The sheltered coves and the long sandy beach at Roche are all west facing - the ideal spot to watch the fantastic sunsets whilst enjoying a drink at one of the local chiringuitos.
The crystal clear waters at Roche and Conil make them the perfect beaches to practice snorkeling. From La Fontanilla beach it is even possible to view canons and canon balls on the sea bed dating from the Battle of Trafalgar.
Shop for local delicacies
Visit one of the daily fresh food markets in one of the local towns such as Conil, Chiclana or Barbate. Purchase seasonal fruit and vegetables, freshly caught fish (including the famous Almadraba tuna), locally sourced Retinto beef or Iberian pork - all perfect to cook on the BBQ back at the villa.
It is possible to hire road or mountain bikes locally, the latter ideal for exploring the coastal cliff top routes and pine forests of Roche.
Treat the younger members of the family to a day out at the local water park in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Rapids, slides, wave pools and much more.
Visit one of the tablao flamenco bars in Conil to see an exhilarating performance including dancing, singing and guitar. The Barrio de Santiago in Jerez is where you are likely to see impromptu flamenco in the evening.
The nearest horse riding school is just 5 minutes away by car. From beginners to experts, they can provide lessons or treks to suit your needs. Ride along the beach at La Barrosa or through the pine trees and parkland in Roche.
The Friday morning flea market is one of the best in the area. The ideal chance to purchase clothes, swimwear, leather shoes and handbags, jewellery, spices, herbs, sweets and olives. Even if you do not buy anything, it's a great people watching event.
Take the train to Sevilla
It is less than 1.5 hours on the train to the capital of Andalucia. Take a horse and carriage ride around the city and Maria Luisa park, visit the bull ring, wander around the Alcazar Palace and Gardens close to the Cathedral and its Giralda Tower. You will be sure to return.
Tapas tour around Cadiz
An easy day trip from El Pinar. Spend the morning strolling down the seafront and then head into the centre of town to visit the flower market and indoor fresh food market - featured recently in a TV program with a famous UK celebrity chef! Enjoy lunch and a cool drink at any one of the stalls/tapas bars around the market or in La Viña neighbourhood.
An amazing day trip for all ages. Depart the port of Tarifa and head out into the Staits to witness dolphins, pilot whales and orcas swimming in their natural habitat - simply beautiful.
Vejer - pueblo blanco
Visit the white hilltop village of Vejer which is just 20 minutes down the road. Meander through the narrow cobbled streets, by-passing geranium filled patios and courtyards. Stop to browse in one of the boutique shops or enjoy a leisurely lunch/evening meal in one of the local tapas bars or fine dining restaurants - a delight for all foodies.
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