Chiclana de la Frontera
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Chiclana is a city in Andalusia on the Costa de la Luz.
This region has experienced within the past 10 years a remarkable touristic boom and today Chiclana represents one of the most popular holiday resorts in the south of Andalusia. The coast is not yet built up or over-populated.
More than 700 years of city history, some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast and an a grown up infrastructure are making Chiclana a privileged holidays resort. The beach "Sancti Petri" with its yacht port and the 8 km long beach "La Barrosa" are about 6 km away from the city center.
The mix of typical Andalusian culture with great accommodation offers in a comfortable hotel, apartment or holiday house, the local wine (sherry, and Moscatel Fino) and the world-famous golf courses in the region are just some of the reasons why to visit Chiclana.
Before tourism arrived, Chiclana was living from fishing and wine cultivation at the end of the "Ruta del vino" (wine route) connecting all cities in the sherry triangle.
Chiclana is located 25km south of Cadiz. Popular neighboring cities are Conil de la Frontera, a former fishing village, and Vejer de la Frontera, one of the white villages.
Fun & leisure in Chiclana
Nightlife in Chiclana
Chiclana attracts especially in the summer many young, mostly Spanish travelers, not only because of the fabulous beaches, but also because of the exuberant nightlife of this city.
The evening program begins in the beach bars, which operate until late into the night. Later there are several clubs to dance the rest of the night away.
On the beach promenade of Playa Barrosa during the day there is the most movement. Here you will find bars and cafes with a good atmosphere until the late evening.
Club El Duende
Ctra. La Barrosa, km 3
Dancing and party next to the beach.
Close to most accommodations.
House and party sound.
Club Wall Street
c/ Los Gallos
Ambience and good style.
Party from dusk til dawn!
Crowded in the summer months.
Spa Fuente Amarga in Chiclana
Apart from the beaches and the culture, Chiclana offers his guests a spa called Fuente Amarga.
Here you can alleviate complaints of rheumatism, arthritis or the airways through specific treatments in different pools with therapeutic massages.
|Address||Avda. Fuenteamarga, 11130 Chiclana, Tel. (+34) 956 400 520|
|Therapies||Skin deseases, Rheuma, Arthritis, stress, sport injuries|
|Installations||32 treatment rooms with marble baths, mud baths, inhalations, hydro-massage, etc.|
Restaurants in Chiclana
The selection of good restaurants in Chiclana is great. Besides the typical bodegas in the city centre, there are some of the best addresses to be found directly on the beach promenade of Playa Barrosa.
Fresh fish of the region is always a good choice, but also the ham specialties, beef from Andalusia and the local vegetables should be tried.
The wine lists of restaurants in Chiclana are sumptuous and, as a city at the end of the wine route, of course comes up with some excellent local wines. For dessert we recommend a Moscatel or the fine sherry - the Fino.
Marisquería los Pescadores
Calle Playa La Barrosa
Comfortably situated at the beach.
Fish and sea food.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 495 957
Restaurant Azahar Costa
Carretera La Barrosa, km 3
Most likely the best choice to eat out in Chiclana.
Decorated with style and fantastic kitchen.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 495 909
Shopping in Chiclana
In Chiclana you have plenty of choices to go shopping in a variety of well-equipped stores.
If this shopping offer is not enough for you, then you will have to drive 30km to San Fernando in direction Cadiz, where a huge shopping center has opened.
Day-trips from Chiclana
Chiclana is a perfect base for many interesting day-trips reachable within little time. We recommend to rent a car for your holidays in Andalusia, so you wouldn't have to depend on public transports.
Here just a few day-trip destinations, not more than 1,5 hours away from Chiclana:
Cadiz - histor. center
Bolonia - Cadiz 80km
Europe's oldest town - Cadiz.
Learn more about Cadiz!
Tarifa - wind capitol
Bolonia - Tarifa 20km
Tarifa - the European mecca of the kitesurf- and windsurf scene.
Visit Tarifa and its unique flair!
Vejer de la Frontera
Bolonia - Vejer 30km
Andalusia at its best. The white village on a mountain top.
Discover the little streets of Vejer!
Sports in Chiclana
Golf in Chiclana - the best golf courses in Europe
One of the nicest golf resorts in Europe is the Sancti Petri Golf Club. The club is only few minutes away from Chiclana by car. Enjoy your round along the coast and relax after the game on the beautiful beach.
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 Chiclana
Playa La Barrosa
The Playa La Barrosa is about 6km away from the city Chiclana. It is 7km long and up to 60m wide, and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. La Barrosa was awarded with the "blue flag", an award for outstanding environmental management and cleanliness of the water and sand.
In July and August this beach is the most visited of this coast, but because of its size the amount of visitors distributes well. Adjacent to the beach promenade with its many bars and restaurants, there are a lot of the touristic accommodations.
Playa Novo Sancti Petri
The beach of Novo Sancti Petri is the continuation of Playa Barrosa in direction towards Conil de la Frontera. This beach is much less visited and convinces with its purity and naturality. Dunes, pine forests and cork oak trees decorate the landscape.
Very well-maintained bicycle paths run along the beach and connect the entire region of Novo Sancti Petri.
Climate & Weather in Chiclana
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 Chiclana
Airport Jerez, ca. 50 km away, Tel. (+34)956 186 863
Airport Sevilla, ca. 140 km away, Tel. (+34) 902 404 704
Airport Malaga, ca. 230 km away, Tel. (+34) 902 404 704
Find here updated information on bus connections.
The bus station in Chiclana informs: Tel. (+34) 902 199 208
Find here updated information on train connections.
The next train station from Chiclana is Fernando, Cadiz and Jerez.
|Car / rental car||From all directions onto the N340 national road, Exit Chiclana|
Useful information about Chiclana
|Police||Av. Descubrimientos, 1, 11130 Chiclana, tél. (+34) 956 537 088.|
|Taxi||5 taxi boothes in Chiclana, Tel. (+34) 956 533 939|
|Farmacy||Avenida Barrosa, 11139 Chiclana, tél. (+34) 956 494 171.|
|Hospital||Universitario Puerto Real, 11130 Chiclana, Tel. (+34) 956 470 100|