Chiclana de la Frontera offers you the best of Andalucia for your Chiclana Holiday, with traditional tapas, an award-winning beach, and Cadiz less than half-an-hour away.
A favourite with Spanish holidaymakers, Chiclana de la Frontera is as authentically Andalucian as they come. The old town centre is a mesh of cobbled streets, flowery courtyards, tapas bars and sherry bodegas – and round here, flamenco dancing is a serious sport.
Chiclana de la Frontera (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃiˈklana ðe la fɾonˈteɾa]) is a town and municipality in southwestern Spain, in the province of Cádiz,[ Andalucía, near the Gulf of Cádiz. It belongs to the association of municipalities of the Bay of Cádiz (Bahía de Cádiz), the provincial capital of Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera, San Fernando, El Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Real and Rota which form the third largest metropolitan area in Andalusia, behind Seville and Málaga, and the twelfth largest in Spain. It is located 20 kilometres (12 miles) south-east from Cádiz, and borders the municipalities of San Fernando and Puerto Real to the north. In 1877, the municipality's population was 11,677; in 2012, it was 81,473. It has a surface area is 203 square kilometres (78 sq mi) and a population density of 401 inhabitants / km2. The average elevation is 11 metres (36 ft) above sea level. The economy depends largely upon modern industry, especially salt processing and tourism,[and the municipality is known for its beaches such as the 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) long Playa de la Barrosa, hotels and golf courses in the resort of Novo Sancti Petri.
The beach, Playa de la Barrosa, is a short drive from town. This 6 kilometre-long ribbon of white sand is in good company – it was named one of the top 5 Spanish beaches by the Sunday Times. It’s 60 metres wide, and gets in all the essentials – showers, lifeguards and a few beach bars – without ever being too busy.
Only 25 minutes down the road from Cadiz, which is set on a peninsula. Apparently, it’s the oldest city in western Europe, dating back 5,000 years. You’ll get a panoramic view of the place from the top of the west tower at the 18th-century Baroque cathedral. Back down below, there are plenty of places along the red-brick waterfront to cool down with a glass of the local vino, Barbadillo