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Happiness Holiday Retreat

Happiness Holiday Retreat Miriam was happy to answer some questions about her experience during her Happiness Holiday based at Los Castaños in Andalucia. She came from Germany to spend this time in Spain with the goal of rebuilding confidence and … Read More

horseback riding near Ronda Andalucia

Horse Riding near Ronda

Many guests ask where they can go horse riding near Ronda during their stay with us. (horseback riding in American parlance!) Finally I have the answer! When I was growing up, every little girl had the choice of horse riding … Read More

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Best Team Building Venue Andalucia

Best Team Building Venue Andalucia is in the Alto Genal valley just 15 minutes south-west of Ronda. A group of ardent young techies from a small company in the south of England came to stay at Los Castaños recently for … Read More

magical Malaga

Magical Malaga

Do not make the mistake of overlooking magical Malaga. Get off the plane and stay a night or two. The ancient city of Malaga is underrated not just by travellers passing through but also by we residents for whom it … Read More

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Return to Andalucia but why Cartajima?

Why Cartajima? It was just after the terrible events of 9/11 that I was moved to make a change in my life. I swapped sexy, sophisticated San Francisco for a remote Andalucian hamlet. Rather than power walking around Stow Lake … Read More

olive oil tasting in Ronda

Olive oil tasting in Ronda

Contact details at the end of the blog. There are tours at 1100, 1300 and 1500 but obviously this varies so best to call Mara and ask. 20 € per person LA Organic Experience, olive oil tasting in Ronda, is by far … Read More

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Lonely Lovely Teba Castle Ronda

After arriving at Malaga airport, you have a choice of two routes to the Alto Genal valley with its picturesque mountain villages  – and the jewel in its crown, the best boutique hotel in the Serrania. One route takes you … Read More

one of the best walks near Ronda

One of the Best Walks near Ronda

Download detailed notes here. My descriptions are purely poetic! We recently discovered a walk near Ronda that we have overlooked for too long. Called in Spanish Tajo del Abanico or the Fan Gorge, it is just on the outskirts of … Read More

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A Visit to Ronda Andalucia

Tips on where to start on a visit to Ronda, Andalucia, A lot to see and we don´t want you to miss the best bits. … Read More

Wine and Food Festivals Andalucia

The Alto Genal Valley near Ronda is home to 7 small pueblos blancos, four of which celebrate a local food or wine in November. … Read More

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