7 Reasons why you will want to spend your holidays in Chiclana de la Frontera

Learn about all the secrets that Chiclana hides. Get lost in its beaches, fall in love with its flavors, know its history and culture, enjoy all the activities available in the area. Find the best vacation destination in Chiclana de la Frontera.

Learn about the secrets of Chiclana

Still don't know why you should spend your holidays in Chiclana? Learn about all the secrets that this city in the province of Cádiz hides. 

Get lost in its beaches, fall in love with its flavors, know its history and culture, enjoy all the activities available in the area. Find the best vacation destination in Chiclana de la Frontera.


Beaches

One of the great attractions of Chiclana resides in its extensive coastline where beaches of fine and golden sand become endless paradises. Thanks to its natural beauty, extension and location, Chiclana's beaches become the jewels in the crown. Being one of the main reasons why every year travelers from all over the world travel to the coast, looking for paradise on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Chiclana has three endless beaches: La Playa La Barrosa among the best beaches in Europe, La Loma del Puerco also known as Novo Sancti Petri and Playa Sancti Petri, an incredible and paradisiacal wild beach. 


Discover more about them in this article here.

Climate

A mild and temperate climate throughout the year, Chiclana belongs to the Costa de la Luz, well known for its more than 300 days of sunshine a year and good temperatures. Sunny days, little rain and a mild climate make Chiclana a perfect vacation destination at any time of the year. 

No matter what time you choose to visit the city, book your vacation in Chiclana now .


Culture & History

Castle of Sancti Petri

Situated on the little island of Sancti Petri, the defensive fortification was once one of a series of forts that protected the inlet, Caño de Sancti Petri. Of irregular shape and in the Moorish style, it dates from the 13th century.


Mirador Torre de Hércules

One of the seven magical points of the city is the Temple of Hercules located in the Castle of Sancti Petri. To enjoy the best views of the temple, it is essential to go to the viewpoint and be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the beach and the Temple of Hercules.

Puerco Tower

On the Cerro del Puerco stands this impressive watchtower that for years has witnessed beautiful sunsets, but also crusades such as the Battle of La Barrosa or also known as the Battle of Chiclana. Fought against Napoleon in an English-Spanish alliance around 1811. Although the battle did not have the expected outcome, it was crucial for the Spanish War of Independence .

This beacon tower from the 16th century, guardian of the Cadiz coastline, leaves behind its main task, to monitor possible attacks from the Atlantic Ocean, to merge with the landscape and a unique environment and be a monument appreciated by visitors to the city.

Sancti Petri

A must if you visit Chiclana is to know this old fishing village , this small community became part of Chiclana in 1942. Currently it has become a depopulated area that is on the way to recovery. Even so, there are many little bars and restaurants where you can taste the authentic local cuisine and enjoy a piece of the history of the city. The marina and the schools and maritime companies that are located there give life to this old fishing village.

Sport Activities

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

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.

In addition, thanks to its proximity to the sea in Chiclana 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. .

Great 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.


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, excursions, aquaparks, adventure parks, farm school, exhibitions, events, etc.

Gastronomy

The best of local cuisine and its gastronomy, to open your mouth we recommend the best and most typical dishes of the area.

The Berza ​​chiclanera stew is very typical of the area, a great dish to discover the most traditional flavors.

Chiclana is also famous at the national level for its sausages, specifically those known as Chicharrones de Chiclana have become a quality guarantee brand.

The Robalo de los estos could not be missed since in this city the estuaries are a claim that are already part of the landscape of the city and its gastronomy.

The red gold, the wild red tuna, thanks to the Cadiz almadraba from Conil, Barbate and Tarifa, the tuna has become the highest gastronomic representative of the province of Cádiz, grilled, with onions and tomato ... Or prepared the more modern way, in tataki or tartar, if the raw material is of quality, success is assured.

Blessed are the almond cakes from the Madres Agustinas Recoletas convent, a delicacy that will sweeten even the most demanding palates. 

The Sultanas Coconut are already a classic that has passed from generation to generation, a typical stamp on the beach of La Barrosa. 

The Wine of Chiclana, although the cellars are declining in Chiclana even some specialists artisan wineries are kept in fine wine and muscatel. In addition, to be a good gift or souvenir, these wineries are open so that the public can taste their wines.

Events & Festive Activities

  • February: Carnival of Cadiz.
  • February or March: Jerez Music and Dance Festival.
  • End of March or Beginning of April: Semana Santa.
  • Spring: Feria del Caballo de Jérez; wine and gastronomy tasting
  • 1st-2nd week of June: Feria de Chiclana; Andalusian popular festival, equestrian shows, flamenco and costumes.
  • June 23: Fire of Saint John on the beaches.
  • July 16: Virgen del Carmen; seafaring party, la romería at la Barrosa beach.
  • July & August: Concert Music Festival in Chiclana
  • July & August: Cinema a la playa

More events: https://www.chiclana.es/agenda-de-eventos/

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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Learn about all the secrets that Chiclana hides. Get lost in its beaches, fall in love with its flavors, know its history and culture, enjoy all the activities available in the area. Find the best vacation destination in Chiclana de la Frontera.

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One of the great attractions of Chiclana resides in its extensive coastline where beaches of fine and golden sand become endless paradises. Thanks to its natural beauty, extension and location, Chiclana's beaches become the jewels in the crown. Being one of the main reasons why every year travelers from all over the world travel to the coast, looking for paradise on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

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