Conil de la Frontera 5 minutes away, Vejer de la Frontera 10 minutes away, Arcos 25 minutes away… the most stunning towns of the Costa de la Luz, so close that you’ll be able to go for a stroll and easily return home. The best way of getting to know these towns: in an unhurried way.
The Sierra de Cádiz can be reached easily from Cortijo Mina, entering by way of Arcos de la Frontera: Bornos, Espera, Villamartín, Algodonales, El Gastor, Olvera, Torre-Alháquime, Setenil de las Bodegas, Acalá del Valle, Prado del Rey, El Bosque, Ubrique, Benaocaz, Villaluenga del Rosario, Grazalema, Benamahoma, Zahara de la Sierra and Algar. These are the unforgettable white towns and villages of the sierra.
A 10-minute drive from Cortijo Mina is the southernmost polo field in Europe. Located in Trafalgar Polo Club, a polo club where all kinds of people can practice this sport from an initiation phase. It is a perfect location to enjoy the pleasure of riding a horse on the beach and get to know the surroundings since the horses are located in a beautiful old olive grove.
Desde el club también se organizan rutas por la playa o por el Parque Natural de la Breña. Una experiencia única.
LIVESTOCK FARMS ON THE ‘BULL ROUTE’
One of the most authentic and memorable activities you can do in Cadiz is to visit one of the province’s many farms specialising in the raising of fighting bulls. In this article we explain how to set about it.
The famous ‘Bull Route’ leads to a range of livestock farms. Here you can find out how this spectacular animal lives in nature, how it is raised, how it is cared for as well as a host of unknown details.
CORTIJO MINA linda con El Lanchar, dehesa en la que se ubica la ganadería Núñez del Cuvillo.
Throughout the nearest coast, gastronomic tourism is developing around tuna. The Almadrabas of Barbate and Conil are famous for their ‘levantas’ and many restaurants have specialized in cooking this fish, although in parallel they offer many products from the area, as well as other fish, vegetables from the Huerta de Conil.
Regarding meat, in the area there is a variety of native cow, the Vaca Retinta, so it is easy to find quality meat in many restaurants.
10 minutes away from Cortijo Mina by car is the beach at El Palmar, famous for its waves and renowned among surfers throughout Andalusia. El Palmar beach comprises fine, golden sand, and in many parts has an average width of 80 metres. It is lapped by very clean and relatively shallow water.
In parallel to the beach life, a highly varied offering of bars, restaurants, shops and of course numerous surfing schools has sprung up along the coastline.
The atmosphere is carefree, relaxed and cosmopolitan.
Cádiz is a great tourist destination for golf, the province of Cádiz is a land of quality golf. Throughout it there are 20 golf courses that are visited every year by millions of tourists, amateurs and professionals.
Close to Cortijo Mina we find: Montenmedio 10 minutes away, Benalup 20 minutes away, three golf courses in Santi Petri 25 minutes away, and Sotogrande 50 minutes away. Access to all golf courses is excellent, as the Seville – Algeciras motorway functions as the backbone.
KITESURFING AND WINDSURFING
Tarifa is 35 minutes away from Cortijo Mina. It’s a highly interesting town owing to its history and its well-known water sport connection revolving around the strength of the wind: kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Its seabed also make it an extremely interesting area for divers, and there are numerous diving schools.
Tarifa is the nearest settlement to the continent of Africa, from which it is separated by just 14 km, and is where the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet. As well as offering sunshine and the beach, it is a place freighted with history. Owing to its strategic vantage point it was greatly prized by various civilisations over the course of the centuries, as is evident from prehistoric remains, Phoenician traces, Roman ruins and mediaeval castles.
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