A holiday in Barbate, Spain, is best taken in one of the rental apartments or villas on offer. This way, you will have a sense of freedom and independence that is rarely felt when staying in an hotel. Self catering accommodation in Barbate is suitable for couples, families or groups of friends, and is fully equipped and furnished to make you feel at ease the moment that you walk through the door. Demand can be high during the summer months and so planning and booking ahead is highly advised.
With miles-upon-miles of sandy beaches, dunes and stunning coastline, the beach and sea will play an important part of your holiday in Barbate. This is not an area that has been ruined by mass tourism, and as such, will lack some of the infrastructure that many associate with a holiday in Spain. However, if you are into hiking the dunes, exploring little seen and used coastline and tranquillity in general, then this is for you.
With access to a car, the whole of Andalusia is ready to be discovered and explored. Two places which should be visited, are Cadiz and Tarifa. Tarifa is known as the “windy town”, and is also a Mecca for those people into wind-based water sports. Kite surfing and wind surfing are just two of the activities that can be enjoyed here. Another interesting possibility is to visit Tangiers, across the Straits of Gibraltar. This might prove to be quite a long day, and so it might be nice to spend the night in the African country of Morocco.
The weather plays an important part of planning a holiday in Barbate, and so you may be pleased to know that it is possible to visit the entire year round. Of course, the summer months prove to be more popular than the winter months with tourists from the United Kingdom. During the summer, the temperatures can reach peaks of 35 degrees Celsius, although an average summer peak of 27 degrees is more usual. Whilst Tarifa is more famed for its wind, there can be a strong breeze from time to time, and so be prepared with plenty of sun block! Whilst statistics show that there are over 60 days of rain in a year, in actual fact, the majority of the rain falls in March. In July, there is virtually no rainfall.
Most people travelling to a holiday in Barbate will do so by flying. If you are interested in flying from London Stansted (STN), then you may be interested in the Ryanair flight that lands at Jerez (XRY). This is a summer time route only, however. For the rest of the year, the airport at Malaga (AGP) will be the choice destination, as this connects with airlines such as easyJet, BMI Baby, Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook from most main UK airports.