Los AlcornocalesThis vast...
Los AlcornocalesThis vast nature park is named for its handsome, and beautifully kept cork tree grove, one of the world's largest. It is also home to wild olive trees, gall oak and holm oak. The far south of the region is crossed by very humid, narrow valleys called canutos, which provide an ideal habitat for sub-tropical forests of great ecological value, as well as animals such as the otter, Egyptian mongoose, imperial and royal eagle and royal owl. The area is rich in game, including boar, roebuck and deer.
These low hills, which are the prolongation of the Sierra de Grazalema as it descends towards the sea, are home to one of Andalucia's largest wooded areas. Cádiz province, in its mountainous eastern part, shares this natural park with Málaga province to the west. Basically a continuation of the sierra de Grazalema, it is one of the most important forest regions of Andalucia, and the best example of what the primeval Iberian forests may have been like. It contains groves of cork oak and gall oak, and the southern sector contains a botanical jewel, the rare fern Psilotum nudum, the only other examples of which occur in the southern hemisphere.
These woods are a paradise for birds. In them live some of Europe's greatest concentrations of lion buzzards, eagle owls and various eagles. Roe deer have been successfully introduced and are thriving. The oaks stretch to the strait of Gibraltar and to Tarifa and Algeciras.
a typical table at a cafe .... sangria, coffee, local cheeses and hams, bread.
the most simple yet most beautiful tastes in the world.
the spanish know how to enjoy the simple things in life!
so sit and enjoy it too!
Cádiz is a gay friendly city, including bars in the centre heralding the rainbow flag in their windows.
If you are looking for a gay atmosphere then try SEBLON in El Populo which is near the Cathedral. PONIENTE on Beato Diego de Cádiz, 18, or LA LUNA on Dr. Zurita esq. Gral. Duque.
Here in Spain it is now legal for gay couples to get married and even adopt! So why not come here and get married on the beach! :)
Here you will have no trouble expressing affection for you partner in the streets or bars. It is widely accepted here! :)
Another great gay friendly place to go in the province of Cadiz is Los Caños de Meca
Caños de Meca
A tourist coast resort in between Barbate and Trafalgar, great for surffers and other water sports (well as most of the area) and incredible beaches.
Great for excursions on bike or hiking due to the proximity to the natural parks.
In between Conil and Barbate through the coast Road
Arabic tea and much more
This is a pretty little 'teteria' decorated in the style of traditional Arabic tearooms.
Here you can drink lots of varieties of Arabic teas, natural fruit juices, cocktails (many from Morocco) amongst other things.
You can also smoke an Arabic tobacco water pipe or sample some Arabic sweet pastries.