El Palmar

Top choice in Los Caños de Meca

About 7km northwest of Los Caños, lovely, long El Palmar beach has Andalucía's best board-surfing waves from about October to May. In summer it's busy with surf schools, beach bars, horse riding, yoga and plenty more.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Los Caños de Meca attractions

1. Playa de Zahora


Zahora's broad, blonde beauty of a silky beach spreads northwest from Los Caños de Meca.

2. Cabo de Trafalgar

3.84 MILES

At the western end of Los Caños de Meca, a side road (often half-covered in sand) leads out to an 1860 lighthouse on a low spit of land. This is the…

3. Playa del Faro

3.96 MILES

Popular with nudists, this bleach-blonde beach sits immediately east of the Cabo de Trafalgar.

4. Playa Los Caños de Meca

4.66 MILES

Los Caños' main beach, ideal for watching skilled kitesurfers at work, is straight in front of Avenida de Trafalgar’s junction with the A2233 to/from…

5. Playa de las Cortinas

5.14 MILES

Nudist beach-goers seek out secluded coves like this one at the eastern end of Los Caños' main beach.

7. Museo de Vejer

6.11 MILES

Housed in a 17th- to 18th-century mansion, Vejer's museum has a small, impressive history and archaeology collection, running from the area's early…

8. Estatua de la Cobijada

6.12 MILES

Just below the castle is a lookout guarded by this statue of a woman dressed in Vejer's cloak-like, all-black traditional dress, the cobijada, which…