Mountaineering, Climbing and Walking: Thanks to the sun that soaks 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“: a unique, natural place declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a starting point is the dining area with more than 10 different paths that could be taken.
2) “Parque Natural Montes de Malaga” is located in the north of the city of Malaga, which includes the majority 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, is one of the most popular hiking trails among Spanish mountain lovers.
4) “Laguna de Fuente Piedra“: located in the north-east of the Malaga province, Laguna de Fuente Piedra is the largest nature reserve in Andalusia and offers a privileged area where pink flamingos are reproduced. Here, guided tours are offered where you can discover the wonders of the lagoon, with all its history, flora and fauna.
If you prefer to stroll through the centre and you like the idea of ice skating, every Christmas, in front of the “Corte Inglés” shopping centre, there is a fancy ice skating rink where people skate with dances and pirouettes.