Home to whitewashed villages, windswept beaches and spectacular natural areas, the Province of Cadiz is a coastal region in Andalucia. It centres around the ancient port city of Cadiz with its gold-domed cathedral and is renowned for its production of sherry in the towns of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María.
Things to do in Cádiz
Whether you want to wildlife spot on the windswept coastline or discover the region’s tumultuous history between the Christians and Moors, the Province of Cadiz is peppered with fascinating destinations for history and nature lovers alike.
Sightsee in Cadiz. Home to the Spanish Navy, Cadiz is a historic port city encircled by ancient walls that are almost enveloped by the sea. It’s dotted with more than 100 watchtowers (including the famous Torre Tavira) and boasts a magnificent Neoclassical cathedral, as well as the second-largest Roman theatre in the world.
Explore the Pueblos Blancos. Famed for their whitewashed houses and spectacular settings, the Pueblos Blancos (“White Towns”) each offer something unique. Stroll through the hilltop streets of Castellar de la Frontera and see the Roman-built road of Benaocaz before exploring the remains of the Moorish castle dominating Zahara de la Sierra.
Hike through Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Encompassing a rugged limestone massif, Sierra de Grazalema is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and one of Andalucia’s most visited natural destinations. It offers everything from hiking and rock climbing to caving and provides habitat for endangered Egyptian vultures.
Wildlife spot along the Costa de la Luz. Translating as “Coast of the Light”, this region of windswept beaches and wetlands fronts the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Cadiz. It’s an ideal setting for watching migratory birds on their annual journey between Europe and Africa and is a popular destination for whale spotting.
Getting around Cádiz
Jerez Airport is the main aviation gateway to the Province of Cadiz and Seville Airport is around 1.5 hours away. Trains travel to towns and cities throughout the province while buses are the main means of accessing the smaller villages.