Hacienda el Santiscal Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Avda del Santiscal 173, Arcos de la Frontera, Costa de la Luz, 11630, Spain
Hacienda El Santiscal
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  • Solo100
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swimming pools in cadiz

by timcarr

hi i am stopping in cadiz in june near the botanical gardens we have a baby and are wondering if there is any were with swimming pools we can take him thanks Tim

Re: swimming pools in cadiz

by blint

There is a municipal swimming pool right at the end of Cadiz in the new town. If you prefer a fun swimming pool then check out Aquasherry in El Puerto de Santa Maria which is very close to Cadiz. It is a water park. You can find details here: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/78716/4197d/4/

There is always the beach and the sea of course, which is clean and often calm.

Re: swimming pools in cadiz

by blint

The municupal swimming pool is in Cortadura you would catch the number one bus to it and get off t the last stop. There is a indoor baby pool. Otherwise some large hotels in the centre close to where you are staying like the Parador have swimming pools you may be able to get access to.

My sister is from the same place in the UK as you are. I was born in Pontefract :)useless information, but I thought I'd tell you anyway! ;)

Re: swimming pools in cadiz

by puerto_lover

Surely in June you would walk down to Caleta beach and enjoy the Atlantic?

Travel Tips for Cadiz


by blint

This is Wilbur just after taking a bath. I found flying about in the wild in Cádiz. This is actually quite common now. Many parrots have escaped and started living wild. Unfortunately they are causing ecological problems.

These type of birds originate from south America and are VERY noisy creatures. They sound exotic though I'm not sure it's pleasant. It's more deafening!

In Cadiz you can sometimes see bigger parrots in Plaza Mina living in the wild. Try feeding the birds and see what happens.....

Tourist Information

by bugalugs

I dont suppose its really a local custom, but this is where I am putting it!
As I didnt really know anything about Cadiz until I got there and that was only for a few hours, we found the Tourist Information, there are usually signs knocking about pointing you in the right direction. There is actually a small kiosk in the Plaza San Juan de Dios (in front of the Town Hall) but that was closed.

The main Tourist information office is around the corner from Plaza San Juan De Dios, turn left and it is just on the left hand side.
The office is open from 9am-2pm and 4pm - 7pm
There are the usual leaflets and books to buy, but ask for the free map it is quite a good one.

Address is:
Avenida Ramon de Carranza


by blint

Here in Cadiz many people have dogs although it seems just as many, if not more people are scared of them. I don't mean scared of big dogs either, I mean all dogs!

It is defiantly a cultural thing as many people here are taught that dogs are dirty. They would be disgusted if they saw you kissing a dog in public. Dog kissing isn't done here, not even on the top of their heads! If they saw you letting a dog lick your face they would certainly screw their faces up!

Saying this dog owners seem to think it is perfectly all right to leave dog dirt on the streets and on the beach, although this SLOWLY changing. Dog dirt bins are starting to pop up around town in the parks and such like.

You will see dogs on the beach in the winter despite there being a no dogs sign on every entrance. They were put up a few years ago as many people take their dogs to the beach without picking up the brown presents they leave! This annoys me as a dog owner as if everyone picked up the dog dirt maybe we could take them to the beach as there aren't many other places to take them here to let them run around. The other thing that annoys me is that owners let their dogs off the leads without controlling them so they come and annoy your dogs or other people!

In the summer the police patrol the beaches making sure you don't take your dogs among other things.

If it a common sight to see 'dangerous dogs' such as pitbulls without muzzles and with their balls intact! I see this as another problem as these people tend to have no idea about dog training! This is more common in El Puerto de Santa Maria than Cadiz city, but you still see them here too.

Castellar de la Frontera

by bugalugs

Castellar de le Frontera is in an area called Parque Natural de las Alcornocales. This area is rich in trees that produce Cork.
This village was built by the Nasrids in the 13th century as a fortress and you can understand why having the prime position it has high on a hill.
Many cultures fought for the castle including a battle between the moors and the christians in 1434.

In the early 1970's many villagers had moved from the old town (on the hill) to a new town 7 km away, with all modern conveniences they had not had on the hill. Apparently the old town then became a sort of 'hippy' town.

I really liked this lovely village with its tiny cobbled streets and beautiful views.

If you manage to visit Jimena de la frontera this place is only about 20 minutes by car away.

As there isnt a page for Castella de la Frontera you can find some information in the 'Off the Beaten Track' section of my Jimena de la frontera page.

Gay Cadiz in El Populo

by blint about El Teniente Seblon

Seblon is in El Populo which is a popular area to go out for all ages, located between San Juan de Dios and the Cathedral.

Seblon is a gay bar. That is to say that many of the workers are gay and there are some gay magazines on the bookshelf and some gay customers. But many heterosexual people come here to enjoy a nice glass of wine too. There is art work on the wall and interesting lights which create a pleasant ambiance. There is a nice terrace outside in the street too.

There is also a good tapas menu.

Here anyone is welcome, young to old, gay, bi and heterosexual.


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