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Cádiz is one of the favourite destinations in Andalusia for different types of travellers: couples planning a romantic getaway , families accompanied by their pets who want to go on holiday in the Andalusian province, groups that meet in the capital for conventions, sports lovers such as golf or surfing or simply those who travel in search of peace and relaxation.
Tourists who choose to spend their holidays in this destination can lose themselves in both the beauty of the ocean and the charm and tradition of the villages of Cadiz. One of the most popular is Chiclana, a charming place with access to some of the most admired Cadiz beaches , such as Sancti Petri and Costa Ballena. Another popular Cadiz town is Jerez, known worldwide for attracting the attention of Moto GP race fans at the Circuito de Jerez.
The capital of the same name is considered the oldest city in the West, with more than 3,000 years of history. Cadiz capital saw Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans pass through its lands, as well as being home to the Arabs for centuries. Definitely a very attractive tourist and historical destination, where you can also find the Falla Theatre, a great cultural focus in the capital where numerous events are held.
This Andalusian enclave has an enviable weather , good gastronomy, monuments, leisure and sports activities, and a magnificent list of charming hotels, mainly those close to the beach areas. In short, the ideal ingredients for an excellent holiday in Cadiz. But where can you find the best hotels on the coast of Cadiz?
The province of Cadiz receives visitors throughout the year in both its inland and coastal areas. Faced with such an attractive destination, it is common for many visitors to ask where to stay in Cadiz when planning their trip.
If it is a pleasure trip, more visitors choose to spend their holidays by the Atlantic Ocean, as it is possible to find many hotels on the coast of Cadiz, some of them on the beachfront. In this way, you can easily enjoy the charm of the beach areas bathed by the Atlantic.
In addition, these hotels also offer 5-star services, such as the luxury treatment you can enjoy at the hotel in Sancti Petri, Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri, which has the largest Spa in Andalusia and offers an oasis of sun, sea and luxury on the coast of Cadiz. This hotel has 5 outdoor swimming pools with hydromassage, discotheque, bowling, entertainment, unique experiences and a wide range of gastronomic offer with the seal of maximum quality of Royal Hideaway.discotheque, Irish Pub, bowling, entertainment and a wide range of gastronomic offer with the seal of quality of Barceló Hotel Group.
There are also many visitors who travel to this Andalusian province for professional reasons such as conferences. In these cases, they usually opt for a hotel in Cadiz capital, which allows them to take advantage of the free time. Located in the city of Cadiz we find the hotel Occidental Cadiz , an Urban Beach hotel that offers a host of advantages to make the most of your visit to the city, where you can discover the charms of Cadiz, also known as "Tacita de Plata", and considered the oldest city in the West. Connected to all points of interest in the city, this hotel stands out among the hotels in Cadiz as it is located just 100 m from the Victoria beach, the best urban beach in Europe, and very close to the Congress Palace of Cadiz.
For travellers looking to play golf in Cadiz during their holidays, one of the best hotels in the province is Barceló Costa Ballena Golf & Spa , with a beautiful Andalusian aesthetic and which, as its name suggests, is located in front of a magnificent golf course . Another option is to stay at the Barceló Montacastillo Golf, where guests enjoy free green fees. The province has plenty to choose from. Discovering everything there is to do in Cadiz before you travel is a great way to make your holiday an unforgettable experience.
The beaches are practically the best of Cadiz and have nothing to envy to those of the rest of Andalusia. Its fine white sand stretches along its wide spaces next to the waters of the Atlantic and offers wonderful views of the different shades of blue of the ocean. From urban to unspoilt beaches, Cádiz has many spots by the ocean to fall in love with.
Located in the north of the capital of Cadiz, next to the west side of the old town , is a beach with history, since by its sands walked from the Phoenicians to the Romans. It is such a special beach where the stones even have a name, visitors highlight its landscape especially at low tide.
It is also characterized by the architecture of the old Balneario de Nuestra Señora de la Palma and the Real, today converted into the Center for Underwater Archaeology. It is not an area where water sports are practiced, so it is an ideal place to share with the family or for a romantic getaway. It is also located a short distance from Puerto de Cádiz, the ideal place for relaxing walks.
This beach belongs to Chiclana de la Frontera has the Blue Flag that certifies the good quality of its conditions. Its golden sand stretches along 7 km of beach and its waters are calm and shallow. La Barrosa has multiple services for all its visitors, from beach bars and restaurants to public parking.
This beach belonging to Chiclana de la Frontera has the Blue Flag that certifies the good quality of its conditions. Its golden sand stretches along 7 km of beach and its waters are calm and shallow. La Barrosa has multiple services for all its visitors, from beach bars and restaurants to public parking.
In the area closest to La Torre del Puerco, a 16th century construction from where the inhabitants watched over the possible arrival of invaders, the environment is more natural thanks to the presence of pine trees and dunes. a 16th century construction from where the inhabitants watched over the possible arrival of invaders, the environment is more natural thanks to the presence of pine trees and dunes.
This beach is located towards the south of the capital of Cadiz and extends along 3 km. The Blue Flag quality mark certifies its care and readiness to receive travellers who wish to bathe in its waters, even offering free wristbands so that the youngest members of the family don't get lost.
The City Council of Cadiz often hosts sporting and cultural events, such as film screenings, and the promenade of the place allows you to enjoy numerous bars and restaurants.
For travelers who are wondering what to do in Costa Ballena, a visit to the beach is a must. This artificial beach was created after the urbanization of the area and today is the relaxation point for many visitors, who choose to take bike rides or visit the place during the sunset to contemplate the scenery.
There are many visitors who practice golf in Costa Ballena, and although their main objective is to practice their favourite sport, they also take a break on the beach.
Sancti Petri was for many years a fishing village and today it is a ghost town. Today it is still possible to access the fishing port, as well as the marina from where ferry excursions and water sports are organised. The landscape of its beach is practically virgin, so you can observe the presence of dunes and natural vegetation. It is probably its charm that makes many couples choose to celebrate Valentine's Day in Sancti Petri.
Do you want to know what to do in Sancti Petri apart from visiting its beach? There is an islet where its castle is located, a military fortification from the XVI and XVII centuries that you can visit from the marina. In this castle, in addition, numerous cultural and entertainment activities are organized.
Taste the delicious gastronomy of Cadiz is an essential experience on a trip to the province of Cadiz. Enjoy both haute cuisine dishes and typical Cadiz specialties, from the seasoned roe to the tasty roteño starter, through the gañotes de Ubrique. And, of course, its famous prawns and the exquisite almadraba tuna.
The fishing industry has been the engine of trade in Cádiz for many years, which is why many of its main dishes contain fresh fish, which fishermen keep catching to this day. For example, stews with dogfish, monkfish or sea bass.
The different beaches of Cadiz have promenades, and therefore bars and restaurants that take into account the gastronomic tradition of the province. For example, eating in Costa Ballena is possible thanks to the fact that several bars and restaurants are located near the beach.
Tapear en Cádiz is already a tradition that visitors to the province take the opportunity to live in their own skin during their holidays. There are several tapas bars in Cadiz capital serving their best specialties to delight the palate of all travelers.
Apart from the food, the wine of Jerez is of high tourist interest and probably one of the most popular in Spain. That is why those who choose to eat in Jerez do not miss the opportunity to taste its best wines.
The province of Cadiz has emblematic places from its coastal area to its area in the mountains. For those who opt for a holiday on the coast of Cadiz, you can enjoy a stroll through the capital or some of the points of interest in the province.
Many travelers come to the "Tacita de Plata" for business trips, and others for sightseeing; for both types of travelers it is possible to visit Cadiz in one day.
In Cádiz city, the places of interest are located in the old town. For example, the Cádiz Cathedral, a baroque and neoclassical building built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Tavira Tower, which is in the centre of Cádiz, is a reminder of the power that the capital had for commercial transactions between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, as from its highest point the entrance and exit of the ships that docked in the port of Cádiz was watched.
Another attractive point of the city is the Puerta de Tierra. This monument marks the separation between the old part of the city and the new. If there are architectural beauties worth visiting are the castles in Cadiz, called Castillo de Santa Catalina and Castillo de San Sebastian. Finally, we cannot fail to mention the Museo de Cádiz, where exhibitions are held to help you learn more about the extensive history of Cádiz.
The capital is not only popular in summer, but also at any time of the year, as there are many couples who choose to spend New Year's Eve in Cadiz.
It is one of the most charming villages of Cádiz, thanks to the fact that it has two of the most visited beaches by travellers: Playa de la Barrosa and Playa de Sancti Petri.
Thanks to the presence of the Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz, the village enjoys a landscape of dunes, salt marshes and pine trees; visits suitable for all members of the family are organised. In order to enjoy the beautiful views of the village, visitors choose to climb the hill where the Ermita de Santa Ana, the patron saint of the village, is located.
Travelers who wish to learn more about the culture and the customs of the town, especially to know more about its local gastronomy, it is advisable to take a walk through the Mercado de Abastos, in the center of town. The Convent of Jesus Nazareno also reflects part of the cultural identity of the town, standing out for the white and yellow that decorate its baroque design.
Although Jerez de la Frontera has become a meeting point for golf lovers and for holding conventions, it is a city that has several points of tourist interest. For this reason guided tours are organized to show the most important heritage of Jerez, such as the baroque beauty of the Cathedral and the Arab influences of the Alcazar of Jerez .
Located on the outskirts of the urban area, the Circuito de Jerez is the focal point for motorcycle racing enthusiasts and apart from the classic Moto GP race, other sporting events are often held here. Another attraction for visitors to the town is the Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, where fascinating exhibitions of horses and their respective riders are prepared. The school is prepared for visits and to learn more about the customs of the equestrian discipline.
For golf lovers who wish to practice their favourite sport on their travels, Cadiz is an ideal location given its pleasant climate and thanks to the existence of several clubs suitable for the most experienced golfers and also for those who wish to get started in this fascinating sport. In these clubs there are numerous golf tournaments, beginners classes and more services that can be enjoyed during a holiday or attendance at conferences and incentive trips.
The most popular club in this area is the Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club, located very close to the beach. The course was designed by the Spanish golfer José María Olazábal, with 27 competition holes and a 9 hole par 3 course. The courses are designed with bunkers, greens at sea level, lakes and more. It is such a good course that it has been named one of the best clubs in Europe by the Swedish Professional Golfer Association (PGA).
Golf enthusiasts who want to choose Sancti Petri as their destination can enjoy the services of up to two clubs in the area.
Meanwhile, the Royal Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club is close to the Barrosa beach and was designed by Spanish player Severiano Ballesteros. Since opening in 1990, its holes have been extended, and there are two 36-hole, par 72 courses today. The course has various difficulties, such as water obstacles, bunkers and vegetation typical in the Cadiz region, such as pine and cork oak trees.
The Sancti Petri Hills Golf, designed by golfer Manuel Piñero, is also close to the coastal area. This club is open every day of the week, so that sports lovers and other types of visitors can stroll through its facilities. There is a driving range, putting and chipping greens, and other services suitable for enjoying this sport as a family.
What is Montecastillo Golf? This club is just 10 km from the city of Jerez and just 1 km from the Circuit of Jerez. The Montecastillo course boasts 18 holes par 72 and was designed by the American golfer Jack Nicklaus. This course was home to the Peugeot Tour 3 and the Volvo Masters for 5 consecutive years. There is a driving range, putting green and chipping greens, and a golf school that provides classes to suit all ages.