Desfiladero de los Gaitanes

The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is a canyon excavated by the Guadalhorce River and is part of a Natural Park located in the western part of the Cordilleras Béticas. This spot, located near El Chorro, is one of the most beautiful in the province.

You will be able to enjoy impressive gorges opened by the river Guadalhorce. The Paraje Natural del Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and the towns that surround it contribute to the development of the area.

Thanks to its communication routes, the Gaitanes Gorge in Malaga has multiple uses. From the development of trade, to dry farming and later to irrigation. The creation of a great national focus of energy sources with the hydroelectric falls placed the area as a reference, and in all this had a fundamental role the exploitation of the reservoirs.

Important passage of the province of Malaga

Currently it has been left for tourism enjoyment, but it was a very practical and necessary path. It consists of concrete walkways that fly over the Guadalhorce River. It was built for a practical purpose, to quickly connect both ends of a novel hydroelectric jump during the twentieth century. For years it served to communicate with the inhabitants of the region and make their daily lives easier.

The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes together with the Caminito del Rey is one of the most visited places in the province of Málaga.  A unique place where animals such as mountain cobras, hawks, eagles or the griffon vulture live.

Until the arrival of the AVE, El Desfiladero de los Gaitanes was the only railway access to Malaga city from the interior of Spain.

Some films have been recorded in this beautiful spot.