Themed Holidays & Getaway Deals at Hotel Los Castaños - A Boutique Hotel in Andalucia

Los Castanos Themed Holidays

Unusual breaks in the heart of Andalucia!

Hike the Hills of Western Andalucia!

We’ve made it easy for you to have a week’s mountain walking in and around Ronda, the secret paths known only to the local farmers – and us! If you love pristine quiet trails through magnificent landscape, this one is for you. Return after your long walk to your luxurious accommodation, a home-cooked dinner and a bottle of local Ronda wine. Detailed walking notes provided, picnics when required, hire car included so all you have to do is book your flight and relax!

Christmas Break

Get away from all the commercialism and sentimental nostagia and join us for a peaceful three days filled with great food, good company, super comfortable and peaceful surroundings. 

Walking the Serrania de Ronda

All-inclusive week (or less if you don’t have a week free) of gorgeous walking in wild and secret Andalucia

Your unique opportunity to visit truly traditional Andalucia – spend seven days (or less) and meet the people, experience their culture, taste their food and wine, hike and explore their quiet mountainscapes. And amazing birds!

The Alto Genal is unbeatable for a walking holiday in Spain. A quiet, undiscovered valley with 7 tiny villages scattered around the higher reaches of the river. One side of the valley has rough limestone crags which make for exciting mountain walking, the other side is covered with sweet chestnut trees. In spring there is a wide variety of wild flowers and migrating birds, in early summer the chestnuts flower and a musky scent fills the air, and in autumn the chestnut trees go through a spectacular palette of red and gold. Walks vary from one to five hours and from easy to moderate in difficulty and we supply detailed walking notes. And a rescue service should you get tired!

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1

Pick up your rental car at the airport of your choice and drive the 90 minutes toCartajima using the detailed directions we supply. A warm welcome with sherry awaits you.

Day 2 The first walk we suggest is a triangular route that goes through two of the seven little pueblos blancos of the Alto Genal valley. The route goes mostly through sweet chestnut forests. 16 km – 5 hours
Day 3 A 30 minute drive takes you into the first of the Natural Parks that are on offer where the spectacular walk takes you through pines, past Civil War ruins, and gives you a chance to spot griffon vultures. Views of the coast, Africa and Gibraltar. 12 km – 4 hours and can be shortened
Day 4 A city walk today as you go around Ronda and then through the old city taking in most of the monuments. A chance to do some shopping for leather, ceramics, and other local handicrafts. 11 km – 3 hours or can be shortened
Day 5 The other triangular walk today taking you to the most remote of the villages, Pujerra, and then to Juzcar the only blue white village in the world. 14 km – 5 hours
Day 6 We drop you off at the far end of your linear walk and you walk back across the dramatic limestone karst that forms the backdrop to the Alto Genal Valley. Weird rock formations will excite your imagination. 17 km – 6 hours and can be shortened
Day 7 The Caminito del Rey, one of the scariest hikes in the world! Click here for more information. Or, if you don’t fancy that, we have others up our sleeves or perhaps a free day for last minute shopping in Ronda.
Day 8 We say goodbye and send you on your way back to the airport with happy memories of a marvellous walking holiday.


Main Attractions

— seriously off the tourist trail pueblo blanco
— magnificent mountainscapes
— award-winning boutique hotel, Inland Hotel of the Year 
— wildlife treats might include wild boar and horses, ibex, vultures and eagles
— fascinating, varied Western Mediterranean food
— Hike Sierra de las Nieves, rare pinsapo pines and Civil War memories
— detailed up-to-date notes with all hiking and driving
— flexible activities. Do more or less!

Restrictions – not suitable for children under 12, hiking medium difficulty
Dates – Subject to room availability. Avoid mid-June to mid September.
Cost: 850 € pp sharing a double room. If you would like less than 7 days holiday, please ask and we will adjust the price.
Included: Economy car collection at Malaga airport, 7 nights bed and breakfast, picnics as required, 7 dinners with local ecological wine, all taxes
Not included: Flights, insurance (recommended)
How to Make your Reservation: Put your preferred dates into the availability checker below and reserve securely online. Get anwers to any questions or make a reservation, please go to the Contact page or telephone for immediate attention +34 952180778

Our Famous Christmas 3-day Break

Christmas Package 2017 | Malaga | Spain | Country Hotel | Christmas

All-inclusive price for our three-day best of the breaks!

Escape commercial Christmas! And the work involved!

Once again we are offering our three day Christmas House Party featuring great food and superb wines in a peaceful atmosphere with a group of like-minded companions. Everything is home-made (except the wine); our food is local and ecologically produced as far as possible.

“The food was beyond delicious- a Christmas Eve feast of countless tapas including a spectacular flaming chorizo, and the best mince pies and Christmas pudding I’ve ever had. Award-winning food! Fantastic place and fantastic company! A must on your trip in Southern Spain.” A previous guest comment on Tripadvisor

24th December, Christmas Eve 
Arrival. Sip a mug of mulled wine while settling in to your super comfortable room. Stroll around the village. Hike to the next village to stretch your legs and make lots of room for the ….

Feast of Traditional Spanish Tapas which will be served family style in the evening. Delicious food from Di´s international kitchen.

25th December, Christmas Day
begins with a Champagne and Smoked Salmon breakfast (plus all our usual breakfast choices)
- Spend the morning walking the beautiful Alto Genal valley. Ten minutes or three hours. Just down the lane or to another village and back.
- Or choose from our wide selection of games – Scrabble or Rummikub, cards or chess.
- Or read Di’s highly acclaimed book. Or another from our vast library.
- Or watch a movie.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served about 2 pm and Late Christmas Lunch at about 3 pm. Succulent barbequed turkey will be accompanied by traditional dishes and new exciting combinations. Our superb cuisine is served dinner party style.

Dessert of course follows with again some traditional choices and some new creations.
Coffee, chocolates, snooze, zzzzzzzzzzzz

In the evening we will offer a choice of snacks including our famous Croque Señor for those who need topping up.
Last year there was a mammoth Pictionary game till the early hours. Or so they told me. I was already asleep.

26th December, Boxing Day 
After breakfast, we suggest, but do not insist upon, a day in Ronda. Just 15 minutes drive away. A wealth of history, monuments, culture, and fooooodie places! Detailed route notes provided. And we will meet you at the best place to eat in Ronda at 2 pm should you care to join us. (not included in the package price)

In the evening, traditional leftovers. And local wine of course

27th December
After a delicious breakfast, time to say goodbye. But if you would like to linger a little longer in the peaceful mountains, you can reserve more nights.

Price: 875 euros plus 10% IVA per room for two people sharing which includes:-

– 3 nights’ accommodation on the 24th, 25th December and 26th December 2017
– Breakfast every morning
– Kingsize bed (2 metres long) or twins
– Tapas Feast on 24th
– Christmas lunch extravaganza
– Snacks in the evening
– Open bar
– Additional nights before or after at the special rate of 100 euros per night

What’s not included: transportation, holiday insurance, Boxing Day lunch in Ronda

To reserve:

- telephone for instant gratification +34 952180778
- use the Contact form here
- email to reservations at 

Please note that a 25% deposit is required.