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Cortes de la Frontera
There is often a funfair, music, dancing and of course drinking with the party usually carrying on all night and sometimes over several days.
Although almost all of the Pueblos Blancos will have some sort of hotel or tourist accommodation, you are probably better off basing yourself somewhere for a couple of days and exploring a new town every morning and afternoon. If planning ahead, many of the Pueblos Blancos have town festivals during July, and especially August. These dates vary depending on the day of the week and are sometimes fixed to Saint’s Days. The Andalucia tourist office should know, but often the information is difficult to get hold of. As this is Andalucia, the festivals often involve running bulls through the streets to the amusement of the locals. In Arcos and Zahara, they use fighting bulls, but in Cortes de la Frontera cows are used. These are not as dangerous as you might think, as when the running is finished they are taken back out to the field by the farmer.
Even if you do not want to see the bull runs, you should still try to catch at least one of the local festivals. The whole town turns out, some people in traditional dress. There is often a funfair, music, dancing and, of course, drinking, with the party usually carrying on all night - and sometimes over several days. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!