Ronda and El Gastor
Web Ref: 3400
From £ 580 per week
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 1 Double Bedroom
- 1 Twin Bedroom
- 2 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
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Location of El Tajaral
Great Things to Do Near El Tajaral
If you like to walk, then this is the area for you. The Grazalema natural park is just a short drive away but there are some attractive walks to do in nearby El Gastor too. The two peaks seen from the villa can be reached on foot and the views are incredible!
Explore Olvera, as seen from the balcony
As you sip your morning coffee and enjoy the views to Olvera in the distance you are bound to want to go and explore it. Olvera is a pretty, unspoilt white hillside town with a castle and large church towering above the houses.
Enjoy the local tipple!
The nearby city of Jerez is home to a whole host of sherry companies. Many of the bodegas offer daily tours, such as Tio Pepe. After the tour, there'll be the opportunity to relax at the long tables and sample all of the different Sherry varieties. Combine your day out with a visit to the city centre or the famous Ecuestrian Horse Show.
Go sightseeing in Seville
There is plenty to see and do in this vibrant, colourful city. Make life easier by driving to the outskirts and catching the metro in the centre, there is free parking. The Cathedral, Giralda Tower, Real Alcazar Palace and the Plaza España are just a few of the interesting places to see. Take a bus or river boat tour, hire a bicycle or horse and carriage or simply explore on foot, there are many ways to take in the sights.
Bring your binoculars!
The view from the terrace area of El Tajaral is delightful with the peaks of El Algarín and Las Grajas set before you. Bird watchers will not be disappointed, there are large groups of Griffon Vultures to be seen all day long.
Join the locals in the village square
El Gastor is a friendly village and life rotates around the small square where you can sit at a local cafe and watch the world go by. No one is in a hurry here, you'll soon find you relax into the slower pace of life!
Climb to the top of the Castle in Zahara de la Sierra
A picturesque nearby village is Zahara de La Sierra. It's a steep walk up to the medieval castle perched high above the rooftops - but well worth the effort for the fabulous views over the lake, the terracota roof tiles below and the mountains far beyond. Zahara is a small, but lively mountain village with a welcoming square to sit and have a drink to cool off!
You can't miss Ronda!
The historic town of Ronda is a short drive away and is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Spain. Its impressive gorge and famous bridge are not to be missed. A stroll through the old town feels like you have turned the clock back in time. The third most visited place in Andalucia, Ronda has something for everyone.
Just take it easy!
With a refreshing pool to enjoy, you'll find it difficult to tear yourself away! The terrace is quite a sun trap, so sip a drink, have a snooze or just marvel at the stunning views!
Discover the Pueblos Blancos
Dotted around the mountains are many wonderful white washed villages to explore. A firm favourite with many guests is Grazalema, nestled in the heart of the National Park, the Sierra de Grazalema. Just the wonderful drive there is worth it! It has an excellent choice of cafes and restaurants. You can easily spend the afternoon browsing the array of gift shops selling local produce such as hand woven wool shawls and blankets, pottery, cheese, cakes, wine and leather goods.
Enjoy the Lake
Close by is the lake of El Gastor - Zahara. You can hire kayaks and explore the waters. In the hotter summer months there is also La Playita, a lagoon of fresh spring waters with grassed areas and trees for shade, life guards and bar.
The Spanish love a party!
and they know how to do it well! The first weekend in August sees the Feria in El Gastor and there is plenty of socialising, flamenco singing, dancing, horses, bulls and fun and games to enjoy. During the first week in October locals pay homage to their Patron Saint the Virgen del Rosario. There are colourful processions, a super atmosphere and it's a chance to see the true Andalusian spirit.
Have a day out in Cadiz
Featured recently on many travel and cuisine TV programmes, Cadiz is just a 90-minute drive away. This small city known locally as "la Isla", the island, it is completely surrounded by the sea. Its majestic Cathedral sits along the shores of the Atlantic coast. Narrow streets full of charm and old-world character can easily be explored on foot. Visit the lively fish market and be amazed at the fresh tuna caught locally. Then spend the afternoon on the beach relaxing!
Visit Ronda's Arab Baths
Ronda’s Arab Baths, known in Spanish as “Baños Arabes” are one of Ronda’s most important tourist attractions. It’s a fascinating look into the past. This thermal building is the best conserved of its kind at the Iberian Peninsula. It is located at the old Arab quarter of the city, being the formerly outside quarter of the Medina of Ronda.
La Alhambra - Granada
Granada can be reached in just over two hours’ drive from Ronda. Explore the old Muslim quarter of Granada city, the Albaicín, then wander around the mesmerising Alhambra Palace. Entrance tickets are timed, so you can book in advance and plan your day in this lovely city accordingly. Tickets must be booked well in advance, so book online before your holiday to avoid being disappointed! https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/
|El Gastor||5 mins|
|Zahara de la Sierra||30 mins|
|Arcos de la Frontera||60 mins|
|Puerto Banus||85 mins|