Vejer de la Frontera


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About Vejer de la Frontera

Deemed by many to be the most beautiful of Andalucía's ‘white towns’, Vejer de la Frontera sits south of Cádiz and just a few kilometres inland of the Atlantic Ocean. Perched atop a hill, this fascinating medieval town of winding streets, independent boutiques and delectable eateries also promises arresting views over the Strait of Gibraltar towards the African coast. This town's popularity is reflected in its abundance of charming accommodation options; our list of the best places to stay in Vejer de la Frontera includes intimate guesthouses and heritage B&Bs with stacks of style.

Topped by the graceful Vejer de la Frontera Castle, the town is a dream for those who like exploring on foot, with quirky whitewashed houses lining little lanes studded with memorials, churches, shops and cafés. Plaza De España and Parroquia del Divino Salvador church are two cultural highlights. Vejer has also become known for its excellent food, so you can expect to eat well after big days of hiking between the surrounding orange groves and orchards or exploring the beaches of the Costa de la Luz. Playa El Palmar and Playa Zahora are particular highlights for surfing, whilst Caños de Meca is also gorgeous. Birdwatchers need look no further than the Marismas de Barbate or the stone pine forest of La Breña.

This is a deservedly popular summer destination, so book well in advance to guarantee a room at one of the best places to stay in Vejer de la Frontera!

The Best Places to Stay in Vejer de la Frontera

For a Romantic B&B

  • Hotel V offers stacks of charm and quirky style, with Goan antiques and striking original features. This boutique B&B's rooftop terrace is a particular standout, with a hot tub and views towards Morocco. Small, stylish and indulgent.
  • Casa Shelly has seven lovely guest rooms in a 19th-century residence in the heart of the old town. Expect airy, whitewashed spaces with pretty tiles, pastel upholstery and potted plants. Romantic and relaxing, with complimentary tea, coffee & pastries cooked in-house.

For Families or Groups

  • Siete Balcones comprises a small selection of attractive studios and an apartment in the medieval town. Bright spaces clad in white, pink, blue and green tones have kitchenettes and courtyards, and the apartment has access to a breezy roof terrace. Open only April to October, this spot fills up fast; book a combination of rooms or the whole house for a trip with family and friends.
  • La Casa del Califa sits right on the town's main square. Housed in fascinating historic buildings, its rooms and suites are each decorated in line with a different theme. Cots or extra beds can be arranged for little ones, who will also love the garden. The restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace are perfect for congregating with friends.

For Luxury

  • Casa La Siesta is a rural farmhouse-turned-hotel, with seven chic guest rooms — some with balconies and bathtubs. Cool off in the swimming pool after days of golf, hiking and art workshops. The gourmet courtyard restaurant is very romantic.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • Fly into Jerez Airport, just 50 minutes' drive from Vejer de la Frontera. Catch a bus, or speak to your hotel to arrange an airport pick up in advance.
  • Andalucía is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for temperatures ranging from 25°C - 30°C, but be aware that this is also peak season. For fewer crowds and great hotel deals, travel in April, May or late September.



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Best Hotels in Vejer de la Frontera

  • La Casa del Califa Vejer de la Frontera 20 rooms from £86

    Romantic Break  -  Charming rooms filled with North African artefacts, a rooftop bar with spectacular views and award winning cuisine.
    Local exploring  -  The hilltop town of Vejer is the perfect base for exploring the beaches and mountains of Cádiz province.
    Surfing  -  Southern Spain’s best surf beach is just a ten minute drive away, well worth checking out.
    Great walks  -  Wander through the ancient and picturesque town to the lovely beaches of Cadiz.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyViewsParking

    Small charming hotel with a strong Moorish influence in the heart of Medieval Vejer de la Frontera. White washed light rooms with standout local art. Stone vaulted dining room and a lush garden courtyard. Stunning views and cocktails from the rooftop bar. Ideally situated to explore the local area. See More

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  • Siete Balcones Vejer de la Frontera 4 rooms from £91

    Honeymoons  -  For a budget honeymoon - cheap and chic, and breakfast where and when you want it!
    Active Holiday  -  Very close to many sporting activities.
    Town  -  In the old town.
    Less £
    No pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays

    Lots of natural light shines through beautiful balconies and flag stoned courtyards in this relaxed hotel in the old town of Vejer de la Frontera. White washed walls compliment authentic decoration. A chic and, unexpectedly, cheap destination for a romantic get-away or beach holiday. See More

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  • Casa Shelly 11150 Vejer de la Frontera 7 rooms from £104

    Hideaway  -  A great place to relax, to disconnect and to enjoy the pleasures offered by the land, the gorgeous sea and sunny skies of Cadiz
    Great walks  -  The cork forest of Alcornocales has lush landscapes, varied local fauna and a large amount of marked walking trails
    Sights nearby  -  In nearby Zahora is Trafalgar lighthouse, the site of the famous naval battle that took place in 1805
    Surfing  -  El Palmar beach is great for numerous watersport activities, especially surfing
    Disabled accessNo pets

    A lovely home-away-from-home in a charming Andalusian town. Chic interiors are unfussy with pretty tiles, potted plants and handsome furniture creating an effortless elegance. Rooms are bathed in light and pastels dominate, creating a delicately romantic feel. Ideal for a couple's retreat. See More

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  • Hotel V Vejer de la Frontera 12 rooms from £190

    Spa breaks  -  Vivir by V offers a range of health and wellness retreats designed to improve physical well-being and inner peace
    City Style  -  Although Vejer is not a city, this hotel is so stylish it deserves noting.
    Views  -  Views to Morocco on a clear day, and over the surrouning plains.
    Air conditioningTennisSpaDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    This beautifully decorated hotel oozes boutique luxury. An eclectic combination of Goan antiques, original features, and contemporary muted hues. The roof top terrace, with hot tub, is the piece de resistance with its views across wild plains and towards Moroccan shores. Relaxation in style. See More

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  • Casa La Siesta Vejer de la Frontera 7 rooms from £295

    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Active Holiday
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Sawdays

    This renovated farmhouse turned luxury small hotel is perfectly placed for a fiesta of activities, from golf to art classes. Set in acres of grounds with unspoilt views, it is the perfect place for a couple to snooze by the pool and dine on delicious, fresh local produce in the evenings. See More

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