The tourism of sun and beach in Marbella is not incompatible with a day in the mountains, surrounded by nature and full of activities for all ages and tastes
Our sun and beach holiday in Marbella and Puerto Banus can be completed with an unforgettable day in the countryside. And in just one hour. You just have to take the road towards Ojen and Istan, from the hotel BlueBay Banús**** and discover the wonderful landscapes that Malaga’s Sierra de las Nieves offers.
A Biosphere Reserve, the region of the Sierra de las Nieves borders the western Costa del Sol and and is home to the picturesque villages of Alozaina, Casarabonela, El Burgo, Guaro, Istán, Monda, Ojén, Tolox and Yunquera. This is a mountain range with spectacular gorges, deep “barracos” and the Torrecilla peak, almost 2,000 meters high. Its natural wealth is priceless, with unique animal and plant species as the Spanish fir, the gall oak or the mountain goat.
In the Sierra de las Nieves there is entertainment for everyone. Children can enjoy an unforgettable day with excursions through farms, walking with goats led by a pastor or harvesting fruits and vegetables in groups. For the whole family, we recommend horse or donkey rides, bird watching or ceramic and painting workshops.
Adrenaline junkies have at their disposal 4×4 quad rides, adventure activities, canoeing and kayaking. And if there is time, there is always the cuisine, with cooking workshops and even Spanish lessons while sightseeing. No place for boredom.
More information: www.sierranieves.com
Directions: From Marbella, take the A-355 to Ojen or the A-7176 to Istan.
Where to stay: BlueBay Banús****, in Puerto Banús.