Five activities in Vejer that will bring you closer to nature

  • Vejer is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Cádiz

Walking in nature, surfing practice or birdwatching. To enrich your stay, we have compiled a list of pursuits that will bring you closer to nature and breath new life into your stay in the Califa hotels.

Walks & nature. Walk from Vejer to the beach through open countryside & pine forests to Trafalgar Bay. From the Barbate area to Caños de Meca and inland towards Vejer de la Frontera there is one of the smallest nature parks in Andalusia with some 5,000 hectares, the Breña y Marismas del Barbate Nature Park. Maps and guide books are available from hotels and the Tourist Office. If you are interested in doing private guiding and hiking tours you can contact Explore la Tierra.

Acantilado de Barbate path.

Enjoy diverse birdwatching. This area is on one of Europe's busiest migration routes. Enjoy local bird watching, from coastal to wetlands & raptors in the nearby highlands. Local guides can offer day tours and birding tours for novices and experienced 'birders'.

Photo Birging Tarifa.

Surfing. Southern Spain’s best surf beach is just a 10 minute drive away. Here at El Palmar you will find strong waves from October to May and smaller waves for learning through the summer. You can take surf lessons all year round! Here are some surf schools:

El Palmar, Vejer's beach.

Horse riding. Horse riding is an inspiring and beautiful activity! Horse riding is all about bonding with nature and experiencing it at its best. Beautiful nature scenery that you’ll encounter on your horse riding expedition is a bonus that’ll make you wish this expedition would never end. 

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Horse riding along El Palmar. Photo: Civitatis.

Art & nature. Visit the NMAC contemporary outdoor sculpture park just 5 km from Vejer. NMAC Fundation is a private gallery exhibiting works by artists who are asked to come up with projects inspired by the local history and landscape. The center has work by Olafur Eliasson, James Turrell, Marina Abramovic, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Maurizio Cattelan and Santiago Sierra. The collection is made up of more than 40 site-specific projects, created by national and internationally renowned artists, such as  Gregor Schneider, Susana Solano, Marina Abromovic’, Adel Abdessemed, Pilar Albarracín, Cristina Lucas, Maja Bajevic, Maurizio Cattelan and James Turrell, to name but a few. One of the aims of the The Foundation is to promote the development of young creators who are emerging on to the artistic scene and offer them the opportunity to exhibit alongside other internationally recognized artists. Contemporary art in perfect harmony with nature. Open from 10:00 to 14:00 Tuesday to Sunday (Monday close). Check out more information on the Nmac Fundation website.

"Plansone Duty Free". Pascale Marthine Tayou. Photo: Fundación Nmac.