If you're searching for sunshine this summer, look no further than Ronda in southern Spain. With an average of 11 hours of sunshine a day during June, 12 hours a day during July, and a predicted rainfall of only 9 mm over both of those months, plenty of sunshine is pretty much guaranteed.
What's the first image that comes to mind when you think of Spain? Blue skies? Beaches? Flamenco? Bullfighting? Paella? If you Google 'Spain' in images, actually the photos are predominantly of fantastic architecture and little white houses cascading down mountainsides. These are the pueblos blancos (white villages) and their strategically-defensive hill-top positions, narrow cobbled streets and brilliantly-white casas reflecting back the bright Andalusian sunshine make for interesting and picturesque places to visit. Here are five of our favourites within a short drive from your base at La Cazalla, our secluded luxury villa rental in Ronda: