The White Villages of Cadiz
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.
Explore Cadiz in 3 days
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.