• Walking near Ronda

    We just discovered a walk near Ronda that we have overlooked for too long. Called in Spanish Tajo del Abanico or the Fan Gorge, it is just on the outskirts of Ronda and is an amazing walking experience. There is…

  • Best Hotel Picnic Award

    A guest – an exceedingly well-travelled one I hasten to add – has just awarded us the Best Hotel Picnic in the World Award. Unfortunately no prize money is involved nor cup or medal but for me the accolade is…

  • Geocaching in the Alto Genal

    Despite living in a peaceful bubble far from the maddening multitude, we make an effort to keep up with world events as well as what’s hip n’ doody in the real world outside Cartajima. I was therefore taken by surprise…

  • The Eden in my backyard

    We are fortunate to have an EDEN in our backyard! Just a few kilometres down the road from Cartajima is the Sierra de las Nieves, the snowy peaks, which has been named a European Destination of Excellence. 100,000 hectares of…

  • Less risky Los Riscos

    Behind Cartajima lies a strange wonderland of extraordinary rock formations. Called Los Riscos, meaning crags, these limestone outcrops are a dangerous place to wander without a local guide. Many of my guests long to explore the area but we always…

  • Where is Ronda

    My Internet spooks inform me that “Where is Ronda?” is a question frequently asked of Google.  I can answer this question definitively and extensively, thus crowning myself with fame and glory. Ronda is located on latitude: 36° 43′ 60 N…