Nearby sierras and valleys below, such as the Sierra del Algibe and the Valle del Genal, the Sierra Bermeja and the Sierra Crestellina close to the white Village of Casares are unforgettable places for cavers, hikers and nature lovers in general.
Sierra de la Nieves Natural Park
The Sierra de las Nieves, declared by the UNESCO as Biosphere's Reserve, is located inside the natural region of the Serrania de Ronda. As it is a border zone between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it has got an original and varied flora. At the highest part of the mountains rains and fog are quite usual.
It covers 3.000 Ha forest, including that distinctive variety of fir known as the Spanish fir, a true botanical relic from the Terciary Period. Craggy mountains, chasms, caves and sheer ravines are the dominant features of this park. The Gesm abyss, for example, is over 1,100 metres deep and is considered to be third deepest in the world.
Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
These mountain ranges are as declared Biosphere reserve by the UNESCO, with spectacular views over lime Rock formations, valleys and gorges. This Natural Park with an extension of 51.695 Ha is situated between the Provinces of Málaga and Cádiz.
Los Alcornocales Natural Park
This Natural Park extends with more than of 170.000 Ha over the provinces of Málaga and Cádiz, form Cortes de la Frontera to Tarifa, respectively.
Here we can find subtropical forests located in valleys digged by the river over the centuries, nowadays disappeared from the European Continent except of Turkey and Spain.