Tag Archives: Discover Andalucia

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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Pagan or Religous? It’s your choice in Vejer…

This weekend saw Vejer’s traditional Semana Santa processions and it’s famous  bull running festival stumbling over each other. The full moon shone down on the Easter processions and waned  only a touch for the traditional pre-Toro all night party. Here are a few pics of a magical few days… Este fin de semana vimos la […]

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Blanca Orozco at Los Balcones del Califa

“Making a living from painting as a woman in Algeciras is very tough. They ought to raise a monument to us!” laughs Blanca Orozco Sambucety. It’s all the tougher if, like her, you refuse to rehash the saleable so you can press on with your “search for authenticity”. When we caught up with her in Los […]

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Great offers in February and March!

This winter & spring come and stay at the Califa, Triperia No.1 or Madreselva at specially reduced rates. Everyone is looking to save a penny or two so we have come up with some great deals. At the Califa and Triperia No.1 all mid-week stays are now available on a 2 for 1 basis. Stay […]

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2009 Prices for Califa

Have a look at our prices for this year. We’ve taken into account the ‘crisis’ factor and are giving our clients some great deals for 2009. At Triperia No.1 prices are the same as 2008 and we’ve added breakfast into the price too! For the Califa and Madreselva we have raised the prices just a tiny […]

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Felices fiestas desde Vejer

Wishing all our clients, friends, suppliers and staff a very happy Christmas and (hopefully) a prosperous New Year. Deseamos para todos nuestros clientes, amigos, proveedroes y personal unas fiestas felices y un prospero (esperamos) año nuevo! 

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Califa winter calendar, Vejer

This autumn winter we are opening every day including 24th., 25th. December and New Years’s Eve (dinner only) and New Year’s day! Nobody offers more… The café at the Califa is open every day from 11:00 and lunch is served from 13:00 – 16:00 and dinner is from 19:30 to 23:00. We have now installed […]

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Los Balcones new show, Vejer de la Frontera

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Fiesta in Vejer

It’s party time again in Vejer. Just a few pics to show the Plaza (with the hotel in the background) spruced up for our annual ‘Velada’ a 15 day celebration that pays tribute to ‘La Virgen de la Oliva’. Una vez más tenemos fiesta en Vejer – una velada que honora nuestra patrona La Virgen […]

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Down the ‘Vultures Gorge’…

Just a couple of hours travelling from Vejer takes my brother Duncan and I deep into the limestone caverns of the ‘Garganta de las Buitreras’ on the edge of the Grazalema Nature Reserve. This is rural Andalucia at its best –  rarely visited and difficult to find but just a thirty minute train journey from the coast. The adventure starts  with a […]

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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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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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2007 Fiesta personal

Backdated14 December Christmas party 2007 -This year we made a break with tradition and hopped on the ferry to Tangiers for the day. Camel rides, the apothecary shop, the carpet shop and of course a cous cous for lunch…          Este año rompimos con la tradición de años anteriores y embarcamos en Tarifa hacia […]

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