7. O´CLOCK: Getaways
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Its privileged location surrounded by peaks, on the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, in full foothills of the Serrania de Ronda and just a few kilometers from Marbella and Estepona, with which adjoins the municipality, make Benahavís an authentic artistic and tourist treasure.

From the mountains more than 100 kilometers from the Spanish coast and much of North Africa can be seen.

Cross its municipal three rivers, which rise in the Serrania de Ronda and flow into the Mediterranean.

Benahavís, Andalucia.

952 85 50 25

Ancient Ronda is a colourfull tapestry woven from a skein of tangled threads which make it one of the most interesting cities in all Andalusia. The landscape, the layout of the town, its history, the romantic legend of its bandits with their evocative names, the cradle of bullfighters and artists whose names have gone down in history: all this makes Ronda a unique city.

Ronda (Málaga)

952 18 71 19

In a privilege location, in the small town of Carratraca, in the midst of nature in the Guadalhorce Valley, 30 minutes away from Malaga international airport and the AVE high speed train station, Villa Padierna Thermas of Carratraca is one of Europe's best Hotels to restore the balance between body and mind with its Thermal Spa Treatment.

Distance from Marbella: 52 min (57,9 km) por A-355 y A-357

Carratraca 29551, Malaga.

+34 952 48 95 42

The George Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is a natural beauty spot, placed in the centre of the province, between the towns of Alora, Antequera and Ardales. This is one of the most beautiful spots of the Malaga Mountains. Between its steep and considerably high walls, the River Guadalhorce flows, after having passed through the reservoirs El Chorro (The Spurt), Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo. 

Distance from Marbella: 1 h 15 min (83,3 km) por A-355 y A-357

El Chorro, 29550, Ardales.

+34 902 78 73 25

Sierra Nevada offers a multitude of activities to enjoy the snow. Activity area Mirlo Blanco, snowshoe excursion, night skiing, first tracks ... are just some of the proposals to live unique experiences in a magical environment

Distance from Marbella: 2 h 34 min (228,5 km) por A-92


Granada

902 70 80 90

 Reaching out into the sea, the southernmost point in Europe and the closest point to Africa, Tarifa is one of the coastal towns with the greatest tourist renown, having become an authentic Mecca for windsurfers. Besides its numerous prehistoric remains , there are not only Phoenician remains on the Island of Las Palomas but also remains from the Roman period.

Distance from Marbella: 1 h 22 min (103,2 km) por AP-7 y Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7

Tarifa, Cadiz.

+34 956 680 993