Parque Natural La Breña

Combine a walk through the lovely countryside with a visit of Palomar de la Breña: a restored beautiful old country manor of the 17th century with the world's largest dove cote which once held thousands of birds. Restaurant-Bar/Café. Drive on the road from Los Caños de Meca to Barbate, after approx. 3km turn left towards San Ambrosio, then follow the signs with the dove.

From Los Caños de Meca to Barbate

Approx. 7km, walking time 2,5-3h, easy and also possible with children. You start at the end of Los Caños de Meca, park somewhere close to the "Pequeña Lulú" cafe and head straight on along the cliffs into the natural park. Staying close to the cliffs, you will find the hiking path automatically. At the beginning you have spectacular views over the ocean, then you enter the woods - the longest part of the sandy path leads through the shady pine forest. More or less in the middle you reach the old defence tower Torre de Tajo. At an altitude of more than 100m above sea level you will have the most enjoyable views over the coastline. An ideal place for a picnic! Torwards the end you leave the pine forest just above the secluded Playa de Yerbabuena. A cold beer in the yacht harbour is the perfect reward after your excursion.

Through the marshes of Barbate (marismas)

Length 12,7km, medium difficulty. The path starts at kilometre 2.2 of the highway A-314 from Vejer to Barbate and goes through a large part of the marches formed by the mouth of the Barbate River. The marches are a humid environment of enormous value for the fauna, primarily for the water bird populations, but also for fish, shellfish and crabs.

La Muela and Santa Lucia

An abundance of water and protection from the wind have provided a subtropical micro-climate to Santa Lucía, with exuberant vegetation. The track leads past historical water mills and along an aqueduct of Roman origins, restored by the Moorish occupants in the middle ages. Recommended restaurants: La Castillería and La Tajea in Santa Lucía; Il Forno in La Muela; Venta Patría in La Patría.

Art and Culture

The NMAC Foundation Montenmedio of Contemporary Art has a permanent exhibition on the grounds of Dehesa Montenmedio, inside buildings resembling hangers and outside in the park. Why not combine a visit with a stroll through the woods where you'll see deer and enjoy the peace and quiet. Have a snack in the Café de Kurupay. Opening hours: 10-14, 17-20:30 in summer, 10:30-14:30, 16-18 in winter. Entry 5 Euro, children under 12 free.




Brena 1

Gaviota Alcantil

 Bici Marismas 650

Santa Lucia