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Throughout the summer and on weekends in winter, we organize different tours, excursions and events on a daily basis, where anyone can join. Just call, whatsapp or email to reserve and enjoy. No matter if you are a group of students, friends or families who want to spend an fun and active vacation, or if you are a company / club that offers seminars, courses, special training or thematic workshops to your customers, or a large company that wants to make a business event or incentives for their employees.

Throughout the summer and on weekends in winter, we organize different tours, excursions and events on a daily basis, where anyone can join. Just call, whatsapp or email to reserve and enjoy.
No matter if you are a group of students, friends or families who want to spend an fun and active vacation, or if you are a company / club that offers seminars, courses, special training or thematic workshops to your customers, or a large company that wants to make a business event or incentives for their employees.

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Premier Active Tourism &

Event organizer in

Spain’s Costa Tropical

All-Year-Round

a unique experience

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Excursions • SPORTS • CULTURE • ADVENTURE • RELAX • LANGUAGES


THE ENVIRONMENT

COSTA TROPICAL

This is the real Spain, tantalizingly tempting for

those who don’t want the over-development of

other parts of the coast. But at the same time

it is modern up-to-date, low-rise hotels and

accommodations, friendly bars with contemporary

or traditional menus with a tropical touch and

sparkling, pristine sports, leisure and meeting

facilities.

The area is also well known for its culture &

tradition, with the world famous Alhambra nearby,

ancient castles, Roman aqueducts and the Nerja

Caves.

Here on the Costa Tropical we have an unique

subtropical climate in the European Mainland.

There are +320 days of sun a year and mainland

Europe’s best climate - an average annual temperature of 20ºC - where subtropical fruits

like mango and avocado grow lusciously.

LA HERRADURA-GRANADA

This authentic village provides modern facilities

alongside Mediterranean cultural tradition. When

you are whisked along the ‘Costa Tropical’ along

the fast A7 motorway in just 45 minutes from

Malaga International Airport, catching panoramic

glimpses of the shimmering sea alongside, the first

thing you will notice as you drop into town is just

how lovely and unspoiled it is. Sitting between sea

and mountains, providing the best possible outdoor holiday experience all year round.

This idyllic bay is perfect for all sorts of water sports, including the number 1 dive spot on

the Andalusian coast. The bay is surrounded by amazing hills and mountains, just 70 mins.

away from the ski resort of Sierra Nevada.

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COAST & SEA

We are fortunate to

have 19 kilometers of

beaches, crystal clear

coves and the protected

nature park known as

the “Acantilados de

Cerro Gordo y Maro”

HILLS &

MOUNTAINS

Lots of magnificent trails

with breathtaking views

for trekking, hiking and

mountain biking.

RIVERS &

VALLEYS

Rivers to practice all

levels of canyoning and

beautiful walking paths

along rivers and valleys.

SKI RESORT

Sierra Nevada is Europe’s

southernmost ski station,

and the highest in Spain.

With its high elevation,

the skiing season can

last from late November

until early May.

CULTURE

Festivals & Events: Music,

Theatre, Dance Festivals &

Live music all year round.

Historical Monuments:

Spectacular castles, ancient

monuments and historical

places to visit with our

guides.

Old Towns & Villages:

Cultural, tapas and shopping

tour through picturesque

streets of Old Towns as

Granada, Malaga, Almuñecar

& Frigiliana..

Gastronomy: Restaurants &

bars on the beach or old town

with traditional Andalusian

food & tapas with a tropical

touch.

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THE TEAM

WHAT WE DO

Our Company & Team.

We are international: our owners and many of our service team are from different

European countries and speak Spanish, English and several other languages fluently.

Expert, friendly professionals, trained to give you their best help & support with an

amazing range of activities from relaxing, cultural to energetic and sporty!

Our managing director, Sophie Bruinsma was born in the

Netherlands and has lived in Spain for 16 years. Her inspiring

journey in organizing relaxing and high energy group

activities for children, youth and adults, has shaped her vision

of the world.

Sophie has worked among other things as an instructor in

camps for troubled children in the US, ski and snow instructor in France, Andora,

diving instructor in the Caribbean, she even ran her own diving club in Curacao (The

Caribbean).

An accomplished sports person, Sophie seeks out balance in her life between activity

and relaxation, striving to make sure everyone feels involved and valued in what they

do, whatever their ability or interests.

Sophie selects and trains her team of guides, monitors

and leaders to be the best, instilling in them her values.

Whatever event or activity Activ8you is going to organize

for you, whether a wine tasting or an olive press visit, or a

company games tournament on the beach, you can be sure

that every detail is being watched by the team. Chosen for

their friendliness, common sense and ability to get things

done, they are the icing on the cake of your Mediterranean

active holiday experience.

Daily

Excursions &

Events

Scheduled daily

departures during

Summer time and

weekends on winter.

Do something cool &

different each time.

Your Choice

Customize your

own experience

with our activities,

food & choice of

accommodation.

We schedule your

stay to suit you.

Day time

Camps

Keep your kids

busy with fun and

learning new exciting

experiences.

For one day,

a week or

the whole month.

3-13 years of age.

Special

For

Groups

Expert group

activity organizers

for international &

national clients.

Friends & Families,

Clubs & Associations

School trips,

Companies...

Services,

Facilities &

Accommodations

Our team will advise

and help you not

only with activities &

entertainments but

also the logistics.

Languages

Do some adventures,

sports & culture

trips, On top of your

language course.

English Cambridge,

Alliance Francaise &

Spanish Cervantes

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Excursions • SPORTS • CULTURE • ADVENTURE • RELAX • LANGUAGES


daily EXCURSIONS & eVENTS

SPECIAL FOR GROUPS

Scheduled Excursions & Events

Throughout the summer and on weekends in winter,

we organize different tours, excursions and events

on a daily basis, where anyone

can join. Just call, whatsapp or

email to reserve and enjoy.

See our schedule of weekly

activities on our website or

in our office and choose the

activities that suits your level,

age, likes and wants.

We try to alternate

between culture, sports,

leisure, relaxing and health

activities as much as we

can. While excursions

and nature sports in sea,

rivers and mountains in

our amazing environment

are those that are usually

preferred among our

customers.

Friends, Families, Clubs or Companies

No matter if you are a group of students, friends or

families who want to spend an fun and active vacation,

or if you are a company / club that offers seminars,

courses, special training or thematic workshops to your

customers, or a large company that wants to make a

business event or incentives for their employees.

We will help you with the

logistics, airport transfers, the

choice of accommodation,

excellent facilities as sports

stadiums & courts, conference rooms,

auditorium and professionals who

help you out at all times, and a great

selection of activities and excursions

to complement your stay.

Activ8You will do everything possible to make your

program memorable and successful with great added value.

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Excursions • SPORTS • CULTURE • ADVENTURE • RELAX • LANGUAGES


KIDS CAMPS

LANGUAGES

Day-Time Summer Camps for Kids

During the summer we have the great pleasure to offer

you real bilingual camps for children between 3 to 13

years of age.

Sign them up for just a day, a week

or the hole month if you like.

We have a very exciting and fun program. The children will enjoy a

wide range of activities such as :

• Sports (Karate, Swimming, Badminton, Football, Paddle, Rugby,

Hockey, Archery etc ...)

• Arts and Culture (Crafts, Drama, Dance, Painting, Cultural &

Thematic excursions ...)

• Beach / Pool (Kayak, beach volleyball, sand castles, Snorkeling,

Petanque, beach Soccer) ...

• Games and Learning (Games, Gymkhana, splash pool,

traditional games) ...

• Summer Study support, Language Courses and games in

both English and Spanish.

Language courses with +Activities

In our language program you

start learning English or Spanish

in the morning, followed by

exciting and fun activities in the

afternoon, such as Kayaking,

Snorkeling, Scuba Diving,

Flamenco dancing courses,

Sailing, Paddle-surf, zip lines,

and excursions to aquatic parks, Adventure sports and visiting

beautiful and picturesque villages of the Alpujarras located in

the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Visit the city of Granada and

Alhambra, and much more.

We work with a language academy with native highly prepared

teachers for your classes in English, French, German and Spanish

for foreigners, with the homologation in order to provide

preparation courses for official Cambridge, Alliance Française,

Goethe and Instituto Cervantes exams.

The majority of our guides / monitors and instructors

speak several languages fluently, so most of our

activities are held in at least English and Spanish.

The great thing is that meanwhile you can

also enjoy an active holiday or simply relax

while your kids are busy acquiring new

exciting experiences.

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Excursions • SPORTS • CULTURE • ADVENTURE • RELAX • LANGUAGES


YOUR CHOICE

Great variety of Activities

If you want to plan your own activity program or events for your stay, we’re happy to

help – do things at your own pace and the way you like.

Maybe you want something active and energetic in the morning and then something

more relaxing or free-time after lunch? Perhaps you have different age groups: some

may be happy with a cultural stroll & to see the charm of our Spanish village & local life,

while others would like some excitement & sports on water or in the hills?

And in the evening, it could be you want to meet up at just the right dining venue to

suit all your demanding friends or colleagues!

Here you have a summary of activities that we can among others offer, if you miss

something just contact us.

SEA & BEACH: Kayaking, Standup

Surf, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving,

Yacht tour, Sailing, Windsurf,

Beach Volley,..

MOUNTAINS & RIVERS: Skiing,

Snowboard, Hiking, River Walks,

Trekking, Canyoning, Via Ferrata,

Zip Lines, Climbing & Rapel, Horse

back riding, Mountainbike..

STADIUMS & COURTS: Rugby,

Football, Hockey, Handball,

Basket, Karate, Paddle-Tennis,..

LEISURE: Flamenco dancing,

Music festivals & shows, Tropical

fruits farm visit,..

GASTRONOMY: Healthy Smoothies

Workshop, Visit Rom & Vine

Bodegas, Tapas tours,..

CULTURE: Visit old town of

Granada, Malaga or Almuñecar.

Visit Alhambra, Caves of Nerja, Art

museums,..

HEALTH & RELAX: Naturopath

workshop Health at Home, SPA,

Yoga, Meditation..

LANGUAGES: Spanish for

foreigners, Exam preparation for

Cambridge, Alliance Francaise,

Cervantes,..

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FACILITIES

Excellent sports & business facilities

The astonishing natural environment around us, together with the combination of

subtropical and alpine climates are our greatest asset, but if we add on top of this, our

excellent facilities just a stone’s throw from the beach, you really got an unbeatable

destination for your events.

The city council of Almuñecar and La Herradura enables us the use of many of its

outstanding well maintained facilities such as:

CIVIC CENTER (newly built modern facilities)

Auditorium / Theater / Film (+300 people),

Showroom, Multipurpose rooms, Dance hall.

Castle-fortress of La Herradura (Carlos III - 1764)

Presentation rooms, meetings and workshops, that takes us to a

fascinating golden era of Spain.

Municipal Sports Pavilion of La Herradura:

For indoor sports such as basketball, handball, volleyball, badminton

and football.

Municipal Stadium of La Herradura:

For outdoor team sports such as football, rugby, softball, field

hockey,.. on artificial grass.

Newly built Paddle Tennis courts in La Herradura:

for practicing the most booming racket sport in the world at this

moment..

Municipal Stadium of Almuñecar:

In addition to a natural grass football field, it has athletic tracks and

field facilities.

Among others..

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EXCURSIONS Example 1

EXCURSIONS Example 2

Nautical & Team Sports activities are a

combination of different types of sailing and

team sports which you

have the opportunity to

practice for 3 hours, being

the choices Catamaran,

Dinghy Sailing, Paddle surf,

Kayaking and Windsurf

combined with 1 or 2 hours

of team sports such as Beach

Volleyball, Rugby, Softball or

Football (in our artificial grass

stadium just 1 minute from the

beach).

You can experience the joy and

thrill of gliding on the surface of

the sea with a catamaran or the proximity to the crystal clear water

and nature with a kayak or paddle surf, this can also be combined

with entertaining team games with our qualified instructors.

Catamarans: The Hobie Cat 13 and 15. Due to its size and design

it provides the security and stability needed for beginners and

inexperienced sailors without scarifying speed and feelings.

Dinghy: Laser, 350, Vaurien or Galleon.

Windsurfing and Paddle Surf: Modern boards and materials for all

levels in hands of highly qualified instructors, which will help you

learn and perfect your surfing.

Natural Park Hiking &

Healthy Smoothie Workshop

Enjoy hiking in the most beautiful coast of southern

Spain with stunning sea views and surrounding

countryside, a real charm to discover.

We begin this route from Cantarijan Beach, located in

the natural park of the Cliffs of Cerro Gordo - Maro.

The park contains a high environmental value both

for its geological formations and great biodiversity

which housed both in land and a mile in to the sea.

For example, the presence of two Andalusian endemic plants in danger of extinction,

such as the Malaga evergreen rosemary and

white; and two of western Mediterranean, the

Balearic boxwood and hawthorn buckthorn.

Also abundant Mediterranean scrub with the

presence of juniper, oxicedro, canadillo, oak,

mastic, Kermes oak, carob and palm olivilla.

After the hike we will do a practical

workshop of healthy smoothies on the

beach, with the naturopath Tina Hausser explaining and

showing the beneficial effects of vegetables and fruits

corresponding to its color and nutrients. She relates the

food with its color, its energy effect, functional quality and

its link to the 4 elements (water, electricity, fire, earth),

as did the ancient western and eastern Naturopaths. Well

known in this aspect is until today nutrition through the

5 elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This

issue is similar but with our food and familiar elements in

traditional naturopathy in the West.

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Excursions • SPORTS • CULTURE • ADVENTURE • RELAX • LANGUAGES


EXCURSIONS Example 3

Nerja Caves &

Sightseeing - Tapas tour in Frigiliana

The Nerja Caves are located in Maro a small town

just beside Nerja (Malaga) with a total area of

35484 square meters they provide a breathtaking

experience.

The exclusive guided tour of Nerja caves, out

of opening hours, offers a new way to see this

magnificent natural wonder and takes you thousands

of years back, to the formation of the immense caverns allowing you to see the beautiful

and strange figures formed by limestone and water through the ages.

La Cueva de Nerja, located at 158 meters above sea level is 4823 meters in length

making it one of the largest caves of Andalusia.

The cavity has a substantially horizontal development, with

about 750 meters in length measured along its major axis

and a vertical drop of about 68 meters. The Tourist Galleries,

with a volume of 106,286 m3 and a surface area of 9,371 m2,

corresponding approximately to a third of the cave. The

enormous rich heritage of the Nerja Caves, caused it to be

declared a Historical Monument.

In 2012 some associated organic remains and some paintings of seals could be the first

work of art known in the history of mankind, have been dated at 42,000 years old. If

confirmed, they might be the oldest paintings of mankind, also made by Neanderthals.

Frigiliana is located about 20 minutes from Nerja. Most

characteristic of Frigiliana, apart from being a typical Andalusian

white village, is that it preserves the streets, houses and water

ways as they were during the sixteenth century.

Even today a sugar cane and honey factory built in the sixteenth

century is preserved.

The best way to appreciate the architecture of this lovely town is

stroll through its streets.

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Visit tropical fruit cultivation,

a unique agriculture in Europe.

It was the avocado and cherimoya which started

the production of subtropical fruits in Andalusia,

Spain. The most important subtropical fruit, by

surface and turnover are avocado, cherimoya and

mango, but other productions such as loquat,

papaya, persimmon, lychee and lots more, which

are increasing their presence in recent years. These

crops are concentrated on the tropical coast of

Granada and Malaga, due to the micro-climate there is in this part of the coastline.

The Finca San Ramon, is a farm that welcomes and introduces

visitors to the gastronomic culture of subtropical fruits of the Costa

Tropical.

Visitors can enjoy the more than 12 hectares of crops and its

unbeatable views of the beautiful bay of La Herradura.

You will taste freshly picked fruits, such as carambola, guava,

papaya, dragon fruit, granada, babaco, kumquats, lychees,

avocados, nispora, mango, cherimoya, depending on the time of

year. The intention is not only to enjoy the tasting, but also learn

recipes, tips and all the properties of these fruits, as well as to show

their culture media and processes through which they pass.

EXCURSIONS Example 4

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EXCURSIONS Example 5

EXCURSIONS Example 6

Flamenco dancing Workshop Learn the

basics of flamenco dancing with a professional

flamenco dancer.

In this dance workshop you will through a simple

choreography familiarize with flamenco rhythms and

gradually incorporating the movement of hands, feet

and steps to flamenco style.

You’ll spend a fun and dynamic time and in an easy

way learn more about this so complete dance, with the

teaching of real professionals in this art.

Flamenco is made up of four elements, Cante-Voice, Baile-Dance,

Toque-Guitar, and the Jaleo, which roughly translated means “hell

raising” and involves the hand-clapping, foot stomping, and shouts

of encouragement.

It whichever way jaleo presents itself, it is performed by the

audience as well as the artiste and anyone else who feels the urge

to participate.

The hand-clapping or Palmas is an art in itself, and although it may look easy, it is not,

and the palmeros will weave intricate rhythms around the bases of the song, and in the

tablaos this is used in conjunction with the zapateado.

The zapateado is the tap dance style of footwork, the dancers show piece where he will

demonstrate his skill with his feet, and the noise created by this and the palmeros will

be ringing in your ears long after you have left the tablao.

Scuba Try Dive

La Herradura is considered one of the best

places in Spain for scuba diving.

If you would like to find out, but are not yet

prepared to make the leap to a certified

course, the Try Dive will allow you to try

scuba diving to see if you like it..

It is a safe activity,

but presenting specific risks that require knowledge and

responsibility on the part of its practitioners. Adequate

preparation, familiarity with the equipment used, the

knowledge and application of security measures, a

minimum of technical and physiological knowledge,

and respect for aquatic organisms are the minimum

requirements to successfully perform these activities. .

A fascinating experience giving you close contact with

the beauty of the seabed, led by an instructor. It consists

of a theoretical explanation on the basics of scuba

diving, followed by a dive into the sea, at a shallow depth

(maximum 10 meters, duration 20/25 minutes) controlled

by the instructor.

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Excursions • SPORTS • CULTURE • ADVENTURE • RELAX • LANGUAGES


EXCURSIONS Example 7

Kayak & Snorkeling in Natural Park

Sea kayaking is a very safe and rewarding

discipline that can be done with family or friends,

from practically any age with minimal training.

The Cerro Gordo-Maro Natural Park is located

in between Nerja and La Herradura on the

Mediterranean coast; it has a great diversity

of flora and fauna, both terrestrial and

aquatic. Mostly accessible only from the sea

you can enjoy its many cliffs, caves, beaches,

coves, waterfalls, rocky areas and corners of

extraordinary beauty.

In this excursion we combine kayaking with Snorkeling

(diving with lightweight equipment).

Practically everyone can practice it. To beginners we will

give a initiation course of the basic, enough to start enjoying

this sport.

The coastal strip of the park has

a lot of diversity, where caves and craggy funds give rise

to numerous species of flora and fauna that populate the

seabed. The most significant, sea grasses is eelgrass and

sea-grass nodosa, forming meadows with great biological

diversity and complexity, vital for spawning and nursery for

many fish species.

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