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Montes de Málaga Natural Park is the name of a natural park in Andalusia, Spain. It is named after the Montes de Málaga range located near Málaga city and was established in 1989.DescriptionThe park lies at the heart of the Montes de Málaga coastal mountain range. The Guadalmedina river that runs through Málaga, crosses the park area which includes small valleys cut by the Guadalmedina's tributariesThe vegetation is dominated by shrubland with Pistacia lentiscus and Arbutus unedo. The most characteristic tree species is the pine tree, including the stone pine and Monterrey pine. Other trees found in the area are Algerian oak, cork oak, scarlet oak, olive tree and carob tree.The animals in the protected area include the genet, badger, fox, ocellated lizard, Andalusian wall lizard, Mediterranean chameleon and the Iberian ribbed newt. There are also birds of prey such as the eagle, Eurasian sparrowhawk and northern goshawk.Add Montes de Malaga Natural Park to your Malaga travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Malaga trip itinerary site .
Montes de Malaga Natural Park Reviews
Wij hebben dit gebied met de auto verkend, omdat we ouderen bij ons hadden, maar ook dat was zeer de moeite waard. In februari staat er veel in bloei en genoten we van de bloeiende amandelbomen, de br... more »We explored this area by car, because we had elderly with us, but also that was very worthwhile. In February there is much in bloom and we enjoyed the flowering almond trees, the broom, here and there mimosa and so on. We were surprised by a shepherd with his sheep and goats and enjoyed the vistas and elevation differences.
Thank you to the reviewer below for the directions via public transport. The tourist information centre told us there was no access from the southern end of the park and that we would have to stay in ... more »
Looking for a day away from the hustle and bustle of the beach and city. Montes de Malaga is wonderful retreat to nature. Lose yourself on the numerous pathways and cycle routes. Enjoy panoramic views from quaint, rustic cafes and restaurants along the main road. A perfect place for nature lovers.
We were quite surprised by how unsuited for cars the roads were as soon as we entered the park (not that it's a bad thing, just surprising). We drove some kilometers into the park anyway, parked the car and proceeded by foot. The park itself is great for hiking and the nature in there is nice, clean and untouched - I'm sure in part due to its less approachable nature :) The park is well worth a visit, and walks can be done by people of all ages - we even brought 3 small kids and a stroller..
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