If you are looking for an excuse to tour the south of Spain and get to know its culture, nature and gastronomy, we invite you to discover one of the charming routes of the WHITE VILLAGES, in particular the route of the Serranía de Roda and the Valle del Genal. Narrow streets, white-washed walls and terracotta red roofs are the three main characteristics that typify these towns.

The unusual name that these routes receive, is given because of the unmistakable white-washed facades of the buildings, which for many years been the main way of protecting the buildings from the heat of the sun. Whole villages wrapped an intense white, that seem to call out for you to explore their quaint streets.

This route includes 12 villages located in the Málaga area. Villages like: Gaucín, Genalguacíl, Alpandeire, Cartajima, Pujerra, Ronda, Igualeja, Parauta, Cuevas del Becerro, Jimera de Líbar, Jubrique and Benarrabá that you can reach through the spectacular natural landscapes of the mountain ranges covered with thick mediterranean vegetation: deep and gentle valleys, narrow gorges and steep cliffs, thousand-year-old caves such as La Pileta and Gato, where prehistoric man left his mark.

At the heart of the route, you can find our cozy hotel LOS CASTAÑOS, in Cartajima, a place lost in time with a traditional charm, surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Alto Genal Valley and the Serranía de Ronda.

La Peña Vieja de Arcos de la Frontera

There are a multitude of possibilities at your disposal to discover the different routes of the White Villages, as there are several in the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga. You can combine short excursions, with longer tours that last for several days, and even search further afield and discover other white villages, which are also worthwhile, located in provinces such as Seville, Granada or Almeria. In this way you can combine beach and mountain holidays and not miss anything!

For example, if you want to keep on soaking up the magic of Andalusia, you can enjoy a romantic and cosmopolitan stay at HOTEL HOLOS in Sevilla and discover the famous Giralda or the spectacular Plaza de España. Or if you want a quieter atmosphere the hotel LA ALMUNIA DEL VALLE, located in the Sierra Nevada (Granada), will allow you to enjoy the mountains and privileged views. Finally, if after touring the south of Spain you want to relax, the hotel LA ALMENDRA Y EL GITANO in the natural park of Cabo de Gata (Almería), offers you both luxury and relaxation in a unique environment.

So, now you know, if you would like to spend a few days discovering the charm of the White Villages, searching for legends of bandits and bullfighters, we at Boutique Hotels Spain we offer you charming little corners of the world to make your stay more pleasant … We hope to be your destination of choice! See you in southern lands!