The Guadalmina river has its source in the southern foothills of the Serrania de Ronda and specifically in an area that form the hills horse, Monte de los Sauces and trenches. There collects water from streams that draining the southern cone of the municipality of Igualeja and from the place known as “Vega Marbella”, 580 m altitude, it begins his round to the sea.
The strength of the materials through which flows the river and the steep slope that has to save, this is the reason why it is embedded in the rock forming all kinds of gorges and crevices, until you reach the town of Benahavis, whose municipal crosses from north to south. There is a section south of town where the river forms ponds of medium size, such as pools of Mozas, kind of small rafts staggered in the direction of the slope of the river. This area of great environmental and scenic value, is known as the Narrows of Guadalmina and currently it has a great recreational use including water path.
Regarding the applications in the north stretch of AP-7 there is a predominance of forest use, with the exception of urban and sports use (golf) of Capanes urbanizationand exhibition Trail Benahavís, while in the south section of this road prevail a residential urban use that occupies the entire left bank and in the right bank there are agricultural soils with citrus crops, although with signs of neglect in some plots, and land in a wasteland state for permanenting abandonment of agricultural use.
The landscape still holds a high quality natural character in the north of AP-7, despite the presence of said complex, due to the crevice of the relief, the vegetation on the banks of the river and on the slopes pouring the same, as well as the presence of water pools that form in the riverbed.