Greetings from the Mayor
Welcome to the new Istán Council’ Website, where you will have an easy and dynamic access to all the information concerning our Town both, located in Sierra de Las Nieves Natural Park and declared Biosphere Reserve since 1995 and, as well, integrated in the Group of Municipalities of Western Costa del Sol.
This privileged location makes our town to be the green lung of Costa del Sol. Moreover, Istán is mainly a Village of Water. You will find one fountain in nearly every street and the water flows everywhere through its Moorish irrigation ditches: it is the Spring of the Costa del Sol.
I invite you to come to visit us, to walk through our streets, alleys, viewpoints, fountains, irrigation ditches, the Escalante Tower, the natural pools of Rio Verde and, after such a healthy and beautiful tour, to enjoy some tapas or a traditional menu in our bars and restaurants. A “pasodoble” song dedicated to our town says: "Istán, a beautiful and unmatched paradise where, after a visit, everybody wants to stay"
Istán is the only town on the Costa del Sol that has kept its identity intact for centuries and, its ideal location and its entire natural heritage makes it the Natural Gate from Costa del Sol to soon to be National Park Of the Sierra de Las Nieves. We await you from this beautiful gateway to nature, certain that you will neither forget the landscapes nor our people: Panochos and Panochas that will welcome you with open arms.
Diego Marín Ayllon
Mayor of Istán