The area you will be living in
The little white town of Istan is just a 10 minute drive uphill. You will find a few local bars and restaurants and can go for walks in the Sierra de las Nieves.
Marbella and Puerto Banus need no comment, more then 500 restaurants are waiting for you not to mention all the shops including El Corte Ingles.
Just drive 15 min down to the coast and go for a walk on the beautifull and quiet Paseo Maritimo of San Pedro.