Winter holidays in Andalusia, Spain

Winter is coming... Well, maybe not just yet, but if you are thinking about getting away to sunny Spain this winter, here's a few reasons why it's a fantastic time of year to visit:

1. It's sunny and warm in Andalusia during winter!

See? This is Ronda on 11th December, 2016, sitting pretty in the sunshine under a blue-blue sky.

The average temperature during the day from November to April is 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit), with lows during the night of 7°C (45°F) - just perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and horse riding. We do have more rain during the winter months (otherwise we wouldn't be so lushly green here in the valley), with November being the wettest month receiving an average of just 70 mm (2.87 inches).

If you're looking to escape the cold and grey at home, why not spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with the family somewhere warm and sunny this year, like La Cazalla in Ronda? Or gather your hiking/biking/horse riding/photographer/bird-watching friends together and enjoy a long weekend or short stay in the stunning Andalusian countryside? We have six spacious bedrooms, three living rooms and dining for up to twelve both inside and out on the terrace with a magnificent view - plenty of space for your family or friends to relax in.

Christmas Day 2016 at La Cazalla de Ronda

If you're worried about it not feeling 'Christmassy' enough, do not fret. Christmas ('Navidad') is a big deal in Andalusia and the fun-loving locals put oodles of effort into decorating their towns and villages. Be prepared for truly extravagant light displays and decorations everywhere you go.


2. Flights to Andalusia are cheaper during autumn, winter and spring

Outside of the busy summer season from June to September, flights can be amazingly cheap. For airlines that fly to Málaga, take a look at our airline information page. La Cazalla is a 1.5 hour drive from Málaga airport and just under 2 hours from Jerez and Seville airports. A quick peek at tells us that prices are low from Saturdays through Wednesdays during November (except for around American Thanksgiving on the 23rd), most days during the first half of December, at their lowest throughout January, and there are great deals to be had during February, March, the latter part of April and early May too.

Taking advantage of low flight costs during late-April and early-May will also mean that you will be here to experience delightful temperatures of 15-18°C (59-64°F), 8-10 hours of sunshine a day and the glorious almond blossom and spring wildflowers.

3. It's perfect for hiking, cycling and horse riding

With summertime temperatures hitting the mid- to high-30s in July and August, getting out into the countryside during the day can prove a little uncomfortable. The significantly cooler temperatures from November to May however are absolutely perfect for outdoor sports, as are the beautiful and varied surroundings. We have mountain peaks, rivers running through valleys, wide meadows and very little traffic, meaning there's the perfect terrain for all those wishing to hike or ride.

For ideas on which adventure sports are available, walking routes, and our recommendations for tour operators, simply have a read through some of 'Things To Do' blog posts.

4. There are less people here... shhhhhh....

Our home town of Ronda is the third most-popular place to visit in Andalusia (after Seville and Granada) and it does get quite busy during summer, particularly on the breathtaking bridge linking the old and new parts of town. However, it's much quieter here during low season, allowing visitors time to dawdle, and pause, and appreciate the view.

5. Short breaks are available at La Cazalla de Ronda

During the popular summer months we are only able to rent our luxury villa in Ronda for a full week from Saturday to Saturday, but in low-season we are happy to be able to offer greater flexibility. Our minimum stays of 3 nights only mean that a party of 12 pays just €104 per person. Yup. You read that right. €104 per person for 3 nights here:

Gifts for our guests: our organic extra virgin olive oil, jams and chutneys made from fruit growing on the property, and walnuts and almonds from our own trees.

What are you waiting for?

To reserve your stay at luxury villa La Cazalla de Ronda, with its 13-acres of secluded valley, simply contact us today and we will be delighted to assist you.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.