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  • Affordable eco-friendly holiday home close to Ronda

    Submitted by alphons on Tue, 17/02/2015 - 12:29

    Just imagine this: a setting of greenery and blue skies, chirping birds all around, a babbling brook, your private terrace and pool laying before you… In this sunny cottage in a small, fertile valley nearby Ronda, you are the sole master of your holiday. You have no obligations, and anything goes. The only requirement is […]

  • Walking in the surroundings of Ronda

    Submitted by alphons on Tue, 20/05/2014 - 8:22

    Ronda is surrounded by the most versatile and stunning landscapes with three protected National Nature Reserves. The Sierra de las Nieves (with peak ‘La Torrecilla’ at 1919 meters altitude), Sierra de Grazalema (in which 13 ‘white villages’ lie) and Los Alcornocales (cork oak forests). In addition, there are vast areas that may not be protected […]

  • A brief history of Ronda

    Submitted by alphons on Thu, 23/01/2014 - 12:06

    The history of Ronda in a nutshell The old town of Ronda ‘la ciudad “is the perfect place to walk around and get lost in the Roman and Moorish history. A clear legacy of the Arab time is the “Muralla”, the city wall, still very well preserved in many places. The first Roman settlement is much older.  […]

  • Wildflowers in the Serrania de Ronda

    Submitted by alphons on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 8:40

    In the immediate vicinity of the house you can find wild flowers everywhere. There are more than 1800 registered wildflowers, including some 40 different wild orchids. In the right seasons (mostly spring) and with a somewhat trained eye, you’ll stumble across the most marvelous specimens. There is a whole group of wild orchids, whose refined […]

  • The White Villages of Andalucia

    Submitted by alphons on Tue, 15/10/2013 - 5:30

    The famous white villages in and around the Serrania de Ronda are all within easy reach. Each has its own character and its own customs and traditions. Visit Grazalema in the mountains and surrounded by cork oaks, or Zahara for its beautiful location at the top of the big lake. Setenil has cave dwellings, Benalauria […]

  • Birds in the Serrania de Ronda

    Submitted by alphons on Sat, 06/07/2013 - 12:43

    We are still working on this page, meanwhile you can see the links below. Bird routes in Ronda Birdwatchers Paradise Andalucian Birds

  • Shopping in Ronda

    Submitted by alphons on Mon, 15/04/2013 - 7:51

    In Ronda’s main shopping street, commonly known as ‘calle la Bola’, you will find an interesting mix of the old traditional shops, where handicrafts  are still practiced, and modern contemporary fashion shops and delicatessen. Read more here. Here’s a quick peek.