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Vejer de la Frontera

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About Vejer de la Frontera

Just south of Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera stares mysteriously out from its spectacular hilltop lookout over the Straights of Gibraltar. One of Andalucia's beautiful pueblo blancos (white towns), complete with a gracefully dilapidating castle and a labyrinth of winding streets at its heart. Some of the best places to stay in Vejer de la Frontera have been converted from the most beautiful of the surviving Moorish architecture, but there are plenty of modern options too.

Vejer de la Frontera's castle is probably its main sight. It's been reworked several times, but the whole area of old town surrounding it is littered with unique architecture. Beyond that are the whitewashed houses with their square edges. Vejer de la Frontera's charms don't stop at the edge of town, it's surrounded by orange groves and orchards, and beyond that, about a ten minute drive away, are the beaches of the Costa de la Luz.

Many of Vejer de la Frontera's car free streets have views all the way out to sea, and on a clear day, all the way to Morocco.

Interestingly, this is also very close to the area where the Battle of Trafalgar took place in 1805.

As with all destinations in this part of Spain, the best places to stay in Vejer de la Frontera are very busy during the peak summer months, so get organised and book early. Alternatively, visit during the quieter months when you can really appreciate all the town has to offer.

What Not To Miss

  • Bring along a picnic and spend the day at Playa El Palmar. Go surfing, running along the long stretches of sand or simply relax with a good book and soak up the sun. Plenty of beachfront restaurants in which to enjoy a good lunch.
  • Sit back with a coffee and watch the world go by at Plaza De España. Brimming with lovely architecture, this square also has a pretty fountain and is the town's focal point.
  • The NMAC Foundation, an outdoor site filled with a variety of sculptures, is a great place for art-lovers to visit.
  • Be sure to check out the historic Parroquia del Divino Salvador church which features a variety of architectural styles.

For a special occasion

  • Hotel V is a small and artfully decorated hotel with a luxurious, boutique-y feel and some beautiful original features. Stylish, with views across to the shores of Morocco - especially from its roof terrace jacuzzi - the Hotel V feels like a city break hotel, but without the city.

Just out of town

  • The Hotel Sindhura is a simple, modern hotel offering great value in an exceptionally beautiful setting with panoramic ocean views. Built around a central, jasmine filled courtyard, the Sindhura has 14 rooms, two suites and a restaurant with spectacular views.
  • Casa La Siesta is a farmhouse which has been converted into a seven room hotel. You're surrounded by activity choices, from golf to art classes, in acres of unspoiled grounds. And in the evening, you can round off your days with a gourmet meal.
  • Hotel Arohaz, located in Zahora, provides 6 comfortable and simple rooms as well as a salt-water pool. Come back in the evening to enjoy tapas on the terrace. A good all-round stay at decent value.

For central location

  • Siete Balcones is a charming four bedroomed property bang smack in the centre of town. Expect chic decor and excellent value for money.
  • Centrally located in Zahara de los Atunes, Hotel Gran Sol offers simple whitewashed rooms with private balconies and an outdoor pool. Tuck into Andalusian meals from the restaurant before heading off exploring town or to lounge on the beach.

On a budget

  • La Casa del Califa is a small hotel right in the heart of Vejer de la Frontera. One of the hotel's charms is its Moorish influenced 16th Century facade, but its authentic decoration and food, as well as its beautifully light garden are also extremely appealing.
  • Casa Francisco El De Siempre, located 80 feet from the sea, offers unfussy accommodation from just £49 per night. Well located to explore the town and with its own seafood restaurant, it's the ideal budget break.

For An Apartment Or Villa

If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Vejer de la Frontera's definitely nicest weather-wise in the summertime, with the average temperature rising to 25°C in July and August. However, this is peak tourist season so expect to pay more for accommodation and for there to be more tourists milling around.
  • If you fancy coming at a quieter time but to still enjoy the weather then perhaps consider visiting in September or October.
  • International visitors can fly into Jerez Airport, about 85km north of Vejer de la Frontera. Ryanair fly here direct from Stansted.
  • From the airport, take the train to San Fernando and then on to Vejer de la Frontera, a journey which lasts around two and a half hours.
  • Alternatively, you can also fly to Gibraltar Airport, which is served by a number of direct flights from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Bristol.
  • To then head to Vejer de la Frontera, hop on the bus from La Línea de la Concepción which takes an hour and forty minutes.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Holiday Autos.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Vejer de la Frontera for you?

Best Hotels in Vejer de la Frontera

  • Hotel Sindhura 14 rooms from $89

    La Muela, Vejer de la Frontera, Costa de La Luz

    Simple, modern hotel with traditional architecture. Good value, set in open fields with magnificent panoramic ocean views. Easy access to endless sun kissed beaches. Plenty to keep the active entertained otherwise lie back and relax in complete tranquility.

    Beach Life  -  Stunning beaches of white sand offer surfing, wind surfing, diving and sailing, as well as spectacular sunset strolls.
    Total relaxation  -  A wonderfully tranquil Andulician rural abode, relax and recharge by the pool and wander the lush gardens.
    Sailing  -  All along the Costa de la Luz there are excellent marinas, and many places where you can hire boats or book sailing lessons.
    Surfing  -  Just a few minutes from the hotel is El Palmar beach with some of Spain's best surf.
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  • Siete Balcones 4 rooms from $103

    Cádiz, Costa de La Luz

    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.

    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 £
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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  • La Casa del Califa 20 rooms from $105

    Vejer de la Frontera

    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.

    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.
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  • Hotel V 12 rooms from $159

    Vejer de la Frontera

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

    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.
    Spa breaks
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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  • Casa La Siesta 7 rooms from $223

    Cadiz Province, Costa de La Luz

    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.

    Active Holiday
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Sawdays
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