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Spanish Secrets, Part 10

Part ten of beautiful and lesser known places in Spain has a mountain with a breathtaking view of the Costa del Sol and on a clear day you can see all the way to Africa.

Monte Calamorro. PhFoto: Wikimedia

Monte Calamorro. PhFoto: Wikimedia

Located between Fuengirola and Torremolinos, Arroyo de la Miel belongs to Benalmádena which also consists of Benalmádena Pueblo and Benalmádena Costa. These three districts have more or less grown completely together, but with quite a different character.

From Arroyo de la Miel there is a cable car up to Monte Calamorro. From the 771-meter high mountain there is a nice view of almost the entire Costa del Sol.

From here you can see a large part of Valle del Guadalhorce and on a clear day you can see Gibraltar and the Strait of Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Morocco.

Teleférico de Benalmádena. Photo: Robbie Jim.

Teleférico de Benalmádena. Photo: Robbie Jim.

The mountain is easily accessible thanks to the cable car which takes you up in only 15 minutes. There is also a road up the mountain, so if you want you can of course take the cable car in one direction and walk the other direction. Up in the mountains there are several hiking trails to Torremolinos, Fuengirola etc.

If you have a bike, you can bring it in the cable car and there are trails that you can ride down. The mountain can be visited by everyone, young and old and the area is properly secured with fences.

There is a cafeteria on the mountain which offers hot and cold drinks, fast foods, salads and ice and there is also a kiosk on the mountain.

Right next to the mountain top there is an exhibition of birds of prey whith daily shows with falcons, eagles and owls.

You do not need a car to get to the mountain. The train station in Arroyo de la Miel is close to the cable car station. There are trains in direction Malaga and Fuengirola that runs every twenty minutes. It is also possible to combine this excursion with a visit to Tivoli World which is within walking distance from the train station and the cable car.

Tivoli World in Benalmadena. Foto: Tivoli World

Tivoli World in Benalmadena. Photo: Tivoli World

The cable car is not in operation if it is too windy. For more information about the cable car: For more information about Tivoli World:

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