9 things to do this Easter in Vejer
- 9 great ideas for making the most of your time in Vejer de la Frontera
Do you want to know what to do and see at Easter in Vejer, as well as where to sleep and eat? If you have decided to escape from the routine and spend a few days relaxing in Vejer, we give you some tips to take advantage of your getaway and enjoy the best cuisine in one of the most beautiful villages in Andalusia, take note!
1. Stay at La Casa del Califa a different hotel with lots of charm, located in the heart of the medieval village of Vejer de la Frontera. Its walls exude history, as well as its traditional architecture. Located in a strategic enclave, from its windows and terraces it is possible to admire a spectacular landscape to the Atlantic and even see the African continent. If you are fond of an early season dip, you can stay in the only hotel in Vejer that has a swimming pool, Las Palmeras del Califa, a colonial-style hotel with panoramic views from all the rooms and terraces.
2. Delight the palate with the most authentic flavors of North Africa and the Middle East in El Jardin del Califa. Located in a 16th century granary, it takes its inspiration from the era in which the Arabs ruled. It is considered one of the best gastronomic destinations in the province of Cádiz.Let yourself go in Corredera 55, the ideal place to taste excellent Mediterranean dishes, with a menu that varies according to the season, based on products of local origin. All accompanied by a successful vintage decoration and a wide range of local, national and ecological wines - and don't forget the views form the terrace!
3. Get lost in the labyrinthine streets of Vejer de la Frontera and admire its whitewashed facades, its flowery courtyards and its walled old town, declared a national Historic Artistic town since 1976. You cannot leave Vejer without going through the 'Arco de la Monjas' and contemplate the splendid panorama in the low area of the town. To peck at something while you walk around the town you can go to Califa Express, a place that has Arabic cuisine to take away, vegan options, natural juices and healthy food.
4. If you like traditions, you cannot miss the processions of the different 'Cofradias' that will tour the narrow streets of the town. The Holy Week of Vejer is considered one of the most emotional in the province of Cadiz.
5. Relax on the sunny terrace of the 'Teteria del Califa' with a mint tea accompanied by a typical Moroccan pastry. Prepare to be amazed by the views of the Dehesa de Montenmedio, the marshes of the Barbate River and the Sierra de Los Alcornocales.
6. Cádiz is a paradise to go for tapas, so you have an unmissable appointment with the local, Spanish and oriental cuisine at Califa Tapas. Here you can taste delicious tapas made with local ingredients and enjoy the views from its terrace.
7. Visit the water mills of Vejer, in the hamlet of Santa Lucía, only 3 kilometers away. You will find, among other attractions, the Church of Santa Lucia, rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century on the old hermitage of the sixteenth century, the aqueduct of Roman origin and reformed by the Muslims and six mills dating from 1509. While there visit the 'Venta el Toro', one of the last old world ventas in the province set next to a tumbling stream.
8. Stroll along the beach of Los Caños de Meca while you close your eyes and let yourself drink in the smell of salt and the placid sound of the waves. A pleasure for all the senses. If you decide to spend a night nearby, you can spend the night at the Hotel Madreselva, located a few meters from the beach of Los Caños de Meca, very close to the emblematic Cabo de Trafalgar.