Water Sports - Parasailing

Parasailing fun  © Pirate Parasailing Fuengirola
Parasailing fun© Pirate Parasailing Fuengirola

Parasailing - For all the Family

Andalucia is the perfect destination for many types of marine activities, with its long coastline and endless hours of sunshine promising warm weather and perfect sea conditions. The Costa de Sol has an excellent selection of reputable companies offering these types of exciting water sports.

If you enjoy exciting, adventurous yet completely effortless pastimes in beautiful surroundings, then parasailing is for you.

What is parasailing?

A parasailing (also known as parascending) flight consist of being towed behind a powerboat, rising up in to the air on a parachute, and flying at heights of up to 200m (600 feet). You wear a lifejacket and safety harness, securely in sitting position under the chute, either alone or in groups of two, three or four. The experience typically lasts around 10-15 minutes.

For an even more memorable flight, book a sunset ride and watch the sky turn pink and gold from a unique above-the-waves viewing point.

You don't need any fitness level to go parasailing, or prior training; in fact, you don't even need to know how to swim!

Special options: family flights and celebration flights

To make your parasailing flight one which will be an extra-special memory for everyone, you can book a celebration flight. For example, a birthday, anniversary or other important event - as a couple, an original and memorable way to celebrate your special day.

Flying together as a family will delight children of all ages, with groups of up to four being able to take a flight together. As a thrilling but completely safe sport, parasailing is a perfect fun experience for any parents and offspring, siblings, or other groups.

Safety first

Your safety and security is of the utmost concern in such aerial sports. Make sure that the company you use for your parasailing activity is APA and PPAE endorsed, with fully trained, experienced and professional instructors to ensure the highest quality and safety standards, ensuring peace of mind for yourself, your colleagues, friends and family.

Note that there is a maximum weight restriction for group flights. Be aware that if there are high winds or other adverse weather conditions, the activity may be cancelled.