By TrishaR

Day trip to Arcos de la Frontera

When I checked the weather this morning for Jerez the temps, for 7 October, were highs of 33! Whit??? It’s always mega hot when we come to Jerez but didn’t expect this in October.

So after breakfast we walked the short distance for the 10 am service bus to Arcos, one of the Andalucian white villages, around 35 minutes away. Cost of this journey in a comfortable air con coach, 2€ each!

I could imagine this village is mobbed in the high season but wasn’t too busy with tourists in early October. We walked through the pretty whitewashed little streets coming out to a Plaza on top of the hill with a very beautiful old hotel with a stunning terrace overlooking the valley below. It actually reminded me of the Carse of Gowrie from Kinnoull Hill.

It was an enjoyable three hours spent wandering, eating and drinking and we got the 3 pm bus back to Jerez.

The hotel was an oasis of calm and cool after the heat outdoors but wanted to sample the views from their roof terrace so sat up there for a while and read the books (in the shade).

Jerez is buzzing in the evening in the old town area with plenty people still eating outdoors, a carousel going round in the huge plaza with the water fountains and we walked a good while before deciding to eat at the same place at the previous night. We love their food.

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