Even at over an hour, this video is well worth a watch and listen… the music is great and the show pretty much takes you to all the must sees and best parts of Ronda. Starting with the long and twisty road from San Pedro… Make yourself a cup of tea or poor a glass of sangria, sit back and take in the beauty of Ronda “The city of Dreams”
There are some great little taster videos on you tube about Ronda. I like this one called “2 minutes in Ronda”
Situated at the foot of Tajo de Ronda, the Hacienda Puerto de las Muelas provides guests with a unique experience. The three-star hotel with its charming design provides a good starting point for guests when exploring the beauties that Ronda has to offer.
General facilities within the hotel include a 24-hour front desk with friendly staff ready to help guests make the most of their stay. Fresh newspapers are supplied daily to guests and Wi-Fi connection is also available for free. Guests can also keep their valuables and papers safe with the hotel’s safe deposit service. The hotel offers non-smoking rooms and a designated area for smokers.
All rooms are equipped with heating and air-conditioning systems to provide the comfort that guests need on their stay. Guests can also venture into the hotel’s solarium to get that perfect tan. Alternately, guests can go on hiking trips organized by the hotel. They also offer bicycle rental if guests want to do some exploring on their own, whilst the adjoining stables mean guests can enjoy guided horseback riding around the valley. Continue reading Hotel Hacienda Puerta de las Muelas, Ronda ***
A colossus in our mountains! With a wingspan of 2.8 metres and weighing 8 kilos, that’s 9 foot and 17lbs in old money, Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus is our largest resident raptor here in the Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de Grazalema.
Essentially a specialist carrion eater, this enormous bird is spectacular and the most easily seen raptor in our mountains. Throughout Spain, this species has increased steadily over the past 15 years by the provision of feeding stations, the last official census carried out to ascertain the number of breeding birds put the population at 17,000 pairs.
The Molino del Puente is an authentic, beautiful family run country hotel, sitting right on the riverside on the outskirts of Ronda. Elaine and Ian Love together with their 3 daughters, and friendly helpful staff have made this hotel into a real home from home.
Originally an 18th century Olive mill the Molino del Puente has been lovingly restored into a luxurious, 12 bedroom hotel , complete with swimming pool, cosy lounge, elegant dining area and modern bar area complete with a terrace overlooking the river.
Visitors to Ronda find the city to be a wonderful location from which to explore the rest of Andalucia, and the Axarquia coast is within easy distance to spend a day on the beach, visit Nerja Caves, or explore the little towns of the coast.
Nerja is one of the gems of the south coast of Spain, about 40 minutes drive from Malaga, not much more from Malaga airport, and from Ronda only an hour and 15 minutes more. In fact a drive to Nerja to see the sights is easily done in one day, and for those without a car, Nerja is an easy destination by train and then bus. Continue reading A Daytrip to Nerja
Dotted around the mountains of Grazalema and the Sierra de las Nieves, and also in the city of Ronda itself, the observant visitor will occasionally run across a type of evergreen fir that looks different from others.
This is Abies pinsapo, the national tree of Andalucía, and one of a very few species that survived through the last major ice age into the modern era. That alone gives the tree special significance, and sadly Abies pinsapo is endangered. Reforestation efforts seem to be working, but the tree is often found in zones that have a high risk of fire. Continue reading The Spanish Fir, Abies pinsapo
This is a delicious, filling paella perfect for lazy afternoons and an even lazier cook. Okay, making a paella isn’t like making a toasted sandwich, but it’s very easy to do for a meal with so many ingredients.
You’ll be making a meal fit for four people, with plenty of rice, chicken and jamon iberica (Iberian ham), and a flavour that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Continue reading Chicken Paella Recipe with Iberian Ham