Things to do

Ambalama is a place for both the sedentary and the active and boasts a plethora of ways to do nothing or to keep busy. If wanting a more idle holiday, lying by the pool or relaxing on the terrace in glorious summer sunshine, having a massage, or cosying up on the sofa by a roaring fire with a good book in the colder months, is a lovely way to while away the hours. The more active may take themselves off walking in the hills, visit a variety of fascinating and historic nearby towns and villages, or drive down to the coast for some fun and feasting on the beach. The area also boasts some superb golf courses and busy, social towns to visit. To cap it all, the area plays host to some of the finest restaurants, with a variety of menus, in Southern Andalucia. These are all on your doorstep so gourmands will also be kept happy.

Suggested activities and excursions

  • Visits to the famous ‘pueblos blancos’ (white towns) and other historic towns – Casares, Ronda, Gaucin, Cortes de La Frontera, the old part of Estepona
  • Visits to beaches – Casares and Manilva
  • Shopping and socialising in Marbella or Soto Grande or the famous ‘leather copy’ town of Ubrique
  • Walking in the surrounding hills and villages – particularly special in Spring when the flowers are out. Guide books are provided.
  • Watch a bull fight
  • Watch a flamenco performance
  • A stroll (15 mins) into Casares village for a morning exploring, followed by a feast of a lunch
  • Massages ‘at home’ – see prices in ‘Additional Services’
  • Be sure to stroll into town to observe a feria if one is taking place. These are low-key, friendly and fun.