The climate is generally dry and hot in summer, with mild spring and autumn seasons. Winters are cold and humid and snow is not uncommon at the higher altitudes. Cloudless days in winter can be warm and bright and the light is considered to be good for photography and painting. The exceptional clarity and varied landscape have enchanted and inspired many artists.
The region is famous for walking, birdwatching, cycling, climbing, horse riding and other outdoor sports. Ronda is also an historic winemaking region and thus an excellent destination for enotourism. There are currently over 25 wineries (“bodegas”) in an area of approximately 250 hectares of vineyards. The special geological features make growing conditions ideal for certain grape varieties.