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Feliz Navidad!

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La costa salvaje – un paseo de Atlanterra a Punta Paloma…

Just a 20 minute drive from Vejer is the fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes and just a few k’s further on is Cape Camarinal overlooking the distant Cap Sparta on Morocco’s most westerly point. Andrew Wallace and I enjoyed a fantastic walk along this unspoilt stretch of wild coastline with a leisurely stop […]

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Califa family visits the Aid el Adha festival

This weekend saw us all down at Souk al Arba for the Aid el Adha festival. We stayed with Khadiya our head chef at the Califa and her wonderful family. Not for the squeamish… but the Califa kids took it in their stride… Este fin de seman estuvimos todos en el festival de Aid el […]

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From Montbrun, France to Vejer by train

“So just how should a jobbing environmental journalist and an environmental consultant travel from southwest France to southern Spain for an eight-day holiday, a couple of months before a massive global meeting in Copenhagen intended to try to cut global carbon dioxide emissions?…” Read on to find out just how Patrick Chalmers and Natacha Yellachic […]

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Surf El Palmar – mejor que nunca!

It’s been a long wait for waves this season but the last 2 weeks have seen some consistent swells roll in. I’ve just got back from a great afternoon in El Palmar, water is still so warm (22ºc) I was in the water for a couple of hours without my wetsuit on. The babes are […]

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A walk to the acueduct, Santa Lucia

There’s a lot more to do around Vejer mid-summer than just visiting our wonderful beaches and strolling around the old town with its scent of jasmine in the evening air. Just a five minute drive away is the hamlet of Santa Lucia, a natural spring wells up in the hills behind feeding the smallholdings and […]

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Café Central, Vejer de la Frontera

Another great summer, this time under our new pergola. Sincere thanks to Juan Garcia (El Fino) for his usual excellent woodwork… Cafe Central web Otro verano exitoso en Café Central en la Corredera, este año debajo de nuestra nueva pérgola. Gracias de verdad a Juan Garcia (El Fino) por su trabajo excelente con la pergola. Cafe […]

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Arte Naif en Los Balcones, Vejer de la Frontera

This week a new exhibition opens at our rooftop gallery in Vejer. There is no better place to relax with a cool drink overlooking the town and rolling hills as the sun sets. Art on the outside and art on the inside… Artisits at the exhibiton include: Tessa Domene Morris, Menchu García Rendeles, Manuel Gómez Arce, […]

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Velada de Agosto, Vejer 2009

Vejer’s longest fiesta is now under way. The ‘Velada’ is from the 10th. to the 24th. of August. There are a whole series of cultural and musical events in Vejer including the highly acclaimed ‘National Flamenco singing’ competition. For the complete events calendar visit the Vejer.com Events section La Velada de Agosto ya esta en […]

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Vejer.com 2009

We first launched Vejer.com in 1999 and it has long been the online reference point for our wonderful town. A decade later we have completely rebuilt the site with a whole host of useful features. Other than all the great information perhaps the most useful is our Events calendar… Have a look around the site… And […]

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Dentro del Aljibe…

The Casa del Califa has 6 traditional cisterns (algibes) of which two are now in use for storing water. The largest cistern has been relined and restored last week. Below are the definitions for the word in english (origins are greek) and for the spanish (origins are arab). This cistern is at least 600 years […]

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KPWT World Championships in Tarifa

A few pics from this weekends kitesurfing world championships in Tarifa. Tarifa is just a short drive from Vejer and a great day out – surfing or not! Unas cuantas fotos del campeonato del mundo que celebraron este fin de semana en Tarifa. Las plyas de Tarifa estan cerca de Vejer. Perfectas para pasar el […]

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PocketWind at the Hotel Madreselva, Los Caños

Need to know what the wind conditions are like in real time and on your mobile? Well the cool guys from PocketWind breezed into our hotel in Los Caños and installed their gizmos on the roof.  Up to date info on wind conditions for Kiting and Windsurfing has never been easier. There are 4 other […]

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On the beach – Zahara de los Atunes

Yesterday at Chiringuito Los Sueños at the Atlanterra end of Zahara beach. Great food, good music and a fabulous beach! Ayer en el chiringuito Los Sueños. Para llegar hay que ir hacía Atlanterra y el chiringuito esta señalizado cuando ya estas en el termino municipal de Tarifa. Comida muy buena, música ‘chill’ y una playa […]

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UTA GEUB en Los Balcones del Califa

Friday night saw the inauguration of UTA GEUB’s new exhibition at Los Balcones del Califa. Uta is a well established artist who lives in Sanlucar de Barrameda. To find out more about Uta’s inspiring work visit her website . The exhibtion runs until August. El viernes inauguramos en Los Balcones del Califa la nueva exhibición de […]

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