Flora and fauna
Hiking through the karst landscape of Torcal Alto
Hiking enthusiasts will be in good hands in the karst landscape of Torcal Alto, 16 km south of Antequera. The plateau, which is around 1200 meters high, can be explored on a one-hour circular hike. In the beautiful nature park you can see animals, plants and interesting geological formations.
Reserva Natural Laguna de Fuente de Piedra
On the trail
of the flamingos
A worthwhile destination is the Reserva Natural Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. Up to 40,000 flamingos stalk around in this bird sanctuary - they form the largest flamingo colony on the Iberian Peninsula. Avocets, stilts and redshanks can also be seen on the largest natural lake in Andalusia.
Close to the animals
Walking in the Ojén eco-reserve
Ten kilometers outside of Marbella is the Ojén eco-reserve. The nature reserve is an experience for the whole family. Fawns can be bottle-fed on a walk in the forest. The facility is neither a zoo nor a typical safari, but a natural shelter for the animal world with conservation intentions and environmental education.