Situated in the southwest of the province of C├ídiz on the Costa de la Luz, in a setting wich the Greeks called Hercule┬┤s Columns, Barbate offers the diversity, richness and colour typical of Andalusia. Barbate is formed by 9 smaller villages of which Los Ca├▒os de Meca, Zahara de los Atunes y Zahora should be mentioned.
The beaches of Barbate, the river, natural park, yachting harbour, fishing port, golf, gastronomy, sports, fishing, history, historic remains, the climate, the festivals and the people together make up a land with a thousand and one flavours just waiting to be discovered which can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Windsurfing and horse riding on the beach
This corner offers 25 km of coast of exceptional quality with several beaches of various characteristics. The scenary is framed by the blue of the coast and the green of the Natual Park of Acantilado and Pinar de Barbate, which is made up of a large forest wich surrounds the town and heads towards the sea opposite eh 100 m high Tajo cliff.
The beaches of Mangueta, Zahora, Los Ca├▒os de Meca, Hierbabuena, Ntra. Sra. del Carmen, Ca├▒illos, Pajares and Zahara de los Atunes form a strip of fine golden sand stretching from the west to the east of Barbate coastline.
On the 24,96 km of coast you can enjoy relaxing strolis along the beaches with only the sound of the breaking of the waves, do water sports such as sailing, windsurfing and surfing, horse riding or go scuba diving.