Are you looking for the true essence of Andalusia for your holidays? Then you can't miss a destination in the province of Cadiz that has become a star destination for tourists. We are talking about Zahora, a village that belongs to Barbate and has a lot of life.
The location of this town is spectacular as it is between Los Caños de Meca and El Palmar, two of the great recommendations when it comes to summer holidays in the province of Cadiz. Everything around it is nature and good views that you will be able to enjoy if you stay in the area.
It is a traditional, peaceful and charming area that has become very important for tourism in recent years due to the beauty of its beaches. That is why rural accommodation and, in particular, holiday apartments have proliferated in the area, bringing this paradise closer to any tourist who wants to get to know the area and enjoy it.
With less than 500 inhabitants, this hamlet is part of Cabo de Trafalgar, and around its vicinities you can enjoy one of the longest beaches in the area: the beach of Playa de Zahora.
It is undoubtedly the most visited place in the town, and its dune system makes it one of the most renowned panoramic views in Cádiz. It is a beach with three kilometres of golden sand where you can lie in the sun and enjoy moments of relaxation listening to the crashing of the waves. It is also an ideal destination for surf lovers who will find in its waves the perfect place to enjoy their favourite sport.
Furthermore, in Zahora any time is a good time to get to know each of its corners since, during most of the year, the climate is quite mild, with mild winters and warm summers that delight tourists from all over the world.
For those who are not only satisfied with the beach, very close to Zahora is the Natural Park of La Breña, where you can discover the cliffs and the pine forest in one of the hiking trails in the area, so that you can also enjoy the vegetation in a perfect excursion for the whole family.
Another ideal plan to enjoy with the family is to take a gastronomic route, where you will find some of the typical products of Cadiz, such as tuna. In this area, the almadraba tuna is undoubtedly the king of its cuisine, and there is an authentic tradition surrounding this product, which is prepared either naturally or salted. But leaving the world of bluefin tuna behind, we recommend you try the famous ortiguillas (small anemones fried in batter), with which you can taste the authentic flavour of Cadiz’s sea.
Finally, one of the most important festivities is Saint John’s Eve, famously known in Spain as Noche de San Juan, when groups of people gather on the beach around bonfires to burn puppets, "Juanillos" and "Juanillas", in it.
We hope you get to enjoy Zahora!