hammam in Ronda

Hammam in Ronda

Hammam in Ronda … Our suggestions for a rich and fascinating half day visit in Ronda: we propose a viewing of the ancient Arab baths followed by the modern hammam in Ronda which is just next door. Live like an … Read More

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Romantic Cities of Andalucia

From your base in Cartajima you can visit most of the romantic cities of Andalucia on a day trip, either by train (Granada and Cordoba) or by road (Cadiz, Jerez, Malaga, Sevilla). We have guides and information so when you are here, just … Read More

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Swimming near Ronda

Swimming near Ronda  The Pools of the Alto Genal Valley When all the pools of the Alto Genal opened on the first of July for the summer season, John and I decided we would visit them one by one to inform you … Read More


The boutique within the boutique

Boutique within the boutique hotel My French friend was rather demanding when it came to the use of the French language – very Académie française – he was giving me daily lessons and insisted upon only the most correct grammar. … Read More

Car hire Spain Malaga airport

Car hire Spain Malaga

Car hire Spain Malaga Airport Car hire Spain Malaga airport. This blog post is a blatant plug for a car hire company at Malaga airport. No, we are not getting a kickback. But we are so tired of our guests starting their … Read More

Easter in Andalucia

Easter in Andalucia

Easter in Andalucia Easter in Andalucia is more extraordinary than Easter anywhere I believe. What you will experience when you come to stay at Los Castaños in Cartajima is an anthropologically fascinating series of events. Semana Santa in Cartajima, has … Read More

Ronda Shopping Guide for Interesting Gifts

Ronda Interesting Gift Guide

This is your Ronda interesting gift guide! I must confess straight away that I am not a shopper. In fact I go to enormous lengths to avoid buying anything – except food of course! That´s another matter. The idea of … Read More

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Flamenco Guitar in Ronda

Flamenco guitar in Ronda When I opened Los Castaños in 2004, there were no local Ronda wines available nor was there any classical Spanish guitar music early enough in the evening for foreigners to enjoy. As in every Andalucian town … Read More

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing in Andalucia Forest of Stars

Stargazing Andalucia Forest of Stars We received a telephone call one busy evening just as we were serving dinner from a Spanish couple frantically looking for accommodation.  “We have to be in the Parque Natural de las Nieves at nine … Read MoreRead More

Visit the rock of Gibraltar

Visit the Rock of Gibraltar

Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Many of the guests we welcome to Los Castaños visit the Rock of Gibraltar during their stay. It is one of the many attractions of this part of southern Spain. A massive bastion of Britishness … Read MoreRead More

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