There are several wonderful and spectacular Natural Parks in Andalucía and the Costa Del Sol which include the Parque National De Las Nieves, the Parque National Sierra de Grazalema the Parque Natural Los Alcornocales the Parque National, Montes de Málaga, and the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama.
Due to Sothern Spain and Andalucía’s having one of the best and mildest winters in the whole of Europe means that there is a wide range and abundance of outdoor activities available throughout the whole year ranging from walking, hiking, and climbing which are managed by the Spanish Mountain Sports Federation.
Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada.
Tel: 934 264 267
Ministry of the Environment (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente)
Tel: 915 976 000
Andalucían Federation of Mountaineering, Federación Andaluza de Montafiismo is the organisation setup for mountaineering and climbing clubs in Andalucía. The federation works to provide mountaineering and climbing education and coordinates the maintenance of mountain refuges.
Natural parks of Andalucía
The Costa Del Sol and Andalucía have many natural parks that offer numerous possibilities for walkers and hikers. Information is available at the park centres or from regional authorities.
The Costa Del Sol Tourist Board provides information about some of the main natural parks in the region.
Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park
Sierra de la Nieves Natural Park, Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves, is located in the Serrania de Ronda region. It is surrounded by the Torrecila Mountain (1919m) and also has some deep ravines and gorges, such as Caina, which has a 1100m drop. Walkers and Hikers can follow natural paths and see many protected species, including mountain goats, wild cats and birds of prey.
Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
The Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema is a stunning natural area located in between Cadiz and Málaga provinces. The park is an ideal location for hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities. The Garganta Verde is a 400 metre deep canyon that is home to a large colony of Grifon Vultures (Buitros Leonados) and other birds of prey. Access is restricted to some of the walking paths and access to the Garganta Verde is restricted during the Grifon Vulture breeding season.
Parque Natural Siera de Grazalema
Visitor Centre Avenida. de la Democracia s/n., 29380 Cortes de la Frontera.
Tel: 952 154 599
Los Alcornocales Nature Reserve
The park is most well-known for its cork oak forest and boasts 18 different birds of prey species.
Natural Park of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama
Parque Natural de las Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara yAlhama, covers the vast area from Málaga to Otivar. The Maroma Peak offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean and across to Morocco.
Montes de Málaga Natural Park
The Montes de Málaga Natural Park, Parque National Montes de Málaga is found to the north of Málaga city and is covered by Aleppo pine. Montes de Málaga Natural Park also has a wide variety of wildlife.
Tel: 952 041 169
Parque Ardales includes in its area Guadalhorce river gorge and pine forests where you will find numerous activities available. This ecotourism resort provides many outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, caving and several water sports in the reservoir.
National Park Torcal De Antequerra
Parque National Torcal De Antequerra is situated south of Antequerra. The park features the famous Torcal rock formations and has a visitor centre with an interactive exhibition to discover the origins of the rock formations.
Tel: 952 031 389
The Sierra San BartoloméIs the Parque Natural del Frente Litoral (located in the Cádiz province) that has been made popular for rock climbing and also has as many other outdoor sports.