Marbella is well known for its beaches, shopping and nightlife, but there are also some wonderful green spaces to enjoy. Our favourite is the Parque de la Constitución, close to Marbella’s port. This park is full of mature trees, water features and winding paths. Take a picnic, or visit the small café and take a moment to enjoy nature. But this is just the tip of the iceberg if you have a car and are happy to explore. Within just a few minutes’ drive of this cosmopolitan hot spot, you can escape into nature and explore miles of beautiful woodland in the “LLlanos de Juanar” up behind the La Cañada shopping centre. You can enjoy the many different types of pines, as well as many different flora and fauna. The area is heaven for wildlife as well and you may spot mountain goats, eagles and other birds of prey
A little further afield from Marbella there is even more for nature lovers.
Around thirty minutes’ drive from Marbella is the pretty village of Mijas, and nature lovers will enjoy the well signed hiking routes around the back of the village. Ask in the Tourist Office for route maps and information, they also run regular guided hikes if you prefer to explore in a group.