El Chorro and El Torcal National Parks - Costa del Sol - Spain

Spain's Costa del Sol offers a surprising diversity of topography, scenery and important historic places. The coast lines the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and is dotted with lovely beaches, quaint villages and some sizeable cities. The interior immediately becomes quite mountainous. It's speckled with centuries' old villages, impressive historic cities and many beautiful natural areas. Several national parks in the region preserve Spain's impressive landscapes.

While I was visitiing Costa del Sol one summer, I explored El Chorro and El Torcal National Parks, enjoying their spectacular and diverse scenery. The 18 photos in this gallery present stunning views of these 2 unique national parks, located just inland from Spain's Costa del Sol.