Sun-drenched Chiclana de la Frontera is an ideal place to enjoy a beachside getaway. The Andalusian town is perched on the Costa de la Luz and offers golden sand, turquoise water and plenty of Spanish charm. Relax on the sandy beach, stroll around the charming town centre or venture inland to discover rolling vineyards and picturesque lakes.
Things to do in Chiclana de la Frontera
Honey-coloured sand and crystalline water make Playa de la Barrosa one of the best beaches on the Andalusian coast. Bask in the sunshine or take a walk along the palm-lined promenade. Chiclana de la Frontera enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sun a year, making it a fantastic destination for sun lovers.
In the town centre, you’ll be charmed by narrow streets lined with brightly painted townhouses. You can stroll through the village, then stop to admire flower-filled courtyards and historic landmarks such as the 16th-century Torre del Puerco.
Many of the buildings have been reimagined as atmospheric restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and traditional tapas. Complement your meal with a local wine such as Moscatel or Oloroso. For dessert, enjoy almond pies baked by Augustinian nuns.
Chiclana de la Frontera is an excellent base for day trips in the Andalusian countryside. Spend the day sampling wine at local vineyards and birdwatching at picturesque lakes such as Montellano and Jeli. The Natural Park of the Bay of Cadiz protects a delicate ecosystem of sandy beaches, coastal pinewood forests and saltwater marshlands.
Getting around Chiclana de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is located in the province of Cádiz and is a 1.5-hour drive from Jerez de la Frontera and two hours from Seville. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore at your own pace.