About Us

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Who we are

We are a small family run guesthouse by Las Encantadas crag, just 5 minutes from El Chorro village in the Spanish countryside, with varied accommodation to suit all your needs. Our rustic property and garden are typical of the area, giving it lots of character, creating a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for our guests. If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil retreat away from it all then our accommodation in El Chorro is perfect. The Olive Branch B&B guesthouse is ideally situated within easy walking distance of one of the world’s premier climbing destinations in El Chorro. Our affordable accommodation, starting at just €7 per person and only 45 mins train ride from Málaga is perfectly suited to those who enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. The most popular activities include: climbing, walking, mountain biking and back-packing, but with mountains and lakes all around, the possibilities are endless.

Our Rooms

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Available to all visitors

Communal Area

The communal area of the main house provides a relaxed enviroment for all guests and a great place to meet climbers from around the world. We have a communal computer, stereo and a pool table where you can try your luck against Gary "The OB hustler"


Our main kitchen is large and fully equipped for use by our Ensuite room guests with plenty of fridge and food storage space. We also provide a fully equipped kitchen for campers, with fridges, cookers, pots pan etc. and a dining area. Our Bunk apartment also has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and lounge area.

Hot Showers

We have 2 shower/toilets rooms for campers with instant hot gas showers and we have recently installed 2 extra toilets. All of our Ensuite bedrooms have private bathrooms and the Bunk apartment has a toilet/shower/bathroom.


We offer a laundry service to all guests and regular clean linen and towels for en suite room and bunk guests.

Swimming Pool

Our private swimming pool is available to all guests all year round. The views from the pool terrace are beautiful and there is a BBQ area and sun loungers available for the guests to use.


Our Wifi is free for all guests to use and we have a communal computer that is always connected.


Accomodation for all budgets.

En Suite B&B


  • Based on 2 sharing
  • Breakfast or self catering
  • Showers
  • Free WIFI
  • Clean Bedding
  • Towels Provided



  • Bunk Beds
  • Breakfast optional
  • Kitchen Area
  • Free WIFI
  • Clean Bedding
  • Towels Provided



  • Shower Facilities
  • Breakfast optional
  • Use of Kitchen
  • Free WIFI
  • Tents Available*
  • Sleeping Mats*

* Leave your tent at home and rent one of ours for just €1 per day

Breakfast is available every morning between 8.30 - 9.30

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El Chorro is a world class climbing destination with over 2000 routes

Climbing El Chorro

Whatever grade you climb or style you prefer, you are guaranteed to find many routes you will love. Our guesthouse is in a prime location just 200 metres from the Las Encantadas crag and within easy walking distance of Frontales, Escalara Arabe and The Gorge itself. Climbing season in El Chorro is nearly all year round. December to March is the busiest time here for climbers, with the many south facing walls making the best of the winter sun, but Spring and Autumn can provide the nicest conditions, with warmer weather and long hours of sunlight. It is only the very hottest months of July and August that can make climbing difficult, but even then a little local knowledge can keep you in the shade and enjoying your day.


What our clients are saying about us

Stayed with Gary and Mel for almost 3 weeks, felt totally at home and had a superb time. Both Gary and Mel are incredibly helpful, going out of their way to ensure you have a great relaxing holiday. Plenty of information regarding transport, climbing etc on display, great attached campers kitchen complete with fridges and cooking equipment. Very social atmosphere...

This was an ideal break from the stresses and strains of full time work and running a home. Mel and Gary manage to make everyone feel at home the staff ensure the vibe is truly relaxing. The food is delicious and affordable whether it's Lasagne (home made pasta), Fresh baked sourdough bread, Thai curry, the food is always a labour...

Great atmosphere, friendly people (both staff and fellow guests) and amazing food (at a very good price) Common room area with pool table and a good vibe with a good variety of music. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Great place to relax after some climbing! :)

I have stayed at the Olive Branch numerous times and I always have a lovely time. Mel and Gary are always so helpful and they make sure that everyone feels comfortable and happy. I always stay there on a budget and they go out of their way to make sure that we are given the best possible value for our...

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