Reviews for Cádiz province

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Authentic white village, far from mass tourism

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Bed and breakfast in Chiclana de la Frontera (Pinar de los Franceses)

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 70 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Outside jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi
  • Roof terrace
  • Garden

Apartment in Cádiz city (Cadiz Old Town)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 115 m² living area
  • 6 m² terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Patio
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Villa in Conil de la Frontera

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 240 m² living area
  • 500 m² terrace
  • Private pool
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Cadiz Province

Cadiz province situated in the southwest of Andalusia is a region of outstanding natural beauty, and rich cultural heritage. Boasting a coastline of 250 kilometres, the stunning white
villages (pueblos blancos) and the oldest city in Europe, Cadiz is a wonderful holiday location for those seeking an alternative to the busier and more commercial Costa del Sol.

Actually very few European tourists make it as far as Cadiz, opting to stay along the Costa Blanca or
Costa del Sol; however it is a very location for Spanish tourism, who appreciate the beauty of the region.

History
The capital city of the province, Cadiz, is the oldest city in Western Europe; records suggest that the city dates back more than 3,000 years and was the location for the original Iberian settlers. From there the region was occupied by the Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians – for whom it was an important trading post, the Romans, who were then defeated by the Visigoths.

Due to its location, so close to the continent of Africa, it has always been seen as an important strategic and trading region. It was also where Christopher Columbus set off on his adventures to the New World.

Towns & Villages of Cadiz

The capital city of the province, Cadiz, dates back more than 3,000 years and the city has a rich
cultural heritage, which is evident through its streets and buildings. However, it isn’t a stuffy historical city, on the contrary, it has a wonderful upbeat, friendly atmosphere.

The city stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay, which is almost entirely surrounded by water.
Ascend to the top of the city’s cathedral and you will almost feel like you are standing on the stern of a boat, all you can see is water.

The old city is distinctly Moorish in appearance and a gem to explore with its narrow cobbled streets, beautiful plazas (squares), fabulous fish market and numerous tapas bars, which serve up typical Tapas Gaditanas (typical tapas from Cadíz). However, there is also a part which has a distinct Cuban feel, with colourful buildings and even more colourful people, residing there.

The bohemian town of Tarifa is situated at the southern most point in Europe, just 14 kilometres from Africa, where the Mediterranean meets
the Atlantic Ocean, enjoys spectacular views of the Rif Mountains of Africa across the water. The town is an excellent destination for lovers of water sports, and it’s a party town, yet with a distinctly chilled out atmosphere.

The stunning castellated town of Vejer de la Frontera is a magical place, and if you’re exploring the N340 coast road, you’d be wise to
take time out for a visit to this classic white hilltop town, with its wealth of cultural attractions.

El Puerto de Santa Maria is located in the north east of the Cadiz province, on the Guadalete River outlet, in the Bay of Cadiz. It’s one of Cadiz’s best kept secrets, with wonderful beaches, cobbled streets lined with orange trees, some of the best seafood in Spain and the best sherry!

Canos de Meca is a small community on the windswept but stunning Costa de la Luz, on the
Atlantic coast. Deep in the Parque Natural del Acantilado, Canos de Meca boasts beautiful beaches, backed by cliffs and pine trees.

Conil de la Frontera is a former fishing village, which has become a popular, low-rise resort. It has good beaches and the streets still have a village feel to them. 

Jerez is the capital of sherry production and lies some nine miles inland from the sea between Cadiz and Seville. Dating back to the Moorish Occupation, visitors to Seville should expect to be charmed by the beautiful city, it’s famous sherry
bodegas, wonderful flamenco and Andaluz horse displays.

Isla Canela is a natural island joined by a bridge to Ayamonte (Huelva), a town with the purest Andalusian enchantment. It is located in the south-west of Spain, between the Andalusia Atlantic and the Portuguese Algarve.

Natural Cadiz
The relatively high population density of this region on Andalusia's west coast hasn’t affected the near virgin state of its lowlands. The marshes, dunes and salinas between Cadiz and San Fernando present a distinctive flat landscape.
Salinas are salt pans, where sea water is evaporated by the sun to yield salt. This activity dates back to the Phoenicians, and has continued unchanged for three thousand years.

Its privileged position makes Cadiz bay the winter home and resting place for many species of aquatic migratory birds along their routes to and from Africa. The bay region also has many virtually untouched beaches.

The rugged hills known as the Sierra de Cadiz are densely wooded with pine groves and cork trees. White villages and fortified towns cling to the side of river gorges and valleys.

Beaches
There is no doubt that one of the main natural resources of the province of Cadiz is its great variety of beaches. These are characterised by white fine sand and crystal clear waters. Along the 250 kilometre coastline you find a variety of beach types: from natural, virgin beaches, sand dunes, to urban beaches with lots of facilities, small creeks and bays, and extensive sandy
beaches stretching several kilometres, where you will find the windsurfing community hang out.

Many of these obtain the Blue Flag distinction for clean beaches and waters, year after year.

Outdoor pursuits
Between Malaga and Huelva lie mountain ranges and Natural Parks, where all kinds of outdoor sports can be practised, including equestrian, hiking, paragliding, ballooning, and many other adventure sports. The town and surrounding beaches of Tarifa is especially popular with the windsurfing community and water sports enthusiasts.

Cuisine
The excellent seafood from the bay is a staple for locals, as well as being the main economic activity. Shellfish are particularly delicious, including mussels, langoustines, clams, crab and
razor-shell molluscs, that are easily found by rooting around in the shallows. In Puerto de Santa Maria there is a seafood restaurant with a shop attached, you shop for your seafood, and then the restaurant cooks it for you. Simply delicious!

The cuisine of Cadiz has many influences from its past, Moorish, Phoenician and Roman, but all of these add up to a typically Andalusian gastronomy. Aside from seafood dishes, specialities include guiso de rabo de toro (oxtail stew) and perdiz estofado (partridge casserole).

Climate
The province of Cadiz enjoys a mild climate; the hottest period of the year is during the summer months of July and August, when the temperature
rises to around 32 degrees, and the winter months drop to around 18 degrees. The provinces receives
about 300 days and 3200 hours of sunshine per year.

 

 

 

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Authentic white village, far from mass tourism


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Unspoilt beaches
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El Puerto de Santa María review

We actually stayed in El Manantial, which is out of town and on the coast. A car is not essential, but definitely useful


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I know the coast from previous visits but this time we were lazy and stayed put in El Manantial
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Vejer de la Frontera review

A very traditional white hill top village steeped in history with great bars and restaurants


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Golden sands on the atlantic coast of Spain with wonderful sunsets
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Beautiful Spanish white hilltop town with plenty to see and do. plus great restaurants and bars


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Very clean golden beaches
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Not too big but complete


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The best coast we've ever seen!
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Vi var kun på køretur langs stranden.....dyrker ikke strandliv.
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Chiclana de la Frontera review

Bigger and more sprawling than I expected but lovely beach at la Barossa and saint Petrie .Easy but boring drive to Cadiz.Easy to drive to other areas. Lots of big supermarkets in town and places to eat but if you don't speak much Spanish then go for restaurants on the beach as they have men's with translation to English/French


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The coast was very clean with beautiful soft sand but not many toilets.You have to use cafes loo so have to buy a drink.We did go just out of season though but having said that we did notice very few public toilets.
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Vejer de la Frontera review

You can't really rate the cottage as a city. It is very rural and yet within 15 minutes from the facilities in Conil. Vejer is nice for a visit, but the cottage gives you the ultimate holiday feeling.


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Excellent, much better and less touristic than the Costa del Sol
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Alcaidesa beach review

Quiet purpose built resort lacking in character but perfectly pleasant.


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Great views, plenty of places to visit. If you like golf this is the area for you!
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