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Marbella nature day tour

Vacances découverte nature en Andalousie
Guide nature spécialisé
Vacances découverte nature en Andalousie
Guide nature spécialisé

Natural areas

Artola, Sª Blanca, Sª de las Nieves

Seasons

Spring / Autumn / Winter

Duration

1 day of activities

Marbella nature day tour

– Nature areas & viewpoints

– Mediterranean biodiversity

– From seaside to mountain top

Region

Spain / Andalusia

Meeting point

Estepona, Marbella, Gaucín

Specialized service

Small parties

A perfect day to escape populated beaches and to discover Marbella’s hinterland and its rich natural patrimony: remnant sand dunes, Mediterranean forests and gorgeous landscape, freshwater sites and amazing views. A surprisinlgy rich area for its biodiversity and experience first hand the Andalusian rural life style.

Explore the coast line near Marbella

Transfer and exploration of Artola sand dunes Natural Monument along the sea. We will be able to look at the well preserved flora typical of the dunes and to spot sea birds and even maybe dolphins if there is a chance.

Mountain top with views, birds and olives

From any corner of Marbella, Sierra Blanca and its famous Concha (1.215 masl) are in sight. True signpost of the charming old town and an invitation to hiking. Therefore, we must visit the mountains at El Juanar (a meseta easy to walk), with its Mediterranean vegetation, pine forest and olive groves, and picturesque views over the coastline and Africa.

Searching for infrequent butterflies

At midday, majestuous Two-tailed Pasha butterfly is very active. It is worth searching for its host plant, the strawberry tree.

Freshwater ecosystems

We then need to spend some time on freshwater ecosystems. Small reservoir intended for the supply to neighboring populations are also remarkable for their degree of naturalness. Mediterranean stream with very high level of nature value. We will be able to look at water birds, dragonflies, freshwater turtles and even, sometimes, if luck accompanies again, otter.

Sunset and cork oaks

Finally, if there is still energy after this long day, we can move to the nearby hilly countryside, entering the Sierra Bermeja‘s red mountain. Isolated cork oaks remind nearby Alcornocales forest. Nice viewpoint to the sea and the Concha de Marbella. What a finish, what a day!

Explore the coast line near Marbella
Dolomite at El Juanar in Ojén
Charaxes jasius Two-tailed Pasha near Marbella
Charaxes jasius Two-tailed Pasha near Marbella

A perfect day to escape populated beaches and to discover Marbella’s hinterland and its rich natural patrimony: remnant sand dunes, Mediterranean forests and gorgeous landscape, freshwater sites and amazing views. A surprisinlgy rich area for its biodiversity and experience first hand the Andalusian rural life style.

Explore sand dunes and the coast near Marbella

Explore the coast line near Marbella

Transfer and exploration of Artola sand dunes Natural Monument along the sea. We will be able to look at the well preserved flora typical of the dunes and to spot sea birds and even maybe dolphins if there is a chance.

Holm oaks and olive trees at El Juanar near MArbella and Ojén

Mountain top with views, birds and olives

From any corner of Marbella, Sierra Blanca and its famous Concha (1.215 masl) are in sight. True signpost of the charming old town and an invitation to hiking. Therefore, we must visit the mountains at El Juanar (a meseta easy to walk), with its Mediterranean vegetation, pine forest and olive groves, and picturesque views over the coastline and Africa.

Dolomite at El Juanar in Ojén

My personal favourite…

The ground at El Juanar is formed by dolomite, a sedimentary limestone rich with magnesium. Its erosion is spectuclar and worth the sight.

Charaxes jasius Two-tailed Pasha near Marbella

Searching for infrequent butterflies

At midday, majestuous Two-tailed Pasha butterfly is very active. It is worth searching for its host plant, the strawberry tree.

Freshwater ecosystems in Costa del Sol

Freshwater ecosystems

We then need to spend some time on freshwater ecosystems. Small reservoir intended for the supply to neighboring populations are also remarkable for their degree of naturalness. Mediterranean stream with very high level of nature value. We will be able to look at water birds, dragonflies, freshwater turtles and even, sometimes, if luck accompanies again, otter.

Charaxes jasius Two-tailed Pasha near Marbella

Sunset and cork oaks

Finally, if there is still energy after this long day, we can move to the nearby hilly countryside, entering the Sierra Bermeja‘s red mountain. Isolated cork oaks remind nearby Alcornocales forest. Nice viewpoint to the sea and the Concha de Marbella. What a finish, what a day!

Sea lilly (Pancratium maritimum)
 (Emberiza cia-circle)
Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica)
Olive trees in Marbella
Two tailed pasha (Charaxes jasius)
Crave à bec rouge
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Bonus

The best of aquatic and terrestrial environments. Visit of remarkably preserved natural habitats near the coast.