The snow mountains are really covered by snow half the year and their highest peak el Torrecilla rises to 1.919 m above the sea level. It is a region you would not expect so close to the sunny beaches of Malaga capital but this is exactly the beauty of the region which changes so dramatically on a relatively small area and concentrates most of the essential landscapes of Spain within one region.
This region is surrounded by the regions of Guadalteba, Serranía de Ronda, Guadalhorce and the Western Costa del Sol and formed by the municipalities of Alozaina, Casarabonela, El Burgo, Guaro, Istán, Monda, Ojén, Tolox and Yunquera. The towns and its inhabitant are interesting and peculiar and one feels the long history of a successful struggle with the extreme climate. The people are proud of their customs, folklore and typical gastronomy. The gastronomy is simple and has a very strong character and there are many local restaurants where you can try at a very low price some of the simple local dishes from the local ingredients. The mountains are absolutely stunning and especially in autumn and spring worth your visit.