Experience wild flamingos in their natural surroundings: Spain’s largest natural lake is located in the Malaga Province


Laguna Fuente de Piedra is the natural retreat for thousands of wild flamingos and plenty of other waders. It is Spain’s largest natural lake and it is located in the northern part of the Malaga province, not far from Antequera.

Wild flamingos at Laguna Fuente de Piedra
Wild flamingos at Laguna Fuente de Piedra

There are no cages, no fencing and nothing in captivity here, but a rich birdlife in a beautiful nature conservation area – and of special interest are the thousands of flamingos that reside here. But not only here: they move back and forth between the various wetlands found in Andalusia, including the Doñana National Park in Huelva and the 3 small lagoons by Campillos.

The visitor center, where you can park, is quite uninteresting. The exception from this is if the lake is almost without water and the flamingos therefore fit into the little dam at the visitor center instead.

Flamingos in their natural habitat
Flamingos in their natural habitat

The interesting places are located further around the lake, where there are also viewpoint sheds and parking spaces. You can drive there – or take a hike along the lake (4-5 km each way).

It is an advantage to bring binoculars or telescope cameras. It may be quite far to look out for the flamingos on the lake – especially if you see them from the visitor center.

Laguna Fuente de Piedra
Laguna Fuente de Piedra

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