Ronda is less than an hour’s drive from Marbella on a spectacular mountain road with lots of twists and turns. The road is winding and not recommended for nervous drivers! You can take a private tour that includes transport, or you can even take a bus from Marbella bus station so you don’t have to worry about driving and you can enjoy a few glasses of the famous local wine. There’s plenty to see and do in Ronda, including visiting the impressive bridge over the El Tajo Gorge, one of Spain’s oldest bullrings, a stunning old town, archaeological treasures and a road wines. Here are our highlights.
Insider Tip – If you decide to take the public bus, be sure to book your return ticket when you arrive, as the buses are very busy with day-trippers in the summer.
Marvel at the Puerto nuevo brigde
The most famous site in Ronda is the extraordinary bridge which stretches across the El Tajo Gorge. Plunging 120 feet into the gorge, this is a major feat of engineering and a proper Kodak moment! There are lots of restaurants taking advantage of the views by clinging to the side of the canyon. We’d recommending heading to one of them for a drink or a snack, they offer an unbeatable angle on the bridge for photos and you can drink in the views while resting your feet. The scale of it all makes you feel pretty small!