I stayed in a villa called Casa Lucia in a pretty hamlet called Santa Lucia with two excellent restaurants we could walk to and just outside of Vejer de la Frontera. The villa was stylish yet homely, well equipped and very comfortable - the best villa I have ever stayed in. The terraced gardens were an oasis of tranquility and the focal point was the huge 12m long pool with waterfall. We were also only 10 minutes drive from the 7km unspoilt sandy beach of El Palmar.
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This small Andalusian town is something that will stay in your memory for eternity and will always bring wonderful feelings every time you think of it. Vejer is a Moorish founded village and wandering around it you will see that ancient houses and churches still breathing that epoch.
Evening walk around enjoying the views of white houses, old plazas and mystic looks of Moorish-built churches, all this scenery lit with sunset light only brings peace and complete disconnection from the reality to anyone. Perfect for a romantic getaway or just a relaxation trip!
And of course, having dinner on one of the terraces savoring typical dishes made only from local produce or catch! (like Atun de Barbate). Don't miss the "Atun encebollado", "Chipirones a la plancha" and a "copita" of chilled "Barbadillo" white wine!
To stay you can find many small house-like clean hotels or for a bit of romance and luxury. Check out La Casa del Califa hotel with it's breathtaking views from the terrace.
Still think you can resist it?
This is a really beautiful little boutique hotel in Vejer de la Frontera. Its in a converted historic house with interior patio courtyard and there's a roof terrace with breathtaking views over to the coast of Africa. The atmosphere of the place is supremely chilled and the rooms, with their mix of Spanish, Moroccan and 50s chic, are stylish and romantic - apparently one of the rooms is renowned for the number of marriage proposals it seems to incite.
Flights are cheap to nearby Jerez and Gibraltar, so you can consider going for a weekend getaway.
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