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Just next door: Puerto Banus & Marbella

Just a short drive down, a 8 to 10 kms, through a beautiful mountain road, you find the bustling town of Marbella with its beaches and beach promenades, the marina of Puerto Banus with it’s exclusive yachts, restaurants, bars and designer shops. Settle yourself on a terrace in Puerto Banus for people watching or watch the exclusive cars drive by. Shop in the famous designer shops who are open until late in the evening or visit the daily ethnic market on the Antonio Banderas Plaza (only during high season). With loads of different kind of restaurants you’ll never get hungry. Boat and jet ski rental , fishing and scuba diving are available in the marinas.

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Visit the cosy little Old town of Marbella with his famous Orange Square (Plaza de los Naranjos) and the surrounding romantic cobbled narrow streets are a must for a evening walk along the artisan shops and boutiques. The square itself and the surrounding streets has a range of excellent restaurants and ideal for a romantic dinner.

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Our village: Istan

The authentic Andalucian village of Istàn (Pueblo Blanco – white village) is only 6 kms away. Istan is located on the edge of the National Park of the Sierra de las Nieves. The rio verde (lake Istan) runs through the Park which is magnificent walking country, with wild flowers, birds, natural springs, fauna, wildlife and native woodland set in a southern Spanish climate. It is reached by a 10 kms drive on mountain road from Marbella. Istan is well cared for and is a beautiful white village. There are three or four local restaurants and tapas bars and one or two very small shops for basic provisions, including a baker, and has a local market on Saturdays. The lake Istan is great for fishing and kayaking. The Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park (so beautiful it has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere) offers easy and challenging walks as well as horse riding and guided Jeep and quad bike tours or just simple bike tours on the mountain up from Marbella up to Istàn enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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Costa del Golf

The villa is ideal for a relaxing break close to some of the best amenities on the Costa del Sol including numerous Golf Courses. The area is also known as the Costa del Golf. There are numerous top quality Golf Courses within easy reach of the property including Los Naranjos, Las Brisas, Aloha, La Quinta Golf & Country Club, La dame de Noche, Marbella Golf & Country Club, Rio Real, Guadalmina, Atalaya, El Paraiso and Los Flamingos Golf, to name just a few!!

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Beaches

The coast is only 8 to 10 kms away and offers a great range of beaches for all tastes. There are plenty of family friendly beaches (Trocadero Beach, Maccao beach), luxury beaches (Nikki Beach), disco beaches (Marbella Oceans Club Puerto Banus, La Sala Beach) and many others to discover. All offer beach bars and restaurants.

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Tennis

Tennis is available only 6 kms away at the Manolo Santana Racquets Club, which also has a equipped gymnasium for working out.

Sea Life Centre and Dolphinarium

In Benalmadena, about 25 kms away, which also has a cable car ride with panoramic views over the town and sea.

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Selwo Adventure wildlife

near Estepona is 20kms away, where you can take a Jurassic Park type ride and see lions, tigers, elephants and giraffes and more in natural settings.

Ascari Circuit

For lovers of fast cars, there is a circuit in Ronda, ½ hour away.

Culture

Less than an hour drive away is Gibraltar with its cable car to the top of the Rock and his monkeys living there. For the adventurous who might like to visit Africa (Marocco), it’s only 25 km away across the Street of Gibraltar, an 30 minute trip by the catamaran ferry from Tarifa to Tangiers.

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The villa is a great base for visiting other villages, towns and cities within the area. Little can rival the spectacular drive to Ronda, with its Puente Nuevo or visit the bull ring, said to be the oldest in Spain.

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The city centre of Malaga with its daily covered fresh market(Mercado Atarazanas), tapas bars (bar bodega El Pimpi), coffee bars (for fresh coffee and churros in the morning), the Alcazaba (old castle), Teatro Romano, the cathedral, the beautiful Plaza de la Constitucion, Picasso Museum, Plaza de Torros, el Muello Uno (the new port), the beach “la Malagueta” and the commercial centre for shopping, makes it a great place to visit.

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Mijas for the donkey ride and the spectacular views, the cosy streets with artisanal shops and lots of terraces. Mijas, Casares, Ojen, mountain white villages or Benahavis, with plenty of restaurants is worth visiting.

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Granada with it’s beautiful and historic Alhambra Palace is a two hours drive away and makes a wonderfull day out, as well as the Sierra Nevada skiing area which enjoys good snow conditions from December to late March. It is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and be water skiing from the beach in the afternoon.

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Cordoba with it’s great monument protected by Unesco: the Mezquita. Cordoba is a good 2 hours drive away. And the beautifull city of Sevilla, a must see! Flamenco, tapas, culture! Plaza de Torros Maestranza, one of the most beautiful bull rings, El Alcazaba, Plaza de Espana, Parque Maria Luisa, one of the largest Cathedrals in Europe; La Giralda (the tower), Tapas bars (barrio Santa Cruz), the Metropol Parasol, El Tore del Oro, El Archivo General de Indias, etc…lots to see in Sevilla!

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