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Hotel Fuerte, Grazalema ****

The Fuerte Grazalema as its name suggests is located within the famed Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and the location provides for plenty of nature related activities, not least of them being hiking or cycling around the mountains. A small stock of bicycles are kept at the hotel for guest use, and staff are able to arrange for horseback riding nearby.

Very close to Grazalema, the hotel overlooks the ancient medieval part of the village from the east, and is also about 28km from Ronda, or only a few kilometres of Zahara de la Sierra. Daytrips from Grazalema to see other parts of the Sierra de Cadiz or the Serrania de Ronda are not stressful days. Returning to the four star Hotel Fuerte, enjoy relaxing by the large outdoor pool, or book some time in the hotel jacuzzi.

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All guest rooms at the Fuerte Grazalema are large and spacious, and have their own private balcony overlooking the valley below Grazalema. Each balcony is provided with a table and chairs, French sliding doors access the room which includes extra long beds, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, and Wi-Fi Internet.

Apart from the bicycle rental service, the hotel also offers laundry and ironing services, and if needed, babysitting services can be provided. Newspapers are delivered daily in the hotel reception. Breakfast is sumptious and filling, perfect for long days exploring the district, and the hotel restaurant is open every night for guest choosing to eat on the premises.

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Hotel Facilities

77 Rooms Disabled Access Parking Available Swimming Pool
Room Service Terrace Wi-Fi Internet Air Conditioning
Direct Dial Telephone Satellite TV Multilingual Staff Jacuzzi
Central Heating Hair Dryer Restaurant Bar

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Hotel Al Lago Guesthouse, Zahara de la Sierra ***

Hotel Al Lago is a delightful boutique hotel on the edge of the lake at Zahara de la Sierra, with just 4 rooms, but each sumptiously decorated for the discerning traveller. Add to that the world class gourmet restaurant operated by the husband and wife owners of Al Lago and you’ll discover a haven of culture and class in the very heart of the Grazalema Natural Park.

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Hotel El Almendral, Setenil de las Bodegas **

Distinctly Andalusian in style, the El Almendral is designed to reflect the beauty of the region around it. The hotel is located just a few minutes north of Ronda in the Cádiz province at Setenil de las bodegas. The area is unique and well worth visiting for its nature and history.

The Hotel El Almendral is designed to offer guests the modern amenities that they have come to expect from hotels in the Andalusian region. All rooms are air-conditioned and a heating system is also available. The hotel’s rooms also have terraces overlooking the village or countryside, and all 28 rooms are double.

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La Playita – The Little Beach in the Mountains

Sometimes you just want to go to the beach, but staying near Ronda means a one and a half hour drive to the coast for the closest beach, however, not too far away at Zahara de la Sierra is La Playita at Arroymolinos, a fresh water pool made into a man-made beach.

From June until mid September the little beach is open, and is only a 25 minute drive from Ronda, or 10 minutes from Zahara de la Sierra or Montecorto. Located under Monte Prieto, the views of surrounding mountains make La Playita a truly isolated place, yet just a few minutes from civilization.

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El Bosque Botanical Gardens

Within the Serrania we are lucky enough to have three natural parks, Grazalema, Sierra de las Nieves, and Alcornacales, and at El Bosque, a small botanical garden “El Castillejo” devoted exclusively to the local and endemic plant species of these mountains.

Due to the Serrania being both Mediterranean and European, many of the tree species are common throughout Europe, whilst most of the shrubs are generally Mediterranean. Most of the flowers and grasses are either Mediterranean or endemic to the area. Your stroll will take you through several mini ecosystems, each with their own viewing area to sit and appreciate the surroundings.

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Setenil de Las Bodegas

For many thousands of years Setenil de las Bodegas has been occupied, possibly for as long as people have been using the Cueva de Pileta, though it wasn´t until the age of the Phoenicians and then Romans that the village was first mentioned in texts.

Always eclipsed by nearby Acinipo, Setenil was nothing more than a warehouse for storing goods that were traded with other parts of Iberia or the rest of the Empire. It was during this time that archeologists believe the caves were first closed off with brick walls to prevent thieves from stealing goods produced in the area.

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