What to do in Chiclana ? 7 activities you can do here!

Discover the numerous activities that you can do in an amazing context in Chiclana de la Frontera. For sport enthusiasts or families, there are activities for everyone!

You think about what to do in Chiclana ? You will see that the range of possibilities is very wide.

Variety of Sports in Chiclana de la Frontera

In Chiclana and especially in the area of ​​La Barrosa and Sancti Petri, the star sports are golf and water sports.


The best golf courses are found in Chiclana, practicing this sport in the middle of nature and overlooking the sea is a luxury that in La Barrosa and Novo de Sancti Petri becomes a reality.

Chiclana has more than five nationally known golf courses, thanks to its mild and stable climate it becomes a great option for practicing this sport throughout the year.


La Barrosa Beach has it all.

If you want to spend a vacation doing water sports, it is your beach, more than 8 km long and waves suitable for all levels , even for children.

You can find various schools of Surf, KiteSurf, Paddle Surf ... such as Esencia Surf School.

There are many companies and schools dedicated to offering material rental or water sports classes such as surfing, paddle surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing or sailing, without a doubt it is a great option for the more adventurous. 


Chiclana offers many possibilities to bicycle lovers, throughout its entire municipal area. It has a solid network of urban and interurban bike lanes . In addition to having natural routes that bring us closer to the local flora and fauna. 

You can rent a bike at MundoBike closeby or at Huerzeler.

Here are ideas of long bike rides.

Horse Trips

A classic in the area, horseback riding on the beach or in the pine forests, this activity will mark a before and after. Holidays are one of those moments when we feel more daring and liberated, a horse ride is a great way to create memories and sensations that you will never forget.

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Boats Trips

Nice and varied boat trips with the family.

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Trekking & Hiking Trails

Genatur offers hikes, local cultural and historical visits in Conil, Chiclana yacimiento fenicio, Medina Sidonia, Grazalema, Sierra Alcornocales, ...

Chiclana is much more than beaches, it has wonderful pine forests where you can take hiking trails of different levels. If what you are looking for is to get in touch with nature, this is also your place. 

Another way to enjoy the landscape, the beach and the La Barrosa area, is by taking routes, so we will get to know the area, we can do hiking routes, by bicycle, even by kayak to the castle of Sancti Petri.

Chiclana de la Frontera has 7 magical points, two of them can be found on the coast of Chiclana, one of them is the Temple of Hercules, located in the Castle of Sancti Petri, the other magical point in this area is in La Loma del Puerco, on the hill we find the Torre del Puerco, which separates the municipal district of Chiclana de la Frontera from Conil de la Frontera. This tower becomes the perfect viewpoint , from which to observe the entire beach, it is a spectacular sight. Visit the Pinar del Hierro, the salt flats and estuaries ...

Chiclana has a lot to offer, don't miss out on discovering it.

The route of the Pinar de los Franceses

It is an easy route to do, perfect for beginners, or people who do not usually do sports, it is a route of only 900 meters and it is also done on the flat, in about 20 minutes it can be done easily, and admiring the landscape, which It is the edge of the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park, we will observe pines, eucalyptus trees and the marshes.

The route of the Pinares de la Barrosa

This route is longer than the previous one, almost 3kms, with a duration of approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes . The entire route is signposted and almost entirely flat.

It starts in the Public Pine Forest of La Barrosa, it is a perfect path to see the flowers and plants of the area, as well as admire the landscape and nature, what we are going to see most in this area are the stone pines, but we will see their You see cork oaks and wild olive trees.

As for the animal fauna, we can find chameleons, we remember that it is a protected species.

The route of Playa de la Barrosa

This route is the longest, it is more than 9kms, it can take about 3 hours to complete it, it is perfect for people who usually go hiking, or who usually do sports, or who like to walk on the beach a lot.

The route begins at the Torre del Puerco , we can see the different dunes and plants, the juniper, then we would walk along the beach to the promenade, where we find the Torre Bermeja.

From here, we can continue walking along the beach to Sancti Petri or walk through the pine forests of La Barrosa, so from the viewpoints we can admire the Castle of Sancti Petri .

Relax in Chiclana

Spa at the Salines

Natural Saline Spa Salinas De Chiclana

A natural spa in the salt flats, perfect for relaxing.

Very quiet place, surrounded by nature and with a very friendly staff, it offers some massages, mud and salt baths.

There is also a restaurant.

The spa season is usually from the start of June to the end of September.

Activities for Families

La Barrosa is a destination to come as a family, La Barrosa beach, considered one of the best in Spain, is perfect for children, its waters are calm, there is usually not much waves and they do not have a lot of slope to enter them.

La Barrosa beach has the distinctive Blue Flag and the Q for tourist quality and a flag that certifies environmental quality. The beach is of fine golden sand.

There are lifeguards, first aid stations, anbd the access to the beach is easy, in the entire area of ​​the first track, we find parking spots, with access both with stairs and ramps.

We have different services around us , such as bars, snack bar, showers, beach services, and play areas and spaces to practice sports.

In the area we can find various courses for children, such as surfing courses, kayaking ... different water sports, as well as tennis, paddle tennis, horse riding and even golf, so in addition to being on vacation, children can learn some fun sports.

Another option for the family is the summer cinema, it takes place in July and August, usually on the second track, where the Red Cross is located, they show family and children's films, usually on Sunday or Monday nights.

The excursions through the nearby towns, for those families who come for a longer time, a month or a fortnight, we can propose other types of plans,

  • such as visiting Gibraltar,
  • or going to Jerez to a horse show,
  • You will also find water parks in the area, such as Aqualand Bahía de Cádiz in Puerto de Santa María.
  • A few kilometers from La Barrosa we find « Entre Ramas Aventura », it is an adventure park located in the pine forests of Roche, with a low altitude circuit of more than 70 games for the family, it is a unique opportunity to disconnect from the city, enjoy nature, do sports and enjoy with the family, we assure you that it is a highly recommended activity, of which a beautiful memory is always kept.
  • And if we want to bring the little ones closer to nature, we can go to "La Huerta del Novo", a Farm School that offers us various activities. In July the activities of the Summer Farm begin, where children can play board games, perform artistic activities, feed the animals, check the garden, pick fruits, there is room for everything even for water games.
  • Go karting with Circuito KR24 in Conil de la Frontera, another activity that your children are sure to enjoy.
  • Other plans: go to the events that take place in summer, the ayuntamiento de Chiclana de la Frontera organizes different concerts, exhibitions. To find information about the events, click HERE.
  • Even go shopping in the area, to see typical products from Cadiz, the crafts of the land. 

Where to Stay in Chiclana ?

If you are looking for a place to stay for your holidays or for a weekend, the best option is to stay at a place close to the beach, from beachfront to 500m, so that you can easily walk to the beach. 

If you choose the area of the "segunda pista" in the zone of Chiclana la Barrosa, you will benefit from the proximity of the restaurants and minimarkets as well.

Choose a house Bed and Breakfast that has all the comforts with private pool.

To find your place to stay in Chiclana, feel free to contact us as we have some availability in key areas, as well as contact with trusted real estate agency experts in the area of ​​La Barrosa and Novo Sancti Petri, for you to spend the best vacations of your life!

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