The lakes are a beauty spot located in the lower foothills of the Sierra Morena. Their main arteries are the Rivera de Cala and the reservoir with the same name.
The nearest town, about 3 kilometres away, is El Ronquillo, although this beautiful natural spot is located in the municipality of Guillena.
To get to these lakes by car from nearby Seville, we recommend taking the National 630 road, known as the Ruta de la Plata, to El Ronquillo, and turning right onto the road that leads directly to this wonderful place in the Sierra Norte of Seville.
Any spot in the lakes is ideal for spending a few days surrounded by nature, hiking and enjoying water activities. Fishing and mountain biking are two of the most popular activities in the area.
In the Serrano lakes you can enjoy the native flora and fauna. The flora includes holm oaks, cork oaks, olive trees, eucalyptus, kermes oaks, scrubland, rockroses, fig trees, pines, heather, myrtle, rosemary and gorse, among many other wild plants, as well as the characteristic streamside vegetation, such as reeds, oleanders, brambles and poplars, and green meadows covered with wild flowers. But there are also ancient olive trees in the farmland of the area, and in the orchards, we see walnut trees, orange trees and pomegranate trees, and numerous prickly pears.
The wildlife includes animals of the dehesa, such as rabbits, hares, partridges, thrushes, wood pigeons, turtledoves, short-toed snake eagles, deer, wild boars and foxes. For fishing fans, there are species such as barbels, carp and black-bass. But it is also common to find domestic animals, such as sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, horses and cows in the area.
On these beautiful nature trails there are also other surprises to delight children, such as old railroad stations and tracks, as well as wide panoramic views, villages, farmhouses, prehistoric remains and even a palace, the Palace of Parladé, a 19th century building inspired by a medieval castle.