The headquarters of the Malaga hangliding and paragliding club is in El Valle de Abdalajis. The winner of the Spanish National Paraglider Competition was recently won by José Reina from this village.
There are paragliding and hang-gliding holidays in El Chorro available for pilots and for their partners and/or families, who can participate on the trips if they want to. The area has a number of launches with different orientations and the micro climate gives rise to a cloud base of between 1,500 - 2,500 metres, providing good size thermals. South-westerly winds from the Straits of Gibraltar offer the opportunity for an early morning take-off, but flying can start as late in the day as 2pm, and, in the summer, as late as 6 – 7pm when the southwest launch area is in full sun.