Travel guide with pictures and reviews for Zahora
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Zahora is situated between Caños de Meca and El Palmar at the Costa de la Luz. It is certainly one of the least spoiled places of this region and therefor worth a visit.
The region gained some fame for hosting the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, where the Spanish armada was destroyes by the English commanded by Lord Nelson.
The highlights of Zahora can be found in its surroundings. Rocky coves, long sandy beaches and protected pine woods provide an insight into the beauty of this great Andalusian landsacape.
The natural park of La Breña is all around Zahora and invites to extended walks and bike tours.
The residencial area at the Cape of Trafalgar offers some beautiful holiday houses, which come up to highest expectations. A place to feel happy for the entire family.
There's a great offer of restaurants and bars in Zahora. Fresh fish of the region, the fabulous ham and cheese and some great wines from Andalusia are waiting for the discriminating palate.
In the summer months it's nice to have a drink in the relaxed atmosphere of the beach bars while watching the son go down.
Fun & leisure in Zahora
Nightlife in Zahora
Zahora is not the type of holiday resort with noisy and intense nightlife. This doesn't mean that you have stay at home all night. There are some nice little bars in Zahora.
The only club in this area can be reached from Zahora by foot. The Ohju club is visited by young party people and especially in the summer very crowded.
Restaurant Bar Sajorami
Playa de Zahora
Great ambience by the sea.
This will be your favourite spot in Zahora!
Good food and spectacular views.
Ctra. Zahora - El Palmar
The best and only dancefloor in the area.
Between Zahora and El Palmar.
Non-stop house party in the summer!
Restaurants in Zahora
Try the typical Andalusian recipes for fresh local fish like the tuna and sword fish, the unbeatable "Jamon" of the black Andalusian pigs or a filet of the best Spanish beef.
The Spanish love fried fish. If you prefer a less greasy way of preparation, tell the waiter to do it "a la plancha" which means the fish will be done in the pan.
We recommend to join the food with a bottle of Rioja and for dessert a glass of sherry from the nearby vineyards arround Jerez de la Frontera.
Restaurant El Capi
Ctra. Zahora-Caños de Meca
Well decorated with good service.
Traditional food from the region.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 437 368
Hostel Restaurant La Alhambra
Ctra. Zahora-Caños de Meca, km 9.5
Famous restaurant for fish and meat.
Kitchen with 16 years of experience.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 437 216
Shopping in Zahora
In Zahora you'll find some smaller supermarkets selling food and drinks, as well as sun protection, beach toys and newspapers.
If this offer is not big enough, you can drive to Conil de la Frontera (8km from Zahora) where the shopping offer is a lot more versatile.
Day-trips from Zahora
Zahora is a perfect base for many interesting day-trips reachable within little time. We recommend to rent a car for your holidays in Andalusia, so you wouldn't have to depend on public transports.
Here just a few day-trip destinations, not more than one hour away from Zahora:
Cadiz - histor. center
Zahora - Cadiz 55km
Europe's oldest town - Cadiz.
Learn more about Cadiz!
Tarifa - wind capitol
Zahora - Tarifa 50km
Tarifa - the European mecca of the kitesurf- and windsurf scene.
Visit Tarifa and its unique flair!
Vejer de la Frontera
Zahora - Vejer 8km
Andalusia at its best. The white village on a mountain top.
Discover the little streets of Vejer!
Sports offers in Zahora
Zahora is a dream destination for water sports like kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing. All year long you'll find perfect conditions in Zahora.
Days without any wind are very rare, so kitesurfers and windsurfers will always be busy.
Alternatively, you can rent horses or join an organized horse riding excursion.
Thanks to the warm climate you can enjoy your favourite sports in Zahora all year long.
Surfing in Zahora - Waves, beach, conditions
Zahora at the Costa de la Luz is home of some great surf spots.
The reef of Caños de Meca is one of the best left-hander-waves of the entire coast. To reach the peak you have to paddle about 70m. Good physical condition is certainly an advantage.
Left of Zahora is where the lighthouse of Trafalgar can be found. The cape makes the waves break here towards the right. Longboarders love this spot.
Links von Zahora befindet sich der Leuchtturm von Trafalgar. Durch das Kap der Bucht bedingt, wird auch hier eine schöne Welle ausgelöst, die nach rechts läuft and vor allem von Longboardern geschätzt wird.
A short car drive (8min) along the coast in direction Conil de la Frontera brings you to El Palmar. El Palmar is known to be the best surfing beach of the Costa de la Luz. You'll find waves here on days when no other surf spot is working. Some surf school offer lessons and rent the boards and wet suits.
Golf near Zahora - the best golf courses in Europe
One of the finest golf resorts in Europe is the Dehesa Montenmedio Golf & Country Club. This beautiful golf course is not situated right by the sea, so you might prefer to reside in one of the comfortable holiday apartments in Zahora and drive the 17km to Montenmedio for playing golf.
Besides this one there are many more superb golf clubs around Zahora. Combine the best of these clubs to the Andalusian golf vacation of your life time!
Thanks to the climate, the golf season never ends in Andalusia and even in January you can play in thin clothing.
Here some more recommendations for golf clubs in Andalusia:
The beaches of Zahora
Playa de Mangueta
The beach of Zahora is called Playa de Mangueta. This is certainly the most beautiful and untouched beach of this coast. Even in the summer it is possible that you have this beach all for yourself.
It's situated infront of the residencial area of Zahora and connects further to the right to the Playa del Palmar.
Playa Cala Isabel
This beach is on the right side of the lighthouse of Trafalgar and represents a paradise for nudists, although you also see dressed up people here. Always be careful with the Andalusian sun, which can cause a sum burn quickly.
Climate & weather in Zahora
While temperatures in the summer at the Andalusian coast are comfortably warm, it may be unbearably hot just 20km further in the country. Seville, for example, is used to have above 40°C every day while on the coast you only feel 25°C.
In winter time it hardly gets any colder than 16°C, except for the nights which could end up being around 10°C. The temperatures also depend on the wind direction: Levante brings warmer air from the land, Poniente brings cool air form the sea.
The average humidity in summer is around 30%, in the winter it is above 50%.
The probability of rain is very low apart from January til April. Statistically the Costa de la Luz provides more than 300 days of sunshine per year. In fact, rain is always welcome to assure the water supply in summer.
Arrival to Zahora
Airport Jerez, ca. 70 km away, Tel. (+34) 956 186 863
Airport Sevilla, ca. 180 km away, Tel. (+34) 902 404 704
Airport Malaga, ca. 210 km away, Tel. (+34) 902 404 704
Find here updated informations on bus connections.
The next bus station from Zahora is in Conil de la Frontera.
Find here updated information on train connections.
The next train connections from Zahora are San Fernando, Cadiz and Jerez.
|Car / Rental car||From all directions to N340 national road, Exit Vejer and follow the A222 to Zahora|
Useful informations about Zahora
|Emergencies||For accidents on the water, Tel. (+34) 900 202 202 (free of charge)|
|Taxi||c/ Barca De Vejer, 11150 Vejer De La Frontera, Tel. (+34) 659 173 111|
|Farmacy||Lugar Fuente Madroño,11159 Caños de Meca, Tel. (+34) 956 437 060|
|Hospital||c/ Rosa De Los Vientos, 11140 Conil De La Frontera, Tel. (+34) 956 442 745|