Vejer de la Frontera
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Vejer de la Frontera is situated impressively on a mountain top on the Costa de la Luz bewteen Cadiz and Tarifa. The next airport is in Jerez de la Frontera.
The white houses of Vejer de la Frontera form a labyrinth of little streets and squares and in its center you find the ruins of an old Moorish castle.
Walking through the well-cared old center of Vejer, you'll find these typical Andalusian court yards (patios) decorated with flowers and plants. In case you get lost in the center, just keep walking in one direction and you'll reach outside promenade surrounding the town. The views from here are great.
The green meadows in the natural park around Vejer de la Frontera is where they breed the "toros bravos" - the famous bulls for bull fighting, which are the symbol of Andalusia.
The biggest event in Vejer de la Frontera is in Easter time, named the "toro embolado". Young men come from near and far to show their courage as they run along with a huge bull through the streets of this little village. Other people watch this event from a safe place behind the barricades and enjoy the ceremony all day long.
Just a few kilometers from Vejer de la Frontera is the home of some of the nicest beaches in Andalusia: Conil de la Frontera, El Palmar, Caños de Meca, Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes can be reached from Vejer within a few minutes by car.
Fun & leisure in Vejer de la Frontera
Cafes and Bars in Vejer de la Frontera
Vejer de la Frontera is in contrast to other villages at the coast not a party place. Those who come to spend their holidays here, really apreciate the tranquility and peace of Vejer de la Frontera.
If you still look for some nightlife, the nearby villages Conil de la Frontera and Caños de Meca offer a spectacular nightlife, especially in the summer months.
Of course, the comfortable little cafes and bars in Vejer de la Frontera stay open until late, too. You can end the day with a glass of wine and enjoy the relaxed atmopsphere of this place.
c/ Santísimo 6
11150 Vejer De La Frontera
Popular bar in romantic location.
In the center of Vejer de la Frontera.
From 10:00 til 24:00 .
Cafe Bar El Valle
Avenida Andalucía 37
11150 Vejer De La Frontera
Quiet and comfortably equipped.
Good drinks, snacks and music.
Just let the time pass by...
Restaurants in Vejer de la Frontera
Try the typical Andalusian recipes for fresh local fish like the tuna and sword fish, the unbeatable "Jamon" of the black Andalusian pigs or a filet of the best Spanish beef.
The Spanish love fried fish. If you prefer a less greasy way of preparation, tell the waiter to do it "a la plancha" which means the fish will be done in the pan.
We recommend to join the food with a bottle of Rioja and for dessert a glass of sherry from the nearby vineyards arround Jerez de la Frontera.
Restaurant La Bodeguilla
La Barca de Vejer
11159 Vejer de la Frontera
Right besides the N340 road, below the village.
Traditional Andalusian kitchen, own wine cellar.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 451 080
Mesón Bar "Las Perdices"
Avda. Buena Vista, 8
11159 Vejer de la Frontera
Specialized in in meat and fish dishes.
Romantic location and great kitchen.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 450 361
Restaurant "La Janda"
11159 Vejer de la Frontera
The freshest fish and good wine card.
One of the best addresses in Vejer de la Frontera.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 451 332
Shopping in Vejer de la Frontera
In Vejer de la Frontera you'll find some smaller supermarkets selling food and drinks, as well as sun protection, beach toys and newspapers.
If this offer is not big enough, you can drive to Conil de la Frontera (7km from Vejer) where the shopping offer is a lot more versatile.
Day-trips from Vejer de la Frontera
Vejer de la Frontera is a perfect base for many interesting nearby destinations reachable within short time.
Here just a few day-trip destinations, not more than 1,5 hours away from Vejer de la Frontera:
Cadiz - histor. center
Vejer - Cadiz 55km
Europe's oldest town - Cadiz.
Learn more about Cadiz!
Tarifa - Wind capitol
Vejer - Tarifa 45km
Tarifa is the European Mecca for Kitesurfing and Windsurfing.
Visit Tarifa and its special vibe!
Surf in El Palmar
Vejer - El Palmar 8km
The best surf spot in all Andalusia!
Do you know El Palmar?
Sports offers in Vejer de la Frontera
There's plenty of sports offers in Vejer de la Frontera. Horseback riding, golf, mountainbiking and hiking are just a few examples.
Thanks to the warm climate all year arround, you can practize your favourite sport in Vejer de la Frontera at any time.
It is recommendable to take a rental car in Andalusia in order to explore all the spots and not depend on public transport.
Surfing near Vejer de la Frontera - Waves, spots and beaches
The area of El Palmar near Vejer de la Frontera is considered to be the epicenter of surfing in Andalusia. The climate in winter time, when the waves are biggest, is always apropriate.
The best days for surfing are when the Poniente wind changes to Levante wind. If you have never seen El Palmar, you wouldn't believe how smooth these 1,5 to 2,5m waves roll onto this beach.
The direction of the western swells, resulting from storms in the Atlantic, hit the Andalusian coast at El Palmar in a perfect angle. The weekends might be crowded with up to 300 surfers, under the week you have all the good peaks for yourself.
Several surf schools offer surf lessons and rent the surf material.
Oceano Surf Schule in El Palmar
|Right on the beach of Vejer de la Frontera, infront of Hostal Alferez.
|Surf lessons, Surfboard rental and Sale, Neoprene Rental and Sale, Surf trips.
|Oceano Surf School
Golf in Vejer de la Frontera - golf courses, golf school, greenfee
One of the finest golf resorts in Europe is the Dehesa Montenmedio Golf & Country Club. This beautiful golf course is situated just 5min by car from Vejer de la Frontera, so you might prefer to reside in one of the comfortable holiday apartments in Vejer and drive the 6km to Montenmedio for playing golf.
Besides this one there are many more superb golf clubs around Atlanterra. Combine the best of these clubs to the Andalusian golf vacation of your life time!
Thanks to the climate, the golf season never ends in Andalusia and even in January you can play in thin clothing.
Here some more recommendations for golf clubs in Andalusia:
Beaches of Vejer de la Frontera
The beaches around Vejer de la Frontera are some of the nicest beaches in Andalusia. The fine, white sand will satisfy even the most demanding tourists.
We recommend to use sun protection while sun bathing. The Andalusian sun can cause sun burns within a short period.
Those who want to cool down their bodies jump into the Atlantic ocean which in the summer hardly has more than 20°C. In the winter the lowest water temperatures are around 15°C.
For water sports it is recommendable to wear a neoprene suit.
The sea water is very clean here and currents or strong tides are no danger hazard. Jelly fish or other non-welcome sea animals are not a problem.
Playa El Palmar
The beach of El Palmar extends over 5km along the coastline, which still isn't built up very much. Some bars and restaurants, 3 little supermarkets, 1 farmacy and some nice holiday houses put together this very small village.
Apart from being the best surfing beach in the south of Andalusia, it is also a popular sun bathing beach with a bit of an international flair.
The wave season lasts form October til May. There are no stones in the water, apart from the northern end close to the Torre Nueva (the old lighthouse). With stronger swell you shouldn't go swimming here to avoid injuries from the stones.
Playa del Pirata
The most famous beach in Caños de Meca, 12km from Vejer de la Frontera, is called Playa del Pirata - Pirate beach. Swimming here is free of dangerous currents. Some bars and restaurants can be found at the beach.
It is located in the center of Caños de Meca, below the Chiringuito La Jaima, which is situated on a cliff above this beach. Before you drive back to your accommodation, we recommend to have an "apres-beach"-drink in this very attractive place.
Climate & weather in Vejer de la Frontera
While temperatures in the summer at the Andalusian coast are comfortably warm, it may be unbearably hot just 20km further in the country. Seville, for example, is used to have above 40°C every day while on the coast you only feel 25°C.
In winter time it hardly gets any colder than 16°C, except for the nights which could end up being around 10°C. The temperatures also depend on the wind direction: Levante brings warmer air from the land, Poniente brings cool air form the sea.
The average humidity in summer is around 30%, in the winter it is above 50%.
The probability of rain is very low apart from January til April. Statistically the Costa de la Luz provides more than 300 days of sunshine per year. In fact, rain is always welcome to assure the water supply in summer.
Arrival to Vejer de la Frontera
Airport Jerez, ca. 75 km away, Tel. (+34) 956 15 00 00
Airport Sevilla, ca. 160 km away, Tel. (+34) 954 44 90 00
Airport Malaga, ca. 220 km away, Tel. (+34) 952 048 844
Find here updated information on bus connections.
The bus station in Conil informs. Tel. (+34) 956 442 916
Find here updated information on bus connections. Tel. (+34) 934 901 122
The next train stations from Vejer are San Fernando and Cadiz.
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|From all directions via the N340 national road, Exit Vejer de la Frontera
Useful informations about Vejer de la Frontera
|Avenida Andalucía 9, 11150 Vejer De La Frontera, Tel. (+34) 956 450 400
|c/ Remedios, 11150 Vejer De La Frontera, Tel. (+34) 956 451 744
|Avenida San Miguel 30, 11150 Vejer De La Frontera, Tel. (+34) 956 450 214
|Pl. San José, 11100 San Fernando, Tel. (+ 34) 956 882 214