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Staying in family run holiday villas


Take a holiday in real Spain.
Enjoy the Culture and Heritage
as well as beautiful beaches.




 

 

 
Beach and Watersports

Staying in one of the self-catering holiday villas from ExploreChiclana is an excellent base for enjoying all the beach and watersports amenities that Chiclana has to offer. The 'Barrosa' (Chiclana's beach) and Sancti Petri (Chiclana's Watersports Centre) are only about 10 to 15 minutes drive from the ExploreChiclana holiday villas. Parking is easy, even at the height of summer, and the beachfront car parks only charge 1 euro for the whole day.

The Barrosa Beach


The clean beach has fine golden sand which goes on for miles. The beach slowly slopes into the sea so it is very safe for children. The sea being the Atlantic is much cleaner than the Mediterranean and surprisingly warm; something to do with warm currents. It is certainly degrees warmer than the atlantic in the Portugese Algarve.

                                    In the Summer, Children play areas are set up on the beach.

 

The pedestrian only promenade, has the beach on one side and various cafes, bars and restaurants on the other. There are also Public Toliets available.

 

 

Sancti Petri
It is situated at the western end of Chiclana where a river estuary goes inland.


Here you can hire windsurfers, take a boat ride across to the Island of Sancti Petri and up river or take a fun trip on a bouncy banana boat. (Novojet- Tel No: 956 494 932 www.novojet.net)
Kayaks (one or two person) can be hired and you can paddle to the island or up river to San Fernando.
(Kayak hire- Tel No: 676363718 www.sanctipetrikayak.net)

 

The Island of Sancti Petri


A Central Location

My self catering holiday villas are centrally located for visiting the Costa de la Luz part of Andalucia in Spain.
Booking a self-catering holiday rental villa, here in the Costa de la Luz, through www.ExploreChiclana.com , means you can please yourself and have your holiday just the way you want it, by the pool, beach side, city or countryside. Some guests like to spend much of their holiday on the beach. It doesn't get better than the Barrosa beach with all its facilities, especially for children. It is a sandy beach, not pebbles or shingle and has easy gentle sloping access to the sea. The sea is warm and clean. It is much much warmer than the Portuguese Algarve and a whole lot cleaner than the Mediterranean sea. There are several other beaches, Barbate, Cape Trafalgar, El Palmar, Conil, Roche some of which have secluded coves.

Beaches are not for everyone. This area abounds with Culture, History, Walking, Hiking, Riding, Water sports and Golf. The rental villas are centrally located for many daily trips out. The town of Jerez is 30 minutes drive. Take a tour of one of the famous Bodegas of Jerez and see how Sherry and Brandy are made. The town is rich with historic and artistic sites, one day is not enough!! Visit the Moorish Alcazar and gardens, the Clock museum, 15th century churches, the Flamenco museum etc.The performing horses of Jerez are a wonder to behold. For motor sports enthusiasts visit the famous race track. Formula 1 test their cars here and the Moto GP is normally the first one of the season. Check out their web site Jerez Circuit

The wonderful City of Cadiz, a short drive away, is a must to visit on your holiday in Andalucia, Costa de la Luz. The ancient city is approximately 3,000 years old. Cadiz is a very relaxed and easy-going city. People sit outside at the cafes all day long enjoying the cool sea breeze and warm sunshine, gazing up at the Moorish architecture. The old quarter is probably the most beautiful with the mansions of yesteryear merchants, towers, picturesque squares are awe inspiring. Visit a Roman Amphitheatre, admire the Moorish influences. Visit the grand Cathedral or the enormous Ficus trees in the parks and gardens with wild parrots. Shop in the main plaza/square, enjoy an ice cream or tapas in this beautiful area. Cadiz is so close to my holiday villas that many guests choose to spend more than one day visiting Cadiz.

Seville is known as the cultural city of Spain. It is about an hours drive. Or you can park (for free) at the local train station and for a moderate price let the train take you to the centre of Seville. Places to visit in Seville are the Cathedral and Giralda, the Tapas bars of Barrio Santa Cruz, the Alcazar, the Roman ruins of Italica at Santiponce, see the spectacular Plaza de Espana, take a river boat or horse and carriage trip. Take the children to Isla Magica Theme Park (Seville's Alton Towers) or visit one of the city's tablaos and experience a Flamenco Show.

There are some very good, cheap golf courses within easy reach of my Andalucian rental villas. Golfing is a very popular sport and many people have a golfing holiday here in the costa de la Luz Andalucia rather than the more expensive Costa del sol. Click on Useful Tourist Guide/ Golf to get more information.

For people who love nature- it is all here. The famous Donana Nature park with its pink flamingos is close by. The easiest way to explore this nature reserve from the Explorechiclana rental villas is to drive to Sanlucar de la Barrameda and catch a small foot-passenger ferry across the Guadalquivir river to the nature reserve.

Off road trails for walkers are abundant. They are the old Canadas (drover ways) which, in the past, the cattle drovers would bring their livestock to the port of Puerto de Santa Maria to provision the ships in the days of the Conquistadors. Bird watchers will see griffin vultures, storks, kestrels, buzzard, pink flamingos and many other species.