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Califa new rooms

The Califa’s new rooms have been open now for a few weeks. Here are the first pics by Simon Brown. ‘Africa’ is our no.1 suite – 65m2. with king size bed and views across town to the coast. ‘Torre’ is double fronted with views across the Plaza and over town & country – a full […]

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Excursión a Bolonia

Last week took a couple of our Discover Andalucia guides Paul Nesti & Birgit Haertle and the photographer Eric Moerkerk on a walk from Zahara de los Atunes to Bolonia. Just a 20 min. drive from Vejer we had a perfect day with a light breeze in the morning and a moderate Levante in the […]

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Madreselva opening party

Friday evening we held the official opening party for the Hotel Madreselva. Big thanks to Khadi & Amina for the fabulous canapés, to Mercedes the boss at MS & Regli for organising it all and to the band with no name headed up by Mike   El viernes celebramos la fiesta de apertura del Hotel […]

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Feria de Vejer 2008

A fabulous 5 days for Vejer’s annual spring fair. It was 23ºc days most days with a bit of overcast on the Sunday… Cinco días de feria genial aqui en Vejer de la Frontera. Tuvimos días de más o menos 23ºc hasta el domingo cuando se nubló un poco. Todo el mundo lo pasó (como […]

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Gran Premio de España + Arte

Vejer resident Patrick Burnham exhibits in the Balcones del Califa this week to coincide with the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez.  This is the first European meeting & a huge crowd invades the city of Jerez and nearby towns like Puerto de Santa María. The local roads are a bikers paradise and Vejer gets its fair share of bikers […]

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A fabulous day for biking…

Our bike season started today at Discover Andalucia with one group in Tarifa and another riding from Seville to Malaga. Of course I went for the beach ride but actually ended up taking a few snaps as the bikers blasted off through the Alcornocales forest. Special views today after last weeks rain and a cool north […]

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Toro 2008

Vejer – Sunday 23 March. A few pictures from the Día del Toro – our annual bull running festival. A colder day than usual and after a few days of rain there were fewer party goers than previous years. However it was a fun day and Café Central opened as usual… Domingo de Ramos en Vejer. Unas cuantas fotos […]

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Hotel Madreselva opens!

Our new hotel in Los Caños de Meca opened for business on schedule on Wednesday. Completely refurbished the hotel has been replastered and wired, we have added air conditioning and hairdryers to rooms and the hotel has been completely redecorated. And all in just 6 weeks! A big thanks to a great team who put the project together […]

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Exposición en Los Balcones

Pop by ‘Los Balcones’ and enjoy Graham Cooke’s original & quirky interpretation of Vejer. Over Easter we are open every day from 1400 to midnight. Speciality teas, good coffee & great cakes. Cocktails from 6 onwards… Pasate por ‘Los Balcones’ y disfruta de la exposición de Graham Cooke una vista original y curiosa de Vejer. Durante la Semana Santa abrimos […]

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Vejer views…

Just a few snaps by James…

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Circuito del Sol, Montenmedio

Wonderful weekend for all the competitors at Europe’s largest winter ecuestrian event near Vejer. Over a 1,000 horses and a few hundred competitiors flock to the Montenmedio estate for a month’s worth of showjumping and dressage. This is a real annual boost for winter trade in the area, we keep the hotel & restaurant full […]

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Kids carnival!

Just a few piccies of Friday’s carnival procession on the Corredera from Maria’s school in the old town. The main procession planned for Sunday was blown out by the wind… Unas pocas fotos de la procesión este viernes en la Corredera del Colegio Divino Salvador. La cabalgata del domingo suspendió por culpa de los fuertes vientos…  

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Reformas en el Califa

Backdated 28 January A few pictures of the work going on at no. 17 Plaza de España.  The top floor will be the hotel’s master suite of 50m² & a 16m² bathroom with Jacuzzi for two. There will also be an attic bedroom with small bathroom. The middle floor will be a suite with separate […]

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Nochevieja 2007

Backdated 31 December New Year’s Eve at the Jardín del Califa and perfect timing for our new glass wall installed in the Pergola… Nochevieja en el Jardín del Califa y la oportunidad perfecta de estrenar la nueva ‘cortina de cristal’ instalada en la pergola… 

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Moving on…

Backdated 19 December After 17 years living at no.17 Plaza de España James & family are moving. This winter the rooms will be restored and incorporated into the Califa. Meanwhile the Stuarts are moving to a small cortijo in Santa Lucia in the valley below Vejer. As usual moving anything in the old town is […]

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