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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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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Playa de Zahora

Playa de Zahora

Playa de Zahora, in the municipality of Barbate, is the continuation of the Trafalgar Lighthouse towards the north of the Cadiz coast. It is located between Los Caños de Meca and El Palmar, formed...
Playa de Zahora, in the municipality of Barbate, is the continuation of the Trafalgar Lighthouse towards the...
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Playa de Zahora


Playa de Zahora, España
Playa de Zahora, in the municipality of Barbate, is the continuation of the Trafalgar Lighthouse towards the north of the Cadiz coast. It is located between Los Caños de Meca and El Palmar, formed by fine sand dunes and somewhat protected from the east wind. Each afternoon becomes an impressive viewpoint to watch sunsets. Playa...
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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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La Esquina del Tofe
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La Esquina del Tofe

On the Barbate promenade and with beautiful views of El Carmen Beach, you will find La Esquina del Tofe. This popular family restaurant’s main speciality is the Almadraba bluefin tuna. This...
On the Barbate promenade and with beautiful views of El Carmen Beach, you will find La Esquina del Tofe. This...
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La Esquina del Tofe


Paseo Marítimo de Barbate Barbate 11160
On the Barbate promenade and with beautiful views of El Carmen Beach, you will find La Esquina del Tofe. This popular family restaurant’s main speciality is the Almadraba bluefin tuna. This type of fish a real culinary jewel. You can try it in various ways and cooked upon traditional recipes inherited from several generations. These...
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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...
Mandala Bungalows is located on Los Caños de Meca main avenue. It is very close to bars and restaurants...
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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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Restaurante Castillejos
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Restaurante Castillejos

You will find Restaurante Castillejos in a place of the province of Cadiz as special and emblematic as Los Caños de Meca. This restaurant is specialised in local and Mediterranean cuisine. We are...
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Restaurante Castillejos


Pago los Caños de Meca, 10 Los Caños de Meca 11159
You will find Restaurante Castillejos in a place of the province of Cadiz as special and emblematic as Los Caños de Meca. This restaurant is specialised in local and Mediterranean cuisine. We are sure that you will live a unique experience here! There are 3 different spaces: a pleasant terrace with exceptional views, a cosy...
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Tarín
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Tarín

Next to the Trafalgar Lighthouse and just 100 metres away from the beach you will find Tarín. It is a restaurant and hostel located in a unique environment. This is the perfect place for you to...
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Tarín


Cabo de Trafalgar, 4 Caños de Meca 11159
Next to the Trafalgar Lighthouse and just 100 metres away from the beach you will find Tarín. It is a restaurant and hostel located in a unique environment. This is the perfect place for you to enjoy a different culinary experience in the area. Homemade cooking with fresh local products combined with some delicious northern...
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Hotel Arohaz
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Hotel Arohaz

Hotel Arohaz is a lovely hotel located in Zahora, one of the most charming places in the province of Cadiz. Zahora is located between Los Caños de Meca and El Palmar. It is a very popular place...
Hotel Arohaz is a lovely hotel located in Zahora, one of the most charming places in the province of Cadiz....
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Hotel Arohaz


25 calle zahora 11160 Zahora, Barbate Cádiz, España Los Caños de Meca 11160
Hotel Arohaz is a lovely hotel located in Zahora, one of the most charming places in the province of Cadiz. Zahora is located between Los Caños de Meca and El Palmar. It is a very popular place thanks to its excellent beach and the Trafalgar lighthouse. Hotel Arohaz has 6 rooms (five doubles and a junior...
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Restaurante El Pirata
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Restaurante El Pirata

Restaurante El Pirata is located in Los Caños de Meca (Province of Cadiz), at the popular El Pirata beach after which it is named. Its location and the extraordinary distribution of its dining room...
Restaurante El Pirata is located in Los Caños de Meca (Province of Cadiz), at the popular El Pirata beach...
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Restaurante El Pirata


67 Avenida Trafalgar 11159 Los Caños de Meca Cádiz, España Los Caños de Meca 11159
Restaurante El Pirata is located in Los Caños de Meca (Province of Cadiz), at the popular El Pirata beach after which it is named. Its location and the extraordinary distribution of its dining room allow everybody to enjoy outstanding sea views from all its tables, and to witness stunning spectacular sunsets. This is a place...
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Bungalows Los Castillejos
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Bungalows Los Castillejos

There are unique places that invite you to take a trip or holiday to relax and go with the flow. This is the case of Los Caños de Meca, one of the most charming tourist destinations on the coast of...
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Bungalows Los Castillejos


Avenida Trafalgar, 6 Los Caños de Meca 11159
There are unique places that invite you to take a trip or holiday to relax and go with the flow. This is the case of Los Caños de Meca, one of the most charming tourist destinations on the coast of Cadiz. In a prime location in this very special place, we find Los Castillejos. This...
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