Ronda is swiftly becoming one of the top attractions in Spain. Ronda has retained its historic charm, and the dramatic escarpments and gorges have meant that Ronda holiday villas are favourites with sun lovers with an interest in culture and nature. Ronda, and the holiday rentals in Ronda lie 60km into the mountains above Marbella in the mountains of Serrania de Ronda.
When you first arrive in your Ronda villa, a walk to the huge El Tajo gorge and Puente Nuevo bridge will get you your bearings and stun you with the spectacular views of the Serrania de Ronda Mountains.
Ronda is also the home of modern bullfighting, and this can be seen once a year in September at the Feria Goyesca.
The old town of Ronda is a beautiful Andalucian town, with elegant buildings and the 16th Century convent. The cobbled streets are a superb place to sit in a café and soak in the atmosphere of Ronda. There are artefacts and architecture dating back to 280000 years, with Roman, Arabic, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles all being represented.
There are fantastic walking to be enjoyed from Ronda, with mountain walks and climbs to be enjoyed. The Cave of la Pileta is a magnificent destination, with cave paintings dating back thousands of years.
Gaucin is a charming whitewashed mountain village, dripping with rural Spanish charm and within half an hour of beaches of the Costa del Sol. The views from the village stretch to Gibraltar to the East, and the Rif Mountains of Africa. The huge Castillo del Aguila is a dramatic sight, often circled by eagles. Despite the fact that Gaucin is an isolated mountain village, which only recently became fully plumbed, there are some very luxurious Andalucian Ronda holiday rental villas here.
Montejaque is another pueblo blanco, positioned in the foothills, partially hidden by rocky outcrops and overlooking fertile valleys filled with colourful groves. The narrow streets are too thin for most cars, so the village is best explored by foot, especially the Plaza Constitution, which comes alive on a Thursday for the weekly market.
Annual average temperatures in Ronda are around 16°C. This means there is never a bad time to take a self catering holiday rental in Ronda, as the temperatures remain mild year round, perfect for exploring the mountain villages and walking in the mountains. Ronda is busiest between March and November.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is the closest airport to the self catering Ronda holiday villas. There are daily flights arriving in Ronda from over 20 UK airports. With such a large number of resorts being serviced by Malaga airport, there are many offers and deals on cheap flights to Ronda to take advantage of. Try Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch or British Airways.