La Fructuosa Gaucin,
is a beautiful white mountain village, part of the Serranía de Ronda. The Hotel Rural La Fructuosa is in the centre of this lovely village, offering a calm, cozy atmosphere and spectacular views, from each of the five large and comfortable rooms and its terraces, of the Genal Valley and extending to Gibraltar and Morocco.
An ancient wine press has been preserved, and is now an original setting for the breakfast room. Breakfast also may be served while enjoying the breathtaking view from the ground floor terrace.
Jesus Balsa Pascual
Luis Ruiberriz de Torres
In the center: Gibraltar
Description La Fructuosa is an ancient village house in the center of one of
the most beautiful and quietest villages in the Serranía de Ronda.
Gaucín is known as the balcony of the Serranía: The town
offers spectacular views over the valleys of the Genal and Guadiaro rivers
and as far as Gibraltar and Africa.
At the turn of the century the house had already acquired a
reputation as the inn named Pensión La Española.
Continuing the tradition, the current owners
have restored the house with a in-depth but delicate decoration project. The house has become a convivial and comfortable
The five large rooms are situated in the upper level of the
house. You can enjoy the view over the Strait of Gibraltar
from any of the rooms or from the open terrace at the top of
The ground floor, an ancient wine press, served for many years
to provide with wine to the owner family and neighbours.
The press has been preserved, and it is now an original frame
for the restaurant inner room. The savourous dishes can be also tasted while while enjoying the breathtaking view at the terrace.
The restaurant is opened every Friday and Saturday evenings
Terracotta floors, white-painted walls and the well-preserved wine press system define the cozy-style of the restaurant. The
dining-room extends naturally into the patio where you
can enjoy the pergola and the views over Africa and Gibraltar.
It is a cuisine with a strong mediterranean accent, featuring local
products like the iberic pork, olive oil and sweet wines. The
result is true spanish and andalucian dishes with a delicate
touch of imagination and creativity.
The menu follows the rhythm of the seasons proposing specialities like:
Fresh goat cheese grilled with local honey,
Fresh tuna fish with oignon, fresh tomato and mint,
Lamb stew with cinamon and cous-cous or
Homemade "turrón" ( almond ) ice-cream.
Periodically, the restaurant is used to exhibit the work of local artists.
Rooms / Rates Colours, furniture, decoration... each of the five room in La Fructuosa
has its own style. All of them are spacious and comfortable,
with private bath in each room, jacuzzi in four of them and a large
shower in the last one. The name of each of the rooms is related with the local culture or the history of the house:
Doña Concha, Pensión, Albero, Almagra y Soberao. All of the rooms enjoy the spectacular views that have made Gaucín famous. From their windows it is possible to see at the same time
two continents, three countries, the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Each of the rooms is equipped with a TV set with both Spanish and international
channels. Central heating is also installed in each of the rooms.
- Doña Concha
- Double bed, bathroom with jacuzzi
- Two beds, double sofa bed, bathroom with jacuzzi
- Double bed, single sofa bed, bathroom with jacuzzi
- Two beds, bathroom with jacuzzi
- Double bed, bathroom with shower
Wireless internet connection is available everywhere in the hotel: rooms, restaurant and terraces. Laptops can be borrowed by guests with no extra charge.
For breakfast, served in the restaurant, we propose, together with coffee
or tea: cereals, Gaucín's bread, olive oil, butter, jams and local sweets, fresh fruit, fresh cheese, youghourts and fruit juice.
THE HOTEL IS OPEN ALL YEAR
Room rates ( VAT and breakfast included):
No extra fee for children 3 and younger
|Rates ||No Breakfast
| Double bed, jacuzzi || 98 euro || 80 euro
| Double + jacuzzi/ single ocupancy || 86 euro || 70 euro
| Double bed, shower || 88 euro || 70 euro
| Double bed + shower / single ocupancy || 76 euro || 60 euro
| Extra bed || 18 euro || 15 euro
( pets not admitted )
Apartment in Jerez If Jerez is your destination we have an apartment for rent in the center of the town of Jerez. Two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a beatiful living room and full equipped kitchen. From the hall the stair leads to a 60 sqm sunny terrace. The appartement is also equipped with air conditioning and heating.
| Rates: |
| Day: || Day weekend || Week: || Month:
| 75 || 150 || 450 || 850
Deposit of 20% required. Minimum stay of two nights
Anita, a woman from Gaucin, has given all his dedication and care to this old restored village house.
She has done the decoration herself including many of the objects that decorate the house, pillows, bed-covers, paintings and restored furniture. She takes care herself of the house cleaning, maintenance. She always keeps the house full with flowers and warm to welcome you.
Three story house in one of the quietest streets in the center of Gaucin. Two wonderful decks with amazing views over the village, the castle and towards Gibraltar and Africa. The house is composed of two bedrooms, one with a double-bed and one with two twin beds; two bathrooms one of them with a bathtub. Fully equipped kitchen and dining room and finally a wide living room with a fireplace. She will be your perfect host.
Prices per week (7 nights)
|Season: ||Low ||Medium ||High
|2 guests: ||290€ ||435€ ||580€
|4 guests: ||420€ ||575€ ||720€
Season dates: Low
:29/Septembre to 22/Decembre Medium
: 3/March to 30/March and 7/April to 30/June High
: 31/March to 7/April and 30/June to 29/Septembre
Area Activities Gaucín is in a privileged situation within the
Serranía de Ronda: due to its proximity to both the
most interesting white villages and also to the best well-known resorts on the coast.
Walk through Gaucín and discover its
Castillo del Águila, the church of San Sebastián and its typical andalucian white streets.
In less than an hour by car, you can also visit many of the
other White Villages like Algatocín, Benadalid, Benalauría and
its most interesting Ethnographic Museum, Benarraba, Atajate, Benaoján, Casares, Jimena de la Frontera, Cortes de la Frontera...
Only 42 kms away from Gaucín, you will find the city of Ronda.
An absolutely must-do visit with its very impresive Tajo, palaces and the oldest bullring of the country.
The finest coastal resorts are at aproximately the same distance: Estepona (46km) and Marbella (66km) both extremely lively
and with excellent beaches.
We strongly recommend you one of the most beautiful beaches of Andalucia,
the Bolonia beach, 1h20 min from Gaucín, it constitutes
a very impressive dune area. At the same time you can profit to visit
the roman ruins of Baleo Claudia.
Other one-day journey possibilities are the monumental city of Antequera, the crossing of the Strait to Tánger (Maroco) at only three hours from Gaucín ( including the ferry ) or
Seville at 2h15 by car.
You can also visit any of the protected Natural Reservations in the
region ( all of them less than two hours from the hotel ): Sierra de las Nieves, Grazalema, Los Alcornocales, and the Torcal de Antequera. This region is specially rich from an ornitologist point of view; besides
being a region naturally rich with bird species, it is also a turn point in the migratory paths between Europe and Africa.
Nature can be discovered by foot through any of the many traced
paths, or, if you prefere, on horse.
Other activities can include walking
through the local forests, exploring the Pileta cove to admire
the prehistoric paintings or swimming in the Genal river.
Finally, do not forget to pay a visit to the local art shops.
After all this activity you will certainly enjoy stopping by any of the many
excellent restaurants for which the region is well known.
You will find here some selected links that might
be of particular interest during your visit to Gaucín
- Walking Wild
Directions By Air
The nearest airports to Gaucín are Gibraltar Airport, 56km away
( 1h by car ) and Torremolinos-Málaga Airport, 113km away ( 1h30 by
car ). Both airports offer car rental services. It is also posible to
reserve with the Gaucín taxi-service by calling:
600-294-138 or 952-151-130.
( Approximate fee from: Málaga 91 euro, Gibraltar 55 euro and Ronda 30 euro ).
The nearest train stations are Ronda (36km) and Gaucín Estación
(14km). See above for obtaining taxi-service to Gaucín.
If you have a vehicle, you can follow, from Malaga, the scenic coastal motorway. This road follows a very interesting
landscape from Torremolinos through Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona and
Sabinillas. At this point proceed to road A-377 towards Manilva and Casares. Continue on this road until you reach Gaucín.
From Gibraltar follow road A-369 that connects Gibraltar
with Gaucín. The road cross through the touristic villages of
Castellar and Jimena de la Frontera.
From Madrid, Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada and other cities
you can reach gaucín via Ronda. The road offers spectacular
mountain views. From Ronda follow the road A-369 towards Algeciras.
| Madrid || 616 kms || || Marbella || 67 kms
| Sevilla || 155 kms || || Ronda || 36 kms
| Málaga || 113 kms || || Estepona || 36 kms
| Gibraltar || 56 kms || || Córdoba 202 kms
| Granada || 213 kms || ||
You can also get a more detailed map
- http://www.gaucin.com/ Gaucin
- http://www.gaucinet.com/ Gaucinet
- http://www.walkingwildandalucia.com/ Walking Wild
- http://www.naturagaucin.com/ Natura Gaucín
Hotel Rural La Fructuosa
29480 Gaucín (Málaga)
tel.: +34 617.692.784 // +34 952.151.072