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Diputación > Lugar > Comarca de Guadalteba

Diputación de Málaga
Cabecera-Guadalteba

This region, situated in the north of the province, borders the countryside of Seville in the North; the valley of Guadalhorce in the south; the mountain ranges of Ronda and Cardiz in the east; and the floodplain of Antequera in the south. It represents the beginning of the so-called Surco Intrabetico, an enormous natural corridor, which links Andalusia with Spanish Levante (east coast of the peninsula).

The most important terrains are located in the south, shaping an area of great environmental interest. From east to west, Valle de Abdalajîs Mountains, Pizarra Mountains, Aguas Mountains, Baños Mountains, Alcaparaîn Mountains and Ortegîcar Mountains.

This mountain range has determined both the climate conditions and the communication between the region and the south part of the province, which takes advantage of natural mountain passes, making it very difficult to find alternative access ways.

This region has a continental climate, with harsh winters and very hot summers. The annual average temperature is 15 to 16 degrees and the average rainfall is 600 to 700 mm. Guadalhorce River brings the main part of the water that comes into the region through its tributary rivers, Guadalteba and Turón.

Due to the diversity of its landscape and its environmental conditions, visitors can observe spectacular natural spots, such as ecosystem of the lagoons of Campillos, the park of Ardales and the reservoirs of Guadalhorce-Guadalteba, which are doubtlessly one of the most relevant natural spots. Here is as well the Caminito del Rey in the canyon Los Gaitanes, which is perhaps the natural resource of major interest of the province of Malaga.

All of this together with the beauty of its villages, gastronomy and craftsmanship, shape the perfect surrounding for those who search cultural, ecological and active tourism.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Products derived from stock farming, milk products, fruit and vegetables.

CRAFTWORK
Stonework, textile, wood and forge works.

FORESTRY
Silviculture.

INDUSTRY
Wine-producing, technologies, auxiliaries for the construction sector and alternative energies.

TOURISM
Cultural heritage, congresses and incentives, nature.

 

More English information of Guadalteba on the website of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board.

Towns
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    Visiting the museum before entering the Ardales Cave—a national archaeological landmark—is an excellent introduction to the prehistoric settlements in the region. Its archaeological collections from...

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    This church is one of the buildings of greatest historical interest in the village. Though not very old, having been built in the 19th century, it does stand on the site of a former mosque....

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      Recommended month to visit it: May .. Almargen, a town on the plains, whose main mean of support resides in the agriculture: olives, cereals or sunflowers shape its landscape. It is found...

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      Recommended month to visit it:  July . It is said that in one of the caves that surround the town a young golden bull was found, hence its name, Cuevas del Becerro [Caves of the Young Bull], the...

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    Cañete, as Josê Solîs Romero says, "provides a good opportunity to combine history, art and nature in a single visit”. The origin of the name can be traced back to the Arabic Hins Cannit or Qanit,...

Videos

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Birding Málaga. Lagunas de Campillos