Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja natural area is situated to the southwest of the province and stands out for hosting a type of rock of volcanic origin called peridotites, a material rich in platinum, which gives the colour to the rock.
From this area there are also beautiful views over the Costa del Sol and some of the surrounding villages.
The minerals that form this area, as well as its mild climate and a special rainfall regime create the necessary conditions so that 50 different species of flora, that are hard to find in any other natural area, coexist. The Spanish Fir is a relic from the tertiary period that is only present today in some mountains of Malaga and Cadiz.
In Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja we’ll find plenty of reptiles, including salamanders, toads, Spanish terrapins, as well as the Iberian worm lizard. In this area we will also come across the roe deer which is a unique species in the mountains of Malaga and Cadiz, as well as wildcats and birds of prey.
Drive towards Estepona and take the turnoff towards Genalguacil. Almost half an hour after having left Estepona, you will come to the "peñas blancas" (white rocks) crossing, turn left and follow the road to "Los Reales".
On the map you’ll be able to see the route easily and even plan to visit other places like Genalguacil, Casares or Jubrique.