Canyoning at Zarzalones Gorge in Sierra de las Nieves, near Málaga

Organized by Turiactivo
This offer is very popular 35 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 4 hrs
Spoken languages: English, Spanish
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: super flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Explore the most beautiful canyon in Malaga on this canyoning excursion of Zarzalones Gorge in Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. You will spend an awesome day!

Considered by many as the most beautiful canyon in Malaga, the Zarzalones canyon is filled with jumps, abseiling drops and natural slides that the water has carved over the years.

The Zarzalones canyon is located in the town of Yunquera, 1 hour far away from Malaga city center. This little but beautiful town is right in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. The water inside the Zarzalones canyon is rather cold and crystal clear. This is due to its origin, the Zarzalones caves, which has been studied for quite some time because of its particularity. Right in the entrance to this cave is where your canyoning excursion will begin.

The descent of the Zarzalones canyon is amazing. Lots of fun and lots of water is what you can expect from this canyon. Thanks to the constant flow of water out of the cave, the Zarzalones canyon has a flow of water even in summer.  This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful canyons in Malaga.

While descending the canyon, you'll encounter jumps from 2 to 4 meters (all optional) and abseils of up to 27 meters which you will not be able to avoid! Carved pathways and natural waterslides complement the offer!

Course of events

Approach: 30 min.
Descent: 3h30
Exit: 15 min.
Difference in altitude: 215 m.
Total distance: 1900 m.
Waterfalls up to 27 m.

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim.


  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation to the meeting point
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking boots
  • Water and snacks
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Bar Quini, Calle del Camino del Saó, 4, 29410 Yunquera, Málaga, Spain Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 24 hours or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
24 hrs
Cancellation 24 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.9 / 5
  • (16)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

This guided canyoning tour was amazing! We learned to repel down the Canyon, waded and floated down the river, and got to jump of ledges into the river. Absolutely beautiful location. We loved this experience and would 100% do it again.

  • 4 / 5

Gut wäre es, wenn man in einem Sack Wasserflaschen mitnehmen könnte. Der Tag ist sehr lang ohne etwas zu trinken dabei zu haben.

  • 5 / 5

Svømme, kravle, klatre og rappelle. Du følger Rio Grande gennem jungle-lignende område. Du får våddragt, hjelm og klatregej udleveret fra starten, det kan anbefales at leje klatresko! Turen starter med en fysisk krævende vandretur op af bjerget, for at komme til startpunktet. Herfra dropper du i floden. Det er klart en fordel, hvis du har kendskab til klatring og rapelling, da du ikke kan tage denne tur uden mindst tre steder hvor dette er en forudsætning. Selve rapelling-delen foregår delvist i vandfald, hvilket er meget spændende. For vores team var en del af succesen, at du kan og tør! Vi var afsted med to voksne og to børn på 10 & 12 år. Turens succes afhænger af, at kan klare at være våde min 3,5 time og at de kan håndtere klatre/rappelle delen.

  • 5 / 5

Activité sportive avec un mélange de marche, de saut dans les chutes d’eau, de nage et de descente en rappel

  • 5 / 5

Le tour était très bien organisé. De la réservation au jour de l'activité il n'a rien à dire, très bon suivis !

  • 5 / 5

The river was a perfect balance of walking, jumping and sliding. This is perfect for beginners and experienced people!

  • 5 / 5

A day we will remember - beautiful

  • 5 / 5

Canyoning at Zarzalones Gorge in Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park=> very beautiful area.

  • 4.8 / 5

amazing first time!

  • 5 / 5

Great combination of sports and nature discovery

  • 5 / 5

Awesome guide - super fun!

  • 5 / 5

It was a great afternoon with a great coach. If you like thrills go ahead. You will not regret it at all.

  • 5 / 5

Awesome, fun and beautiful! Loved every minute of it!

  • 4 / 5

Canyoning with Juan and Sebastian

  • 5 / 5


  • 5 / 5

Really great activity, beautiful landscapes and good jumps