Gaucín – perched at 600m above sea-level and almost equal distance between Ronda and the Costa del Sol, has long been popular with those looking for a mountain based retreat and views to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains in Morocco. Along with the Spanish locals, there is an eclectic ex-pat community, both or which are more than catered for in the numerous tapas bars and international restaurants - giving this village a unique atmosphere.
The Serranía de Ronda is dotted with numerous white-washed villages, each enjoy spectacular locations and worth a few hours at least of your precious holiday time.
Ronda – spans the El Tajo canyon and offers magnificent views over the surrounding serranía. Home to Spain’s oldest bullring, present day Ronda now hums with day-trippers from the world over enjoying the picture perfect narrow streets, sunny plazas and mesmerising vistas. It is a pleasure driving to and from Ronda, winding through stunning mountain scenery, passing white-washed villages clinging to pine and olive clad slopes. And for a real treat, you can enjoy a memorable meal in the Michelin-starred Tragabuches restaurant – the first Michelin-starred restaurant in the whole of Andalucía.
Casares – a picture perfect village in a spectacular setting. Just inland from the ‘delights’ of the nearby Costa del Sol – the brilliant white houses, cling to a rocky outcrop and are festooned with flower potted balconies and higgledy-piggledy roofs. Just half and hour from the golf-courses and bright lights of Sotogrande, Casares offers white-washed village charm in a dramatic location.
Walking, hiking, cycling, canyoning, ballooning and paragliding are just some of the attractions you can enjoy in the nuemrous natural parks.
These parks also offer diverse cross section of flora and fauna, and are home to a variety of wildlife including eagles, vultures, deer and the Iberian lynx.
And for those looking for history, art and culture – then the majestic city of Granada, along with Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Jerez and Cadiz are all waiting to be discovered.
Casa del Moro, Casa de Piedra and Los Cipreses a proven favourites of Andalucía Hideaways guests.