Barranco de Maro

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Barranco de Maro
Barranco de Maro

This cove is situated at the mouth of the Barranco de Maro (Maro Ravine), known farther up as the De la Coladilla-Cazadores.
Access is gained past kilometre 294 of the N-340 in direction Nerja-Almeria, entering the old national road immediately before the beginning of a bend. Carrying on some 300 metres, we veer to the left before passing the bridge, and go down to the Barranco Maro via a lane in extremely bad condition (only 4×4 vehicles should attemp it). From here we can see the Acueducto del Aguila (Eagle´s Aqueduct), still in perfect condition, built in the XIXth century to carry water to the mills of the old San Joaquin sugar factory in Maro.

Barranco de Maro walk
Barranco de Maro walk

Upon arriving at an apero (tools shed), the track turns into a pathway surrounded by sugar-cane and subtropical crops which it is only possible to descend on foot. We continue along the left hand side until reaching a small building from which the path that takes us down to the small, secluded, rocky and pretty cove begins.

The total length of the route is of little more than one kilometre.

An alternative (marked B on the map) would be to carry on over the bridge instead of veering to the left, taking the track to the right, arriving at a fork where vehicles can be left and a wonderful panorama of shelved cliffs enjoyed.

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