The interior of Málaga province contains some unique landscapes, which in many cases have become protected spaces at a regional, national and global level. There are incredible areas of natural beauty and natural parks where you can really get away from it all. See for yourself!
The mountain ranges of Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema: Biosphere Reserves
The Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve, is home to the largest Spanish fir forest on the planet. The Sierra de Grazalema is another area in Málaga province that benefits from this special protection, and where you can enjoy some extraordinary landscapes.
Areas of natural beauty in the Antequera region
An essential stop on your route through the areas of natural beauty on the Costa del Sol is the Torcal de Antequera, an impressive karst landscape with sinuous limestone rock formations creating a real city of stone. Close by, and still in the Antequera region, you can find the second largest common flamingo colony in Europe at the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon Nature Reserve.
Los Gaitanes Gorge Area of Natural Beauty and the Caminito del Rey
The Los Gaitanes Gorge Area of Natural Beauty is one of those places to forget about your worries and leave the stresses of everyday life far behind. The Caminito del Rey trail runs along the sheer rock walls, and from here extraordinarily beautiful images come into view. Without doubt this is one of the most spectacular and astounding interior landscapes of Málaga province.
Sea and nature: The Cliffs of Maro – Cerro Gordo and the Artola Dunes
On the Costa del Sol sea and nature merge, giving rise to distinctly different landscapes. One such example is the Maro – Cerro Gordo Cliffs Area of Natural Beauty, where the abrupt and rocky relief meets the sea. It is located close to the coastal town of Nerja, and offers the most incredible views. The Artola Dunes are another of the Costa del Sol's wonders of nature. They’re located on the eastern coast in the municipality of Marbella, and it’s here where you can find the fabulous fine sand beaches of Cabopino.
The mountain range of Los Montes de Málaga: a green space just a few minutes away from the capital
Only minutes from Málaga capital you can find the Montes de Málaga Natural Park. There are five footpaths to help you discover the park and you can also enjoy camping in the designated area known as Lagar de Torrijos.