White villages



Whitewashed houses which hold their temperature even when the sun is shining, are the hallmark of the white villages of Andalusia. 19 villages in the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga are part of the route, 5 of these are the most popular.

Arcos de la Frontera

Gateway to the white villages, with charming alleys and surprising viewpoints. The best viewpoint: from the restaurant of the Parador Nacional. 


Picturesque village located in the mountain range from which it gets its name. It has a very unique climate, with the highest rate of rainfall on the peninsula.


A 'must see' is a visit to the Moorish Castle and the church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación (which although a church is the size of a cathedral).

The slope is steep but the balconies decorated with flowers and the views make it very worth the effort. 

Setenil de las Bodegas

Like a picture postcard. Crossed by the River Guadalporcún and'crowned' by its imposing castle, it is built at different levels above caves. 

Zahara de la Sierra

In the heart of the Natural Park and bathed by the turquoise waters of its reservoir, it is essential to watch the sunset from the Torre del Homenaje.  

Dessert gastronomy

Although the typical dishes in the area are stews of venison, partridge or rabbit, traditional desserts deserve special mention, such as egg rings, oil cakes, piñonate or quince jelly are the best way to close any menu.