Villaluenga del Rosario (10 min by car)
This pretty enclave in the sierra de Grazalema, Villaluenga del Rosario, houses the Museum of Payoyo Cheese and the largest factory of this exquisite flavoursome and high quality cheese.
Benamahoma (20 min by car)
The village of Benamahoma is located in a privileged position where the presence of the water, its most valued asset, dominates the landscape. Must-see visits are the Museum of Water (located in the old mill at the source of the river Majaceite), the fish farm or El Castillejo Botanical Gardens.
If there is one important date on the Benamahoma calendar it has to be the first weekend in August, when the unusual Moors and Christians Festival is held. The village returns to the period of Arabic domination and the Christian reconquista.
Ubrique (23 min by car)
Ubrique forms part of the route of the white villages, at the entrance of Grazalema Natural Park and Los Alcornocales Natural Park. You can’t leave without visiting the Museum of Leather, a look at the history of leather goods in Ubrique since its beginnings.
Don’t forget to visit the Roman archaeological site Ocuris, 2 km from Ubrique in a place known as the salto de la Mora (leap of the Moor), from where you can see the natural pass to Benaocaz and the manga de Villaluenga (valley pass).
El Bosque (25 min by car)
Located on the banks of the river Majaceite and at the foot of Albarracín hill, this pretty white village offers sulfurous springs and thick forests. Highlights are its cold meats and cheeses as well as the art of leather making and the manufacture of artisan furniture.
Montejaque y Benaoján (40 min by car)
The cave painting site Cueva de la Pileta is a prehistoric cave declared a National Monument in 1924. It is one of the most notable examples of cave painting on the Iberian Peninsula which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
Setenil de las Bodegas (40 min by car)
The main attraction of this small village are its peculiar dwellings built under the protection of the rocks, in which unlike with other semi-troglodyte constructions, the rock is not excavated, instead the rocky wall is simply closed in and the dwelling is built lengthways.