Almost entirely surrounded by water, this port city boasts 3,000 years of history reflected in ancient buildings, traditional fish dishes and salt-of-the-earth people. There are several beautiful beaches, winding narrow streets, beautiful tree-lined plazas, fountains, great restaurants and sensational views. You could easily create an itinerary packed with tours and museum visits, or just spend a few days eating, drinking and exploring at your own pace. And that’s the charm of Cadiz. Continue reading our Luxury Hotels Cadiz Spain guide, and start planning your vacation to Cadiz Spain! You can also learn about all of the Best Spain Beaches here.
Cadiz Spain Weather – When to Visit
Cadiz Spain benefits from warm temperatures all year around. Even if you plan to visit Cadiz in winter, you could be enjoying temperatures as high as 62°F. In fact, trips to Cadiz in January, or just before Christmas in December, are popular with those looking for winter sunshine. February is the biggest month for carnivals, with locals in fancy dress and music on every corner. Or for summer sun from June or September – the city doesn’t get too hot or too busy.
Best Cadiz Area Beaches
Bolonia is a dream come true for sandcastle builders. The sand dunes surrounding this beach are 30 meters high and 200 wide. A little remote, but not too hard to access. Bolonia beach is perfect for anyone looking for an oasis away from the city.
Playa de los Alemanes
Getting to Playa de los Alemanes is a bit of a trek. Parking is limited, so arrive early. Then follow the steep rickety stone steps down to the beach and you’re in for a good time in the crystal clear waters — some of the best in all of Spain! You’re also in for some calm surf and natural pools.
Calas de Roche
Calas de Roche has many small coves — Cala Encendida, Cala Aspero, Cala Pato, Cala Medina, and Cala Frailecillo — and are all worth a visit. The privacy that comes with these unspoiled beaches means you’re sure to find some nudism here and there. Some of the coves are a bit more popular than others so make your choice: more crowded with clothes or less so with none of the latter.
Canos de Meca
Canos de Meca is a collection of beaches. To get the best of your visit, grab yourself a kayak and paddle your way to a private cala. A cove of your very own sounds like a great way to experience the blues and greens of the water you can find here.
El Palmar is a long, beautiful beach, and depending on your preference, you can walk away from the crowds, or stay near the boardwalk and have access to all types of services. El Palmar is also great for surfing, with plenty of schools and rental spots offering their services to pros and beginners.
Best Cadiz Spain Restaurants & Tapas Bars
Casa Manteca $11 – 30
This characterful tapas bar attracts a mix of tourists and locals, and once inside, you’ll be amazed by how many pictures are covering the walls. Enjoy creative food in a photogenic setting. Telephone: 34 956 21 36 03 Web: Casa Manteca
La Candela $11 – 30
La Candela is quirky, arty and along with delivering great flavours, the presentation of the dishes is fab too. Enjoy creative food in a photogenic setting. Telephone: 34 956 22 18 22 Web: La Candela
Mesón Cumbres Mayores $11 – 30
Here’s one of the city’s most traditional tapas bars. It’s clad in wood and has hams hanging from the ceilings and walls. Definitely try the pork dishes. Alongside some of the pork dishes they serve delicious garlicky tomatoes. Telephone: 34 956 21 32 70 Web: Meson Cumbres Mayores
Cafe Royalty Over $30
The cafe has an enticing lunch and dinner menu, but I’d recommend stopping by mid-morning for a coffee and a plate of picatostes – fried bread covered in sugar. They’re guaranteed to give you the energy you need to continue sightseeing! Menu Telephone: 34 956 07 80 65 Web: Cafe Royalty
La Tabernita Under $10
This is a local favorite, so you’ll need to arrive before 9pm to grab one of the few tables in front of this popular tapas bar. It’s so small, there’s barely room to turn around inside! Enjoy the really great atmosphere and energy. Web: La Tabernita