Vital Facts and Numbers
Dialling Code: +34
Emergency Number: 112
Where To Stay
This 17th-century boutique hotel is located in the village of Vejer de la Frontera, offering sweeping views from its sunny rooftop terrace, overlooking wind farms and rolling pastures. Re-energise your body and mind with a yoga class or an Ayurvedic massage.
Address: Calle Rosario, 11, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 45 17 57
Casa la Siesta
Nestled within acres of gardens filled with olive and orange trees, this rustic-chic guesthouse offers two swimming pools, views across the countryside and an elegant restaurant serving high-end tapas and Sherry tasting suppers.
Address: Camino de los Parralejos, s/n, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 23 20 03
Fairplay Golf & Spa Resort
Opening in July 2017, this expansive resort offers an outdoor swimming pool, an 18-hole golf course and a wellness area, complete with jacuzzis, saunas and a Turkish bath.
Address: Vene 9, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 600 0600
Where To Eat
A must for tuna lovers! This smart, light-filled eatery offers an an adventurous wild bluefin tuna degustation menu, or try the inventive tapas dishes, which include tuna spawn lollipops, cold tuna lasagne or squid tartar with seafood bon bon.
Address: Avd. Constitucion, Local 5 C, 11160 Barbate, Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 43 23 00
Restaurante Café Royalty
Feast on Bluefin tuna, Retinto meat, Bay snapper and Octopus dishes, served in this romantic restaurant dating back to 1912, offering historic paintings, ornate, decorative ceilings and grand chandeliers.
Address: Plaza Candelaria, 11005 Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 07 80 65
El Faro de El Puerto
Creative Andalusian cuisine, like locally-caught seafood, farmhouse pigeon and deer loin, plus top-shelf wines, served in a charming manor house with an open-air terrace and a kitchen garden.
Address: Av. De Fuentebravía, km. 0.5, 11500 El Puerto de Sta María, Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 87 09 52
What To Do
Bodegas Luis Perez
Savour some of this region’s finest wines with a tour at the Perez family vineyard. Wander through the vines, hear about the winemaking process and finish off your visit with some tastings and tapas.
Address: Ctra. el Calvario, 11408 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 03 11 93
Catedral de Cadiz
Erected between 1722 and 1838, this grand Roman Catholic cathedral was built from money generated by trade with America, which is how it earned its nickname ‘The Cathedral of the Americas’. Enjoy the panoramic city views from the cathedral’s Levante Tower. Take a tour through the crypt and marvel at its beautiful ceilings and tombs.
Address: Plaza Catedral, s / n, 11005 Cádiz, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 25 98 12
With The Family
Real Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa María
While the practice of bullfighting is not without controversy, a visit to this 19th-century bullring provides insight into the origins of this vibrant element of Spanish culture. Built to hold more than 12,000 spectators, it’s one of Spain’s largest bullrings. Visitors can view exhibits, which include colourful matador costumes.
Address: Av. del Ejército, 59, 11500 El Puerto de Sta María, Cádiz, Spain
Phone: +34 856 60 00 10
Established in 1953, this zoo is home to dozens of different species and has a large botanical collection to match. Zoobotanico Jerez allows visitors to get up close to a range of animals, from owls and eagles to peacocks and giraffes.
Address: Calle Madreselva, s/n, 11408 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Phone: +34 956 14 97 85
The Costa de la Luz is the western part of the Andalucía coastline which fronts onto the Atlantic ocean. It’s close by the British territory of Gibraltar. The region encompasses the provinces of Cádiz and Huelva. Tourism is the dominant economic force in this part of the world, due to its unspoilt beaches and strong winds, ideal for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Hotels, golf courses, bars and restaurants abound.
Andalucia has a population of around 8.3 million and an overall unemployment rate of 31%. Tourism is a very important industry for Spain and particularly for this region, where it generates about 4% of the GDP and employs some 10% of the workforce, both directly and indirectly.
Agriculture is also important to Spain, which is the world’s largest olive oil producer, the fourth largest of dried fruit and the sixth largest of citrus fruits. Spain has the world’s largest vineyards. Other key crops include barley, wheat, maize, rice, potatoes, sugar-beet, peppers, avocados, tomatoes, tobacco, hops, oil bearing fruits and cork.
Tourist Information Office of the Junta de Andalucía of Algeciras
Address: Paseo Río de la Miel, s/n, Algeciras, Cádiz, 11207, Spain
Phone: +372 645 7777
Weekdays: 9am – 7.30pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 9:30am – 3pm
Thinking about planning a meeting, event or conference in Spain, or in any other part of the world? We’d love to help. Please drop the Caxton Manor team a line.