The team at El Aguilon is here to help you discover the great variety of cultural excursions in the local area.
We put you in touch with the best guides, to ensure you make the most of your time here!
DAY-TRIP TO TANGIERS, MOROCCO
We have our own guide who has looked after guests from El Aguilon for almost 20 years.
He will meet you off the ferry and guide you for the day, driving you anywhere you'd like to go.
Lunch in Tangiers
Explore the markets
40 min ferry
from Tarifa harbour
Restaurant Populaire Saveur
ROMAN RUINS BOLONIA
Explore the impressive Baelo Claudio Roman Ruins in Bolonia, dating from 2nd Century BC. The ruins are considered to be the best example of an ancient Roman town in Spain. Visit the salting factories, the amphitheatre, basilica, and thermal baths.
* closed on Mondays
(with EU passport)
EXPLORE TARIFA OLD TOWN
Tarifa's old town is lovely. Visit the castle with views over to Morocco, and explore the beautiful winding streets. Walking through the arch, la 'Puerta de Jerez', you'll find a great selection of boutique shops and cafés down the hill.
* Bar Lola is our favourite tapas restaurant in Tarifa.
* Temaki is a fantastic new sushi restaurant.
Perched on a hilltop, this classic whitewashed town is an Andalusian gem. The maze of cobbled streets with a light scattering of fabulous little boutiques and cafés puts it at the top of the 'must see' list. The main square 'Plaza de España' has a spectacular fountain.
*Parking is tricky in Vejer, so grab the first spot you see and walk up into the old town.
* El Jardín del Califa is our favourite place
to eat in Vejer, reserve in advance.
As we are personally involved in whale research (Rodrigo is an oceanographer), we can recommend Marina Blue as the best of the local whale watching companies. With just 10 guests on-board, Marina Blue offers a much more personal experience than the bigger boats. You are almost guaranteed to see pilot whales and dolphins and during the summer months there is a good chance that you will see killer whales.
An interesting collection of works by artists including Marina Abramovic', Sol LeWitt, James Turrell, Santiago Sierra and Olafur Eliasson.
The works are installed in the parkland surrounded by cork oaks and olive trees.
* closed on Mondays