What to do: Nature

Almogía

Casa El Corasueño (Andalusia) is located in the middle of the Guadalhorce Valley in the vicinity of the white village of Almogía. This pueblo blanco is built on a mountain flank and is surrounded by hills and valleys. Beautiful nature and wonderful views merge with the typical fauna and flora. The natural landscape around Almogía stretches for miles and is unique in its kind due to the various transitions of vegetation at close range.

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Montes de Málaga – 30 minutes

This natural park is located just outside of Málaga and features many pine trees, beautiful hills and nice views over the coastline around Málaga.

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You can choose from 5 hiking routes:

Sendero El Cerrado
4 km
This hiking route starts at the El Cerrado picnic area.
You’ll encounter the area that was destroyed by the forest fires in 1989. Over the years this section got entirely reforested and thus you’ll be amazed by nature’s regenerative capabilities. However, you can still discover spots where fire has beaten nature.
Be sure to stop at the viewpoint of Mirador del Cochino, that owns its name to a recycled wild boar statue and that offers you an enchanting view over the park and the city of Málaga.
Sendero de Picapedros
7 km
This is the only route that starts off at the southwestern part of the Montes de Málaga Natural Park.
You’ll encounter the Molinos de San Telmo, also the route’s starting point and home to old windmills, the 18th century aqueduct of San Telmo and the spectacular 30 meter high waterfall of Picapedros.
Sendero de Torrijos
2,5 km
This hiking route starts at the Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos.
You’ll hike along the watercourse of the Arroyo Chaperas and discover the iconic 19th century houses, among them the Lagar del Pacheco and the Lagar de Santillana.
Sendero de Contadores
3 km
Sendero de Pocopán
5 km
These last 2 hiking routes both start from Fuente de la Reina.
These hiking routes offer you the opportunity to discover the other fantastic landscapes of the Montes de Málaga Natural Park.

Fuente de Piedra – 55 minutes

Fuente de Piedra is a uniquely protected nature reserve north of Antequera which houses Spain’s largest salt water lake and also serves as breeding grounds for hundreds of flamingos. Every year in March plenty of flamingos nest here before returning to West-Africa. In addition to flamingos you can observe plenty of other migratory and breeding birds here.

Embalse de Viñuela – 1 hour

The Viñuela water reserve with its cyan-coloured water is definitely worth a visit. You can drive over this large lake and discover a few white villages along the way, with various beautiful panoramas along the route.

El Chorro & Embalses del Guadalhorce – 1 hour

The Guadalhorce Valley with the eponymous river is a beautiful part of Andalusia to discover by car. Drive to El Chorro (Caminito del Rey) and discover this magnificent region of the three natural water reserves where you can even drive across the dams. Swimming and other water sports are available as well as having a drink with a view over the surrounding waters.

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Frigiliana – 1 hour, 5 minutes

The hill behind Frigiliana is called El Fuerte and you reach its summit via an impressive hiking route of about 7 kilometres. Once you’ve reached its summit at 963 meters high, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the white villages and the entire Málaga coastline. If you like an active hike you cannot skip this route during your stay in Andalusia.

Grim fact; during the times of the Spanish reconquest of Frigiliana in 1569 the Moorish soldiers used this special spot to skydive, but without parachutes… They did everything possible just to make sure they didn’t fall into the hands of the Spanish troops.

Setenil de las Bodegas – 1 hour, 30 minutes

In this small village a bit north of Ronda the rocks dominate the streetscape. For centuries the inhabitants of Setenil lived in the caverns of these protected rock formations. Nowadays this is the primary reason why it’s one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Sierra de Cádiz.

Two of the most important streets of Setenil are located on both sides of the river that crosses the little village, the Guadalporcún. The streets are called Cuevas del Sol and Cuevas de la Sombra, respectively caves of the sun and caves of the shadow.

They own their names to the phenomenon that’s created by the rocks that function as robust roofs over the streets. This way, the sun cannot heat up the Cuevas de la Sombra and during the cold winter season you can even see stalactites appear. The Cuevas del Sol, on the other hand, always benefit from the warm sunlight.

You can visit the 12th century Arabic castle with its imposing architecture. The Torre del Homenaje and castle well are the only parts that have survived the test of time. The castle is accessible via the gate of the Casa Consistorial. Be sure to also do a stopover at the viewpoint El Lizón, located in the tower’s vicinity. The views you can see from there are breathtaking.

Sierra de las Nieves
1 hour, 15 minutes

Translated literally as the Snow Mountain, because of the snow-covered peaks during winters. This over 2.000 m tall mountain with surrounding natural park is a sight to behold and is easily accessible from our village. The Sierra de las Nieves is mostly uninhabited and can have a severe climate during winters. But it’s this desolate and vast landscape that makes this particular region so interesting. You can travel through the region by car to frequently stop and behold the views or prepare yourself for a long and challenging mountain stroll.

Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama
1 hour, 15 minutes

This mountain range stretches from the coast of Nerja up till far in the interior part of Andalusia and forms a natural border between the Málaga and Granada provinces. The mountain peak, La Maroma, is located 2.066 m above sea level and offers a breathtaking view over the Costa del Sol. This region’s nature is truly wonderful with its deeply carved ravines and spectacular cliffs and is ideal for hiking and mountain biking.

Sierra Nevada – 1 hour, 50 minutes

The Sierra Nevada features sixteen mountain peaks which are over 3.000 meters tall. One of those peaks in this range is the highest mountain of the Iberian peninsula, the Mulhacén (3.482 m). There also are several ski slopes for you to enjoy winter sports.

Various natural parks

Less than one hour driving from Casa El Corasueño are several natural parks including Sierra de las Nieves, Sierra de Tejeda, Montes de Málaga, Sierra de Mijas and much more. Every natural park also has many different walking routes with various difficulties and distances.