Zahora

Zahora

Things to do - general

Zahora is a small idyllic settlement between dunes, pine trees and meadows, halfway between Conil and Vejer de la Frontera.

The very near located Cape Trafalgar with its famous coast watchtower reminds of the naval battle between British and Spanish at the beginning of the 19th century.

Zahora is the ideal place for those who want to relax and chillout in harmony with pure nature and recreation on large fine sandy beaches, beautiful abundant vegetation and quiet atmosphere.

Country Spain
Languages spokenspanish
CurrencyEuro (€)
Area (km2)16 km2

Sports & nature

The region around Zahora not only offers extensive fine sandy beaches and idyllic coves but also charming landscapes with pine and eucalyptus forests in the back country.

Here are some suggestions on how tourists can actively arrange their free time in Zahora:

Wind and Kite Surf

Due to its geographical location and its mild climate, the Costa de la Luz is the ideal place for watersport activities in which wind and waves play an important role.

There are a large number of surf schools along the coast between Roche and Tarifa which offers courses from one day lessons up to the so called "Summer Surf Camps".

Here are some interesting links to surf schools:

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Diving

The clean and transparent turquoise water with visibility up to 30 meters as well as the abundant sea flora and fauna offer excellent conditions for diving.

While it's possible for experienced divers to practice by their own, for beginners it is essential to complete a corresponding dive course. There are some schools in Zahora which offer a 2-day-course to obtain the "Open Water Diver" - certificate.

Diving schools in Zahora that provide such courses or trips, you can find here:

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Horseback Riding

Excursions on horseback - along the beach or through the nearby pine and eucalyptus forests around Zahora - are a popular pastime and a welcomed alternative during the time spent on holidays.

Several riding stables and schools offer the possibility to undertake excursions on horseback with or without guide:

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Bicycle Tours

Bicycles, especially mountain bikes are a popular means of transport in Zahora and the environments due to the short distances. Besides, you can undertake enjoyable trips in the surrounding area or directly on the beach.

There are two ways to explore landscape and culture by bike: To rent a bike by the day or take part in an organised bicycle tour.

Here you can find a selction of different providers:

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Nightlife

Athough there some small bars and restaurants in the residential area of Zahora, it is advisible to enjoy nightlife in Conil.

Conil offers entertainment and fun for every ages and taste.

The actual nightlife often will not start before 23:00 in the evening and usually begins with the dinner in a typical tapas bar or in one of the innumerable fish restaurants which are located mainly in the old town or along the beach promenade.

Usually nightlife continues in one of the many bars, some of them under the open sky. The most famous is "La Luna" in the centre of the city. A formerly typical andalusian courtyard which offers commercial house music in a relaxed atmosphere.

For those who like it stylish, can settle in the Jacaranda, where Flamenco concerts are presented. It is not for nothing that the area around Conil is regarded as birthplace of flamenco and its most important representative, "El Camarón de la Isla", as an icon of a new Flamenco style.

Who still has not enough after the official "curfew" at 4:00 in the morning, can finish the night in one of the discotheques. We recommend the Íkaro downtown or the nearby Océano and Ohjú, located on the road towards Caños de Meca.

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Culture and History

Those who resides in Zahora should not miss a trip to the neighbouring Vejer de la Frontera.

Vejer is a 9 km upcountry high plateau town with moorish influences which is completely surrounded with ancient city walls with four "mudejár"-styled gates and three antique watch towers.

Another attraction is the formerly Moorish fortress on the highest point of the town, which was rebuilt during the reign of the Catholic Kings.

The coastal tower known as Faro de Trafalgar, which should protect the area from attacks from the sea and whose name is reminiscent of the naval battle between Spanish and British "armadas", is another cultural highlight of the region.

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Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.