Istan is a quaint little town located in the west of the Costa del Sol and offers a brilliant escape from the bustle of Marbella. The town sits at the foot of the Sierra Real Mountain range and the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park. It therefore offers a rural haven for holiday-goers.
The town is located just 15-20 minutes drive from Marbella and in the town, there are many monuments and places of interests like the San Miguel Church, the Plaza El Calvario, the Escalante Tower and the San Miguel Hermitage which has panoramic views of the Rio Verde Valley, the Mediterranean and Sierra Blanca.
The centre of Istan is extremely interesting as it is filled with small squares branching off onto small streets bustling with traditional restaurants, bars and cafes which serve incredible local produce.
If staying in Istan, it is recommended to visit its neighboring towns: Estepona and Marbella. The best way to reach these is by car.