Montecorto, which means low mountain, is situated 20km west from Ronda and is the most westerly village in the Malaga Province. Montecorto falls on the northern boundary of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Montecorto is a sleepy white village with an ageing population and 650 inhabitants, which swells to about 1200 during Ferias and Festivals. The main festivals are the Romeria (First weekend in May), San Juan (21st June), The Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen (16th-19th July) and the Feria de Emigrantes (15th August). The main source of work is in agriculture, construction and tourism. Many of the villagers have to travel to Ronda, the Costa del Sol or further afield in their search for work. This is still a very traditional village where the daily siesta, between 2pm and 5pm is still sacred. It is actually possible to hear a pin drop between these times. With an ageing population you can often see groups of old men sat playing cards or dominos outside one of the bars enjoying a ‘Manzanilla’ (white sherry) and a chat.

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Homemade food and exquisite tapas. Large dining room. Air conditioned. Shop selling ecological and artesan products from the Serrania de Ronda.

Miguel Ayala García is the Mayor of this white village which has recently become independent from Ronda.

Municipal swimming pool, renovated in 2009.

NINE ROOMS. 1700 ACRES. ABSOLUTE PEACE. Finca La Donaira is an eco-retreat of discreet luxury, organic farm and equestrian centre located in the Serranía de Ronda, Andalucia in southern Spain. We offer accommodation in just nine individually…

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