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Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Natural Area

Diputación de Málaga

Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Natural Area

The Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Natural Area is a gift from nature. On sunny days, standing on one of the scenic viewpoints here, you can watch the African coast and enjoy stunning views.

You can start your walk at Balcón de Maro, in the Iglesia de las Maravillas's front yard. Maro, in the municipality of Nerja, is a tiny town which is very popular with tourists. From this village, you'll watch the meadows and the watchtower of La Marquesa, which was one of the four similar towers erected in the sixteenth century to keep watch over the sea, as pirates used to sail the Mediterranean Sea.

If you take the N-340 toward Almuñécar, you must follow the directions leading to Torre de la Marquesa or Torre de Maro. The cliffs make an amazing landscape.

Back on the road, you'll see the Sierra Almijara rolling gently down to the sea. The cliffs are impressive and the coves, beautiful. Remember: access to the coves by car or any other motor vehicles is prohibited.
Then you'll reach the road to Cerro Gordo, a spot that affords the best views of the cliffs and the coast of Málaga.

Natural Area > Site of Natural Heritage
Surface - 395 ha.
Rules - Ley 4/1989 de 27 de marzo (Estatal). Ley 2/1989 de