One of the oldest cities in Spain, Ronda – affectionately known as the City of Dreams, is steeped in time honoured history. A favourite hangout of Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway.
Ronda is a very special place. You can’t help but feel as if you’ve arrived at the epicentre of Andalucian culture as you head through the ancient city walls. When you visit a destination so deeply rooted in Spanish history, finding a place to stay that does it justice is no easy task, but Casa Amaia ticks all of the boxes.
If you crave the ‘real Spain’: to live like a local, with a full immersion into Andalucian culture, Ronda is the perfect destination – here’s more information in our Ronda guide.
A small town where most attractions, shops and restaurants are accessible by foot. Everywhere you look, you’ll encounter reminders of the city’s rich heritage, and Casa Amaia is within walking distance of them all.
A passion for tradition runs through the veins of every Rondeño (Ronda local), and reminders of its centuries old history can be found on every street corner and along the cobbled passageways of Ronda’s historic old quarter.
You’ll find numerous propositions to learn about the history and culture of Ronda, from the famous bullring to the old Arab baths, museums galore, flamenco history and a historical and cultural agenda, which competes against Spain’s largest cities.
The beauty of Ronda is that it’s encompassed by stunning countryside, and you can view the Serrania de Ronda from most points around town.
Ronda is renowned for its eno-gastronomic traditions. The Serrania de Ronda wine route unravels through the rugged landscape dotted with family-run boutique wineries where you can sit around a table eating lunch, tasting the wines and listening to the owners tell their story.
Within a short drive from Casa Amaia you can be visiting these award-winning wineries, cheese and olive producers. Or experiencing the dramatic scenery, and outdoor activities that Ronda is renowned for. Such as hiking, cycling, river walking and mountaineering.
Even the drive from Malaga to Ronda is spectacular (we highly recommend a day trip to Malaga city during your visit – see our Malaga guide). Leave behind Malaga airport and pass through the verdant green Guadalhorce Valley packed with citrus groves, before climbing higher up past the picture-postcard ‘pueblo blanco’ of Ardales, through silvery olive plantations, and finally to the pine trees and the foothills of Serrania de Ronda.
As mountain ranges go, this one’s just a baby, but its nonetheless spectacular!
If you prefer not to hire a car this villa is an absolute winner. You can walk around the city without need for car or taxi and the villa concierge can organise private transfers from the airport as well as drivers from the house once you arrive.
Casa Amaia is located in central Ronda, located around 50 kms (1 hour) from the beaches, golf courses and coastal towns of the Costa del Sol (San Pedro/Marbella) and 105 km (1hr 20 min) from Malaga airport and city.
There are various supermarkets around town, boutique shops selling local artisan crafts and clothing and handmade shoes.
Ronda is replete with restaurants and bars, from traditional stand-up tapas bar with traditional flamenco evenings, to Michelin-star fine dining.