Top ChoiceNature Reserve in Los Caños de Meca

Parque Natural de la Breña y Marismas del Barbate

Parque Natural de la Breña y Marismas del Barbate

This 50-sq-km coastal park protects important marshes, cliffs and pine forest from Costa del Sol–type development. Its main entry point is a 7.2km (two-hour) walking trail, the Sendero del Acantilado, between Los...

Top ChoiceBeach in Los Caños de Meca

El Palmar

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...

Lounge in Los Caños de Meca

Jaima Meccarola

This massive, super-popular multipurpose venue is set into the cliffs above Caños' main beach. You can dig into grilled fish in the alfresco beer bar or sip beachy mojitos on the Atlantic-facing cocktail terrace,...

Andalucian in Los Caños de Meca

Casa Juan

Now a stylishly contemporary space looking out on southern El Palmar's beach, long-established Casa Juan specialises in elegant renditions of Atlantic bluefin almadraba tuna, from atún encebollado (stewed with...

Tower in Los Caños de Meca

Torre del Tajo

Poised above the Atlantic, with a peaceful lookout point, this 16th-century tower is the highlight of the spectacular, 7.2km Sendero del Acantilado, which tracks along the cliffs between Barbate and Los Caños de...

Cafe in Los Caños de Meca

Las Dunas

The ultimate relaxation spot, where kitesurfers kick back between sessions on the beach beside the Cabo de Trafalgar. There is Bob Marley on the speakers, great bocadillos (filled rolls), fresh juices, platos...

Lighthouse in Los Caños de Meca

Cabo de Trafalgar

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 famous Cabo de Trafalgar, off which Spanish naval power was...

Beach in Los Caños de Meca

Playa Los Caños de Meca

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 Barbate. Nudist beach-goers head to its eastern end.

Beach in Los Caños de Meca

Playa del Faro

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

Beach in Los Caños de Meca

Playa de Zahora

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