Pirate Kayak Route Maro - Nerja

Kayak in Maro - Nerja an entertaining pirate themed route for families, unique in Spain.

What happens when you put together a pirate story with Barbarossa as the main character, costumes, clues, tests, the most famous kayak route in Andalusia, a 40-meter waterfall and a guide who’s a master of children-oriented adventures?

This kayak route starts at the beach of Maro, unique to the whole country, and perfect for both children and adults to spend an unforgettable time with their families.

Maro Pirate kayak route in four points

This kayak route in Maro in which you will help Barbarossa looks amazing:

This is what the experience includes

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Choose if you’re coming solo or with a group, pick a date, fill the form with your details and finish your booking.

If our schedules do not suit your needs, do not hesitate to contact us to check availability

Qué, ¿hay ganas o no?

Y es que esta experiencia de barranquismo en Río Verde, en pleno Parque Natural de la Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama (cerquita de la frontera entre Málaga y Granada), además de ser una de las más buscadas, es la que más disfrutamos nosotros.

Y no es para menos; todo lo que hemos puesto en esa lista de ahí arriba es verdad. Mira->

Material de calidad

Y homologado. Te damos todo lo necesario para que vivas esta experiencia a tope y de forma segura.

Un guía...
que es más que eso

Queremos que entiendas la zona como lo hacemos nosotros. ¿Guía o amigo? Al final ya veremos 😉

Fotos y vídeos muy cañeros

Fotos y vídeos muy cañeros Desde el primer momento te grabamos vídeos y echamos fotos que puedas llevarte como recuerdo. Con una GoPro.

Ecopicnic final

Cuando acabemos, cervecita y productos de proximidad para recuperar energías… Con el subidón de haber superado el reto.

Our goal is to help Barbarossa to recover his ship and find the treasure chest. You will have to work as a team, solve riddles and kayak along a beautiful route, while being entertained by the good ‘ol Barbarossa and his assistant. Yep, this one’s Ideal for adults with children.

Let us tell you about it in detail!

This is this pirate kayak route in Maro

We will meet on the beach of Maro and ideally you will come dressed up in your pirate gear from home, so we can get started right off the bat. Upon your arrival, a pirate will paint a tattoo on everyone, put life-vests on you and store all your personal belongings in a safe place, so that they do not get wet.

And make way for the master pirate himself: Barbarossa arrives at the shore. He’ll introduce himself and tell you his pirate story. Poor thing! He has lost his ship. It has been stolen by some crooks who seem to have left clues lying around that will help us to solve the mystery in order to advance to the next spot on the map. Because there is a pirate map, of course, and a pirate song, a pirate motto… We said it’s a pirate adventure, didn’t we?

Once the story has been told, Barbarossa will lead some group activities in order to get everybody involved so the adventure can get started. First he starts with games and riddles on the beach of Maro, and has locks that can only be opened if the questions are answered correctly. The youngest ones will get right into the story – they’ll put their imagination to work and will be eager to solve tests and move forward in order to help find the ship.

Once those challenges have been solved on the beach, it’s time to take our kayaks to the sea – and so the route begins! Beforehand, Barbarossa will teach a handful of lessons on safety and paddle handling. There will be one adult in each kayak with up to two children. When all the little pirates are ready, we’ll jump into the water with the kayak, play, navigate following the map and go through a 40-meter waterfall before reaching our next stop, the cove of Maro.

Clues along the way will tell us the whereabouts of the chest, and we will follow them, heading back to the beach of Maro, singing at full volume our pirate song, as the consecrated pirates we are. When we get there, we will find the chest, open it… and viola – mystery solved! Fruits, juices, water, chocolate coins, a pirate certificate… Now that’s a treasure! We will replenish our strength and end the activity, which you will be able to see immortalized in the photos and videos that we will send you in the afternoon (or the next day at the latest).

What do the pirates who have already helped Barbarossa say about this adventure?

Read what those other scallywags who have already done this pirate kayak route in Maro are saying: 

What we need from you in this pirate experience

It is simple, but important:

If possible, you should come already disguised as a pirate

So that the experience can be enjoyed to the fullest right from the start. If it is not feasible, we will lend you a costume on the beach. Just let us know in advance.

We recommend that you bring something to eat and drink

For the end of the tour.

Wallet, cell phone, keys...

We will keep everything safely, so that it does not get wet or lost during the route.

Do you wear glasses? Bring your contact lenses

and if you can't/don’t have them, make sure you bring something to keep your glasses secured at all times so you don't lose them.

You must be at Maro beach at the scheduled time.

We usually do this activity only upon request on Fridays (July and August) and on weekends (May, June, September and October).

Below are some additional details also included in the experience, but they weren't exciting enough to list above

Environmental permit from the Junta de Andalucía.

You need to have a special permit to enter this area of the Rio Verde. Not just anyone can enter... Well, we do have one 😉

Liability and accident insurance

Required by law; not that we doubt your trekking ability. We provide this for you.

Why book this experience with us ?

Best price guaranteed

You won't find it cheaper anywhere else. It's our experience, remember 😉

Flexible cancellation

Get a refund if something happens (hopefully not!) and you end up being unable to come.

Directly managed by us

For anything related to your reservation. Say goodbye to the middleman.

Is this experience for you?

This is for you if...

And it is not if...

What should we do if we're interested, captain?

It’s a very simple process:


You click on the button and complete your reservation

(dates, personal data and the 30€/person payment).


We will confirm it immediately with an email

And send you the information about what you have to bring, the schedule, meeting point, etc.


We meet at the meeting point (Maro beach)

And get started.


We all enjoy (both adults and children)

The kayak treasure hunting experience as if we were little pirates .


We send you a link with the photos and videos we take

Trust us, you will want to remember this adventure.

Nivel Avanzado

¡Al loro! Puedes subirle el nivel a esta experiencia y hacerla mucho más exigente

Sí, existe una opción superior que solo aceptamos bajo petición expresa. Consiste en una experiencia por el mismo tramo pero desde un punto más arriba, con más saltos, más rápeles y más intensidad. Dejaríamos la furgoneta en una parte superior del río, andaríamos 25 minutos y el descenso por el barranco sería de 5h30m aproximadamente. El final es el mismo: ecopicnic y bebidas.

La exigencia física es muuucho más alta, así que solo te recomendamos que nos la pidas si estás muy en forma y ya tienes experiencia haciendo barranquismo.

Esta opción exigente tiene un coste de 75€/persona, solo está disponible bajo petición y lo puedes hacer desde aquí:

Who is behind all this?

I am Barbarossa is the pirate who will guide us on this adventure. We love nature, adventure and having a great time with both children and adults.

Frequently Asked Questions (yes, there are some)

Not necessarily, but you should be strong enough to paddle a kayak in low intensity waters.

Ideally, pirate costumes and swimsuits. If you can’t, bring your swimsuit and we will lend you the costume. Aside from that, it is advisable to bring some extra clothes to get changed after the experience’s end. And something to eat and drink for the end, too. Although we will give you fruit, muesli, and juice and water.

Nope, the meeting point is directly on the beach of Maro.

We only organize this experience between May and October. The months of July and August, on Fridays. The rest of the months (May, June, September and October), usually on weekends. And always upon request.

Yes, they can participate in the group dynamics, the music and the route, but it’s quite likely that they won’t be able to understand the games in their entirety, since they are designed for children 6 years and above. They will still feel like pirates, and they will participate and have fun like everyone else.

Kayaks have 2 or 3 seats. Therefore, for every two children we need one adult who can handle the kayak.

Yes, we will only go out if there is a minimum of 10 participants, and up to a maximum of 15.

Of course, as long as there is a minimum of 15 people. You just have to ask us.

If you let us know 5 days in advance or more, yes: the full amount. And if it is due to a medical reason, if you give us proof of cancellation, we will refund the money even if you don’t let us know 5 days in advance.

Of course. We will make you a voucher, so you can surprise whoever you want..

Barbarossa needs your help! Will you come aid him to recover his ship and find the treasure?

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