Ronda Serrania: Ubrique and other small mountain villages

Temperatures are still only 6 degrees centigrade at an altitude of 1450 meters delaying the onset of spring.
The coastal Costa del Sol is experiencing warm weather, 20 degrees or more, and the spring colors are appearing. I wanted to check the situation in the mountains and took a tour in the Ronda mountains in the area of Ubrigue and Faraján. On the mountain tops almost no signs of spring could be seen, but the landscape was very photogenic nevertheless, see the Gallery section NATURE for some pictures. The blossom is more active on the slopes and quite advanced down in the valleys. Separately I discovered a recreative site, Los Reales, situated north of Estepona. This place has awesome views both over the Costa del Sol and the mountain ranges when looking the other way. Well worth a visit. They offer barbecue facilities for anyone interested. More information in