The Guadalmansa River rises on the southern slope of The Ivy hill,located in the region of Serrania de Ronda, acting as a limit separation of Faraján and Pujerra terms, then entering into Benahavis term, which runs from north to south at its west, and after crossing the border of Estepona at its narrowest and finally flowing into the Mediterranean.
The river runs along the south side of Sierra Bermeja and its eastern boundary and it is characterized by a little winding path, with a northwest-southeast direction, available almost perpendicular to the shoreline.
It has a temporary water regime, with heavy and fast stretchs. Therefore their bearing is generally like a watercourses and a severe drought in the summer which means that, in the lower reaches, the water disappears and in times of heavy winter rains, its volume increases considerably.
The landscape through which the river is usually very hilly, among hills and outcrops, until you reach the section between the AP-7 and estuary, which is becoming flatter and where boulders dominate the riverbed.
Regarding the uses in the north stretch of AP-7 there is a predominance of forest use, although limited by the toxicity of the substrate, and in the south stretch of that road prevails residencial area and agricultural use although this is becoming smaller because it has been displaced by other uses such as infrastructure, commercial use of nurseries, industrial uses of aggregates treatment, etc.
The landscape still holds a high quality natural character to the north of AP-7 due to the roughness relief, the slopes vegetation and the presence of the water body, but it disappears in the summer.