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Pocopán Natural Viewpoint

Diputación de Málaga

Pocopán Natural Viewpoint

Pocopán Natural Viewpoint was named after an old house which does not exist any more. Its name seems to be related to one the first owners of the house who used to say about his property with a winepress that it gives 'mucho vino y poco pan' [a lot of wine and little bread] because there were more vinyards than wheat. 

Pocopán offers a panoramic view of this protected environment. It takes in some of the mountain ranges that belong to the province of Málaga, such as the Jobo, Camarolos, Cabras, Torcal in Antequera, or the cliffs of Gómez and Doña Ana in the upper Axarquîa.

The Nature Park of Málaga belongs to the Guadalmedina river basin. Among  five streams that plough this land, the basins of the Humaina and the Frailes can be seen in distance.

Instead of vineyards and cereal growing which used to cover the terrain little more than a century ago, today there is a dense Mediterranean forest with Aleppo pine, holm and cork oaks. The most important species in the Mountains of Málaga is the palmetto, the only palm tree that is indigenous to Europe.