The village of Istan is situated in the mountains of the Malaga Province in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. This wonderful location is perfect for relaxing holidays, though being only a ten minute drive from the coast and Marbella, accommodation in Istan is also great for holidaymakers who want the best of both worlds!
What a destination! A peaceful and rural location, yet only ten minutes to Marbella means that self catering accommodation in Istan will suit many different tastes. The region is great for outdoor lovers as the surrounding mountains present many great places to walk or hike, admiring the scenery and wildlife. Meanwhile the picturesque Lake Istan (a reservoir created to provide the Costa del Sol with drinking water) beckons you to enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking. On days when you prefer the beaches and the coast, these can be found within a short drive. Within easy reach of your Istan self catering accommodation you will also find several golf courses, as well as opportunities for horse riding, jeep safaris, and more!
The village itself is a pretty white village dating back to the 16th century and though small it does have a number of shops and places to eat plus a great local market on Saturdays, ideal for stocking up your kitchen! When you want more choice of shops and restaurants, make the short journey to Marbella or enjoy one of the beachside restaurants along the coast.
Self catering accommodation in Istan is situated within or near to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and natural park, called Sierra de las Nieves. This is an interesting and scenic place to visit especially if you enjoy exploring caves as there are numerous large caves within the park.
For a change of pace visit the coastal city of Marbella, one of the Costa del Sol’s most popular resorts. This cosmopolitan city has plenty of shops, designer and otherwise, plus many high class restaurants.
The Mediterranean climate means you can enjoy self catering accommodation in Istan throughout the year. Summers are hot and quite dry, and spring and autumn are mild too. Winters are generally mild though in some of the higher ground around Istan accommodation it can get a little chilly.
Istan self catering accommodation is situated about half way between two airports – Malaga and Gibraltar, so you can choose either of these for your flight. Malaga will have the better choice of airlines and is situated about 40 miles away, taking about an hour to drive. Flybe, bmiBaby, British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways are amongst the airlines offering flights to Malaga.