Visiting Ojen In Spain – a beautiful village in the mountains overlooking Marbella, southern Spain
Visiting Ojen In Spain
I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, I should take more time to be a tourist and enjoy the many things that the Costa Del Sol has to offer. About 20 minutes drive from Marbella is a beautiful whitewashed mountain village called Ojen. There’s very little to do here, except for enjoy the views and the traditional Spanish atmosphere. I visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon in March 2017.
To get to Ojen, just follow the road north from La Canada shopping centre. You can see it in Google Maps here. For the best photos, don’t turn off the road at the Ojen sign. Stay on the road for another minute or two, and you will see this stopping area and viewing point.
Here I took some beautful pictures of the village, and views looking out to Marbella and the ocean.
In the town itself there is a museum of olive oil or something along those lines. I wasn’t too disappointed that it was closed on a Sunday. There are also some ancient caves which you will see further down my post.
I just enjoyed walking through the picturesque streets, having coffee in the sun, and enjoying the atmosphere.
Ojen in a hilly town, but there is a car park in the centre which we wish we’d found before walking for miles up and down hills!
The Ojen Caves
Just above the village is a road (with parking) that has two ancient caves next to it.
These caves were home to cavemen who used them for shelter. There isn’t really much to see. The caves are quite underwhelming.
The views from the upper cave are amazing.
I enjoyed this trip to Ojen. It’s easy to get to, and well worth a visit if you’re staying near Marbella and have a car. It has the spectacular views of Mijas with a more traditional Spanish atmosphere.
If you’re interested in the photography, the good pictures were taken on a Sony DSC H300. The not so good pictures were taken on my Samsung Galaxy s5 phone.
Thankyou for taking the time to read about my afternoon. I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments!