Situated on the province of Cádiz and part of Málaga, is the largest preserved and productive mass of cork oak forest in the Iberian Peninsula. It runs from the mountains to the Natural Park of the Strait, presenting great diversity of reliefs and landscapes.
For conservation they have been indispensable the ground humidity and traditional use. His wealth is reflected in all areas: flora, fauna, climate, history and folklore, constituting an ideal place to visit and enjoy as diverse as collecting mushrooms and practice outdoor sports activities.
Fauna and Flora
Mainly responsible for this scenario is water present in many rivers, streams and reservoirs, as well as supplying the province, they are suitable for fishing and recreation. But especially notable humidity coming from the shore, forming fog that accumulates into narrow and deep valleys called canutos.
Between the smell of laurel, the beauty of the hornbeam blossoms, elegant durillos and holly trees, you will walk through this kind of jungle, awith sounds of the dipper, kingfisher and skillful warblers and finches, who hide among the ferns.
Stand out the low and clay areas, where the wild olive appears from time immemorial gives way to grass will feed cattle typical of the area, the cow retinta. In the hillsides, the Mediterranean scrub appears, with rockrose, heathers, lavenders, torviscos and hawthorns. In these parts wanders the Moorish, indigenous and emblem big game Corzo, besides deer, deer and carnivores such as genet, mongoose and badgers, which form the large population of the peninsula.
Such a complete and diverse natural park, where you can fit other activitieswhich run from hiking at the peak of Picacho Aljibe or; caving in the enclave Ramblazo-Motillas or canyoning in Buitreras Gorge, one of the few areas prepared for this risk practice and since by its uniqueness has been declared a Natural Monument.