Do you remember the song 'Help me, Rhonda', which was a smash hit record by The Beach Boys in 1965?

Well, with a minor spelling change, HELP ME RONDA makes the perfect name for this new website about one of the most stunning, historic and emblematic towns in Andalucía, if not the whole of Spain .

A one-stop-shop for residents and visitors to the Serrania de Ronda, HELP ME RONDA has sections covering services, shops, businesses, the police, transport, schools, the Press, places to stay, activities, food and drink, entertainment, and local politics, as well as articles, answers to FAQs, a blog, features and a photo gallery.

Alongside the website, there is a Facebook group and a WhatsApp group.

The Facebook group is for notifications about new content on the website and other information  of interest. 

Advertisements are NOT permitted on the Facebook group. 

We hope you will join. Current membership stands at 580 people from a range of nationalities [21/05/2024]. We easily achieved our target of 500 by the end of March 2024. The question is: Can we get to 600 by the end of May? The group name is HELP ME RONDA.

The WhatsApp group's primary function is to provide a forum for questions, requests, pleas for and offers of help, plus information about professional services like legal, financial, tax, translation and interpreting, as well as tradespeople and so on.

The WhatsApp group DOES ALLOW advertisements. 

If you would like to join the group, please send your name and mobile number, using the CONTACT section of this website or by sending a WhatsApp message to Paul Whitelock at (+34) 636527516, and I'll add you to the group.

We hope that HELP ME RONDA in all three if its guises meets your needs.

The Places to Stay section only lists recommended places. There is no booking facility, since this is more than adequately catered for by other websites, such as, and the big boys like AirBnB, Booking and VRBO.

There is a Places to Eat section, which is based on our own experience of eating out in the area over 15 years. Most websites only list establishments that pay the website a fee. Our listings are NOT paid for, and are our own personal recommendations.

Currently we receive no payment for any basic listings on Help Me Ronda.  They are simply our recommendations based on over 20 years' experience of visiting the area and being residents for 15 years. However, we do plan to offer featured listings with photos and text for a small annual fee.

Please note that HELP ME RONDA accepts no liability for its recommendations, which are given in good faith.

About the Owner

Paul Whitelock is a retired former languages teacher, school inspector and translator, who emigrated to the Serranía de Ronda in 2008, where he lives with his German wife, Rita. He spends his time between Montejaque and Ronda doing DIY, gardening and writing. He also dabbles in property development, property sales [], and exclusive holiday rentals. 

If you're stuck and need an interpreter or translator, Paul also offers translation and interpreting services [ or (+34) 636 52 75 16.]

Paul and Rita Whitelock