This small rural hotel with five double rooms and a capacity of up to 12 people, is located in the beautiful Guadiaro Valley in the heart of the Serrania de Ronda. Open all year round it has a restaurant, which features traditional cuisine. Given its excellent location from here you can do all kinds of activities related to nature and the environment such as hiking, trekking, climbing, caving, horseback riding and canoeing. Or you could visit nearby points of interest such as the Pileta cave, the Cat cave, the Alcornacales Natural Park, the Sierra de Líbar plains, the historic town of Ronda, the Roman ruins at Acinipo (Old Ronda) the Genal Valley and many more.
This attractive entry to Andalucia’s restaurant scene sits in the station at Arriate, a small town near Ronda. This restaurant is now owned and managed by Frank Röttgering and the chef is Isa Molinillo Garcia. Frank has created a warm and intimate atmosphere in the former railway goods shed. The delicious, healthy and varied dishes that are served are more than reasonably priced. Here you can choose from an extended menu. Or you let Frank make his recommendations. A simple Russian salad or one filled with a cornucopia of delectable tastes? A choice of meat, fish or vegetarian… but always using excellent quality fresh, local produce. In the summer dine ‘al fresco’ by sitting out on the terrace whilst enjoying the spectacular views over the valley towards the mountains of the Sierra de Grazelama. Here you can sample our homemade dishes by the platform as the driver of the last train for the day gives you a friendly wave. In winter snuggle up by the open fire whilst sipping a hot cup of coffee accompanied by a slice of homemade cake. Recover in the afternoon with a local casserole after a long hike through the surrounding countryside… and in the evening […]
The restaurant is run by a cooperative of young people who believe in the future of the area. They opened to the public in autumn 2002. It is 19 Km. from Ronda on the A-369 to Algeciras in Atajate (Malaga), and the building is very visible at the entrance of the village. The name, “Audalazar” is one of the tributary streams of the Genal river, which is between Atajate and Alpandeire, but is also a Moorish village that disappeared in 1570, and comes from the Arabic Wadi-al-jara, Guidazara, Vidazara, Udazara, whose meaning was “river stones”.
The Hotel Don Benito is the perfect choice for those who crave to leave the stress of the city behind and enjoy a magnificent natural landscape. At the same time its location on the Sevilla road out of Ronda means you can easy access all the fantastic scenic routes through the white villages of the Serrania de Ronda. Whatever the season, the Hotel Don Benito offers something for everyone. During the hot summer days you can swim in the splendid swimming pool, or otherwise relax in the cozy “Cupi Room” with its fireplace during our short winter.
Pujerra, in the Genal valley, is home to a fascinating museum that celebrates the area’s fame as a producer of chestnuts and also gives an insight into how the people of the area used to live in the 19th century. The exhibits are spread over three floors of an old house located in the heart of the village. On the ground floor is an area dedicated to the chestnut and its importance to the local economy. There is also a reception area, tourist information point and a small shop. Access to the second floor is through a small courtyard. There are recreations of a salon, kitchen and bedroom of the period, while on the third floor is another exhibition space with a display of children’s toys in a nursery. Visits to the museum are by appointment only. Contact the town hall on 952 183 513.
Asador el Muelle is a family-owned and operated restaurant. The restaurant is a converted Spanish railway warehouse and the terrace is the old “Muelle” or loading bay next to the railway station. Their ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible. The dishes are always home-made, including the chips.
Holiday home with character in a very private country setting. Beautifully restored old blacksmith’s forge that has been in the same family for generations. Reached by a short track a few kilometres from Gaucin the property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside where goats, sheep and cattle still graze. It has four bedrooms and a lovely swimming pool in the garden.