Cork-forest hiking tour - Cueva de los Maquis

Date: Thursday, 09 December 2021

Beautiful circular hike through the Cork Forest Nature Reserve, near Castellar de la Frontera to an historically very interesting cave, bizarre rocks and an amazing view over the forest

Cueva de los MaquisThe name of the caves or rather half caves (shelter) goes back to the story, which states that this place was the refuge of the Maquis, a Republican guerrilla who fought against the Franco dictatorship. There are several sentences engraved in the rock from this period. But the story of these three half-caves leads us much further into the past. The cave paintings that we can find there are at least 4000 years old.

It is a relatively easy route, mostly through forest roads and well-maintained trails through a beautiful forest of cork oaks, with stunning views of the reservoir, the mountains, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Castle of Castellar.


medium, 9 km – approx. 3-4 hours. At the end of the tour we can have some tapas at the village.

Los Alcornocales



Please bring:

Hiking shoes, sun and rain protection, enough water.

Pick up times:

Marbella: 9:00

Estepona: 9:30

Expected return:


Los Alcornocales

Price: 48€


Hiking guide, insurance and transport to starting point and back

Not included:

Food and drinks

Reservation required