Marbella Inside & Out

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


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Journey through the “lost” and lush river valley of El Padrón, Estepona.

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Having asked my circle of friends and fellow long-term residents of the Malaga province to take me to one of their favourite places in nature, close enough for a day-outing from Marbella town, so that I can then share this with readers of Marbella Inside and Out – I too have embarked on an amazing journey of discovery of Andalusian nature at its most magnificent, to places that are only a few kilometres inland from the concreted coastline.

Such was the case at the end of last month when my friend Cate took me on a “mystery tour”, to what she intriguingly referred to as “the lost valley of El Padrón”. All I knew when she picked me up in the early hours; as it involved a long walk in the still blazing August heat; was that I should wear my swimwear under my walking clothes since it also involved a dip in the shallow summer waters of the Padrón river, which flows from the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja mountain range above Estepona, for 12 km down to the coast. Continue reading

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