You'll find excellent rural accommodation in Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra (your best bases for the Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema), while Arcos de la Frontera has a clutch of charming guesthouses.


Dining in this area is all about simple fare prepared in hearty creations such as tagarnina (thistle) scrambles, grilled mountain meats or platters of payoyo cheese. Arcos has some excellent tapas bars, while, in the hills, Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra provide the best food offerings.