What to do in Vejer in December

Vejer is ideal for a December break! Walks in the nature, culture, good food, relax and romantic walks Here are some best things to do!

December is a great time to visit Vejer. Here are some best things to do:

 Aerial views of Vejer. Photo: Paco Ariza.
1. Zambombas.

Zambombas: Visiting Southern Spain in December is truly magical and one of the main reasons is the celebration of the Zambombas a popular party where everyone sings, dances and shares as timeless villancicos, romances and coplas. Check out the programme.

2.Family activities for children

From December 3 to 6 will take place the VI Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil in the Teatro San Francisco, Vejer’s main theatre, from 12:00 to 17:00. Check out the programme.

3. Discover Vejer’s main attractions.

Vejer is consistently one of Spain’s top ten prettiest towns (survey done by the Spanish Tourist Board) and is widely regarded as being the best preserved of the ‘Pueblos Blancos’. Discover the historical and cultural wealth of Vejer through its main tourist attractions. These are the most outstanding monuments. Check out our guide of Vejer.  

guía de Vejer de la Frontera
Vejer’s views.
4. Start the day on a tasty note

Why don’t you start your day off right by trying new flavors? Enjoy exotic and delicious breakfast at FEZ, Califa’s bistro. Check out the menu.

Fez breakfast in FEZ, Califa’s bistro.
5. Listening to live music with a view.

Next Wednesday 7 December from 16:00 to 18:00 enjoy live music by Fran Mangas while you sip, snack, and savor Califa’s Moroccan pastries at La Tetería del Califa.

You can’t miss the phe permanent exhibition inside the bar. It is a collection of family photographs taken between 1970 and 2016 covering Morocco and the Middle East. The pictures of 3 generations (father, sons and grandchildren) show snapshots of a family who have lived and travelled far from their native Scotland. Additional photographs by Sir Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) under license from the Thesiger collection at the Pitt Rivers museum (Oxford, England).

La Tetería del Califa Vejer de la Frontera
Permanent exhibition inside the bar
6. Travel through flavors

Enjoy a gastronomic journey through the Middle East and North Africa and the Middle East. Get lost among flavors and legends, in an intimate and private place. El Jardín del Califa will take you back in time to when the Arabs ruled Andalucía more than 700 years ago. 

El Jardín del Califa facade.
7. Walk in nature

Take a deep, calming breath in nature. Connecting with nature helps you find peace in your busy life while making the world a better place. Enjoy hiking through the beautiful La Brena y Marismas del Barbate Natural park to Cape Trafalgar and the coastal town of Barbate.

La Breña Natural Park.
8. Reconnect in the Hammam. 

Immerse yourself in a trip to the Andalusian past of Vejer. Our intimate and cozy Hammam is located in a historic enclave, between what was the old Mosque (now the Church of the Divino Salvador of Vejer) and the Alcazaba (the town’s Castle of Arab origin). Book your experience.

The steam room.
9. Relax by the sea. 

Take a nice walk on the beach. El Palmar, our lovely white sand beach, is located just a few kilometers away from Vejer. There’s nothing quite like walking along Vejer’s beach El Palmar when the sun is shining and the sea breeze is filling the air. A little further on, but just a little further, are the beaches of Caños de Meca.

Mangueta beach.
10. Art and nature.

NMAC sculpture park. Highly recommended and just a 7 minute drive from Vejer is one of Spain’s principal outdoor art collections with works by James Turrel, Huang Yong Ping, Sol LeWitt and many others. This is a stunning natural location set amongst mature parkland. For a change of scene visit the nearby clubhouse at the Montenmedio Golf course for a reasonably priced light meal overlooking the truly lovely fairways with views to Vejer.

NMAC sculpture park.
If you didn’t book your hotel yet… you still have time to make your reservation:
  • The Hotel La Casa del Califa, located in the heart of Vejer, is built on a complex of buildings dating from the 10th to the 16th centuries.
  • Find peace at Las Palmeras del Califa with scenic views from all rooms and terraces.
  • Experience luxury in Plaza 18 Vejer. It feels more like a private home than a hotel. Its six rooms guarantee privacy, luxury and comfort.
  • Enjoy Vejer as a local in Califa Casas, Vejer’s prime source for quality well managed holiday homes.
Plaza 18 sitting room.

Please ask the receptionists for more information and opening times if necessary. They can book restaurants too where needed.

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