We cannot help it! Every time we go to Campo de Gibraltar, a huge smile is drawn on our faces. It is a territory that has a lot to offer to those who visit it. That is why everyone should be grateful that such a wonderful place exist. In this blog, we want to give you 10 reasons to visit Campo de Gibraltar, this precious place of Southern Europe. A treasure waiting to be discovered in the province of Cadiz.
In the southern south life is always better.
Campo de Gibraltar is to the south of the Spanish south. The Cadiz region, formed by Algeciras, Tarifa, La Línea de la Concepción, Los Barrios, San Roque, Castellar de la Frontera and Jimena de la Frontera, has impressive views of the neighboring continent, the purest nature, is a gastronomic and active tourism reference in the province, has a history full of nuances and the most scandalous luxury. A land full of contrasts and a unique lifestyle.
Since we know that probably one of the reasons for you to come to Campo de Gibraltar is to take a good dip, here you will find some of the best beaches of the province. The La Alcaidesa beach at La Línea de la Concepción, Getares at Algeciras or the extended wild beaches of Tarifa are only just a few of the spectacular beaches where you will be able to disconnect. Its privileged surroundings, beaches with fascinating nature and landscapes with views to Africa will make your day at the beach unforgettable.
This region, where countryside and sea meet, combines both best products. You cannot miss the meats in sauce, specially the deer meat, pork rinds, cakes from Los Barrios or fishes from La Línea, Palmones and Tarifa with such typical recipes as the Moorish of monkfish or the black butter ray. In addition, it is one of the gastronomic references of the province of Cadiz and has some of the best restaurants in the province.
If there is something good about visiting Campo de Gibraltar is that you will find in a same destination coast and inland.. You will be able to choose to stay in luxurious hotels, small rural houses or bungalows in the Alcornocales Natural Park, beachfront campsites, charming hostels or apartments in the historic center. A diverse accommodation offer adapted to all budgets and needs.
Africa, 14 km away from here.
The proximity to the province of Cadiz, and Campo de Gibraltar in particular, to the neighboring continent is perhaps one of the biggest tourist attractions in this region. A land with a strong influence of the Muslim conquest that exists even today thanks to the number of ferries that travel from Algeciras, Tarifa and La Línea de la Concepción to the cities of Ceuta and Tangier. On clear days, you can also see the Moroccan coast from several of Campo de Gibraltar coast. And the existence of places such as El Mirador del Estrecho de Gibraltar, in Tarifa, where due to its privileged position and height you can contemplate the African coasts as if it were just another town in the province.
Culture and history
The province of Cadiz has been a place of passage to numerous civilizations throughout the centuries. Campo de Gibraltar is a good example. Stroll through the streets of the Castellar castle, a thirteen century fortress preserved in perfect condition, visit the ruins of the Jimena de la Frontera castle or take a trip back in time and enter the ruins of the first civilizations that passed through Cadiz, like Baelo Claudia in Tarifa or Carteia in San Roque. A mix of Arab, Phoenician, Roman, Greek and Christian cultures that will not disappoint you.
Nature and active tourism
This land is the perfect place for those seeking to disconnect in nature. This region, located in the Los Alcornocales Natural Park, offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy its forests and fields. You will be able to hike, follow horseback riding routes or drive a 4×4.. You can also visit the Zoo of Castellar de la Frontera or take a walk in the countryside during the rutting season or even collect mushrooms. Lovers of ornithology will also find their place in the Jimena de la Frontera Bird Park or enjoy the migratory passage in the Estrecho. Those who like water activities more, will be able to do all kinds of extreme sports in Tarifa, such as kitesurf or windsurf, kayak, paddle surf, sailing or play golf in Sotogrande and an endless stream of activities for all audiences and preferences.
Luxury turn into an urbanization
Sotagrande urbanization, known for being one of the richest in Europe, holds luxury houses and mansions, hotels, yachts, polo clubs and golf, beaches, restaurants and countless other fine and select establishments. Artists, politicians and members of the aristocracy live here. Its polo and golf tournaments, like the INDI International Polo Tournament, attract thousands of fans of this select sport year after year. A place where the province’s money and luxuries come together. It is a mandatory stop if you come to visit Campo de Gibraltar.
A perfect tourism destination for families.
If you travel with kids, Campo de Gibaltrar is the perfect destination. Natural parks that offer the possibility of doing activities as fun as whale and dolphin watching or bike rides in nature, being able to sleep in cabins in the middle of the forest, a water park, beaches, multi-adventure activities and much more so you can enjoy with your family.
And the best is…
That in Campo de Gibraltar you will find spectacular people… Campo de Gibraltar means south, true south. What are you waiting for? Fall in love with Campo de Gribaltar!