Pueblos Blancos – following the white spots in the mountains

It was the Semana Santa week in the South of Spain and the unusual 30 degrees for mid-April. The conditions were perfect to explore the beautiful white villages that are hiding in the mountains of Andalusia.

One could easily spend days touring from one white spot to another, but we were not so rich in time, so we randomly chose 6 villages for our 2 days long road trip.

Our route West of Malaga:


Stop’1 – Ronda:

Rightfully named as one of the most impressive villages of Spain. The views here are simply breathtaking. A must stop in Andalusia!

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Our beautiful hotel just off Ronda

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Stop’2 – Setenil de las Bodegas:

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Stop’3 – Olvera

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Stop’4 – Zahara de la Sierra – my personal favorite!

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Stop’5 – Arcos de la Fronteta

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Stop’6 – Jerez de la Frontera

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East of Malaga:

Malaga in Easter got so busy, that we simply had to run away to escape crowds of people and the spike in prices. We used this excuse to explore the oriental side of the Malaga province. Only an hour drive direction East and you are in the virgin rocky beaches surrounded by mountains and green scenery.


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Playa de Maro – probably the best known secret in the area. Popular with locals and tourist from the nearby Nerja.

Frigiliana

A perfect overnight stop in the mountains – small, quite, white!

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Alcantilados (Cliffs) de Maro-Cerro Gordo

Great spot to drive the serpentine roads in a search of the perfect beach. If small natural beaches, almost no people and a complete silence is your thing, this natural park is a must visit for you!

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