Mountaineering, Climbing and Walking: Thanks to the sun reigning in Malaga, mountaineering and climbing activities are the perfect sports for exploring the inland regions and mountain landscapes that Malaga offers. We recommend a visit to the 4 natural parks in the area:
1) “Torcal of Antequera“: unique natural place declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, a starting point with a dining area with more than 10 different paths to be undertaken.
2) “Parque Natural Montes de Malaga” is located in the north of the city of Malaga, which includes most of the Guadalmedina river basin, and is an example of forest reforestation after centuries of cultivation in the territory.
3) “Desfiladeros de los Gaitanes” is a mountainous complex dominated by the jurassic stones that form part of an immense and spectacular natural site, located in the western part of the Betic Cordillera. The famous “Caminito del Rey” footpath, inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII and initially built for a functional fact, is one of the most popular hiking trails of the Spanish mountain lovers.
4) “Laguna de Fuente Piedra“: located in the north-east of Malaga province, it is the largest nature reserve in Andalusia and it offers a privileged area where pink flamingos are reproduced. Here you will find highly prepared guided tours where you will discover the wonders of the lagoon, with all its history, its flora and fauna.
If you prefer to stroll through the center and you are attrached by the idea of ice skating, in front of the “Corte Inglés” shopping center every Christmas, there is a fancy ice skating rink where people dive with dances and pirouettes.