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Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera has excellent Holiday Rentals for visitors. Inside the town itself you will find comfortable, charming hotels as well as the traditional Spanish “pensiones” or “hostals” which are very simple hotels that provide the basics.

Right on beautiful Plaza de España in Vejer, with its famous tiled frog fountain and bustling cafes, this characterful, cosy hotel spread across neighbouring 1000-year-old houses, terraces and patios offers excellent service and superb food, in the heart of one of Andalucia's prettiest villages.

Sendero de los Acantilados is a linear route of around 6km along the coastal footpath that links Barbate to Caños de Meca, with wonderful views along the coast and out to sea. Don't go too the near the cliff edge, since there are sheer drops of up to 100m down to the sea.

Torre de Meca, a 15th-century watchtower, was built as part of a coastal defensive system to warn of a Berber pirate invasion. Watchkeepers would either light a fire or send smoke signals to neighbouring towers to communicate danger. Just outside of Caños de Meca, there is footpath that leads to it; see our section on walks.

From Barbate take the CA2143 to Caños de Meca. This is the principal road through the park and it passes through the Pinar de la Breña. You can stop off this route and go for a walk in the pine forest; at Km 3.5 is a forestry track, the Sendero del Torre de Tajo.

The Breña pine forest is made up mainly of umbrella pines (pinus pinea) planted in the late 19th century. There is a significant population of the endangered prickly juniper (juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa), the second largest area of this juniper in Andalucia after the Doñana National Park.

Located on the approaches to the Strait of Gibraltar, the park is an important stopping place for migrating birds, as well as providing an important nesting site for various species of birds on its cliffs, such as cattle egrets, little egrets and yellow-legged gulls.

There are many hotels to choose from in and around Caños de Meca. Villages close to the park include Conil de la Frontera, further west along the coast, and the delightful inland village of Vejer de la Frontera.

Created in 1989, the Breña y Marismas de Barbate park is Andalucia's second largest coastal reserve and has one of the most spectacular stretches of rocky cliffs along the Andalucian Atlantic coastline, with stunning views over the sea and to the rocky headland of Cape Trafalgar and its lighthouse.

Vejer de la Frontera is located off the N-340 Costal road between the cities of Cádiz and Algeciras. It is at the south of the A-48 autovia south from Cadiz. Take the exit at kilometre 36 and follow the signs to the hill top town up the A-2229.

One of the most unexpected thrills of Vejer for a first time visitor is the huge number of eateries hidden away in the beautiful Pueblo Blanco. Then a further surprise is that it is almost impossible to eat badly in this gastronomic paradise. Vejer doesn't rely just on summer tourists - there are the regular visitors. If the food isn't good, the restaurant will close.

Southern Spain is well known around the world for providing top quality golf opportunities in a climate that well suited to the sport. While the Costa del Sol – also known as the Costa del Golf – has long been a leader in the industry, golf courses and resorts are well developed across the region.

Vejer de la Frontera is perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of the Cádiz countryside and coast. If you’re looking for properties in the Vejer area, expect to mainly find flats, townhouses and smaller houses within the village limits.

If you are exploring the N340 Costa de la Luz coast road, you'd be wise to make time for a wander around Vejer. This classic white village on the hilltop is well worth a visit. It is actually 10 kilometers inland, perched high above the steep gorge of the River Barbate.

Just nine kilometres from Vejer de la Frontera the Playa del Palmar beach stretches out across the Cádiz coast inviting visits from locals and tourists alike. Nearby Capes of Trafalgar and Roches protect the coast.

If you are considering visiting Vejer de la Frontera you may find our maps a useful tool, we provide three maps, one of the region of Andalucia with Vejer de la Frontera highlighted.