This is a much delayed report of a trip in August 2013 when I spent 6 days in Andalucia, visiting Ronda, Granada and Malaga. Solo female traveller, aged 52, my trip was both cultural and shopping-dedicated.
I flew the local low-cost airline, Blue Air, to/from Malaga airport and I moved around by public transport, since I do not have a driving licence. For this trip I used buses and there were convenient and comfortable.
I booked single rooms in Ronda, at Hotel Arunda II in Ronda (2 nights) and Hostal Tilos in Malaga, for 3 nights. Separate reviews are here:
Since many solo female travellers ask this question, I would say that I felt very safe during my entire trip, even late in the evening, I walked everywhere without feeling threatened or even uncomfortable. People were nice – not anyone did speak English but I understand a bit of Spanish and my Italian worked better than the English. So I could make myself understood and got information anytime I asked (and I ask a lot since I am not very good with orientation),
The highlight of my trip was Ronda, but I liked Malaga and enjoyed my day trip in Granada. It was a pleasant trip and I use this opportunity to thank everyone that I met during my stay there and who helped me – there were many!
Since I tend to write long reports, I will split it in separate posts for each day, to make it more manageable. And if my phrases seem strange from time to time, I apologise but I am not a native English speaker.