Arguably the most engrossing and spell-binding town in the whole the province of Malaga, the setting of your Ronda holidays is in itself a memorable factor of any break in this charming, authentic and alluring destination. While the Costa del Sol is famed for its sandy beaches, entertainment avenues and touristy vibe, you’ll encounter the opposite in Ronda - a town that retains its Spanish identity and is characterised by dramatic landscapes rather than coastal delights.
A distinct flavour of Spain is attained in Ronda, found in everything from the architectural themes, delectable cuisine, community spirit and religious devotion. Culture vultures and history buffs will be well served with a trip to this mountain town, but it is the lovers of the great outdoors who will discover the unique and special attractions of this area, encountered in the surrounding mountain trails and striking cliffs – perfect for enjoying an active holiday in the winter sun .
Authentic Spain in the Costa del Sol
The premier attraction of all holidays to Ronda is the stunning Puente Nuevo, the iconic site of the town, connecting two cliffs of the Tajo Gorge. The bridge was completed in 1793 and is 100 metres tall, while inside the bridge you can find a little museum exhibiting the history of the bridge and town. You’ll discover even more of this old-time romance by meandering around the Old City, characterised by a maze of snaking, narrow streets, punctuated by pretty churches, palaces and a cathedral, as well as intriguing museums and aromatic eateries.
The resident and surrounding landscapes add an adventurous and active theme to all holidays in Ronda, with some superb hiking trails enjoyed in the mountains surrounding the town, many of which offer views as far as the coast of the Costa del Sol, revealing towns such as Nerja and Marbella. The gorge around which the town is based is itself a haven for hikers, and a stroll into the depths of the natural phenomenon will offer you the best vantage point in which to take your 300th photo of the stunning Puente Nuevo.