La Caleta beach is located in the historic center of the city of Cádiz. It was a natural harbor where Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman ships anchored.
It is the smallest beach in the city, and it’s isolated from the rest. Its main attraction lies in its location, a stage that has inspired musicians and poets such as Isaac Albéniz, José María Pemán, Paco Alba and Carlos Cano. It is flanked by the castles of San Sebastián and Santa Catalina, in front of the old Hospital de Mora, the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences and next to the Faculty of Labor Sciences of the Cádiz Campus of the university of the same name, in the neighborhood of La Viña.
It has been the scene of several movies, such as 007: Die Another Day, Alatriste, Manolete and El Amor Brujo.
Dramatic Sunset at La Caleta Beach
The people from Cádiz regard it as one of the most emblematic places of their city, being a recurring theme in Carnival songs.
La Caleta Beach is located just 1,2 kilometers away from The Garigolo
To get to La Caleta from The Garigolo, we recommend walking around the city through the beautiful gardens in Alameda de Apodaca. There you can enjoy one of the most beautiful scenery Cádiz has to offer. Some of the things we will find are the Monument to the Marques de Comillas, the Baluarte de la Candelaria and the giant ficus in front of the Church of Our Lady of Carmen, the Reina Sofia Cultural Center. Then we can look out to the bay from the balustrade that surrounds the city, with the cities of Rota and El Puerto de Santa María on the other side. Crossing the Genovés Park, we reach the Parador de Turismo and finally the Caleta. The Quilla Restaurant, located on the same promenade, is the ideal place to enjoy the wonderful sunsets of Cádiz accompanied by a drink or beer.
To get to La Caleta from The Garigolo, we recommend walking around the city