ALPANDEIRE

Andalucia´s Undiscovered White Villages

Off the tourist trail and far from the crowds, the Alto Genal Valley, in southern Spain near the touristy town of Ronda, is a secret. Not even Condé Nast has discovered it! … Read More

HOT NEWS! HOTEL LOS CASTAÑOS HAS BEEN AWARDED THE JOSÉ MELIÁ SINISTERRA AWARD FOR BEST INLAND HOTEL

HOT NEWS! HOTEL LOS CASTAÑOS HAS BEEN AWARDED THE JOSÉ MELIÁ SINISTERRA AWARD FOR BEST INLAND HOTEL

We were thrilled to bits when word reached us that we had been chosen as the inland hotel of the year by the illustrious Academia Gastronómica Málagueña. … Read More

Ronda Vineyards and Winetasting

Ronda Vineyards and Winetasting

This is no Napa Valley scene. No queuing, no hordes, no rush. This is Andalucia and life moves at a civilised pace! … Read More

Flamenco Guitar in Ronda

Flamenco Guitar in Ronda

Flamenco guitar in Ronda is available. There are two excellent places in Ronda to experience live classical flamenco music. … Read More

Five Andalucian Summer Treats

Five Andalucian Summer Treats

Andalucia is fun all year round but the summer is THE time to go. It’s party month! Every city, town and village has a summer fair ostensibly in the name of the patron saint but actually more in honour of … Read MoreRead More

Car hire Spain Malaga airport

Car hire Spain Malaga airport

This 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 holidays in a frantic state having been pummeled and bullied by car … Read MoreRead More

The secrets of Fried Olives

The secrets of Fried Olives

Fried olives revealed! Very easy once you get over the fiddly process of flour, egg, breadcrumbs. Here´s the set up. Must be canned olives. Fresh won´t work. Drain. Wash and dry a bit on paper. … Read More

Neanderthal art in Andalucia

Neanderthal art in Andalucia

The picture above of Neanderthal art in Andalucia may not look like much but it is something absolutely incredible. They are red ochre markings on a cave wall here in Andalucia (Ardales about an hour from Los Castaños) made by … Read MoreRead More

Three unique Ronda events

Three unique Ronda events

The world-famous Goyesca, the iconic bullfight,  takes place this year on Saturday, 10th September and, if you happen to be in Ronda, it’s a visual feast. I don’t mean the corridaitself but the hoohah surrounding it. … Read More

Walking the Serrania de Ronda

Walking the Serrania de Ronda

Walking the Serrania de Ronda Walking the trails of the Ronda mountains (aka Serrania de Ronda), in the south of Spain, can be wild and undiscovered.Hotel Los Castaños is located in the small mountain village of Cartajima in the middle of the little-known Alto Genal … Read MoreRead More