Festivals and specials events in Vejer
These high days and holidays are a very special part of Vejers charm!. They are great celebrations for friends , family and visitors to the local area.
These events really give you a taste of Spain and its fabulous lifestyle . Check out the dates and book your holidays to coincide with some of the events . Vejer Calender of events
The area around Vejer de la Frontera is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Whether you are wandering through the country lanes or visiting one of the stunning natural parks within easy reach, you will be treated to an ornithologist’s delight.
If you go north you can take advantage of the purpose built birdwatching facilities in the Doñana National Park, one of Europe’s finest wetland parks.
Or head for the the mountains in the Los Alcornocales Natural Park and Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park . . you are literally spoilt for choice in every direction. www.andalucianguides.com/tours/
Learn Spanish in Spain at La Janda Spanish language school in Vejer de la Frontera.
Studying Spanish with La Janda International House means much more than just a Spanish language course. After 17 years dedicated to the teaching of Spanish, La Janda has gained an excellent reputation and has become the best option for those looking for a friendly Spanish School and wishing to experience the Spanish way of life in a small, beautifully conserved town just off the coast of Cadiz. www.lajanda.org
Golfing is popular in the area with courses abound, including the amazing Montenmedio just outside Vejer and Benalup Golf and Country Club .
Whale/ Dolphin /Orca Spotting
From April to October you can join the firmm researchers. During our 2-hour boat trips you can watch various species of whales and dolphins. In our week-long observation courses you will find out more about the fascinating animals and the Strait of Gibraltar.
An absolute Vejer tradition at the much loved
Peña cultural flamenca "El aguilar de Vejer", C/Rosario Vejer.
Dont miss the regular shows , the fab tapas and of course a great Local sherry at the bar. There are many different songs and dances in flamenco, but the fundamental ingredient is the duende. It is a spiritual experience, a bringing together of mind and music that creates a deep energy that inspires the dancer, which they then convey to the audience, the duende is felt not seen.
anniebspain offers a chance to immerse yourself in village life. This is the real thing – you can absorb local life, integrating with the people, the tastes, the colours and the smells. You will be shopping at local markets, meeting the growers, meeting the families when eating tapas in their tapas bars where good food is always served. It is impossible to eat badly in Vejer when you come cooking in Spain. It is guaranteed that you will discover a whole new world of flavours and food combinations, where less is more and the key ingredients are simplicity and quality.http://www.anniebspain.com/
We are so close to Morocco it almost seems crazy not to make a visit, Tarifa offers a tempting opportunity for a quick approach to Morocco, with Tangier feasible as a day-trip by boat on the 5 times daily ferry . Tickets are available from the Tourafrica office (tel 956 684 751) on the quayside, or from travel agents along c/Batalla del Salado. The boat normally leaves at 9.00am, returning from Tangier at 4.00pm or 6.30pm (Spanish time – which is 2hrs ahead of Moroccan); check current times with Tourafrica or turismo office.
Crossing takes an hour, leaving you just enough time for a brief look around. An overnight stay probably makes more sense, especially as a return ticket costs around € 49. It's wise to book a few days ahead, as tour companies often take over the whole boat. This crossing is a lot more expensive than going from Algeciras, but might be a better bet if the latter is chock-a-block in summer or when Moroccans are returning home for the two major Islamic festivals (which rotate between January, February and March).
See Go Tarifa web link in Links.www.gotarifa.com
The province of Cádiz is famous for sherry, a classification which ranges from the dry, white manzanilla from Sanlúcar de Barrameda to the syrupy Cream sherry traditionally popular in England.
The officially designated sherry-producing region forms a triangle between Jeréz, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
You can visit many Sherry Bodegas in the area , these visits will generally include a film, guided tour of the cellars and bottling area, a sampling session and a visit to the shop. Tours generally last around 1-1.5 hrs. Some companies also arrange visits of the vineyards on request.
OSBORNE is one of the top sherry houses. Tel: 0034 956869100 www.osborne.es
A short distance away is Grazalema it is one of the most stunningly beautiful white villages (pueblo blanco) in this area and is located in the north-eastern area of Cadiz province. It nestles amongst the mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema making it a popular destination for cyclists and outdoor adventure sports enthusiasts alike.
This site is great for all outdoor adventure .www.discoverandalucia.com
The Old Town Center, is replete with character, history and Andalusian flavor. In it there are three barrios (or quarters) that are also worth mentioning.
Barrio La Viña is an old fishing district and the starting point of the famous Cadiz Carnival.
Barrio El Populo is said to be the oldest area of the city.
Barrio Santa Maria, meanwhile, is the home of flamenco .
Vejer - El Palmar 8km The best surf spot in all Andalusia! Southern Spain’s best surf beach is just a 10 minute drive away. At El Palmar you will find strong waves from October to May and smaller waves for learning through the summer.
Homies Homies Surf & Skate Camp is located in the unparalleled setting of Palmar Beach. Surfers would be able to enjoy one of the regions higher quality and variety of waves found in Southern Europe with over 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of sandy surf where surfing-perfect waves on both the right and the left will make your time with us an unforgettable experience. Palmar area and surroundings also offer a huge variety of spots for all tastes and levels of surfing.
Added Bonus a half pipe ramp for boarders that can't get enough!!!
Surf lessons Infront of Hostal Alferez.
Also , Surfboard rental and Sale, Neoprene Rental and Sale, Surf trips. Oceano Surf School
Call: 07540 060364
“Wow. This is one of the dreamiest places we’ve ever stayed. The house is in a 14th century building and it just oozes with charm and character. The terrace has an amazing view of the town. We loved every second. Rebecca was very responsive and Victoria, her local assistant gave us incredible recommendations and guidance. She even found us a babysitter! Vejer is a magical town— loved wandering its beautiful streets. We hope to return someday. Thanks so much for sharing your special home with us!”
J . Portland Oregon United States