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Top Choice Nature Reserve in Mitzpe Ramon

Makhtesh Ramon

Israel is a small country, but the Makhtesh Ramon is one place where it feels vast. Featuring multicoloured sandstone, volcanic rock and fossils, this geological phenomenon is 300m deep, 8km wide and 40km long and i…
Top Choice European in Mitzpe Ramon

Chez Eugéne

Serving sophisticated alternatives to standard desert cuisine, the restaurant at this boutique hotel serves steak, pasta and other Mediterranean-influenced dishes. The desserts are particularly impressive.
Museum in Mitzpe Ramon

Ramon Visitor Center

Perched on the makhtesh rim, this visitor centre operated by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority has an extremely helpful information desk providing information about the Makhtesh Ramon Nature Reserve. It also con…
Gallery in Mitzpe Ramon

Spice Route Quarter

Located on the northern edge of town, this cluster of hangars and warehouses was once used by the military but now houses artisanal factories, artists' studios, boutique hotels, cafes and a dance workshop. With a pr…
Organic in Mitzpe Ramon


Set up as a community gathering place, this laid-back operation includes an open cafe kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a grocery selling organic produce. Staff are friendly and fully committed to sustain…
Wildlife Reserve in Mitzpe Ramon

Bio Ramon

This tiny desert wildlife park located next to the visitor centre shows how nature can find a way to survive even in the harshest desert conditions. It offers an integrated approach to the geology, flora and fauna t…
Cosmetics in Mitzpe Ramon

Faran Natural Cosmetics

The soaps, shampoos and skincare products sold at this factory store are made using plant oils and other extracts, and the relatively new line of 100% natural and organic mineral makeup was inspired by the richly co…
Israeli in Mitzpe Ramon


Locals rate this simple place at the entrance to the Spice Route Quarter hangar highly, and often head here to enjoy lunch on its rear covered patio. The menu is home-style, featuring labneh, hummus, salads, and cur…
International in Mitzpe Ramon


'The Barrel' serves hefty portions of fresh salad, burgers, sandwiches and pasta dishes in a pub-like atmosphere and is the only decent eatery in the town centre. There's a good range of beers on tap and a predilect…
Bakery in Mitzpe Ramon

Lasha Bakery

Baking challah for Shabbat as well as a range of artisan breads made with full grains and without preservatives, this bakery is known throughout the Negev and is a great stop for self-caterers.