Los Tajos are impressive rocky structures surrounded by a hard-wearing natural vegetation. They are a good example of the ancient, Mediterranean forests that once covered the south of the Iberian Peninsula.

Plant species such as oak (Quercus rotundifolia) and gall oak (Quercus faginea) can be observed, among others. Several bird populations can be spotted among the rocks, such as kestrels (Falco tinnunculus), choughs (Pyrrohocorax pyrrohocorax), ravens (Corvus corax) and common rock thrush (Monticola saxatilis).

You can also spot Bonelli’s eagles (Hieraaetus fasciatus) and vultures (Gyps fulvus). Other birds can be seen in the forest area, such as long-eared owls (Asio otus), common redstarts (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) or orioles (Oriolus oriolus).

A wide variety of wild mammals inhabit this area. Although it is difficult to spot them, you can make out their tracks. You can also discover interesting species such as martens (Martes foina), genets (Genetta geretta), badgers (Meles meles) and a multitude of small mammals.

Visitors can enjoy hiking trails in this area.



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