Playa de la Caleta
Castillo de Santa Catalina
The Castillo de Santa Catalina was built after the Anglo-Dutch sacking of the city in 1596; it's now a cultural and art exhibition...
Castillo de San Sebastián
After centuries as a military installation, this polygonal fort built in 1706 on a small islet joined by a stone walkway to Playa de la...
A bookish cafe-bar encased in what appears to be the rusty hulk of an old ship overlooking Playa de la Caleta, with coffee, pastries,...
Most of the eateries in the Barrio de la Viña are pretty informal places in keeping with its working-class roots, but Bar Balneario has...
Playa de la Caleta information
Hugging the western side of the Barrio de la Viña, this small, popular city beach catches the eye with its mock-Moorish balneario (bathhouse). It's flanked by two forts: the Castillo de San Sebastián , for centuries a military installation, and the star-shaped Castillo de Santa Catalina , built after the 1596 Anglo-Dutch sacking of the city.
Mimicking Ursula Andress in Dr. No, Halle Berry famously strode out of the sea here in an orange bikini in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day .