Our travel guide to Barbate

Barbate is a white and bright town linked from ancient times to the sea and fishing, settling around its quaint fishing port. In its municipal term, there are places as famous as Los Caños de Meca and Zahara de los Atunes. A paradise for those who want to enjoy the beach, cuisine and water sports. Thanks to this Travel Guide of Barbate you can find all the activities and best travel tips for your trip.

History

Barbate is located where the Greeks called “Columns of Hercules”, with numerous prehistoric footprints (Caves of Fuente Santa and Mojama, with remains of schematic painting, anthropomorphic burials and Caño Arado dolmens). However, it was the Phoenicians who made Barbate an exporting port, when implementing the almadraba system that has been perpetuated until today.

With the Roman Empire, the town lives its greatest splendour, becoming a thriving place due to the fishing and salting industry. The Hermitage of San Ambrosio remains from the Visigothic period, located in the surroundings.

Spectacular beaches

The beaches are heavenly and ideal for swimming and water sports. Playa del Carmen is located next to the port (inside the town). It has a large promenade and it is usual the practise of angling and windsurfing here.

Los Caños de Meca is an extensive strip of sand and very clear waters, with natural grottos and cliffs where nudism can be practised (as in Zahora). La Hierbabuena Beach stands out for its wild state, while Zahara de los Atunes connects with that of Atlanterra.

Barbate is located within La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, with multiple possibilities for leisure. Here there are itineraries equipped and marked to enjoy its scenic beauty and ecological wealth. You can go hiking, cycling, horseback riding and mountain sports.

You can also enjoy its famous Torres Vigías (Tajo, Trafalgar and Meca), built as a defense against pirate attacks in the area.

Main Activities: Active Tourism, Cuisine, Beaches, Nature, Kitesurf.
Source of content: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Barbate

Barbate is a white and bright town linked from ancient times to the sea and fishing, settling around its quaint fishing port. In its municipal term, there are places as famous as Los Caños de Meca and Zahara de los Atunes. A paradise for those who want to enjoy the beach, cuisine and water sports. Thanks to this Travel Guide of Barbate you can find all the activities and best travel tips for your trip.

History

Barbate is located where the Greeks called “Columns of Hercules”, with numerous prehistoric footprints (Caves of Fuente Santa and Mojama, with remains of schematic painting, anthropomorphic burials and Caño Arado dolmens). However, it was the Phoenicians who made Barbate an exporting port, when implementing the almadraba system that has been perpetuated until today.

With the Roman Empire, the town lives its greatest splendour, becoming a thriving place due to the fishing and salting industry. The Hermitage of San Ambrosio remains from the Visigothic period, located in the surroundings.

Spectacular beaches

The beaches are heavenly and ideal for swimming and water sports. Playa del Carmen is located next to the port (inside the town). It has a large promenade and it is usual the practise of angling and windsurfing here.

Los Caños de Meca is an extensive strip of sand and very clear waters, with natural grottos and cliffs where nudism can be practised (as in Zahora). La Hierbabuena Beach stands out for its wild state, while Zahara de los Atunes connects with that of Atlanterra.

Barbate is located within La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, with multiple possibilities for leisure. Here there are itineraries equipped and marked to enjoy its scenic beauty and ecological wealth. You can go hiking, cycling, horseback riding and mountain sports.

You can also enjoy its famous Torres Vigías (Tajo, Trafalgar and Meca), built as a defense against pirate attacks in the area.

Main Activities: Active Tourism, Cuisine, Beaches, Nature, Kitesurf.
Source of content: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Restaurante La Laja
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Restaurante La Laja

In the heart of one of the most beautiful places on the coast of Cadiz, Los Caños de Meca, you can find Restaurante La Laja. A pleasant place where all the fascinating products that this area has to...
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Restaurante La Laja


Av Trafalgar, 146 Los Caños de Meca 11159
In the heart of one of the most beautiful places on the coast of Cadiz, Los Caños de Meca, you can find Restaurante La Laja. A pleasant place where all the fascinating products that this area has to offer are cooked for you. This restaurant is guided by Yolanda Román, a renowned cook who has...
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Restaurante Arohaz
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Restaurante Arohaz

Restaurante Arohaz is a lovely restaurant located in Zahora (Province of Cadiz). Here you will enjoy a fresh and updated menu, where the culinary strong point is the local product elaborated with...
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Restaurante Arohaz


25 calle zahora 11160 Zahora - Barbate Cádiz, España Los Caños de Meca 11160
Restaurante Arohaz is a lovely restaurant located in Zahora (Province of Cadiz). Here you will enjoy a fresh and updated menu, where the culinary strong point is the local product elaborated with delicacy and much care. Restaurante Arohaz is a place with minimalist and pleasant décor. Taste an excellent market cuisine with some interesting touches...
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Trafalgar Tombolo

Trafalgar Tombolo

The Trafalgar Tombolo, near Los Caños de Meca and Zahora, is a Natural Monument presided by the Lighthouse of Cape Trafalgar. Its beautiful landscape mixes fine sand dunes, long beaches and a rocky...
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Trafalgar Tombolo


Torre Tombolo Trafalgar, Trafalgar, España
The Trafalgar Tombolo, near Los Caños de Meca and Zahora, is a Natural Monument presided by the Lighthouse of Cape Trafalgar. Its beautiful landscape mixes fine sand dunes, long beaches and a rocky area on which the lighthouse sits. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places on the Cadiz coast. Its...
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Chiringuito Kalima
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Chiringuito Kalima

Chiringuito Kalima is located in one of the most special and quiet areas of Zahora beach, just a few metres away from Los Caños de Meca and the Trafalgar Lighthouse (Province of Cadiz, Spain). Good...
Chiringuito Kalima is located in one of the most special and quiet areas of Zahora beach, just a few metres...
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Chiringuito Kalima


Carril de la aceitera, 11159 Zahora, Barbate Cádiz, España Caños de Meca 11159
Chiringuito Kalima is located in one of the most special and quiet areas of Zahora beach, just a few metres away from Los Caños de Meca and the Trafalgar Lighthouse (Province of Cadiz, Spain). Good restaurant with chill-out area where they also serve cocktails. On the menu you will find an excellent selection of fish...
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Mandala Bungalows
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Mandala Bungalows

Mandala Bungalows is located on Los Caños de Meca main avenue. It is very close to bars and restaurants where you can enjoy real Andalusian cuisine. Moreover, it is just 5-minute walk away from the...
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Mandala Bungalows


Av. Trafalgar, 8 ~ Los Caños de Meca ~ 11159 ~ Cádiz, España . Los Caños de Meca 11159
Mandala Bungalows is located on Los Caños de Meca main avenue. It is very close to bars and restaurants where you can enjoy real Andalusian cuisine. Moreover, it is just 5-minute walk away from the nearest supermarket. A charming accommodation where to stay and discover the fascinating Cadiz coast. From here you can visit fantastic...
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Hotel Gastronómico La Breña
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Hotel Gastronómico La Breña

Hotel Gastronómico La Breña is a charming accommodation that has an exceptional location in Los Caños de Meca. It guarantees privacy and rest for its guests. Located a few metres away from La...
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Hotel Gastronómico La Breña


Avda Trafalgar, 4 Los Caños de Meca 11159
Hotel Gastronómico La Breña is a charming accommodation that has an exceptional location in Los Caños de Meca. It guarantees privacy and rest for its guests. Located a few metres away from La Breña Natural Park and in front of Los Castillejos beach, it has seven spacious and cosy rooms. Three Junior Suites, two standard...
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Restaurante La Breña
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Restaurante La Breña

Imagine yourself on a terrace facing the sea on the spectacular coast of Cadiz. Think of the best products from a place as special as La Janda. They are cooked with delicacy so that they don’t...
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Restaurante La Breña


Avda Trafalgar, 4 Los Caños de Meca 11159
Imagine yourself on a terrace facing the sea on the spectacular coast of Cadiz. Think of the best products from a place as special as La Janda. They are cooked with delicacy so that they don’t lose their essence, and with a simple but creative presentation. That’s the proposal offered by Restaurante La Breña. This...
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Playa de la Hierbabuena

Playa de la Hierbabuena

Playa de La Hierbabuena, in Barbate, is a jewel of the Cadiz coast. Located at the foot of La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, its natural environment will wrap you in complete relaxation....
Playa de La Hierbabuena, in Barbate, is a jewel of the Cadiz coast. Located at the foot of La Breña y...
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Playa de la Hierbabuena


Playa de la Hierbabuena, Barbate, España
Playa de La Hierbabuena, in Barbate, is a jewel of the Cadiz coast. Located at the foot of La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, its natural environment will wrap you in complete relaxation. You can access this beach by car, but also hiking from Los Caños de Meca through its natural park full...
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Hotel Madreselva
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Hotel Madreselva

If you are planning a trip to Los Caños de Meca, Hotel Madreselva is a perfect option to organise your holidays in the province of Cadiz. Its location is ideal, since it is just a few metres away...
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Hotel Madreselva


Avenida Trafalgar 102 Los Caños de Meca 11150
If you are planning a trip to Los Caños de Meca, Hotel Madreselva is a perfect option to organise your holidays in the province of Cadiz. Its location is ideal, since it is just a few metres away from the beach and you can get there by walking in less than a minute. This establishment...
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Centro Hípico El Jibbah

Centro Hípico El Jibbah

Zahara de los Atunes (Province of Cadiz) is a charming small village with a long seafaring tradition and a unique environment that you can discover on horseback. Centro Hípico El Jibbah (“El...
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Centro Hípico El Jibbah


s/n Cortijo de Quebrantamichos 11393 Zahara de los Atunes Barbate, Cádiz, España Zahara de los Atunes 11393
Zahara de los Atunes (Province of Cadiz) is a charming small village with a long seafaring tradition and a unique environment that you can discover on horseback. Centro Hípico El Jibbah (“El Jibbah Horse Riding Centre”), located within the Cortijo de Quebrantamichos, offers everything you need to enjoy a wonderful experience on horseback. It is...
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