If you are looking for a destination that offers a range of activities on your doorstep and a lively atmosphere, then a Cadiz holiday is the ideal option for you. Located in the Costa de la Luz region, the city of Cadiz has played an important part in Spanish history. There is a range of cultural and historical attractions for those who want to learn more about the country of Spain. Best of all, a Cadiz holiday rental villa will offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
If you love outdoor activities and watersports then a Cadiz holiday will be right up your street. Located on a unique split from the mainland, Cadiz has several splendid beaches, most of which are rated as the best in Spain. Visitors can enjoy a spot of surfing, water skiing, diving, snorkelling, swimming and kite surfing amongst others. Cadiz is also the perfect location for heading out into the sea for some whale watching. Other activities available in the city and the surrounding area include walking, cycling, bird watching and hiking.
The city of Cadiz is a great place for those who love history. Thought to be one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in Southern Spain, Cadiz has a wealth of old buildings and monuments to be explored. Not to be missed is the Tavira Tower, the oldest of the 160 towers that can be found in the city. The tower has a camera obscura which offers wonderful views of the city. Other attractions that should be on your list of things to do in the city include the remains of a Roman theatre, San Sebastian (an old fortress) and the impressive Falla Grand Theatre.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Cadiz holiday rental villa, then there are plenty of places to be explored. An hour and a half's journey south will bring you to the town of Tarifa. The town has an important past and there are several ancient sites to be seen. This includes Guzman Castle, which is over 800 years old and has some wonderful towers that date back to the 13th and 18th centuries. Close to the town is the remains of a Roman city, Baelo Claudia, a small fishing village which was abandoned in the 6th century.
For those who are considering having a Cadiz holiday rental villa they will be pleased to hear that they can expect to experience a mixture of Mediterranean and Atlantic climates. This means that the summers are warm and the winters are very mild. The warmest months of the year to have a Cadiz holiday are July, August and September when the temperature ranges from 22°C to 25°C. The coldest months of the year are generally December and January when the temperature drops to a reasonable 11°C. Visitors can expect some rainfall mostly in the winter months. The average annual rainfall for the city is 39 inches.
Travellers on a Cadiz holiday can arrive at Jerez de la Frontera Airport (XRY) which is approximately 40 minutes away from the city. Airlines offering regular, affordable travel to the area include British Airways, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Iberia. Passengers can depart from several UK airports including Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STD), Newcastle(NCL), Heathrow (LHR) and Edinburgh (EDI).