Places of Interest
Being in such a privileged location, along with the wealth of culture and natural beauty of the province of Cadiz, the choice of where to go and what to see is almost endless.
We recommend the following options because they are closest to us and are very interesting to see:
Los Caños de Meca and Zahara de Los Atunes are smaller villages that belong to the municipal area of Barbate.
This sea-faring town is famous above all for its Almadraba, the ancient fishing technique used for capturing wild tuna. To experience this traditional fishing method it is highly recommendable to try out La Ruta de La Almadraba where you actually go out on a boat and visit the almadraba at Barbate or Zahara de Los Atunes. Afterwards you have to try out the gastronomic possibilities of this and other products from our seas.
The pine forests and the beautiful beaches, the cliffs and the salt marsh set these places apart.
Another place worth a visit is the old Fish warehouse which has been converted into a cultural centre, a food market and the Interpretation Centre on tuna fishing as well as housing the Tourist Information Office for La Breña National Park.
Zahara de los Atunes is another tourist town surrounded by massive beaches and has a lively atmosphere in summer.
In May both Barbate and Zahara celebrate their now famous Ruta del Atun, this is the best way to try out this exquisite product in all its different forms, people now call it the Iberico from the sea, due to it being a delicacy.
Sitting on top of a mountain, Vejer is one of the best-kept whitewashed towns.With a visible Muslim influence, in 1976 it was declared a town of historical and cultural interest and recently has been named as one of the prettiest towns in the country.
It is well worth a visit and so lovely to lose oneself, wandering around the narrow streets within the old city walls, admiring the patios and balconies and the façades of buildings, all beautifully decorated with plant pots full of flowers. The views from up here are a huge attraction and in summer there is a great cultural program.
Located within the Parque Natural del Estrecho, set in beautiful surroundings, Bolonia is another, natural and unspoiled beach in the province of Cadiz. On the western end of the beach you will see the 30metre high sand dune, La Duna de Bolonia, which has been declared a Natural monument.
In this unique place you can also visit the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Baelo Claudia which in a very good state of conservation. In August the old Roman theatre is used for performances.
The old town, with its ancient, medieval walls, has been declared a monument of cultural interest.
Conil is a very pretty, coastal town that has known how to maintain its charm intact. The town shows you how many different cultures have passed through here over the ages.
The enormously long, sandy beaches make it very popular, above all in summer. You will meet people from all corners of the world here.
Take a stroll through the busy streets, lined with shops , bars and restaurants and enjoy the great night life.
HOSTAL FORTUNA **
Avd. Trafalgar n.34
11159 Los Caños de Meca
Cádiz - Spain
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Tel. (+34) 9126.96.36.199
Caños de Meca