Marbella Inside & Out

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


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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