Our travel guide to Chipiona

Chipiona is a fishing village that is located very close to the mouth of the Guadalquivir and Doñana. Its beaches, its culinary offer and accommodation make this city one of the favourite summer destinations of the Cadiz coast. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Chipiona you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating spot

The monumental legacy of the town is a true reflection of its genuine historical evolution, tracing its origins to the Roman Empire. The castle was ordered to be built by Guzmán el Bueno, and was completed by the Ponce de Leóns in the 14th century.

Its most emblematic building is, without a doubt, the Virgen de Regla Sanctuary, which exhales a neo-Gothic breath. Built on an old fortress, today it belongs to the Franciscan order and houses the patron saint of Chipiona. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (sixteenth to seventeenth centuries), the Chapel of Cristo de la Misericordia and the Sanatorium of Santa Clara (first maritime sanatorium of Spain).

Its famous lighthouse was rebuilt on the ruins of the ancient Roman lighthouse. Commanded to build by order of Quinto Servilius, it guided the navigators to the Guadalquivir and helped the ships escape from the dangers of the Piedra Salmedina, which caused numerous shipwrecks. It is built on Punta del Perro, separating the beaches of Las Canteras and Regla. Built in 1867 by engineer Jaime Font, it is the highest lighthouse in Spain (69 metres high). The hill on which it is located is a magnificent viewpoint.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Chipiona is an important summer destination. The promenades of the beaches of Regla and Las Canteras, lively and bustling, are full of terraces on which to sit and enjoy the seaview while tasting the famous local muscatel. Its beaches (Regla, del Camarón / Tres Piedras, Cruz del Mar, Las Canteras, Montijo and La Ballena) have been awarded with the Blue Flags to the Clean Seas of Europe since 1989. They are the perfect setting for water sports, which can also be practised in the modern marina.

You cannot miss its famous Fishing Weirs, which catch the crustaceans and mollusks at low tide, later caught by fishermen.

Main Activities: Beaches, Wine Tourism.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Chipiona

Chipiona is a fishing village that is located very close to the mouth of the Guadalquivir and Doñana. Its beaches, its culinary offer and accommodation make this city one of the favourite summer destinations of the Cadiz coast. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Chipiona you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

A fascinating spot

The monumental legacy of the town is a true reflection of its genuine historical evolution, tracing its origins to the Roman Empire. The castle was ordered to be built by Guzmán el Bueno, and was completed by the Ponce de Leóns in the 14th century.

Its most emblematic building is, without a doubt, the Virgen de Regla Sanctuary, which exhales a neo-Gothic breath. Built on an old fortress, today it belongs to the Franciscan order and houses the patron saint of Chipiona. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (sixteenth to seventeenth centuries), the Chapel of Cristo de la Misericordia and the Sanatorium of Santa Clara (first maritime sanatorium of Spain).

Its famous lighthouse was rebuilt on the ruins of the ancient Roman lighthouse. Commanded to build by order of Quinto Servilius, it guided the navigators to the Guadalquivir and helped the ships escape from the dangers of the Piedra Salmedina, which caused numerous shipwrecks. It is built on Punta del Perro, separating the beaches of Las Canteras and Regla. Built in 1867 by engineer Jaime Font, it is the highest lighthouse in Spain (69 metres high). The hill on which it is located is a magnificent viewpoint.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Chipiona is an important summer destination. The promenades of the beaches of Regla and Las Canteras, lively and bustling, are full of terraces on which to sit and enjoy the seaview while tasting the famous local muscatel. Its beaches (Regla, del Camarón / Tres Piedras, Cruz del Mar, Las Canteras, Montijo and La Ballena) have been awarded with the Blue Flags to the Clean Seas of Europe since 1989. They are the perfect setting for water sports, which can also be practised in the modern marina.

You cannot miss its famous Fishing Weirs, which catch the crustaceans and mollusks at low tide, later caught by fishermen.

Main Activities: Beaches, Wine Tourism.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club
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Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club

Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of tranquility was founded by Jose Luis Gil Passolas. Its extraordinary location, the elegant décor...
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Ajedrez Beach Club - Casa al Mar, Calle Miramar, Chipiona, España
Restaurante Ajedrez Beach Club is a house right at Las Tres Piedras Beach, in Chipiona. This oasis of tranquility was founded by Jose Luis Gil Passolas. Its extraordinary location, the elegant décor of its different rooms and its exclusive atmosphere differentiate it from any other restaurant in the area. At this restaurant you can take...
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Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste

Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste

In order to know the creation of the Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste (“Greenway of the Northwest Coast”), we must go back to the past. In 1892, the first railroad that started from El...
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Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste


Rota, España
In order to know the creation of the Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste (“Greenway of the Northwest Coast”), we must go back to the past. In 1892, the first railroad that started from El Puerto de Santa María was launched, passing through Rota, Chipiona and Sanlúcar de Barrameda until reaching Bonanza. Finally, the railway...
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Virgen de Regla Sanctuary

Virgen de Regla Sanctuary

The Virgen de Regla Sanctuary (Santuario de la Virgen de Regla) is probably the most important temple in Chipiona. It originated from a castle that was owned by the Lords of Chipiona. Over the...
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Virgen de Regla Sanctuary


Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Regla de Chipiona, Paseo Costa de la Luz, Chipiona, España
The Virgen de Regla Sanctuary (Santuario de la Virgen de Regla) is probably the most important temple in Chipiona. It originated from a castle that was owned by the Lords of Chipiona. Over the centuries, it underwent many modifications to adapt it to religious uses, while maintaining the looks of a fortress. The present temple...
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Caminos Rurales de Rota

Caminos Rurales de Rota

The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area of ​​the municipality of Rota, between the main city centre and Costa Ballena....
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Caminos Rurales de Rota


Rota, España
The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area of ​​the municipality of Rota, between the main city centre and Costa Ballena. Throughout the trail, you will find the typical crops of the region; like vineyards, sunflowers, tomatoes or pumpkins. However, it also depends on the...
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El Volapié
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El Volapié

On Isaac Peral Street, in Chipiona, we find El Volapié. This lovely bar that resembles a tavern has a bar space, tables and a terrace in one of the best known spots of the city. El Volapié Bar has...
On Isaac Peral Street, in Chipiona, we find El Volapié. This lovely bar that resembles a tavern has a bar...
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El Volapié


12, Calle Isaac Peral, 10 Chipiona 11550
On Isaac Peral Street, in Chipiona, we find El Volapié. This lovely bar that resembles a tavern has a bar space, tables and a terrace in one of the best known spots of the city. El Volapié Bar has a different culinary offer than you won’t find in the rest of tapas bars in the...
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Castle of Chipiona
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Castle of Chipiona

The Castle of Chipiona is in a special little spot of the city. Perched on a rock very near to the Cruz del Mar beach, it was built to protect the fish weirs that were at the waterfront. It was built...
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Castle of Chipiona


Castillo de Chipiona, Calle del Castillo, Chipiona, España
The Castle of Chipiona is in a special little spot of the city. Perched on a rock very near to the Cruz del Mar beach, it was built to protect the fish weirs that were at the waterfront. It was built on top of another castle of Arabic origin at the end of the 13th...
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Playa de las Canteras

Playa de las Canteras

Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the town’s Lighthouse. Urban beach, rocky, with medium-high occupancy and a calm level of waves....
Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the...
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Playa de las Canteras


Playa de las Canteras, Paseo de las Canteras, Chipiona, España
Playa de Las Canteras, in Chipiona, is small in size (around 500 metres) and is located next to the town’s Lighthouse. Urban beach, rocky, with medium-high occupancy and a calm level of waves. With a good level of service, it is not highly recommended for swimming but it is ideal for diving. The promenade has...
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Ruta del Vino y Brandy

Ruta del Vino y Brandy

Jerez de la Frontera Few places in Spain enjoy international recognition thanks to so many good things. Its wine, “Jerez or Sherry”; the equestrian and bullfighting tradition; flamenco...
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Ruta del Vino y Brandy


Jerez de la Frontera, España
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Playa de Montijo

Playa de Montijo

Playa de Montijo, in Chipiona, has an extension somewhat larger than 2 kilometres. It is located on the border with the municipality of Sanlucar de Barrameda. Semi-urban beach composed of rock, thick...
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Playa de Montijo


Montijo Beach, Chipiona, Cádiz, Spain
Playa de Montijo, in Chipiona, has an extension somewhat larger than 2 kilometres. It is located on the border with the municipality of Sanlucar de Barrameda. Semi-urban beach composed of rock, thick golden sand and gravel, with a low level of occupation and waves. There are not many services: Red Cross, wastebaskets, Local Police and...
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Chipiona Lighthouse

Chipiona Lighthouse

There is evidence of the existence of the Chipiona Lighthouse since the Roman times. The general Quintus Servilius Caepión built a tower, near the present site, to avoid the danger from Salmedina....
There is evidence of the existence of the Chipiona Lighthouse since the Roman times. The general Quintus...
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Chipiona Lighthouse


Faro de Chipiona, Avenida del Faro, Chipiona, España
There is evidence of the existence of the Chipiona Lighthouse since the Roman times. The general Quintus Servilius Caepión built a tower, near the present site, to avoid the danger from Salmedina. Unfortunately, the remains of that construction have not been discovered yet. The current lighthouse was built in a place known as Punta del...
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