The White Villages of Cadiz

44ExplorerJOSE

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“El viaje me hizo a mí” (The trip made me) is a professional travel blog created by José López and Gloria Lanchas with a twofold objective: to make you travel more and help readers prepare for their trips.
Cadiz
3 days
Cadiz
3 days
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The White Villages of Cadiz stand out as what the region’s inland towns should highlight. Look forward to tranquility, delicious meals and kindhearted locals, along with the added bonus of the friendliness and good will of Andalusian culture. Add to that the year-round good weather, considerable heritage and natural locations such as the Arcornocales Natural Park, and you can expect this region will leave an impression.

There is also an inland saltwater spring, about 200 km from the sea.
Take your reusable water bottle as there are many fountains around the area.
Inland Cadiz is a great area for year-round hiking.
There is also an inland saltwater spring, about 200 km from the sea.
Take your reusable water bottle as there are many fountains around the area.
Inland Cadiz is a great area for year-round hiking.

Explore Cadiz in 3 days

DAY 1

Arcos de la Frontera

Visit to Arcos de la Frontera

A pretty village that is the gateway to the White Villages from Cádiz. It has a web of labyrinthine streets where you’ll find cool little shops selling a little bit of everything. The best thing is to lose yourself among them as you explore at a laid back pace.

Salinas Romanas

Visit the Salinas Romanas de Iptuci

These salt mines have been producing salt since Roman times. It is best to call in advance to arrange your visit.

Majaceite River

Walk along the Majaceite river trail

A peaceful, completely flat, approximately five km walk along the river trail that starts from El Bosque and leads to Benamahoma.

DAY 2

roman road

Walk down the Roman road

A hike up to Ubrique which follows a Roman road. Don’t go there thinking you’ll barely see a couple of stones; the road is very well preserved and you can even see the ancient sewer system.

Ubrique Cadiz

Tour of Ubrique

Don’t hesitate to take a stroll through the historic center of Ubrique, the perfect example of a white Andalusian village. During your walk, you can enjoy some tapas or sit down and eat in a restaurant.

Villaluenga del Rosario

Explore Villaluenga del Rosario

Villaluenga del Rosario is the highest town in the province of Cádiz and one of the most underpopulated. What stands out most in this town is its curious bullring.

DAY 3

Grazalema

Stroll through Grazalema

Since the town is literally perched on a ravine, the view from Grazalema is beautiful. You don’t need much more than an hour to visit Grazalema, but if you want to enjoy a walk from the center of the town, there are several hiking routes, suitable for all skill levels.

Zahara de la Sierra

Enjoy the views of Zahara de la Sierra

What we like most about Zahara is the view of the marsh. There is also a hiking trail practically in the center of the town, which is very photogenic.

Castillo de Olvera

Climb up to Castillo de Olvera

If the day is hot, fill up your bottle of water before walking up to the castle. Don’t miss out on a visit to the La Villa neighborhood or the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.

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Before you travel

  • I have named my favorite places in the area but the distances are not far and you can change the order and visit some other towns in the area.
  • If you travel in summer, you can vary the itineraries, keeping in mind that the days are longer.
  • The white villages are an area with lots of water and plenty of natural water pools to swim in.

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Elviajemehizoami

“El viaje me hizo a mí” (The trip made me) is a professional travel blog created by José López and Gloria Lanchas with a twofold objective: to make you travel more and help readers prepare for their trips. Their articles mainly cover solo and self-tailored travel advice, as this is the way they tend to travel. What’s more, food is certainly not overlooked on their blog, as they are firm believers that trying local food is one of the greatest things each country has to offer.