Marbella, in addition to monument tourism, also houses a wide variety of natural tourism, allowing the most active part to discover that wonderful part of Marbella that will not leave anyone indifferent.
Sierra Blanca is the mountain that protects Marbella, whose most visible peak declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco, called “La Concha”, is simply spectacular. It is very close to the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.
We are going to recommend three spectacular hiking trails, although there are many more:
Marbella – Sierra Blanca – Puerto Rico – Puerto Pitas – Arroyo Guadalpín
It is a route of approximately 12 kilometers with a moderate difficulty. The views from this route are incredible. You will see valleys and ravines full of nature, highlighting its pine forests and vegetation.
The whole path is very beautiful, highlighting its passage through the stream covered with vegetation (although its path is open and marked), crossing it several times.
Xarblanca – Camojan Waterfall – Hermitage of the Monks
In this route, of 5.46 km and easy intensity, you will cross the Arroyo de Guadalpin, going up to the Cascada de Camojan and Altos Reales urbanization, being able to observe the wonderful waterfall. On this route you will contemplate the Cañada de la Rana, the Hermitage of the Monks and, although it is not within the route, you can see the Cascada de Puente Palo, the Charco de Chorreadero and the Cascada de la Laja.
Bajadilla Beach – Cruz de Juanar
It is a route of almost 14kms and of moderate intensity. We recommend you to leave from Bajadilla Beach, go through Marbella towards the cemetery, where you will enter Puerto Rico, being able to contemplate the streams of the Port, the Laja and the Cascada del Arroyo. Later, you will go up to Puerto Rico Alto, following the Port of Juan Benítez, the Port of Marbella and the Cruz de Juanar. It is a highly recommended path where you can enjoy unparalleled views.
The urban paths are a network of green routes in full urban centers Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara and Las Chapas, which will help you to know the rich biodiversity that Marbella has.
It is a 5-kilometer circular route with informative signs in Spanish and English, covering more than 20 spaces in the city.
You can enter the urban biodiversity to which the paths of this town invites you. You will discover peculiar botanical species such as urban birds. After making this itinerary you will have a deeper knowledge of urban biodiversity, public spaces and its history, encouraging, of course, healthy habits.
National Park of Sierra Bermeja and Sierra de las Nieves
This Natural Park ensures the conservation of the ultramafic massif of Sierra Bermeja and the pinsapos of the Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra Bermeja. It is an immense space where you can find countless places to visit, the most essential being the following:
- Top of the Torrecilla.
- Rock of the lovers.
- Pinsapo of the Escalereta.
- Water Cave
- Forest Guard viewpoint.
- Turón River.
- Green River.
And you, which one are you going to do next?