Tourist Info

Official tourism page for the area (in Spanish)

Majaelrayo on Facebook  (in Spanish)

WiFi access: Free in Majaelrayo at the Contrabajo bar

Where to sleep


La Majada del Rayo. This house rents for groups of up to 10 persons. It is a little out of town and very quiet. New since 2014. Very nicely decorated.

El Pajar Negro. This house rents for up to 8 persons. Attached house in the village itself. Spectacular minimalist decoracion with a great south-facing patio.

Las Cabezadas. Four apartments in well-tended installations. Each apartment has two bedrooms, living/kitchen area with fireplace, and bathroom. Very nice atmosphere.

El Callejon de La Gata. Very large house that usually rents out completely for groups. It can sleep 18 in 5 rooms with double bed and bathroom. There is also a full apartment on the upper floor with living room, bedroom, kitchen and bath. There is a summer swimming pool.

Cerezasymiel  Large house located on the outskirts of town. Surrounded by beautiful well-tended gardens. The entire house rents out for groups of up to 10 persons.


El Abejaruco   Small 5 room hotel. Very well decorated.

La Era de la Tia Donata   6 rooms. Located right next to a large complex specializing in weddings. Can be noisy.

La Casa del Sol   3 rooms plus a suite. In my opinion, one of the most attractive in the area.


Al Viento del Ocejon


La Pizarra Negra

Los Doce Robles

El Roblehueco


Albergue Rural Tejanegra   A rural hospice with room for 68 persons.


Where to eat

On the weekends, there is no problem since everything is open. If you come during the week, the selection is pretty slim but you won’t die of hunger.


El Jabali. The oldest restaurant in the area. In the main square. Specialized in roast lamb and kid that must be ordered 24 hours ahead. Telephones: 949 859 025/ 629 387 548. To avoid a long wait for a table, it is advisable to reserve in advance. There is a bar on the main floor. Opens Friday afternoons and from 9 AM Saturdays and Sundays. Closed during the week.

El Contrabajo. A small bar to the left as you arrive. There is no kitchen but they serve a nice selection of snacks and sandwiches. On Saturday and Sunday there are usually a couple of nice dishes available for a quick lunch. Opens Monday to Friday from 12 noon and Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM. It closes at night when everyone goes home.

Campillo de Ranas

La Garduña. A small bar in the center of town. During the summer there are two outside areas front and back. Has good “tapas”. The opening hours are a little complicated and not very dependable. Closes Sunday evening, Mondays and Tuesday. Opens from 12 noon to 4 PM and again from 6,30 PM to 11 PM.


Los Manzanos. A little bar/restaurant very popular with the locals. The bar opens in the morning until 9 PM. The snacks at the bar are especially good. The restaurant on the first floor opens for lunch. During the week there is a special inexpensive daily menu. Closes Mondays.           © Richard Stephens Ely 2017