Declared a National Monument in 1978, Vejer de la Frontera, or Vejer as the locals refer to it, is the perfect example of an archetypal Andalucian Pueblo Blanca or whitewashed village, situated idyllically on a steep slope 200m above the coastline. Just a few miles from the beaches of the Costa de la Luz-Cadiz, Vejer is the perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday, but has gained fame for both its beauty and it outstanding outdoor activity possibilities.
Walking around the town means that you discover a huge wealth of historical monuments; turreted medieval walls, ancient mosques and churches in Moorish and gothic styles and the Castle of Vejer de la Frontera. The village has not been discovered by mass tourism, and therefore the quaint flower laden squares, locally focused restaurants and authentic atmosphere are ideal places to soak in the Spanish flavours. Cape Trafalgar, off which the Battle of Trafalgar was fought, is just 15minutes away by car.
Although Vejer de la Frontera is not a beach town, it has excellent access to beaches. It is less than 10 minutes by car from a huge 12km stretch of golden sand known as El Palmar, which is a surfer’s paradise. Surrounding El Palmar are a number of cove beaches, the best of which being Trafalgar Bay, Los Canos and Zahara de los Atunes.
Surrounding the holiday properties in Vejer are plenty of natural resources for outdoor sports. Vejer villas are ideal for serious walking (unmarked trails), mountain biking (quality mountain bikes can be hired from the town, and there are plenty of excellent circular day trails), kayaking in the Acantilado Nature Reserve, climbing, wreck dives, paragliding and some of the best windsurfing in Spain. Dolphins and whales can regularly be seen off the coast on a Vejer holiday.
For golfers staying in a Vejer villa, there are 5 courses stretched along the coast. Just 5km from Vejer de la Frontera in the 18 hole course of Monteenmedio, which is considered one of the finest courses in Europe, build to respect the natural environment and take advantage of the magnificent views.
Chiclana de la Frontera is another Andalucian whitewashed town on the Costa de la Luz, situated in the National Park of the Bay of Cadiz, with a long, straight, sandy beach and an extremely strong Spanish culture.
Vejer basks in temperatures of over 25˚C daily during the summer, from June until early October, and winters are surprisingly warm, averaging around 15˚C on most days.
Jerez Airport (JEZ) is under an hour by car from any of the self catering properties in Vejer de la Frontera. Ryanair fly twice a day to Jerez from London Stansted (STN).