High in the foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range, holidays in Ojen promise secluded relaxation in a traditional Andalusian village with the lure of daytrips to cosmopolitan Marbella.
Staying in the peaceful El Almendro Blanco villa on the outskirts of town you'll be bowled over by the amazing views. It's a really romantic retreat for a last minute holiday for two. The house is great for kids too, with a pool and a play area they're sure to love their summer holidays in Ojen.
You'll find all the supplies you need in the village, as well as an old quarter complete with picture-perfect cobbled streets, wrought iron balconies and refreshing water fountains. There are also tavernas and bars where you can try the anise liqueur, aguardiente, which made the village famous.
Don't miss the wine museum either, where a guided tour includes sampling the local wines. And you can buy some to take back to the villa with you to accompany a leisurely barbecue.
Hiking to the north of the village brings you face to face with its past. The ruined Moorish castle tells the story of the village's roots. For more amazing vistas, head into the Serrania de Ronda where ramblers are drawn by the stunning views over to Marbella and the coast, 3000ft below.
Holidays to Ojen give you easy access to a beautiful part of southern Spain. They combine peace and tranquillity in the mountains with the option of fashionable bars, beaches and restaurants in trendy Marbella.
It's a true two-for-one holiday deal.
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Written on 01/08/2006, Malcolm Shore said...
Ojen is a beautiful pueblo blanco in Southern Spain full of the traditional Spanish character. Whilst very close to the bustling town of Marbella its charm is its quietness and maintenance of tradition. It is a lived in and working village, full of... more on this review
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Our hotels and apartments in Ojen include El Almendro Blanco.
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