Malaga is one of the warmest regions of Andalucia. It has a temperate, Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters with irregular rainfall.

If there is one feature characteristic of the Malaga environment, it is the light, a direct result of the great number of hours of sunlight, which marks the cheerful nature and hospitality of the Andalusians .

The Natural Parks of Grazalema, the Sierra de las Nieves and the Sierra Bermeja include Spanish fir forests that are unique in the world. The so-called Natural Reserves are mostly wetlands. Although smaller extensions than most parks, they are nonetheless of enormous importance for the flora and fauna, especially birds.