How much free time will I have on the break?
Each day you will have a few hours of free time at lunch and also in the evenings.
Can I opt out of any of the cultural activities?
You are free to opt out of any of the cultural activities, but the total cost of the break will not be reduced.
Is it possible to share a room?
It is possible to share a twin room with another person, on the condition that both guests make the arrangement themselves. We will not make arrangements for shared rooms for guests who have not been acquainted. You will save 100 Euros when you share.
Is there a lot of walking involved on the break?
Some walking will be required. Ronda is relatively small but hilly, so a general level of fitness is ideal.
What time do the breaks start and end?
You can check in to your hotel at 2pm on Wednesday, followed by welcome drinks on the terrace at 4pm. Check out is at 12pm on Sunday.
What if I can only get a late flight on Wednesday or an early flight on Sunday?
One option is to stay in Malaga city for one night prior to coming to, or after leaving Ronda. Malaga is a beautiful city full of history, culture and great places to eat with affordable accommodation. You might also want to consider adding a few extra days on to your trip to explore the region of Andalusia. You have the choice of city breaks, mountains, lakes and beaches. Take a look at this article for some ideas.
What do I need to bring for the language sessions?
Bring a pen and note pad.
How is the weather in Ronda?
The weather in Ronda is pleasant during spring and autumn reaching mid-twenties (centigrade). In July and August it can reach mid-thirty’s in the afternoon. You will have a few hours free time at the hottest part of the day. You can relax indoors or take a dip in the outdoor municipal swimming pool to cool off. We strongly advise you to wear a minimum of factor 30 sunscreen when you are out and about in Ronda.
What clothes should I bring?
In May and October, bring something light to cover up in the evenings as it might get a little cool. We also advise you to bring comfortable shoes for walking around the town. There is a municipal outdoor swimming pool and a hotel spa, (not Hotel San Francisco), nearby so bring your swimwear if you fancy a dip.
When do I pay?
A deposit of 40% per person is payable at the time of booking, which will be non-refundable except in the event that we are unable to provide the break which you have booked.
The balance of the price is payable in full four weeks before departure. If the balance remains unpaid, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and retain the deposit.
How do I pay?
You can pay using PayPal or direct bank transfer. We will send you this information after you confirm which break you would like to book via our contact form here.
Do I receive a refund if I cancel?
The following cancellation charges will be applied, (i) up to 28 days prior to departure 50% of the price, (ii) 27 days to 14 days prior to departure 75% of the price, (iii) 13 days or less prior to departure, or on departure date, 100% of the price. Cancellations must be made in writing to us by the person who made the booking. Any notice will become effective from the date of receipt of the notice.
Can I get medical assistance nearby if necessary?
Yes, there is a regional hospital on the outskirts of Ronda with a 24 hour emergency department. We strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance before coming to Ronda.
Do you provide a transfer to and from the airport?
We can recommend a company that provides an airport shuttle. This option is ideal for a minimum of four people as the cost can be split. We can also recommend an affordable British family-owned car hire company which include a meet and greet service at the airport. Contact us for more details.
Do I need to learn any Spanish before coming on the Spanish Taster Break?
No, you don’t need to learn any Spanish before coming on the trip. Andalusian people are generally very willing to help and many speak a little English, so it shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you want to get a head start, why not get yourself a Spanish phrase book!