White Villages

Touring the White Villages of Andalusia

While in Seville we decided to take a day trip to see the surrounding ‘Pueblos Blancos’ (white villages) that are famous in Southern Spain. Although somewhat difficult to get to, there are options for every budget. Some train and bus service is available to the larger villages such as Rhonda, but I chose to higher a private driver to tour some smaller villages.

With two of us traveling, it was cost effective and efficient to hire a driver and we were able to see some incredible and remote villages. We visited Zahara de la Sierra, Grazalema, Olvera, Setenil de las Bodegas and Rhonda, which made for a whirl-wind day trip but very enjoyable. Most of the villages are so small that without a car you wouldn’t be able to visit them and the only place that seemed worthy of a longer visit or an overnight was Rhonda.

The countryside was beautiful, with picturesque white towns, ancient fortresses, cathedrals and forests. It was absolutely the highlight of Spain for me and our guide Paul was very knowledgable about the area and made it thoroughly enjoyable. I would highly recommend him for a private tour of the beautiful, hard to reach places in Southern Spain.

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For More Information:

Paul’s Day Trips Website
http://www.theotherspain.galeon.com

Andalucia Pueblos
http://www.andalucia.com/province/cadiz/cadiz-pueblos.htm

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