Barbate is one of many traditional working fishing towns along the Costa de la Luz. This is a busy, real town which benefits from the most phenomenal choice of restaurants and incredible beaches.
Between Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes, there is one, long, beautiful sandy beach that almost connects both towns and make the coast line a perfect getaway along the year. Barbate enjoys beautiful weather and all year activity with restaurants, cafes and bars along the Paseo Maritimo. La Breña Natural Park, the pine woods that stretch back for mile after mile behind the coast here, climb up from the back of the town and stretch away to Los Caños de Meca, Zahora and beyond. With three endless and magnificent beaches to choose from, this can be the perfect holiday destination.
Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes are the spiritual homes of the Almadraba, the ancient art of tuna fishing still carried out today. Because of this tradition and the availability of fresh, natural tuna, the restaurants in this area pride themselves on offering the very best recipes so that you can really enjoy this kind of fish in all its glory. In Barbate, the restaurant El Campero, has become world renowned for excellence in fish cuisine. It is a ‘must try’.
A typical day in Barbate would begin with a visit to the Mercado de Abastos (local market) where fresh fish abounds and the vibrant colors of local produce are a feast for the eyes - as well as the taste buds- . Next we can take a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo, for coffee or breakfast followed by a walk along the beach and a cold beer afterwards. For lunch we are spoilt for choice. As virtually all restaurants are supplied with locally caught fresh fish, of all shapes and sizes; you can guarantee finding a fabulous meal to make your day perfect. A little further along the coast, Los Caños de Meca, too, has restaurants, bars and cafes, live music, great atmosphere and beauty everywhere. For the best sunsets, we have the Trafalgar lighthouse area in Los Caños de Meca, where we can also enjoy great live music at the beach bars. But back to our day in Barbate, having been shopping, eaten well and explored the beaches, we end the day with a pine-nut ice-cream in hand and a relaxing stroll along the shore watching how the horizon gets painted in bright colors by the lights of the houses in Northern Africa.
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En Barbate, contamos con playa, kilómetros y kilómetros cuadrados de Parque Natural, y múltiples actividades que practicar a diario para no aburrirnos. Como buen pueblo pesquero, la pesca deportiva es una de las aficiones de muchos locales, pero también lo es cualquier otro deporte como el balonmano playa, la vela, el surf, etc. Sin olvidarnos de las maravillosas rutas a pie, corriendo o en mountainbike por el Parque Natural de la Breña y Marismas de Barbate.