Relax on your balcony facing the mountains. The air is pure and the Guardiaro river teems with fish… listen to goats’ bells and birdsong. The setting is a dream and you could stay here all day.
This lovely riverside posada goes back 120 years, its feel traditional and its style boho chic. It’s a year-round destination, special in every season: sofas by the fire in winter, and plenty of shaded seating spots in summer. You get a well-stocked honesty bar, a smart kitchen with plenty of gear, a firepit and barbecue and a couple of good restaurants in the village, a couple of minutes on foot.
Here, between the Alcornocales and the Sierra de Grazalema, hiking is the thing; Karen organises pick-ups and knows all the guides. Eat in hilltop Gaucín, marvel at Vultures Canyon (both are close). Discover remote Ronda, ‘the city of dreams’, a 40-minute drive.