Surroundings

Seville
Seville (Spanish: Sevilla) is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as Sevillanos (feminine form: Sevillanas) or Hispalenses. The population of the city of Seville is approximately 700 000 ranking as the fourth largest metropolitan area of Spain.
 
Seville has the most important historical centre of all Spanish cities. Worth wile visiting are: the Cathedral of Seville with the famous tower Giralda (originally a minaret). The Alcázar facing the cathedral has developed from the city's old Moorish Palace to a Renaissance building. Its gardens are a blend of Moorish, Andalusian, and Christian traditions.  The beautiful Torre del Oro and Plaza de España lavishly ornated with typical glazed tiles can’t be missed either.
 
Seville is at a one hour drive from Arcos the la Frontera and can be reached by public transport.
 
Web site: http://www.sevillaonline.es/
 
  
Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera is a beautiful typical Andalusian city located at a 30 minutes drive from Arcos de la Frontera. It is famous for its Sherry bodega’s where you can taste and buy the finest sherry’s in the world. Jerez is a large city and can also be visited for its shopping area, restaurants and theatres.
 
Once a year Jerez de la Frontera is the scenery of one of the most typical Spanish festivities of the year, the “Feria de los caballos”, a festivity that lasts for an entire week and the whole of Jerez attend. For more information on this feast, please visit the “Fiesta” area.
 
Web site:http://www.jerez.org/
 
 
Cadiz
Cádiz is located at a one hour drive from Arcos de la Frontera. Is a city and port in southwestern Spain and it is the capital of the Cádiz Province. 
As Cádiz is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula and possibly of all southwestern Europe, it has a rich history which can be seen in the city´s architecture. However, its history is certainly not the only reason to visit Cádiz. Enjoying a walk at the boulevard and having a meal while watching the sun go down over sea can certainly be a second reason to visit this charming city.
 
Web site: http://www.andalucia.com/cities/cadiz.htm
 
 
Sierra de Grazalema 
The Sierra de Grazalema is a extensive natural reserve offering many possibilities for tracking on different levels of difficulty, cycling and mountain biking. The Via Verde is a beautiful cycling route that consists of an old railway built during the Franco period but that was never taken in use. The route goes right through the natural reserve and offers beautiful views on the mountains and birdwatching areas.
 
The first walking routes are at only a half-hour drive from Arcos.
 
    
Beaches and swimming
The nearest beach, Valdelagrana is at a 40 minute drive from Arcos but the most beautiful beach of the Costa de la Luz, Los Caños de Meca is located at an hour drive from Arcos. If you do not want to go the beach you can swim at the public pool in Arcos which is very charming, the pool of Hotel Las Molineral (5 minute drive) which is even more beautiful (overlooking the lake of Arcos) and less crowded. But a real place to remember is the swimming pool of Tajo de Aguila, that is located right in the middle of a natural reserve with beautiful views on the lake of Bornos. This swimming pool is at a half hour drive from our B&B.