ID Location - 107 -
- Name:Montes de Málaga Natural Park
Owner:Municipio de Málaga
Contact:Málaga Film Office
Phone:(+34) 952 601 736
Description:The Montes de Malaga Natural Park is very close to the capital, and with 4,996 hectares it works as a lung for Málaga (Andalusia). Occupying one side of a mountain, it is an area of gentle terrain crossed by small valleys where you can see great pine forests, with Maritime pines and especially Aleppo pines. The Reserve holds an observational room called 'Las Contadoras', in a renovated building from the 18th century.
Climate:Malaga's climate is subtropical-Mediterranean. The average annual temperature is 18 ° C, and with an average maximum of 25.4 ° C in August and an average minimum of 11.9 ° C in January. Rainfall is concentrated in short periods during the year. The average humidity is 66%, with 43 days of rain a year. It has 320 days of sunshine per year and over 3000 hours of sunlight per year.
Geographical Environment:It runs parallel to the Mediterranean coast. To the South it boarders with the Hoya de Málaga. To the West with the Guadalhorce Valley and to the East with Axarquia. In the north, Periana Corridor separates it from the Cordillera Antequerana.
Level of protection:Environmental Protection
Historical-Cultural Context:The spot was created to prevent inundacianes in the city of Málaga. It was declared a Natural Park by the Andalusian Parliament Act in July 1989.
Usual activities:Hiking and biking. It has 5 trails marked by the Ministry of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía.
Public Transportation Available:Two different accesses. The first, from the city of Málaga, by Fuente Olletas, using the MA-345 county road, also known as 'road of the mountains'. This road heads towards Colmenar and also serves as the connects with a network of paths and forest tracks that intersect and communicate this park. The second, the N-331 from Malaga to Casabermeja.
Public Utilities:In the Montes de Málaga there is an area for barbecues and picnics.