Vejer de la Frontera
25 min DRIVE from tarifa
Perched on a hilltop, this classic whitewashed town is an Andalucian gem.
The maze of cobbled streets with a light scattering of fabulous little boutiques and cafes puts it at the top of the 'must see' list.
Where to Go
Parking is the biggest problem in Vejer, so grab the first parking space you see and walk up into the old town.
Tip: If the church is closed, you can always access through the caretaker's entrance ... look for the lush little garden just behind the church.
Where to Eat
El Jardin de Califa
Restaurant Open 1 - 4pm & 7.30 - 11pm
Open all day for teas, coffees and pastries
During the summer months arrive early or you'll have a long wait!
Our favourite restaurant in Vejer. Divine Moroccan & Middle Eastern food and great service in a 16th century building with stone vaulted dining rooms and a lush palm-filled courtyard. Recommended by the Michelin Guide.
In 2008, the first Bald Ibis eggs to touch Spanish soil in over 500 years were laid. In 2011 the unthinkable happened and three pairs of bald ibis moved to a small cliff face above the busy main road by the petrol station below Vejer de la Frontera just metres above people, cars, cats and dogs.
Northern bald ibis
With less than 500 birds remaining in the wild, worldwide, the Northern Bald Ibis is a bird on the brink. But with a successful reintroduction underway at Barca de la Vejer, one of the world’s most endangered birds is just 25 minutes from El Aguilon.