El Gastor - just 20 minutes from Ronda

Known as "balcony of the white villages" (or balcon de los pueblos blancos), El Gastor is a typically beautiful Andalucian mountain village with meandering cobbled streets, charming flower-decked whitewashed houses and a typical village square. Located just above the shores of Lake Grazalema and on the edge of Sierra de la Grazalema Natural Park, the surrounding scenery is stunning and breathtaking.

This traditional, yet lively village, has everything you could want - several "sell all" shops, butchers, a baker, fish mongers, 3 banks, a post office, a pharmacy, 24 hour medical centre and countless tapas bars. The Thursday morning street market sells everything from fruit to furniture.

El Gastor is superbly placed for exploring the delightful neighbouring white villages and the surrounding wild rugged mountains full of wild flowers, protected forests, birds of prey and wildlife.

To download a plan of this white village, please click on El Gastor so you can see the many amenities and what we have to offer.



Other sights - all within an easy drive from El Gastor

El Gastor could not be better placed to visit the rest of Andalucia. It’s just 20 minutes from the historic town of Ronda, perched spectacularly on a gorge spanned by the famous Puente Nuevo. Ronda is renowned for its beautiful Moorish architecture, one of the oldest bullrings in the country and the many Roman ruins.

Within an hour's drive are the cities of Seville, Jerez and the port of Cadiz with the famous seafood area of Puerte de la Santa Maria. Less than 2 hours drive is the world famous Alhambra Palace in Granada and the stunning city of Cordoba.

Closer at hand are the magical white villages (pueblos blancos) of Arcos de la Frontera, Setenil, Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra - to name but a few and all worth a visit.

For nature lovers and artists alike, the Grazalema and Sierra de la Nieves Natural Parks boast exceptional flora and fauna and amazing landscapes.

Here are some sites offering further information on the surrounding area:




“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Had we known how

 nice it would be here we would have planned to stay longer.
 Food was delicious. Hope to come back in the near future”

Joanne & Ray - UK - 22nd May 2005

John & Jackie McAngus, Calle Las Palmeras 20, El Gastor, 11687 Cadiz, Spain

Tel (0034) 956 123 640 • Mobile (0034) 677 722 842 • info@elgastor.co.uk