Incredible Istán – where time almost stands still
Well away from the glorious Costa del Sol coastline, yet pleasingly within reach of it, the village of Istán is ready and waiting to charm you. This is a typical inland Andalusian village, and it’s one that is something of a magnet to those seeking a slower pace of life and a peaceful, easy existence.
The centre of the village is home to narrow, steep roads that are usually better approached on foot than by car. You’ll find a wonderful selection of bars and restaurants here, but make sure you adopt the Spanish lifestyle sometimes by sitting outside late in the evening savouring a plate of tapas. This is how the locals do things, and have been doing so for many, many years.
And while you’re sitting back watching the world go by, be sure to take in the views. Istán is surrounded by breath-taking scenery, with the Sierra Blanca and the Sierra de las Nieves providing a skyline that has to be seen to be believed. You’ll also be close to the glorious Embalse de la Concepción reservoir, which offers plenty of water-sports to the more active visitor.
Pleasantly remote, but still close to the action when you need it
Although Istán is less than 20 kilometres from Marbella West, it attracts fewer tourists than you might expect. This is probably due to the fact that a drive along a long, winding road is needed to get there. If you choose to start a new life in Istán, you’ll still be able to get to the long beaches and fabulous nightlife of the coast in around half an hour, however.
For many people who move to Istán, it’s the timeless slow pace that proves to be the major draw. No-one is in a particular hurry here, the people are friendly and there’s a small ex-pat community. There are times when the only important issue of the day is choosing which eatery to go to and what to order from the menu. If you want a typical slice of Andalusia, this is the place to be.
To find out more about Istán, all you have to do is speak to the experts. The knowledgeable and friendly team at Simply Costa Developments are waiting to hear from you right now, so give us a call on +34 682 66 22 89 and see where your next adventure takes you. We hope to hear from you soon.