Casa El Delfin
Villa | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Casa El Delfin is in a peaceful location in Pago del Humo on the outskirts of the town of Chiclana, this area being referred to as one of Spain's best kept secrets. It is only fifteen minutes drive from the 7km blue flag sandy beach of La Barrosa, the villa has easy access to all amenities, including the daily local markets for fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, there are many bargains to be had. There are many excellent local restaurants for eating out. There are local mini-supermarkets with fruit, veg, meat products and bakery, a pharmacy and many bar/restaurants all within walking distance.
FREE Wi-Fi/Internet access. The villa benefits from its own access, secure parking and private garden with stone barbecue, tables and chairs all provided for that al fresco dining experience. El Delfin is an ideal base for couples looking for a relaxing holiday or for those wishing to explore the Cadiz region, with many sporting and leisure activities on offer in the area. The weather is good all year round with Atlantic breezes to keep it cool in the Summer. From Aqua Parks (Open June / September ) to Theme Parks & Zoos, Bodegas & Flamenco, Walks, Hikes and Rides everyone is kept happy!
Nearest airport Jerez (Ryanair) 35 mins drive, Gibraltar (Easyjet, BA & Monarch) 70 mins drive, Seville 1.5 hrs drive, Malaga 2.25 hrs drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Barrosa 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Jerez 45 km, Nearest railway: San Fernando 18 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
The Costa de la Luz (Coast of light) is situated at the southernmost tip of Spain. The Summers are hot and sunny but not uncomfortably so, the Atlantic sea breezes relieve the heat and in the Winter the days remain warm and sunny so you can still sit outside and enjoy a drink or meal, and take part in your favourite sport or leisure activity. The beaches are very clean and sandy and development is low key (unlike the Costa del Sol).
There are many day trips to be had, some of which I have detailed:
Visit Cadiz (20 mins drive) the oldest city in Europe - narrow streets, town squares, beaches, museums and cathedral, tapas and restaurants. Visit the wonderful Ficus gardens with the many free flying parrots. Try someof the delicious fish - lubina (sea bass), almejas (clams) and langostinos (large prawns).
Drive to the hills and zig-zag your way to visit one of the (pueblo blancos) white towns, from Medina Sidonia, Arcos de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, see the Roman and Moors influence, the clifftop views, cobblestone streets and beautiful squares.
Explore Tarifa (45 mins drive), the kite and windsurf capital and on the way visit Bolonia (the extensive Roman ruins of a large town (Baelo Claudia/Bolonia). Tarifa town has many charming restaurants and if you feel adventurous go on a whale and dolphin safari, or take a trip to Tangiers, Morocco and explore the souks and tantalise your tastebuds.
Take a drive to Jerez (35 mins drive) and visit some of the world's finest bodegas and sample the sherries and brandies, visit the famous dancing horses (The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is in the grounds of the Cadenas Palace; and just ouside Jerez is the Yeguada de la Cartuja where the beautiful Carthusian horses are bred) and explore the Moorish Alcazar, Mosque and Bath house. The cathedral is worth a visit with its Gothic and Renaissance styles. Flamenco Shows are to be found here. There is also a Zoo and Crocodile farm.
Drive to Gibraltar (80 mins drive) (remember your passport!) and take in the history with a cable car ride, visit the Barbary apes and rock, the caves and take advantage of the tax free shopping.
There are many golf courses within a 45 minute drive, they are not overcrowded, many offer packages which include lunch and the all-round weather with cheap flights make an ideal short break.
There is a large Theme Park (Isla Magica) to be found in Seville.
There is an excellent Water Park in Puerto Santa Maria. Also here there are lovely walks along the river and the many shellfish restaurants tempt you! You can also pick a passenger ferry up here and go over to Cadiz for less than 3.00 Euros.
A 13 km boat trip along the Guadalquivir River from Sanlucar de Barrameda (buy tickets in the old Ice factory on the front) takes you through the Donana National Park, home to many permanent and visiting species of wildlife. There are over 100 species of birds which are known to reside here, as well as amphibians, reptiles, and several species of fish. There is a rich variety of mammals, such as the lynx and the mongoose. There are also red and fallow deer, and wild boar.
There are many Ferias and Carnivals in the local area. Semana Santa (Easter) has many processions on a grand scale in most towns. The Feria de Abril is a week long party of fine food, flamenco and fino! The first week of May offers the Spring horse fair in Cadiz. September is party time in Jerez with carnivals and horse parades. The local Chiclana Feria is around the 13 June. During the Summer months there is much on offer - brochures and details of local festivals and activities are provided.
Pago Del Humo
Pago del Humo is a small village on the outskirts of Chiclana. There are mini-supermarkets (fresh bread, fruit/veg and butcher), a pharmacy, and many Venta/Bar Restaurants.
Chiclana itself (5 mins drive) is a typical Spanish town. It has attractive traditional style buildings and a pedestrianised shopping area. There is also a covered indoor market selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and a great variety of fish and shellfish open 8 am - 2 pm. Most of the vegetables are local grown and they taste superb! There is also an outdoor market held on a Tuesday from approx 10 am - 2 pm (near the blue bridge in the centre of town by the bull ring). There are many churches, squares, shops and restaurants to visit in Chiclana.
The Feria, this year is the week around the 13 June and is spectacular. See the locals dress up in their flamenco costumes, ride to the Feria on horseback, enjoy the Tapas, Music, Sherry and Ambience. Take the kids around the Fairground, see the lights and the Fireworks!
The Chiclana Spa, at Fuente Amarga offers various treatments including mud baths and massage.
Casa El Delfin is approximately 15 minutes drive from the fabulous sandy beach of La Barrosa (over 7 kms) long with many facilities for the children in the Summer. Next to La Barrosa is the unspoilt Sancti Petri beach where the river comes in. The abandoned village of Sancti Petri has a fishing harbour, marina and a water sports centre, you can hire a Kayak, go banana boating, take a boat trip around the bay and see the Island of Hercules.
A Moroccan Hammam at Novo Sancti Petri offers candlelit baths, massage, dining and bellydance performances, in a beautiful setting, perfect for relaxing. Enjoy a romantic dinner on the rooftop terrace with views across the pine forest. There is a large commercial centre at Novo Sancti Petri.
There is also a Medical Clinic in Chiclana Town (open 24 hrs a day), where some English is spoken, should you be unfortunate enough to have a medical problem while on holiday.
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