- Los Caños de Meca
Los Caños de Meca is a small beach community famous not only for its superb scenery, cliffs, sandy bays and sheltered water but also for being a lively nightspot in the summer months. Although a small resort with no large hotels (Madreselva is the largest) the area is extremely popular with Spaniards who flock here in the summer for the beaches, live music scene and great fish restaurants. Out of high summer the dunes, forests and beaches are a tranquil haven for relaxing.
Los Caños has two distinct seasons. In high season (mid-June to mid-September) the chiringuitos (beach bars) are in full swing and the restaurants overlooking the coast are very busy. The town has two small supermarkets but not much else in the way of services - Vejer, Conil or Barbate fill the gaps for shopping and banks etc. The rest of the year the beaches are virtually empty and a calm haze drifts over the area as visitors enjoy the open spaces and relaxed feel.
The lighthouse of Cape Trafalgar is just a 10 minute walk along the beach from Madreselva. It was here in 1805 that Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleet with superior seamanship. The lonely Trafalgar lighthouse is well worth a visit for its spectacular views across the ocean and into the Straits of Gibraltar. The best swimming area is in the Los Caños bays.
- 85m. to the closest beach, 100m. to the best surf break, 250m. to the kite beach.
- Nearby beachside restaurants, cafés and bars
- Cape Trafalgar a 20 minute walk along the beach
- Views to pine forests & hills
- El Palmar beach & surf schools just 5 km. away
- Montenmedio golf just 20 minutes drive & four other courses nearby
- Medieval walled town of Vejer just a 10 minutes drive away
- Las Breñas Nature Reserve just a few minutes walk from Madreselva, Las Marismas Nature Reserve a 10 minute drive & the stunning Alcornocales Natural Park just 40 minutes away
- Cádiz & Jerez a 30 — 40 minute drive