With day time temperatures exceeding 20 degrees and the brilliant blue skies and November sunshine, I have taken a welcome break from the computer and walking with guests and taken off to the hills on my own to research more walks in the Sierra de Grazalema. Although I love my job as a nature and walking guide it’s also really nice to get out in to the peace and tranquility of my adopted home mountains to think and reflect on who I am and where I am going whilst taking in the beauty of my surroundings…
Although not a “hidden” gem in the village of Grazalema The cafe bar “Rumores” located on the town square in Grazalema does have a few surprises in store… Most people think of the place for breakfasts, afternoon coffee and cakes but the food coming out of the kitchen at lunchtime is equal to and sometimes greater than other restaurants in the village… Fantastic fresh salads, local cheeses, meats and soups… It is well worth sitting, watching the village comings and goings of the village and sampling some of the great food on the menu. Vegeterian food is available without a problem..
Inside is a fantastic shop selling home made cakes and pastries plus their very own delicious bread recipes
They have a website with more information here.
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The Caminito del Rey
Turismo Grazalema (Mostly Spanish language)
With the announcement of the opening of the infamous “Caminito del Rey” Close to El Chorro in 2015 we decided to write about that as well. As usual the website is packed with information about the area to our usual high standards. Hotel booking in the area of El Chorro, the Guadalhorce reservoirs and the kings path walkway.
If you are planning to visit the area and walk the Caminito del Rey then be sure to read the information we have put together for you.
A small city perched on a seemingly precarious platform of rock, Ronda is in fact an impregnable fortress only defeated in battle through trickery, and during the reconquest with modern (for the era) rock blasting cannons.
The mountains and valleys of the Serranía de Ronda are home to a tough breed of people, yet in Ronda these people are refined, some are gentry, some gypsies, others are just common folk, but all proudly call themselves Rondeños.
We are particularily proud of this website that receives over 50,000 visitors each month! Everything you need to find out about Ronda before and during your visit can be found here….
For those of you who would like to practise your Spanish, many of the articles that are published on our websites are also translated into Spanish over at Turismo Grazalema…. This is our virtual tourist information office website for Grazalema. its also in French, German and English and has links to holiday homes, hotels and town houses for rent in Grazalema and the white villages of the Sierra de Grazalema. Information on walks and the area in general.
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