A peaceful valley with true Andalusian ambience, minutes from Ronda
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Sat Nav Coordinates: 36°42’54.7″N 5°11’30.8″W
La Cazalla is one of the most peaceful places in the Serrania de Ronda and yet, despite its quiet location, it takes less than 10 minutes to reach the hustle and bustle of the oldest part of Ronda, with its stunning vistas, picturesque architecture and winding streets full of restaurants, bars and boutiques. A luxury villa rental situated just outside the old town of Ronda, surrounded by ancient, oak-forested hills and the dramatic cliffs of the Tajo Del Abanico (the Gorge of the Fan).
The area around La Cazalla has barely changed since the Romans, and later the Moors, inhabited it. Once here a feeling of peace prevails: the sounds of insects buzzing, birds singing, bells jangling on goats in the forest and the breeze rustling the leaves on the trees. It is difficult to spot any other sign of human life, and yet the sense that man has lived in this valley for thousands of years is very strong.
Nearby, the pretty ‘peublos blancos’ ('white villages') make for a wonderful, scenic drive. Further afield the cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Granada, Seville and Córdoba are all around 2 hours drive from Ronda - perfectly feasible as day trips to discover the fascinating heart of Andalusia. In the opposite direction, 45 minutes away on the Mediterranean coast, lie the glitz and glamour of Marbella and Puerto Banus.
The area around Ronda offers a multitude of possibilities for activity: hiking (the GR7 passes through Ronda, which is surrounded by several sections of the Great Malaga Path) and biking are very popular, as well as mountain climbing, canoeing, birding, photography, painting, horse riding, paragliding, tennis and, on the coast, golf. For further details of things to do in Ronda, together with our personal recommendations, take a look at our blog.