Marbella Inside & Out

Discover the magic of Marbella from an "insider" point of view – by Liz Glazer


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The Sunday morning outdoor flea market of Benahavis and a walk through the Las Angosturas Nature Reserve

 Benahavis Sunday morning flea market

If you’re looking for something different to do on a sunny Sunday that’s not too far from Marbella Town and enjoy a good rummage around a market as I do, I suggest you take the short drive to the picturesque mountain village of Benahavis, and spend the morning strolling around its weekly morning outdoor flea market… Continue reading


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Take a “river walk” on the wild side – an exhilarating trek through the Angosturas gorge in Benahavis

20150510_135350A wonderfully refreshing escape into nature, far from the madding crowds that pack Marbella’s beaches in the summer, is to head inland to the picturesque mountain village of Benahavis, just over 20 kms from Marbella town centre.

Before I met my friend Moya who has lived in the village for the past 30 years, I’d been there only on a couple of occasions to sample the cuisine at one of the fine dining restaurants for which Benahavis is renowned, overlooking the area’s most spectacular rugged mountain and dense forest scenery.

Today, thanks to Moya’s “local insider” knowledge and her love of nature, we invariable combine one of my escapes from the Coast to explore the surrounding countryside she knows so well and immerse ourselves in the stunning scenery, instead of admiring it from afar. Continue reading