Malaga is well known for its coastal resorts and beach tourism but there is much more to see and experience in this southern Spain province. Los Chorros Lakes, also known as Malaga Lake District, are comprised of three beautiful turquoise lakes surrounded by pine and oak forests. There’s no public transport to this area of Malaga so the only way to get to the lakes is by car and it takes around 50 minutes from the city.
The lakes were artificially created by a dam built across the 200m high Guadalhorce river gorge, where the Caminito del Rey paths stand in this beautiful nature reserve. There is plenty to do here throughout the summer: rent a mountain bike, a paddle board, kayaks, and peddle boats, etc. If you are not the “sports type” you can always go for a walk, relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery or have a swim in the crystal clear and calm waters of the lakes.