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“Lower your expectations and you'll love it”
Review of Los Cahorros

Los Cahorros
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Monachil
Certificate of Excellence
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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Lower your expectations and you'll love it”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Having hiked the breathtaking and excruciating Hanakapia'i trail in Kaua'i (Hawai'i) we thought we'd give Los Cahorros a try. Not having seen any pictures on the internet beforehand, we didn't know what to expect, but we were excited about the hanging bridges.

1) First of all, the hanging bridges are a joke, except for the third one, which is the longest one. However you have to cross so quickly (only four people at a time, and people are waiting after you!) that you can't really stop and take it in. I have the fear of heights (vertigo too) and I wasn't even scared at the third bridge.
2) Narrow gorge : it's nice, but an easy walk if you're in good shape.
3) The second half of the hike (after the gorge) is nice, but there's nothing much to see. You also get to a point where there's a fence that implicitly says you have to turn back... but you actually have to go around it.
4) The very last part is tricky because you get to a point where you have three path options. Thank God two of them are dead-ends after a few minutes, so the third one we took was the right one!
5) I need to mention we had a pdf guide on our phone, which helped a lot to situate ourselves and get guidance, but even that guide wasn't clear.
6) We expected a bit of a cardio workout, but there was none. This is good for older people or people with medical conditions, but if you're in good shape, an avid hiker and expect a physical challenge in this, forget it.
7) The drive from Malaga was nice, Monachil is a charming village.
8) We regretted having used a day for this hike. We should have went to nearby Ronda instead.
9) If you have a long stay in Malaga or close, then definitely do this hike. But if, like us, you're only staying for a few days, then go somewhere else!
10) Bring water, food, sunscreen and go early for cooler weather. Wear good shoes (not necessary to have hiking shoes), forget about flip flops.
11) With stopping, taking pictures, and looking for our way twice, it took us around 3 hours.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a walk!”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My husband and I, both in our mid fifties and not too fit decided to do this walk and boy were we happy we did. We down loaded a map of a circular walk which took us through the canyon. The scenery was stunning, the views from the top fabulous. We stopped at a small waterfall and had a paddle, used the handrails to bypass the overhanging rocks and went over the hanging bridges.
If you are in Granada and want a day in the countryside, I would definitely recommend this place.

Visited June 2014
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Skelleftea, Sweden
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Impressive canyon!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We wanted to see some of the Sierra Nevada, and to go for a nice walk in the mountains. Got recommended this place from our hostel. And we loved it! A very beautiful canyon, beautiful mountains, very nice walk. ( you need decent shoes, and have to be able to walk on uneven surface, over suspension bridges, and bring some water!) We went up the canyoun along the little stream, and then back on top instead. We missed the first path along the top of the canyou, and ended up a longer walk baack through some orchards, but that was nice to. Very beautiful walk!

Visited May 2014
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Southport, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“fabulous”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

If you are a walker you MUST do this walk. It's so interesting and diversified. I would suggest though downloading the route from the Trek Sierra Nevada website, it's invaluable. Use walking shoes. we are just retirement age and do walk and found it no problem, however if you are not nimble and are a bit big, don't bother. At the other end of the scale I wouldn't advise taking very mall children.Treat it as an adventure and discover the peace of the Spanish countryside away from the hustle and bustle of Granada.

Visited March 2014
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We had a fabulous day doing this walk. Scenery was stunning. Lots of fun with the overhangs and the three rope bridges.
Highly recommended

Visited March 2014
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