Cetacean sighting

Holidays in Costa de La Luz

You can not miss the light of Cádiz, you can not miss the colors of the province, the white, the blue, the green, or the gold of the wine and the sand; neither the sensations experienced in the small corners, nor the smells of salt; You can not miss the accents, the laughter, the voices, nor can you miss the flavors of ancient history, fusion of cultures, wisdom. You can not miss what you have not touched, for that and many other things ………… LOVE YOURSELF IN CADIZ

1.- The beaches of the province

260kms. on the coast where you can enjoy unspoiled beaches, urban beaches, small coves, all of golden and fine sand and clean waters, certified by Europe for its quality, with an enviable climate and with 3,100 hours of sunshine per year.

2.- The Route of the White Villages

With its 19 whitewashed villages within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, a walk through the interior of the province to discover the tradition, culture, gastronomy, popular crafts.

3.- The Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia

In the inlet of Bologna (Tarifa) you can visit this spectacular archaeological site where the Roman city is located, founded in the 3rd century BC. that conserves in good condition its monumental layout and great part of its architecture.

4.- How Andalusian horses dance

A unique show of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art of Jerez de la Frontera where you can see the beauty and nobility of this animal, an authentic equestrian ballet in which rider, horse and music come together to create something magical. But also in the Yeguada de la Cartuja de Jerez you can enjoy an equally beautiful show in an institution that is responsible since the Middle Ages for the improvement of the Carthusian horse.

5.- Visit a warehouse of the D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and taste a sherry

The framework of Jerez offers a wide variety of proposals: wine tours and tastings in the wineries, pairing lunches, walks through the vineyards, winespa, Tai-chi among vineyards, night visits, typical breakfasts, courses and wine tastings, vinegars and brandis, equestrian and flamenco shows. A whole range of very attractive activities.

6.- The “Cadiz Trimilenario”

The capital of the province offers a heritage of more than 3,000 years of history and culture. You can take a tour of sites such as the Casa del Obispo and the archaeological site of Gadir, where the Phoenician foundation of the city has been documented; by the salting factory, also by the Roman theater, to finish in the Museum of Cádiz, archaeological museum, dedicated in large part to these cultures. Also know the origin of the city, the first settlements, visit museums and art centers, churches and convents that tell us stories of the city, castles, bastions and walls.

7.- The sighting of cetaceans in the Strait of Gibraltar

It is an ecotourism activity, that is, based on nature tourism that simultaneously has benefits for the resource used, the cetacean and the environment, since it offers the ideal framework for the development of environmental education and scientific research. Several companies that have specialized guides in marine biology, leave with their ships from the port of Tarifa to cross the Strait in search of common dolphins, mules, lists, the pilot whale; when it is seasonal to killer whales and sperm whales, and also in season to the common whale.

8.- The Tavira Tower of Cádiz

The first Camera Obscura of Spain, the pioneer in showing spectacular images of the city in real time, located in an eighteenth-century watchtower. You can also complete the visit with panoramic and incredible views of the city in 360º from its roof-viewpoint.

9.- The ronqueo of the almadraba tuna

It is a show to be enjoyed in towns such as Conil, Zahara de los Atunes and Barbate, especially during the fishing season of almadraba between May and June, but also outside of it. It is called ronqueo when the cutting of a great red tuna is made due to the sound that produces the knife during the cut. There are several places and companies that do it, such as the Herpac canning company, the Tuna Museum or the Trafalgar Charter company, among others, in Barbate. In addition it can be seen during the celebration of the different gastronomic weeks of the Tuna that are celebrated, between May and June, in these three locations and also in Tarifa.

10.- Hiking through a natural park

The province has 6 Natural Parks, one of them, the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, is also a Biosphere Reserve, configuring this province as a great environmental reserve, with very different ecosystems and habitat of valuable animal and plant species. The same can go along paths by the sea, above a cliff, next to a forest of fir trees, a fir tree of the Tertiary Era, in the largest forest of cork oaks in Europe, next to the Strait of Gibraltar sighting the African continent and migrations of birds or by the marshes next to the Doñana Natural Park.

11.- Attend a fishing trip in a saline

The despesque -word little known inland- is the extraction of the fish existing in the natural estuaries of the salinas, which must be emptied annually once the rainy season ends. This traditional handmade work for many years is a show to feel. Gilthead bream, sea bass, grilled or salt flat, fine wine and good company. They take place from the end of October to the end of December; Some salinas make a recreation to show to visitors during the rest of the year.

12.- Colored candles and kites

If you want to enjoy one of the best beaches in Spain and the color show offered by the sails and kites of windsurfers and kitesurfers go to Tarifa; in its different beaches blessed by a good climate, a fantastic swell and the east or west wind, you will find good atmosphere, good gastronomy and places of leisure by the sea that have turned it into the international center of reference for the practice of these sports .

13.-The Cadiz Carnival and the Jerez Horse Fair

Two of the most important festivals in the province that you should not miss. The Carnival of Cádiz, which concentrates the greatest contribution of irony, criticism and humor in less square meters. Of international tourist interest, it is a unique Carnival, open to everyone, and above all original and different.

The Feria del Caballo de Jerez, also of international tourist interest, is one of the most attractive in Andalusia, a popular manifestation where the horse is the protagonist with the wine of Jerez, the color of flamenco dresses and music.

14.- A boat trip along the coast

When the good weather arrives, a boat trip, either by the Bay of Cádiz, by the coast of Chiclana, Conil, Barbate or in Tarifa, navigate the Strait of Gibraltar, by the Guadalquivir River next to the Doñana Natural Park … , is a way to discover the beautiful beaches and coves of our province, the small fishing villages …, to go into the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, to travel historical rivers in the heart of a natural park.

15.- The Motorcycle World Championship in Jerez

A weekend of fun, nightlife, tasty cuisine and especially motorcycles. This is what the thousands of bikers who come every year in spring come to the Circuito de Jerez to witness the Spanish Grand Prix, which by the way offers guided tours.

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