Flora and Fauna

During the ascent and descent of the Benalmádena Cable Cars, with a length of 2700 metres from the urban nucleus of Arroyo de la Miel, on Benalmádena Costa, to the peak of Mount Calamorro at 771 metres height, the landscape is predominantly that of Mediterranean lowlands with protected indigenous species such as dwarf palm, rosemary, thyme, gorse, marjoram, ironwort… many of them widely used in cooking or as homemade remedies in traditional medicine.

During the ascent, as well as some spectacular views of the Malaga coastline, on clear days you can also see Gibraltar , the African coast and Sierra Nevada.

In relation to fauna, of note is the presence of mountain goats, foxes, wild boars, insectivore and granivore birds, as well as other larger ones such as the Golden Eagle or nocturnal birds of prey such as the Little Owl or Eurasian Eagle Owl. Snub-nosed Viper, Ocellated Lizard and various other lizard species also form part of the animal species in the area.