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  • 1Sierra de Cádiz

    Region: Sierra de Cadiz - province autonomous region: Andalusia

    Populations (19): Alcalá del Valle, Algar, Algodonales, Arcos de la Frontera, Benaocaz, Bornos, El Bosque, El Gastor, waiting, Grazalema, Olvera, Prado del Rey, Puerto Serrano, Setenil de las Bodegas, Torre Alhaquime, Ubrique, Villaluenga de el Rosario, Villamartin and Zahara de la Sierra.

    Geographic data: The region of the Sierra de Cádiz - villages are connected with the area of the countryside and the Costa del Sol and the province of Seville.

    Tourist interests: inhabited since the earliest times, the Sierra de Cadiz has a valuable archaeological heritage, with debris ranging from the lower Palaeolithic (around 250,000 years ago) to the castellano-granadinas fortifications of the middle ages, passing through important Iberian or Roman settlements.

    Natural tourism: In the Shire are located two protected natural areas (Grazalema and Alcornocales).

    Gastronomy: cooked asparagus in all its varieties, the Thistles, garlic or tomato soups, soups pegás or particular, the alboronía, groupers, loin in lard, cabbage, chicken field, loin honey and stuffed Iberian pork, among many others. But perhaps the most typical dish is killing stew, made with chick peas, white beans and products of the bloodshed, which take place in many homes.

    The pastry is another of the gastronomic delights of the Sierra de Cadiz, being very present at Al-Andalus heritage. Sample of this bakery are the ganotes pestiños, hornazos, fritters, honey toast, cakes of Easter, cakes of goat cheese, snow-covered eggs, piñonates, ring-shaped egg biscuits...

The costa de la Luz: dunes, good weather and many leisure options

One of the salient features of the so-called costa de la Luz is the large amount of sand dunes that invade its landscape and beaches that transform into unique in Spain. This portion of the Spanish coast is located in the province of Cádiz and the de Huelva, focuses on what is called the Gulf of Cadiz.

Its limits are the mouth of the Guadiana river on one side and the municipality of Tarifa on the other. The arrival of tourists is especially concentrated in summer but all year this part of Andalucia account with many visitors for its good climate, with an average of 18 degrees throughout the year.

It has numerous protected areas such as the Doñana National Park, which is one of the parts of Europe where more birds come to rest on his trip to Africa. In addition it also has a very important cultural heritage, especially as Baelo Claudia Roman ruins.

If your holiday prefer to spend it doing sports acuatics, on the costa de la Luz has one of the municipalities of worldwide windsurfing reference as it is rate. The large amount of wind that makes all year has lift up to the podium of the municipalities that House proof of the Championship of the world of this mode.

Along the coast there is many options to stay since the economy of the area lives from tourism. Nearest airport is Malaga which has a lot of flights from Germany or England during the summer and regular flights in the winter. It also has the possibility of Seville airport, but it has less connections.