Worth getting out of bed for
Finca Naranja has a pair of bikes to lend to keen country cyclists, and there are a number of excellent walking routes around the B&B. Horse-riding and tennis can be arranged, too. These mountain landscapes make for ravishing road trips – the roads to Grazalema, El Bosque and Setenil are some of the most scenic. Beach-seekers will find the seaside glitz of Marbella – an hour away.
There’s not much scope for more than a picnic immediately around the hotel, so Ronda’s your first port of culinary call. The Michelin crew have oohed, ahhed and starred over the 16-course tasting menu at Tragabuches on Calle José Aparicio, where chef/owner (+34 952 190 291; www.tragabuches.com) Daniel Garcia serves some of the most inventive dishes in Andalucia. Its laid-back little sister, Traga Tapas on Calle Nueva is a local favourite, serving delicious snacky, sharey dishes such as pig’s cheek sandwich and deep-fried artichoke. Casa Maria is a favourite in summer, with waiters dashing through the traffic to serve tables under the laurel trees by the fountain in the square. It’s not cheap, but the number of Rondeños flocking here is testament to its quality (+34 952 876 212).
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Definitely one of the more surprising places on the Mr & Mrs Smith website, and I'll bet it’s not for everybody; however, I loved the place. When you leave the country, a...more