Food And Drink
One of the great pleasures of any holiday in Spain is making the most of enjoying mealtimes in the way the Spanish do – eating later than normal and taking your time to enjoy your food and sharing with family and friends.
For a village that hasn’t yet witnessed a tourist explosion, Ojen has plenty of quality restaurants doing simple and traditional Spanish food, and often the prices are better than the more established resorts on the coast. Drinking in Ojen goes hand in hand with eating and you’ll often find a well-executed tapas arriving with your beer. Relaxing, eating and drinking all come together in Ojen and this way of life is what a holiday in Ojen revolves around.
Despite being a village, there’s lots to do in and around Ojen, including a couple of nightclubs set up for the village’s young people. And then of course there’s Aguardiente de Ojen, the famous aniseed liqueur made exclusively in the village. It’s always good when your holiday destination has a unique and world famous tipple for you to try. It’s a kind of brandy made from distilled wine and flavoured with aniseed, and was originally made solely with ingredients found in the vicinity of Ojen.
Ojen is a small place and many holidaymakers choose to spend big chunks of their time exploring the surrounding area. The closest cities to Ojen are Marbella to the south, Mijas to the east, Istán to the west and Monda and Coín to the north.
Marbella is the obvious destination for holidaymakers in Ojen, as it’s one of most vibrant place on the Costa del Sol and it’s only a five-mile trip down the road. Marbella is famous for attracting celebrities and the world’s well-heeled, and if you go down to its marina you’re likely to see a Ferrari or two parked alongside an impressive array of yachts. Then of course there are the postcard-perfect beaches that brought people to Marbella in the first place, and the fabulous selection of restaurants and upmarket clubs and bars that make up one of the hottest nightlife scenes in Spain. There is also a selection of fantastic All Inclusive hotels, Costa del Sol style.