Posts tagged Andalucia
Postcards from Tarifa

Tarifa is a small town in the province of Cádiz, Spain with an abundance of activities for thrill-seekers. Praised for being the world’s most popular destination amongst wind sports enthusiasts (think kiteboarding, windsurfing etc.), the key places to visit are beachbound; the Playa de los Lances, an expansive sand beach and kitesurfing spot, El Estrecho Natural Park with its rugged beach line and the Punta de Tarifa, known for its tall-standing lighthouse between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

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Vejer de la Frontera - Costa de la Luz gem

The white washed, hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera unquestionably constitutes an oasis in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque beaches of El Palmar, this beautiful setting is one of the most alluring towns on Spanish soil. For history buffs, this petite find is a place with special appeal for being an enclave for Southern Europe's oldest civilisations, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans.

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Cadiz, Spain - Past and Present

Once upon a time the city of Cádiz held all of the trade with the old world (coming from the Americas) and with that brought great responsibilities and inspired stories. The port with its crenellated sea walls and chunky forts is heavily reminiscent of Havana in Cuba or San Juan in Puerto Rico. We went to Cádiz by crossing the Guadalete river with a catamaran from the fishermen's port town of El Puerto de Santa María. A lot of history buffs work on excavating the truths about this ancient city. It is said that the true city of Cádiz is underwater and is the so-called lost city of Atlantis that we have all been hearing about for ages.

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Restaurante El Arriate - El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz

Restaurante El Arriate opened its doors in 2007, with head chef/owner David Méndez and director/wife Eva Baro offering modern and eclectic cuisine to the Costa de la Luzs' town of El Puerto de Santa Maria. They both come from the Andalusian city of Córdoba (Cordova in English), bringing with them hefty and creative ideas. Their philosophy has always been to offer...

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Granada - The Moorish Jewel

Of all the magnificent cities that permeate Spain, perhaps none is as simultaneously fascinating, diverse and historical as Granada. Expect an array of dreadlocked hippies, skinny-jean clad hipsters, religious finders, classical traditionalists and many more mixtures of grand personalities in the city. This is the world's renowned capital of tapas, so enjoy, as an order of cheerful drink gives you a small portion of food on the plate!

 

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