San Ambrosio Holiday Cottages & Villas(2)
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San Ambrosia is a tiny Spanish settlement between Cadiz and Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz. This historic village has a restored monastery which is home to the largest dovecote in Europe!
The Atlantic beaches close to San Ambrosio provide plenty of activity. Sunbathing, surfing, diving, windsurfing and other watersports can be enjoyed on the gorgeous stretches of sand at El Palmar and Los Canos. Hiking is popular but the area is best known for horse riding. Studs and riding centres can be visited and there are many equestrian sports such as dressage events to watch or take part in. The Natural Park of La Brena and the Cliffs at Barbate are the site of several historic watchtowers and are popular for hiking and mountain biking. There are first-class golf courses at Vejer and Benalup and guided bird tours at La Janda. For larger wildlife, why not take a whale watching tour from your holiday home in San Ambrosio? Visitors can get into the culture of the area by taking flamenco lessons or Spanish guitar courses.
The area of Andalusia is known for its “pueblo blanco” or white villages. Discover the local markets and shops at Vejer, Conil and Barbate. Jerez is the home of the Royal Equestrian School with its Carriage Museum. Visitors can also sample local sherry where it is made. Seville is a classy city within two hours drive of your San Ambrosio holiday home. Visit the Cathedral of Seville with the longest nave in Spain, see the former Moorish Palace at the Alcazar and admire the magnificent local architecture. Ronda is an attractive mountain village with an amazing bridge which spans the deep gorge. The town is charming to stroll around and it has some unusual shops with hand crafted souvenirs and novelties. Day trips to Tangier in Morocco are ideal for buying leather goods, bags and coats as well as sampling the North African culture.
Holiday rental homes in San Ambrosio enjoy hot sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) on the coast during the day and a little cooler further inland. It remains very dry throughout the summer. In the winter season daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F) with a few more rain showers during the cooler months.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in San Ambrosia is Jerez de la Frontera (XRY) International Airport near Cadiz which is 85 km away. Cheap flights are available from Ryanair among other international airlines. A car is recommended for getting around and can be picked up from the airport.