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There’s a world to discover within a daytrip of Marbella

Now that a very tiny virus has us under control, the long journeys are like the journey into uncertainty again. Now is the time to discover the things that are just around the corner and that are more fascinating than you can imagine.

In reality the whole year provides ample opportunities to enjoy the many diverse experiences to be discovered within a day trip of Marbella. Summer draws one to the long shorelines, with its coves, beaches and dunes. Within little more than hour from Marbella is Tarifa, the ultimate surfer’s paradise on the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light), where the relaxed kite-surfing culture and hippie chic ambience add lustre to a beautiful historic seaside village on the Atlantic side of the southern Spanish coastline.

From this atmospheric water sports mecca to the lakes of Álora, the variety of this region is fascinating. Situated less than an hour from downtown Marbella, the Costa del Sol’s very own ‘Lake District’ is a collection of lakes set between forested hills and rocky mountains. It’s a popular spot to escape the summer heat and swim, barbecue, camp, practise water sports or take to the local country restaurants. Of special interest is the Caminito del Rey, a fantastically exciting pathway attached to a rockface that leads a scenic route through the nearby mountains.

Different options for each season
You’ll have to put your name on the waiting list for the Caminito del Rey, it’s that popular, but there are so many other options too, ranging from nature and culture to city vibes, history, gastronomy, adventure and so much more. Why not visit the wine estates dotted about the beautiful valleys and mountains that surround the elegant town of Ronda? For gastronomy, the ventas or country restaurants situated on the routes between pretty mountain villages offer the best of modernised traditional Andalusian fayre, or enjoy the wide variety of tapas bars, cafés and eateries of cities such as Málaga, Granada, Córdoba and Seville.

Add the seafood experiences of Cádiz and the noble sherry-making traditions of Jerez de la Frontera – also famous for its equestrian heritage – and it’s hard to make up your mind. Each of these cities, and the routes through diverse landscapes that lead to them, offers something that is at once typically Andalusian and yet also distinct from one another. Each city has something unique to offer, from the fabulous Alhambra and atmospheric Albaycín of Granada to the iconic charm of Seville, the Atlantic setting of Cádiz, the romance of Córdoba and Jerez, and the buzzing vibe of Málaga.

Expect lovely historic centres, buildings and parks in which to lose yourself, fascinating sites to drink in and a world of new impressions to suit every season.

In winter, there is also ski, a little over two hours away in the Sierra Nevada, in autumn the lovely forested surroundings of the Serranía de Ronda or in spring the flowering fields close to Medina Sidonia and Arcos de la Frontera.

Or, if you want a lovely day out that’s just a short distance away, why not visit Mijas Pueblo and stroll through cobbled streets of this white-washed mountain village on the edge of the Costa del Sol? The restaurants and stunning views alone will make it a visit to remember.