FROM CAÑOS DE MECA, WITH LOVE

Hitting the beach early in the morning!

Hitting Playa de los Castillejos early in the morning!

Caños de Meca is a small seaside village embedded in the Parque Natural del Acantilado on the Costa de la Luz of Spain. It is part of the province of Cádiz, definitely one of my favourites in Spain.

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This hippie little village is on its way to becoming a trendy place for many many reasons: beautiful beaches (including nudist ones), kite surfing options, mountain routes, nice restaurants and bars, and espectacular historical places to see the sun go down (I’m watching you Cape Trafalgar!)

Caños de Meca is usually very busy during August. I visited in Early September and it was perfect.

Caños de Meca is usually very busy during August. I visited in Early September and it was perfect.

Backed by cliffs and pine trees Caños de Meca has to be reached by taking one of the small side roads A-2230 or A-2233. It’s very close to Barbate and Vejer de la Frontera, two very popular summer destinations. Vejer, has to be one of the cutest towns around and Barbate is the best place to eat the region’s famous atún de la almadraba.

Parque Natural Cabo de Trafalgar.

Parque Natural Cabo de Trafalgar.

Cape Trafalgar is probably one of the worlds most famous yet unknown places because it was off this point that the Battle of Trafalgar was fought in 1805. Now people gather there at the end of the day to witness amazing sunsets and a lot of good vibes. There’s something specially nice and chill about the people that visit Caños de Meca.

Waiting by the lighthouse.

Waiting by the lighthouse.

 

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I love these ancient rituals. I love having the time to wait and see the sun going down.

When I visited I stayed in the Hostal Fortuna, it was a very simple place, cheap, clean and hip (the rooms on the ground floor were just reformed so they were modern and cool, I think they were going to to the same with first floor, but you should check before booking). It’s located very close to everything, although we hace to use the car to get to the Parque Natural Cabo Trafalgar.

Cute and colourful.

Cute and colourful.

 

Tinto de verano @ La Jaima

Tinto de verano @ La Jaima

 

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Right the middle of Trafalgar avenue and a 5 min walk from the hostel there’s La Jaima, a massive tent overlooking the ocean where you can have a drink or a light lunch. They also have their “chiringuito” on the beach. At night it’s a bit fancier and you can enjoy a proper dinner and also party!

 

La Jaima's chiringuito.

La Jaima’s chiringuito.

 

Sunset from La Jaima. You can see Cape Trafalgar on the back.

Sunset from La Jaima. You can see Cape Trafalgar on the back.

Last piece of advise for when you visit, pack your mosquito repellent! That’s the only downside of the wonderful location of Caños de Meca.

Enjoy and send us your photos using the hashtag #superminimaps!

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