For several months Grazalema hasn’t had a functioning tourism office, however this is all about to change with the appointment of Clive Muir and Sue Eatock as the new owners of the centre. Central to the Sierra de Grazalema, the village is around 25 minutes drive from Ronda.
This weekend (Feb 27th and 28th 2010), Andalucía Day weekend, sees the grand opening with nibbles and wine to celebrate Clive and Sue’s new ownership of the centre. All are welcome, and this is a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy nature.
The Grazalema Natural Park is one of Spain’s most spectacular, and worth a visit, though almost everyone who knows the park will recommend staying for several days to truly enjoy seeing all the park has to offer. From walking, birdwatching, flower and butterfly appreciation, to quaint white villages such as Grazelema, Zahara, El Bosque, Montejaque, Cortes de la Frontera.
Clive and Sue are locally acknowledged as being amongst the very few who know the park well, the proof of this being the excellent Grazalema Guide they publish; a new Spanish language website for the tourist information office has been created, turismo de grazalema.
The tourist information centre is located in the main car park of the village in Plaza de Los Asomaderos which is just behind the central plaza, and offers maps and guides of the area, an artist exhibition space, and local products for sale.
Clive and Sue have also employed two long time staff members from the previous information centre, Lourdes and Nuria, and all share a passion for the park, Northern Cadíz, and of course the Serranía de Ronda.
Walking passes to visit the ecologically precious parts of the Grazalema Natural Park are also available, Garganta Verde, El Torreon, El Pinsapar and Llano de Ravel, so to avoid disappointment and unnecessary delay be sure to visit the information centre first before setting off on your day’s travels.
Clive and Sue are also partner owners in Iberia’s largest nature forum, the Iberianature Forum, where experts and enthusiasts with a love of the nature of the Iberian peninsula can get together and discuss their passion.