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Planning your holidays
Before you travel to Andalucia you may wish to learn a little more about the area and what to expect from your visit. We have members of staff located at Ronda to offer advice and information. Our Guest Relations Manager makes every effort to visit as many guests as she can. However in the meantime you can plan ahead to see some of the wondersful sights that Andalucia has to offer. The gastronomy of the area is exciting and there are plenty of tapas bars with a difference and restaurants to sample the local fare.
This is without doubt a special area of Southern Spain, indeed if not in Southern Europe as a whole. Music is also an essential part of Andalucian life so we try to keep up to date with any music events going on. Malaga, the capital of the province, has changed a great deal in recent years and there are now a number of gallery's and museums worth a visit for those interested in the Arts. Sporting activities are also high on the agenda with cycling a hugely popular activity and there is one of the most experienced hang-glider instructors at the village of Algodonales. Horseriding of course is quite essentially an Andalucian activity and if you do not ride then a visit to the Jerez Horsefair in May is not to be missed.
Keep in mind that tickets for the most popular highlights need to be booked well in advance. Early reservations are also advisable for the many excursions and activities that are offered throughout the area.
Decent size supermarket with easy parking in Ronda's industrial estate, the "Poligono".
Ronda, Calle Fernando De Los Rios
Hugely popular bar and restaurant in the Barrio San Francisco with a large number of tables in the square, but in the summer you may have to wait. It is fast and furious with a reasonable standard and prices to match. A great place to take the children as they can run around in the square and it won't burn a hole in your pocket.
Plaza Rueda Alameda 32,Ronda 29400
Small restaurant serving traditional dishes - a very lively place with affordable prices. Great for tapas or a three course meal. The Plaza is one of the prettiest in the city, so lovely on a warm summers evening.
Plaza Duques de Parcant 10, 29400 Ronda
Good hypermarket to stock up when travelling from Malaga airport to Gaucin.
Estepona, Avenida del Litoral
The best hypermarket to stop off at when travelling from Gibraltar airport to Gaucin.
La Linea, Avenida de la Colonia
The only supermarket in Ronda open on Sundays! In the town centre.
Ronda, Calle Nueva 6
This shop has the best jamon and other cured meats in the area and has appeared in many travel programmes. They also do tastings and demonstrations.Website
This is a great tapas bar popular with one and all. The tapas are utterly delicious - try the crunchy prawn salad and small rabo de toro burgers and the house wine is excellent. As a result it is always pretty packed from 10.00 pm onwards but it does open at 8.30 pm so you can get a table if you get there before the rest of the bunch.
Calle Jerez 6, 29400 Ronda, Málaga
This talented and powerful flamenco guitarist has her own performance studio in central Ronda where she plays two concerts a day. Her show is a musical journey through the world of flamenco, demonstrating varies styles within the genre. She combines her own compositions with pieces from great masters of traditional flamenco guitar.Website
Convenient local supermarket for those staying in the village of El Gastor.
El Gastor, Calle Fuente 16
Small supermarket in the centre of town for those staying in the village of Grazalema.
Grazalema, Calle Tinte Alto 27
The best patisserie in the area, with over 40 years of experience, that will also make cakes to order. They have two shops in Ronda and you can also order online.Website
One of the most charming and most visited wineries due to its historic appeal. Visits and tastings are possible in small numbers and are to be arranged in advance.Website
The closed supermarket if you're staying in the village of Arriate, located in the town centre.
Arriate, Calle Marbella 3
Good sized supermarket with easy parking in Ronda's industrial estate, the "Poligono".
Ronda, Calle Guadalhorce
One of the biggest and most well-known wineries in the area, with different options for visitors: Wine Tasting, Guided Visit + Wine Tasting or Guided tour + Wine tasting & Meal. See the website for menus.Website
Definitely not to be missed - this is the best to be had in the countryside outside Ronda by a long chalk. The menu is quite wide ranging of excellent quality and offers vegetarian options. The salads are inventive and delicious and the 'postre' excellent. Tapas include local morcilla seved with apple and almonds which is a speciality of the area. Main courses include confit of duck, good steaks and sole with prawns.Website
Estacion Arriate MA 7400, 29350 Arriate
This establishment mixes art, tradition and gastronomy in an attractive space. The small stage and intimate setting offer the public a great closeness to the performers. There is a minimum of 5 artists (singers, dancers and guitarists), creating a dynamic show. During both afternoons and evenings tasty menus based on regional products are available.Website
A fairly new addition to the restaurant scene at the Plaze Ruedo de Alameda. Experienced restauranteurs that serve the best local fare with excellent meat dishes but maybe not ideal for vegetarians, except for the tomato salad which is first class.Website
A well-established winery, practicing organic and biodynamic agriculture. Visitors are welcome by previous appointment. Wine can be bought directly from the bodega.Website
Winery specialised in red wines, with grape varieties untypical to the area, brought in from Austria. Visits are guided by the owner. It’s recommended to arrange an appointment in advance.Website
At this restaurant at the South end of town they organise a weekly live music evening with the young local flamenco trio “Borrón y Copla Nueva”, formed by singer Ana Cristina Matas, guitarist Roberto Spanó and cajon player Nico Carreras.Website
Large, modern supermarket, opened in 2019. At the North-East of Ronda.
Ronda, Calle Andrés Aguilar Gracián
This winery forms a small part of a huge estate and. The first vines were planted in 2000. Wine is made on a very artisanal basis. Online sales of the wines through the website.Website
Probably the best fish restaurant in Ronda - they serve very little else except fish but it is always of really good quality. Everything is cooked behing the bar in an unimaginably tiny space - so you can see it coming. The conchas finas are utterly divine and cooked to perfection everytime.
Calle Rosal 1, 29400 Ronda
Deli supermarket just off the industrial estate, free underground parking.
Ronda, Calle Gaudalcobacin
Deli supermarket in the San Rafel neighbourhood at the North-East of Ronda.
Ronda, Calle Bulerías
Useful supermarket to stop at when you are travelling from Sevilla Airport.
Utrera, Plaza de la Trianilla
Winery founded in 2005. Its work philosophy is based on small productions and a guarantee to achieve the best harvest in terms of the quality and flavour of its wines.Website
This recently opened bar in the centre of Ronda organises weekly live music evenings with different artists, many of them being performers in the venues mentioned above. Dancing often takes place outside on the street in front of the premises.Website
Located in the Barrio de San Francisco in the old part of town this restaurant is a well kept secret among locals - try the fillet of beef cooked on a hot stone on your table, or the game pate with caramalised apple. Nice to sit in the square in summer and dine with the illuminated archway of the Almocaba gate as a backdrop. Friendly staff and good service.
Plaza Ruedo Alameda 5
The Flamenco show “Raíces” (roots) is held in two prime locations in the centre of Ronda. It celebrates Ronda’s rich history of Flamenco and all the facets of this music style that expresses grief, love and joy. You will experience high energy dancing, singing and guitar playing. It is all about passion, something that not only amazes but can be felt within.Website
The largest supermarket in Gaucin at the far end of the village, good selection.
Gaucín, Calle los Bancos
Nearest supermarket if you are staying in the villages of Jimena de la Frontera or Los Angeles.
Jimena, Avenida los Deportes 18
A modest two hectares of vines, set beneath the towering cliff face of Ronda, run by 4 young professionals. They offer a "Wine Experience" with local specialities accompanying the wines.Website
Small supermarket at the entrance of town, good for everyday needs and good wine cellar.
Gaucin, Paseo Ana Toval
Useful supermarket, open on Sundays. 10 minutes from Gaucín, 35 minutes from Ronda.
In 2003, the La Melonera team started with the huge project of realizing their dream to revive a 3,000 year old wine tradition. Currently 3 different wines available. Contact for visits, tours and tastings.Website
A great tapas bar just off the Plaza de España in Ronda by the bridge. An eclectic tapas bar with some nice fish dishes - salmon with lime and vanilla, for example.Good atmosphere and pleasant service. Gets pretty busy so worth reseving a table.Website
Calle Nueva4, Ronda 29400
A very small ecologically friendly winery on just a couple acres of land. Nonetheless the wines considered some of the best in Andalucía. Visits and tastings with lunch or dinner are possible.Website