The Atlantic waters are bounded by one of the best-known regions of the province of Cadiz, the Bay of Cadiz. Light and salt flood the cities of Cadiz, Rota, Puerto Real, Chiclana de la Frontera, San Fernando and El Puerto de Santa María. You will enjoy the essence of Cadiz in first person and experience what for many is the best place to live in the entire world. Keep reading and fall in love with the Bay of Cadiz.
Kilometric sand beaches
Falling in love with the Bay of Cadiz is easy, especially if you are passionate about the sun and the beach. Our coasts are one of the main tourist attractions due to our vast beaches of white and thin sand. You will be able to find more familiar and accessible areas but also beaches of impressive nature. La Barrosa, Sancti Petri, Cortadura, La Victoria, La Caleta, Santa María, Camposoto, Fuentebravia, Valdelagrana, Las Redes or Santa Catalina. These are some of the beaches where you will be able to enjoy the natural charms of our coast and have a quiet and sunny day at the beach with your friends or family.
Bay of Cadiz Natural Park
This park is adjacent to all the towns of the region but it still maintains practically intact areas such as the Marshlands from Toruños, Sancti Petri and la Isla del Trocadero. Its space is “limited” and is made up of marshlands, dunes, a shallow canal, beaches and cliffs. The fauna and flora that we can find here are extremely rich. The presence of migratory birds is a delight for lovers of birdwatching.
Celebrations of deeply rooted tradition
In the cities that make up the Bay of Cadiz, you will be able to enjoy different celebrations throughout the year. We start with the Carnival and the traditional Group Competition of the Falla Theatre of Cadiz. The most fun and unique way to experience February! In April, we celebrate the Holy Week, a celebration of an extraordinary culture and history. It is quite a spectacle for the senses since the solemnity and beauty of the processions is accompanied by the most enveloping music. At the end of April, one of the most awaited times for Andalusians arrives in Andalusia: the fairs. The Bay of Cadiz kicks off with the El Puerto de Santa María fair, where you will be able to take pleasure in the joy of the people of Cadiz. Lanterns, sevillanas, flamenco dresses and fine wine await you not only in the Bay of Cadiz but throughout the province. A succession of traditional fairs that lasts until the end of summer. Fall in love with the Bay of Cadiz through its festivities.
Culture and history
The Phoenicians arrived in Cadiz thousands of years ago and, since then, there have been many cultures and civilizations that have passed through the Bay of Cadiz, leaving behind part of their essence and history on our lands.
Impressive churches and cathedrals, ancient Old Towns, Roman ruins, museums and countless monuments, and historical buildings which you will be able to enjoy. The “Puertas de Tierra”, the Roman Theatre or the Cathedral of Cadiz, the Monastery of Our Lady of Victory or the “Resbaladero” market in El Puerto de Santa María. The Town Hall in San Fernando or the Novo Sancti Petri castle in Chiclana de la Frontera. These are some of the obligatory stops that you have to do if you visit the Bay of Cadiz.
One of the best ways to discover the Bay of Cadiz is through active tourism activities. Try some water sports like surf, kitesurf, paddle surf, windsurf or kayak. Enjoy nature hiking or 4×4 routes, immersing yourself in a multi-adventure activities park. Learn about the production process of our wines or enjoy from above paragliding. These and many more are the activities with which you can get to know the Bay of Cadiz in the most unique and fun way.
Stay where and how you want
The Bay of Cadiz offers you a very varied selection of hotels, hostels, campsites and apartments both on the beach and in the Old Town of the cities. Although it does not matter where you stay: in the Bay of Cadiz you will always be close to the coast. The Bay of Cadiz offers a wide range of prices and very different accommodations so you can plan your stay according to your tastes and needs.
The cuisine in Cadiz
The gastronomy of the Bay of Cadiz is known for being healthy, rich and very varied. Fish and shellfish are the strong points of this region, the “pescaíto frito” being especially remarkable. Our recipes include seafood prepared in a thousand different ways, but also stews, meats and an endless stream of dishes where tradition and avant-garde go hand in hand. Feel all the gastronomic essence of Andalusia and the province of Cadiz with our gazpachos and salmorejos, shrimp omelettes, pork rinds, leftover stew and much more.
Enjoy the Marco de Jerez wines and all the local products of the province of Cadiz, such as papayo cheese or olive oil. A whole range of gastronomic possibilities. The only problem: deciding on a single dish.
If you have not yet visited the Bay of Cadiz, this is your chance. What are you waiting for? Fall in love with the Bay of Cadiz.