FROM ZAHARA DE LOS ATUNES, WITH LOVE

Playa de Carmen is Zahara’s town-centre beach.

Playa de Carmen is Zahara’s town-centre beach.

 

Zahara de los atunes is without a doubt the town with the best name in Cádiz. It means Sahara of the tuna. Isn’t it absolutely lovely? And, in this case is not only cool it also a very accurate description, wide sandy beaches that stretches for miles, strong breeze, and the best tuna I’ve had in my life.

Wonderful coat of arms. Say hello to the tuna!

Wonderful coat of arms. Say hello to the tuna!

Located between Cape Trafalgar and Tarifa, it’s a definite must if you’re traveling along the Costa de la Luz.

Everyday you can sunbathe in a different spot of its 40km of clean coastline and enjoy the restaurants, bars and  ‘chiringuitos’. If you want to grab lunch, please remember that, even during the summer and even at the beach, lunch time in most places ends at 4pm.

As Douglas Adams said: time is an illusion, lunch time, doubtly so.

El Refugio is very popular and it's a lovely location.

El Refugio is very popular and it’s a lovely location. I recommend you to book.

 

Looking for something a lot less fancy but really really really delicious, this is the place for you: Cerro de la Currita Bar Restaurant.

Looking for something a lot less fancy but really really really delicious, this is the place for you: Cerro de la Currita Bar Restaurant.

 

This was amazing, fresh and delish. Taberna Trasteo, in the middle of town. Right next to Salvaje, also really good and cool for a light dinner.

This was amazing, fresh and delish. Taberna Trasteo, in the middle of town. Right next to Salvaje, also really good and cool for a light dinner.

During the summer nights you can also enjoy the open air cinema or Cine de verano at the ruins of the Palacio de la Chanca, a palace that was built in the 15th century by the dukes of Medina-Sidonia.

Posters announcing the cinema program.

Posters announcing the cinema program.

I really enjoyed my time here. Managed to read a lot (I was missing the time and disposition to do so), walked and walked and walked, and as I said before, had some of the best seafood. A bit more fancy of some of the towns around, I wouldn’t skip Zahara de los Atunes if I’m around.

Go, have a look, a tuna and enjoy!

Welcome!

Welcome!

 

Minimap of Zahara.

Minimap of Zahara.

 

Pretty amazing the mountain view filled with wind turbines.

Pretty amazing the mountain view filled with wind turbines.

 

Le sunset.

Le sunset.

 

Yup, you can rent a horse to ride the beach at sunset... your own private Danielle Steel novel cover.

Yup, you can rent a horse to ride the beach at sunset… your own private Danielle Steel novel cover.

 

Ephemeral sandy tag :)

Ephemeral sandy tag :)

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