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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
Patrick Elvin has just published his latest book on walking in the Serrania de Ronda. List of the walks and cover below. There are twelve walks based on Gaucin.

It is called 40 day walks in Southern Andalucia between Ronda and Jimena and is available on all Amazon platforms . Patrick is offering to walking club members postage free cost price at 8 euros. Let him know and he will order in bulk. His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

"The third book in a series of walks in this beautiful area of Spain, Patrick Elvin has compiled a fine collection of circular day walks which range from ascents to 1400 metres to walks in the Genal and Guadiaro valleys. Based on 40 years knowledge of the region, these walks are a unique anthology and take advantage of the recent development of marked paths as well as locally sourced traditional rights of way."


30 artists’ stalls will be open to the public from 11.00 am until 14.30 pm. Entrance is free, plenty of parking is available and refreshments can be bought at the bar. Come and spend a relaxing morning in this delightful venue, feasting on exquisite and original arts and crafts from traditional watercolours to abstract paintings, handmade jewellery to ceramics, candles, hand-woven textiles, patchwork, cards, pottery and photography.
Marcus Myers and Elizabeth Zeder will be there too, entertaining us all with their and singing and music. 
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After four months of closure for maintenance and redecoration, both Hotel La Fructuosa and Restaurante La Fructuosa have reopened for the season.

Our chef Mariano Ruiz, has made the best of his winter to work with Neil Armstrong. Together, they have designed a new menu. Come and try it out in our redesigned dining room or on our terrace (weather permitting).

We are open for dinner (8 pm to 10:30 pm) on:


For reservations:

By phone: 617 692 784

 On our Facebook page

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Ronda Romantica Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th

The annual May Feria in Ronda is actually the second oldest fair in Andalucia. It celebrates the historical and cultural significance of the whole of the Serranía and so all the surrounding villages take part in some way. There are food and artisanal markets as well as planned activities throughout the 5 days. On Friday our town hall is offering a free coach to the Feria which departs from Socorro at 430 returning at 11pm. Anyone interested should put their name down by Thursday but please note that only those dressed in clothes of the era can get on the town hall bus! Please see the website  for more info and also the town hall poster below. 

The Hunky Doris live on Friday 25th at 10pmOur very own David Bowie tribute band will be playing at the gasolinera so if you don’t fancy the Ronda trip here is another very different option! Please see poster below.image2.jpeg
Art Gaucín and it’s complementary exhibitions Art Gaucín celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and opens its studios this Friday. Information is available on Facebook and it’s website year we also have really interesting complementary exhibitions. On Saturday and Sunday we have  the creative arts exhibition at the Casa de Juventud opposite the gasolinera. This includes a variety of work by local creative talent including ceramics, patchwork, photography, jewelry and much more. Then we have the “casa artesanos” at 25, Calle largashowing jewelry, sculptures and ceramics, much of which will be available for sale.