The Guadalhorce Mouth Natural Site is a series of artificial lakes formed by agriculture activities. Despite this human intervention, the site is one of Málaga province’s green areas, as animals that no longer have space in their original habitats come to live here. Declared a protected natural space in 1989, it covers an area of 67 hectares, barely seven kilometres from the provincial capital. A central focus of any visit to this damp, marshy terrain will be ornithology. Birds that can be seen here during their migratory period include the osprey, the common kingfisher and the flamingo. The dampness of the area means it is covered in rushes and other plants typically found at natural lakes. Visits to the site focus on the bird observatories, where with a pair of binoculars and a bird guide, visitors can benefit from several observation points.
- Located outside an urban area
- Coastal area