Road trip 04: Pueblos Blancos


The Pueblos Blancos, the White Towns of Cádiz, are one of the reasons people head to Andaluzia. The houses were painted white in an attempt to keep away the unbearable heat felt on the region during the summer season.

Our road trip number 4 is all about gorgeous villages, right from the start at Vejer de la Frontera and Arcos de la Frontera, with their houses defying gravity on the edge of an abyss. GrazalemaZahara de la SierraOlvera and Setenil de las Bodegas all vie with each other to enchant visitors with their charms. Although not a proper White Town, the trip ends in style in beautiful Ronda.

On day one, we depart from Seville and reach beautiful Vejer de la Frontera. After lunch, we are on the road again to Arcos de la Frontera, where we will spend the night.

A day full of magic ahead of us. Leaving Arcos de la Frontera, we make a stop at El Bosque to visit the interpretation center for the region and also to get acquainted with the wonderful goat cheeses produced locally. After that, we spend lunch time in Grazalema. The most dramatic drive of the route will take us to Olvera and then to Zahara de la Sierra, where we will spend the night.

Finally, on three we visit an impressive Roman settlement, walk through amazing Setenil de las Bodegas and end the drive in style with a night in Ronda.


Province of Cádiz, on the southern half of Spain.

Number of days


Good for

Landscapes, picturesque villages, great food.


All year round. If possible, avoid the summer heat.


192 km

(119 mi)

Where to sleep

Arcos de la Frontera, Zahara de la Sierra, Ronda.


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