Nature and the great outdoors
Recently achieving national park status, Sierra de las Nieves extends for over 20,000 hectares and encompasses fourteen municipalities, namely Alozaina, Benahavís, Casarabonela, El Burgo, Guaro, Istán, Monda, Igualeja, Ojén, Parauta, Ronda, Serrato, Tolox and Yunquera. The national park is surrounded by other natural landscapes and is also a Biosphere Reserve. Sierra de las Nieve is home to over 1,500 plant species, 120 birds - many of which are birds of prey - and its most iconic creature, the Iberian ibex.
Montes de Málaga natural park
Just five minutes from the capital of the Costa del Sol, Montes de Málaga envelops you a naturescape populated with diverse plants and wildlife where you can enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. There’s no better place for a family day out. There are a variety of different hiking and cycling trails in the park, many of which are easy, and ideal for little ones. Plan an excursion up in the hills and breathe in beautiful views over the sea.
Torcal de Antequera
Torcal de Antequera promises the most impressive karst landscape in the whole of Europe. Located between the municipalities of Antequera and Villanueva de la Concepción, the area looks like it could be an enchanted city made of stone sculptures, passages and labyrinths. Torcal de Antequera has a visitor centre and observatory. The area also runs kids safaris to get your little ones excited about hiking.
Cueva de Nerja
If you love an adventure, we recommend you make your way to Cueva de Nerja, an impressive cave that is home to the biggest stalagmite in the world and many more wonders. The cave has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest due to its geological, biological and archaeological significance and promises a great day out for all the family.
Caminito del Rey
Over 300m high, 7km long and just a couple of metres wide, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is an immense gorge that will leave you lost for words. Along its rock face runs Caminito del Rey, a famous path that will envelop you in the most breathtaking of landscapes. The natural park is also home to over 20 caves of great geological and archaeological importance where art dating back to the Upper Paleolithic has been discovered. The area is also a paradise for rock climbers, though the utmost care must be taken to preserve this protected area.