Visit Doñana National Park
Take a boat from Sanlucar and see its southern edges or drive to Matalascanas and do the full tour in a 4-wheel drive desert bus! This is Europe's largest birdlife reserve and quite unique.
See the Royal Equestrian School in Jerez
The grand centre of the equestrian arts where there are daily displays of horsemanship.
Take a Drive and Explore
The scenery in this area is stunning; enjoy a leisurely car trip from Ubrique or El Bosque to Algar, Alcalá de los Gazules and back to Ubrique through Los Alcornocales natural park. You'll see some amazing views near Algar of the reservoirs and mountains. amazing views near Algar
Take the Kids to Aquasherry Water Park
Just outside Jerez. Make the children the excuse and have a great time yourself on the slides and flumes.
Watch the Eagles and Vultures
as they cover miles of land with a flick of wing. Amazing!
Horse Racing on the beach
Right on the beach at Sanlucar in August!
for leather goods in Ubrique!
Enjoy the scenic drive there as well as the famous picturesque town itself, perched astride the gorge
Be amazed by the scale of these often overlooked Roman remains. A whole Roman city, tucked into a curve of the coastline. You can follow your archaeological exploration with a great fish lunch right there on the beachside!
Visit Cape Trafalgar, the Lighthouse and the Beaches
In 1805 the famous naval battle was fought just 5 miles offshore from the headland and you can begin to imagine the scene at this atmospheric and beautiful spot. The beaches here are superb too.
Discover its cathedral and the exquisite Moorish palace or Alcazar. You can even take a city bus tour – it’s a great way to see the sights.
So rarely mentioned in any guidebook, but the old town is an absolute gem. Some of the things to experience: visit the Cathedral; climb the Torre Tavira; explore the castle and get a sense of its naval history. Or, simply sit in a patio, bedecked with flowers and people watch.
Explore Medina Sidonia
See the cathedral and the Roman fortress and explore the old town that was once largely owned by the wealthiest family of Spain.
Visit Tarifa at the Southernmost tip of Andalucía.
See the kite surfers (you could have a go yourself!), explore the castle and the old town and marvel at the views across to Morocco. Africa is just 11 miles away across the Straits.
Sip Sherry in Jerez de la Frontera
Home of sherries - a surprisingly wide range of types of wine are made in the unique sherry method and you can watch it being made if you visit one of the several Bodegas in the region. Tio Pepe is especially well organized with tours and generous samples! It's easy to find too.
Wander Around the Old Town of Arcos
Just a few miles away and you can explore its dizzy views and medieval streets and churches.
Carthusian Horse Centre
Visit the national breeding facilities on the road to Jerez and see the best horses in the country! This place shows the sheer natural beauty of the animal.
Botany for beginners...
....and for keen botanists as well! Visit El Castillejo botanical garden in El Bosque and learn all about the flora of this area, then take a walk in the Sierra and see which plants you can identify.
There are some great courses in the area, all available to non-members. Montecastillo at Jerez and San Roque near Algeciras are the most famous but there are several others: Montenmedio near Vejer and the new course at Benelup.
Fresh fish for the barbecue
Visit the trout farm in El Bosque, buy fresh trout to cook at home in the oven or on the barbecue. Or if you don't feel like cooking, pop into the Bar Majaceite opposite and enjoy a meal based on this local speciality.
Visit Gibraltar for the Day
Definitely not Spain - and not Britain either. A good day trip - the best bit is the Rock itself so take a cable car ride, a taxi or walk... to the top!
Gasp at the Magnificent Views !
From the terraces of your house.
Festival del Otono
Jerez de la Frontera holds its Festival del Otono (Autumn Festival) in celebration of the grape harvest with a programme of events related to wine and sherry, lifeblood of the town, flamenco music and dance and Andaluz horses and carriages. The Fiesta opens with a mass in the Collegiate Church and usually takes place during the second and third week of September. For more information, go to: www.turismojerez.com
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