CADIZ – 40 mins.
A very historic port town with ugly outskirts but really atmospheric old bit around the cathedral. The geography is very confusing but well worth a park up and stroll. Head for the old historic town and park near the port front. There is a lovely old fish and fruit market near the old town. Remember that shops all close during siesta from 2 – 5.30pm.
MEDINA SIDONIA – 30 mins.
You can see this in the far distance from Vejer, another white town on a hilltop, even steeper and sleepier with incredible views from the summit. There is a lovely old main square that you can sit in and have tapas. It’s also a wonderful drive through windy roads to get there, past fighting bulls in the fields. Turn right on the N340 direction Algeciras, then it’s a turning on the left.
TARIFA – 40 mins
This is windsurf city, but also a funky little town with good shops and bars and lots of restaurants. There’s also a nice hotel, The Hurricanes just before town which is a good base and they do excellent cheap lunches and horse-riding.