The Sierra de las Nieves was one of 20 recipients of the European Commission’s EDEN awards for excellence as a tourist destinations which goes beyond commercial success to guarantee the area’s social, cultural and environmental sustainability. The awards were handed out at the European Forum on Tourism which was held recently in Bordeaux in France. The areas which receive the EDEN awards benefit from the advertising the EC provides for them at tourism conferences, promoting their traditions, customs and artistic heritage. The EC award is the fruit of work done by Sierra de la Nieves Rural Development Group which promotes the socio-economic growth of the area consisting of nine municipalities – Alozaina, Casarabonela, El Burgo, Guaro, Istán, Monda, Ojen, Tolox and Yunquera.
SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES WINS AWARD