the razzle dazzle of the Costa, get ready to live an authentic and unforgettable experience in el Tablao Flamenco Pura Esencia in Seville where singers, guitarists and dancers, perform in a close and personal way.
6. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba:
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba (World Heritage Site since 1984) is one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus in the late 8th century.
Considered the most significant monument in the whole of the western Moslem World and draws visitors from all over the world.
7. Hot air balloon flight in Ronda (Málaga) and finish with wine tasting:
Ronda is unquestionably one of the most charming and picturesque towns in Andalucía, a birdsview of its historic old quarter and spectacular Roman ruins makes for an unforgettable experience.
From the dizzy heights, discover an incredible place with diverse natural landscapes and different ecosystems.
Then, to top everything off, once back on firm ground enjoy a comprehensive tour and tasting programme at one of Ronda’s emblematic wineries.
Ronda’s wineries have, of late, become popular tourist attractions of the city and its area of influence, with many of the wineries in Serranía de Ronda forming part of the Málaga and Sierras de Málaga Denomination of Origin.
Wine has been made in Ronda and the Serrania since Phoenician and Grecian times, and the town’s wineries are a must visit for any vino aficionado.
8. Boat Rides along the Fuengirola Coast:
Enjoy unique views of Malaga’s beautiful beaches aboard a luxurious yacht. Imagine sipping on a glass of champagne as you watch a beautifully romantic sunset from the sea.
For those more adventurous spirits, jump on a high-speed jet ski for an exhilarating and memorable experience zipping up and down the Fuengirola’s coastline.
Fuengirola, located midway between Malaga and Marbella, is one of Costa del Sol’s most amazing beachside spots where dolphin spotting is frequent, giving you the perfect opportunity to come across these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat!
9. Malaga Tapas Tour:
Enjoy a fabulous walking, eating and drinking tour around Malaga old town, which has a delightful historic quarter with an amazingly vibrant tapas scene.
This tour combines culture and gourmet delights in one unique experience.
Learn about the long and fascinating history of Malaga, which dates from Phoenician times, whilst strolling through the city’s narrow streets which are dotted with bars, cafes and bodegas.
Look forward to trying some meatballs in almond sauce, Russian salad, fried fish, cured Iberian ham, Spanish omelette, grilled vegetables, gazpacho or chicken croquettes to name just a sprinkling of Malaga’s mouthwatering tapas options.
10. Tour around the Caves of Nerja (Malaga):
The Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns which stretch for almost 5 kilometres, inhabited from about 25,000 BC up until the Bronze Age, home to the world’s largest column (formed by the merging of a stalagmite and a stalactite) at 32m in height and to the oldest paintings in the world, between 42,300 and 43,500 years old.
The caves were re-discovered on 12 January 1959 by five friends, who entered through a narrow sinkhole known as “La Mina” whilst bat hunting.
Nerja itself is a charming white-village found in the heart of the Costa del Sol with white-washed houses and a beautiful old town. A place you can also combine sport, sea and adventure with a kayak outing, a popular activity in the area as it gives the opportunity to go diving in caves that only kayaks can access.
Weddings definitely require a lot of meticulous planning, and the team at Sunshine Weddings Spain is always at hand to help you with your every need and recommend plenty of fun wedding related events to enjoy before the big day!!