Rural getaway: beautiful white villages around Marbella

Do you have time and would like to explore villages around Marbella?

If you are looking for the beauty of the typical Andalusian white villages integrated in nature, this is the post for you.

We are going to tell you which charming villages around Marbella you can visit, and which we are sure you will love.


This cosy and flowery village surrounded by orchards is only 20 minutes drive from Marbella. It is in a privileged location, above the Sierra de las Nieves and has stunning views of the Mediterranean coast.

If you want to enjoy hiking and nature it is ideal for its location, its mild climate and its rich area in flora and fauna. Water is the main feature of the landscape, as the Arroyo de Almadán stream runs through the village.


Did you know that the former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama visited this village and was amazed?

If you also want to be surprised, the village is located just half an hour from Marbella, in a privileged natural environment, between the Serranía de Ronda, Marbella and Estepona. Surrounded by trees and crossed by rivers.

A place where you can enjoy nature, hiking and water sports to the fullest. And if you are a golf enthusiast, you should know that Benahavís is one of the Spanish towns with the highest number of golf courses.


It is only half an hour’s drive from Marbella, but getting there certainly won’t disappoint.

Pure nature, 95% of the municipality of Istán is a protected area of the World Biosphere Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves.

You will love getting lost in its streets, discovering its fountains that fill it with life or being impressed by its viewpoint.             


It is also a typical white Andalusian village in the middle of nature, only an hour’s drive from Marbella. And with its main square, the Plaza de la Ermita, where you can find the Minero monument and some bars.

In its well-known Calle de la Jaula you can visit popular bars such as the Bar Luna and the Bodega de Plazolete.

And if you are interested in delving into the life of rural Andalusia, this village has its Casa Museo Marigloria where tools for the production of bread and other period furniture are exhibited.

We hope this post has been useful for you to know which white villages to visit around Marbella. We hope you enjoy them and be surprised. We would love to hear about your experience and we would like to suggest you our accommodations, so that you have time to rest here after such a special day out in the white villages around Marbella. Do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us. We can offer you a wide variety of accommodation with all the comforts and exclusivity to make your visit to Marbella unforgettable.

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