Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil de las Bodegas village view

View of Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil de Bodegas is a small Spanish ‘cave town’ located in the heart of Andalucia, near Ronda. This sleepy pueblo blanco is located deep in a river gorge and it’s famous for unique houses which are built into the rock.

It’s worth to walk all around this white village, up and down, as different viewing points allow to see the curious dwellings and rock formations in a different way and then to take most incredible photos.

This small forgotten village is also famous for chorizo sausage. There are a couple of nice restaurants and bars in the village and the inhabitants are very friendly and helpful.

We do not recommend driving to the very centre of Setenil de Bodegas as the streets might be too narrow for your car to turn, and reversing on those narrow steep streets often turns into a real nightmare! Setenil is recommended for half day trip – well-worth a detour when visiting Ronda.

Setenil de las Bodegas dwellings

Setenil de las Bodegas dwellings

Zahara de la Sierra

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A fairy-tale small white village, Zahara de la Sierra extends a warm welcome to all those seeking some quiet time in absolutely spectacular settings. Zahara is perched on top of a steep rocky hill overlooking the turquoise waters of the Zahara-el Gastor reservoir. A crumbling old castle, once a major Moorish outpost, towers over the tranquil pueblo blanco. Among the fortress ruins you will find Zahara’s most famous attraction, the lookout tower, the Torre del Homenaje.

Zahara lies in the heart of Sierra de Grazalema Naural Park, one of Spain’s most famous and most visited natural parks, renowned for great hiking trails and varied wildlife.

Zahara de la Sierra is one of the best Andalucian destinations for romantic holidays. Also recommended for anyone interested in hiking, exploring nature, or to kayaking enthusiasts!

Zahara de la Sierra – nearest destinations: Ronda, Casares

Vejer de la Frontera


Vejer de la Frontera is one of the most attractive white villages in Andalucia, situated about eight kilometres inland off the road which runs alongside Costa de la Luz, from Cadiz to Tarifa. This spectacularly located small village perches on a hill top, high above the surrounding countryside and the River Barbate, offering stunning panoramic views of the sunny coast.

Vejer_TEXT_400x630The main tourist attraction of Vejer is the old Moorish castle and the 14th century Renaissance church Iglesia de la Concepcion. Tourists visiting Vejer can also enjoy a peaceful stroll in the atmospheric maze of narrow winding streets, go shopping for local crafts and souvenirs,or take advantage of the excellent restaurant on the colourful Plaza de Espana.

Vejer_local-Castle_630x400It’a good idea to combine the trip to Vejer with a visit to one of the nearby beach resorts.The amazing Bolonia beach with the remains of an ancient Roman town is located only half an hour drive from Vejer. If you are on summer family holidays on Costa de la Luz, make sure to make a visit to Vejer de la Frontera on a cool summer evening. Another good time to visit Vejer is spring when orange trees are blossoming and the high temperatures of summer are gone.


Nearest destinations: Barbate, Conil de la Frontera, Bolonia