Guided Tours

The tourist office provides details of private companies that run guided walking tours of old-town Arcos.


Arcos has a clutch of charming, small-scale, good-value guesthouses pocketed away in the old town, several occupying beautiful historical buildings. The swishest hotel in town is the cliff-top Parador de Arcos de la Frontera.


Arcos' food scene is a lively one, with authentically good Andalucian tapas bars and restaurants strung along the old town's Calles Deán Espinosa, Marqués de Torresoto and Boticas. The parador restaurant, El Corregidor, is the smartest choice in town. Finding somewhere for breakfast that isn't your hotel can be a challenge.

Drinking & Nightlife

Restaurants along Calles Deán Espinosa, Marqués de Torresoto and Boticas in the old town double as bars, several of them hosting live flamenco.