Costa del Sol incentives: 10 things to do around the costa

1. See a shootout - Tel: +34 9 50 36 52 36

Ideal for John Wayne wannabes

Traipse through the Wild West film sets of Sergio Leone classics such as A Fistful of Dollars, The Magnificent Seven and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The film industry once flocked to the Tabernas desert in the Almeria province, leading to the construction of several Western town sets, still on show at Poblado Del Oeste - or Mini Hollywood. Delegates can drink in an authentic saloon or watch a gunfight.

2. Swoosh down the slopes - Web: www.ranchoferrer.com

Ideal for Fans of the white stuff

Should the beach begin to wear thin, head for one of the top Spanish ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada mountains. From November to late April, delegates can drive 3,300 metres up to the mountains and glide down again.

Rancho Ferrer trains novices and has options for non-skiers including water sports and paragliding.

3. Shift up a gear - Web: www.ascari.net

Ideal for Revvin' Trevors

Power through magnificent natural countryside amid the green hills filled with ancient oaks and wildflowers. Inspired by famed driver Albert Ascari this striking track snakes for more than three miles through the Ronda valley. Corporate event packages enable thrill-seekers to drive a test drive a variety of vehicles from the Lotus Elise to a BMW.

4. Wander lost in the wilderness - Web: www.tickettoride.com

Ideal for Outback adventurers

The Australian cricket team have been survival training in the build-up to the Ashes, and now teams can be built at Istan Lake near Puerto Banus. Survival Adventure is billed to teach groups how to "face basic aspects of human survival in situations of necessity" with a portfolio of skills, including hunting, fishing, building shelters and lighting fires from stones and sticks.

5. Scale a gorge - Web www.tickettoride.com

Ideal for Daredevils

Buckle up and traverse a ravine through a range of rappel techniques, as well as canyoning. Once the techniques are mastered, intrepid delegates should set their sights on the three-mile the Buitreras Gorge in the Guadiaro river. Less intrepid venturers can sip the glacial water and admire the stunning views.

6. Tackle the fairways - Web www.barcelomarbellagolf.com

Ideal for Keen swingers

Known to enthusiasts as Costa Del Golf ever since Valderrama was chosen to host the 1997 Ryder Cup, the region is now home to more than 70 golf courses. Keen golfers should head to the Barcelo Marbella Golf resort in Guadalmina. Located on the coast by Marbella, it offers 45 holes and includes a four-star hotel with more than 750m2 of meeting space.

7. Shoot your boss - Web: www.exploramas.com

Ideal for Squabbling employees

Head to Alhaurin El Grande and take guard on Exploramas's paintball court.

Equipped with overalls, masks, spray guns and 200 balls of biodegradable paint, teams can take each other on under the watchful eye of referees.

For corporate groups, special variations can be arranged such as 'The Storming of the Flag', where teams try to encroach opponents' territory, or even a more subtle variation where one victim is searched out by the opposing team.

8. Worship the grape - Web: www.vinomalaga.com

Ideal for Bacchanalians

Thirsty delegates should head to the hillside village of Ojen, the birthplace of the Wine Museum of Malaga. Restored to its former glory in 1997, it now displays more than 200 varieties of wine from 14 of Malaga's wineries, as well as a wide range of local sherries. It welcomes groups of up to 70 for heady afternoons.

9. Get bullish - Tel: +34 2 80 57 09

Ideal for Hemingway fans

For a taste of Spanish culture, head to the Bullring in Estepona. Built in 1972, the venue holds up to 8,000 people and doubles up as a concert venue in the summer months. There are around 16 bullfights held each year, usually on a Sunday afternoon. Those wanting a flavour of the sport without the bloodletting should visit the on-site museum that includes several suits donated by Spain's top matadors.

10. Take a trip down below - Web: www.scuba-med.com

Ideal for Octopus gardeners

Those seeking to look below the surface of Costa del Sol should visit one of its PADI-endorsed dive sites. Catering for groups of up to 12, Fuengirola-based Scuba Med welcomes non-divers who have an opportunity to master the basics, followed by a sea dive in a National Marine reserve in La Herradura. Transport can be arranged direct from the hotel and additional trips to Tarifa or Gibraltar will also satisfy the more experienced.

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