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The hotel El Horcajo is located within the boundary of Grazalema Natural Park. The park encompasses the western section of the Cordillera mountain range and is at an altitude of between 250m and 1654m above sea level. Hotel El Horcajo Ronda Entorno The Park has an area of over 50,000 Hectares and has been declared a UNESCO 'Biosphere Reserve'. It is also designated by the EC as an area of special protection for birds. The park is a botanist's dream, boasting an exceptional richness of flora. There is an area of natural forest of the Spanish fir-Abies pinsapa - which is a remnant of the forest which covered the region during the last glaciation. Such an area is found nowhere else in Spain. The species has been in existence since the Tertiary period and are known as "living fossils". The other vegetation in the park, such as cork oak and the wide variety of beautiful wild flowers, is distinctly Mediterranean. There is plenty of wildlife, including mountain goats, foxes and roe deer; and birds like the common vulture (one of the largest colonies in Europe, in fact), the osprey eagle and the golden eagle. The park is on the migration route for birds flying south from Northern Europe to Africa. Eagles can be frequently spotted in the park. Hotel El Horcajo Ronda Entorno From a geological point of view the park belongs to the Cordillera betica. On the western perimeter of the park are found three important caves. The Cueva del Hundidero, Cueva del Gato and Cueva de la Pileta. The natural Park of Grazalema is a nature lover's paradise. Interesting to note is the fact that the park has its own microclimate, with some areas recording the highest average rainfall in Spain. This is due to the absence of any significant mountains to the west. When the wind blows from the Atlantic in the west, these are the first mountains the humid air meets. The effect is very localized with some zones of the park recording three times the rainfall of other nearby points.
We came directly from the noisy ”Feria de abril” in Sevilla to this wonderful place. The direction written on their homepage made it really easy to find.
And this place people, is a diamond in heaven. It’s basically surrounded by vineyards and other farms. And...More
Old farmhouse in a remote location (in a valley, along a private road). Good access to Ronda, Grazamela and other locations in the area. Good area for hiking and biking. Rooms very comfortable (central heating for the Winter), and breakfast good for Spanish measures.
Have just spent twelve days at the hotel and enjoyed every minute.Lovely staff - always helpful despite our inability to speak a word of Spanish. Good basic home cooking - very reasonably priced and huge portions, Well situated pool which we had to ourselves on...More
The hotel is situated 20 km outside Ronda and is not easy to find, Before entering the courtyard by car, you have to open an electric fence, that keeps the sheep, wild boars and other wild animals outside the territory. So when driving the car...More
Simple spacious rooms (loads of space for bags) with high ceilings and wood beams, a 'hallway' has a 3rd bed. We liked the way it was in keeping with the rural setting Clean quality bed linen. Back door onto a little 'courtyard' - not private,...More
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Your question was addressed to the hotel. I am just a former guest there (a month ago). I think breakfast was included. No idea about discounts for children. I think I recall that Ronda was about half an hour away. Google... More
Your question was addressed to the hotel. I am just a former guest there (a month ago). I think breakfast was included. No idea about discounts for children. I think I recall that Ronda was about half an hour away. Google maps can tell you.
We liked El Horcajo very much, and I think its rates were a very good value. The countryside is beautiful there, too.
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"All the rooms are basic but spacious. They all have a terrace and very good air con. We've stayed in..."