The area

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El Chorro, Málaga

Imagine three stunningly beautiful turquoise coloured lakes bordered by pine forests.

A tranquil retreat where you can swim or fish, or picnic on the lake shore. Hardly sounds like a typical Andalucian scene, does it! But west of Alora that is what you will find. 

Malaga’s “Lake District” is in fact three artificial lakes created by a dam built across the dramatic 200 m. high Guadalhorce river gorge, known as the Garganta del Chorro. Watch out for the eagles which continually circle around the sheer cliffs.

Peace and serenity

El Chorro is an area of outstanding beauty and part of the Ardales Natural Park. By definition this means very little commercial development.

The area has been a Mecca for climbers since the early 1900. Growing in popularity as word spread of the now over 650 different climbing routes and trails. 

The park also has a spectacular bird and animal life, with graceful birds of prey, including Vulture eagles soaring overhead and gravity defying Mountain Goats hopping from crag to crag. You can walk through the park on designated trails or wander where you will. The scenery is breathtaking wherever you look.

We are not far from the amazing Torcal Natural Park, the Lobo Park (Wolf Park) and Valle de Abdalajís has a Para Gliding school!

The hydrographic wealth of El Chorro is known across the world. The Conde Guadalhorce reservoir is the most visited areas in the region and is home to a number of water activities.

There is no doubt that it is an ideal place for a picnic or barbecue as it is well equipped for this. After lunch, one can take to the water for a swim. However, there is far more to do than just a swim, as you can now rent pedal boats or canoes. If you are looking for a way to truly unwind, it would be difficult to find a place more privileged than this.

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