Sierra Blanca is a well-located upmarket suburb of Marbella, tucked in the hills behind Puerto Banus which is known as the playground for international jet-setters. This village-style development has white-washed condominiums with views over the luxury marina and is within easy reach of bars, restaurants and some of the area’s best beaches.
From your holiday villa in Sierra Blanca you can enjoy the high life in this prestigious area. Go shopping in the exclusive boutiques around Puerto Banus or visit the larger El Corte Ingles department store. In the evening visit the local casino or one of the posh nightclubs nearby. Days can be spent in the sunshine at one of the many smaller coves and sandy beaches in the area. The larger beaches have sunbeds, umbrellas, windsurfing and other watersports equipment for hire. Diving trips and fishing excursions can be enjoyed and golfers will be spoilt for choice with 10 top golf clubs in the area.
Neighbouring Marbella is a delightful town to explore just a short drive from your Sierra Blanca villa. As well as excellent shops in the plazas and winding streets, Marbella has a 16th century town hall in the Plaza de los Naranjos. The city has a Roman amphitheatre, the Moorish Gibralfro Castle and a 12th century Alcazaba citadel. Fans of Picasso’s artworks can visit his birthplace and see a collection of his paintings at the Museo Picasso. A drive through the scenic mountains will bring visitors to the city of Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace. For families, the Fuengirola Zoo has exceptional wildlife in semi-wild natural zones.
Holiday villas on the Costa del Sol enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F) although it is cooler inland in the mountains. During the summer, temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall at Sierra Blanca holiday rentals is in the winter, particularly in December, which has around 121mm (5 inches).
The nearest airport to Sierra Blanca holiday villas is Malaga (AGP) Airport. It is 45 km away and is served by many budget airlines including Ryanair, easyJet, First Choice, BMI and Jet2 making this area very cheap and easy to reach. This busy airport is a 30 minute drive from Sierra Blanca along the coastal A7 / N340 or the E-15 toll road. A hire car is not essential but it is useful for getting to and from the airport and for exploring the area.