Foremost , position of Villa is for those wanting 100% relaxation, serenity, and no noise of modern day life! And yet , within 5 to 7 minutes of shopping , beaches , sports activities (golf,sailing,horse riding ,etc.etc.
This is due to the villa being approximately 4 Kms.up the Rio Padron and hence away from busy costal strip.The Villa is situated amongst beautiful rolling hills with spectacular views of the sea and Morocco in the far distance.In the cooler parts of the year one can have fabulous pick nicks on banks of Rio Padron 1 to 2 Kms.away inland.
The area has MANY MANY special attractions.In less than approximately 25 Kms.one has the pick of beautiful towns and villages including --Estepona, Marbella, Puerto Banus, Ronda and the many White Villages in surrounding area.At 35 Kms.and more away one has Gibraltar, Cadiz, Nerja, Granada, Sevilla and countless others. In Winter time one also has the fantastic skiing area near to Granada. (Was once chosen for World Championships such is the standard of skiing!)
The local beaches plus associated sports etc. are too many to list! Further afield, (beyond Gibraltar and Tarrifa) and approximately one hours drive are-
Zara de Los Atunes--The Windsurfing / Kiting capital of europe and mainly for younger people. Here magnificent beach with huge sand dunes and year round breeze for windsurfing etc.
Bolonia beach, just beyond Zara de Los Atunes , Has spectacular beach ( not built up at all) with the fabulous Roman town of Baelo Claudia as a back drop. Excavation is still continuing. AN ABSOLUTE MUST IF YOU ARE staying at the villa and only approximately 75 minutes away by car. Beach and Roman remains are spectacular. The Roman site is continually being excavated. there is NO DEVELOPEMENT on beach apart from 3 to 4 simple cafes.
Just 8/9 Kms. from the Villa in direction Marbella, is the Selwo Safari Park , a must if children are in your group.
Even nearer at 2/3 Kms ,is the Estepona Equestrian School.(Escuela de Arte Ecuestra Costa del Sol) Here one can have riding lessons, indoor riding school and arena , outdoor arena , pony club and pony trekking.
Also within easy reach are several Ports/ Harbours.At all these Ports one finds restaurants, bars ,cubs , shops etc. etc. These include Estepona Port at approx. 6/7 Kms.,Puerto Banus approx 15 kms.,Marbella port approx.20 Kms. Puerto Banus world famous for its glittering night life and yatching basin.Estepona Port has big Sunday Market while Puerto Banus has large market on Saturdays.
If shopping is your thing this is all up and down coast but particularly Corte Ingles at Puerto Banus , shopping of Marbella , plus shopping Mall of La Caniada just off ring road of Marbella. Then of course there is the Provincial capital of Malaga with it s Port , Airport to world wide destinations , shopping and numerous museums and art galleries. Many will just want one of the many Golf Courses the area has to offer--
Golf El Paraiso.
Atalya Golf and Country Club.
Valle Romano Golf.
Guadalamina Club de Golf.
Aloha Golf Club.
These fabulous Golf facilities are all within 5 to 20 Kms from the Villa.