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, tea and coffee until noon, and a tapas restaurant a few streets away. What’s more, Karen’s breakfast baskets are a wonder: croissants and breads, fruits, cakes, cheeses, jams, and ham from the producer next door!
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.