Costa Ballena, Gateway to Cadiz

Costa Ballena is a safe bet to enjoy the sun, the beach and leisure in the province of Cádiz.

Costa Ballena is a holiday resort located between Chipiona and Rota towns, in the North East coast of Cádiz. Its long white-sanded beach, its well cared green spaces and the good weather make Costa Ballena one of the favorite destinations among Spaniards.

Its privileged location only one hour from Seville and close to several well-known towns such as Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda or the city of Cádiz is key as it allows its visitors to enjoy all the pleasures the province of Cádiz has to offer and get a flavor of Andalusia, which out stands for its remarkable culture among other Spanish regions. Costa Ballena is a perfect gateway to Cádiz.

During Easter and specially during the summer, people all over the country come to Costa Ballena to spend their holidays enjoying the magnificent beach and practicing surf, playing golf, biking or enjoying the atmosphere of its beach pubs “chiringuitos” and restaurants.

More than a beach…

In winter, it offers a quiet and peaceful environment perfect for those who want some time to disconnect; activities such as fishing or birding can be practiced not forgetting that it is close to famous wineries; restaurants and museums.

Costa Ballena is the best choice for all those looking for a pleasant and quiet destination, a place to play golf and disconnect from the daily routine.

Don’t miss out the opportunity of exploring this amazing place!

The pleasant sea breeze allows you to enjoy long days of sun, beach and sports such as surfing, as well as providing soft nights to celebrate evenings outdoors.

Costa Ballena, between Rota and Chipiona

Costa Ballena’s privileged location between two municipalities to which it belongs, Rota and Chipiona, complement its tourist offer.

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Chipiona’s lighthouse is considered the tallest in Spain and the fifth in the world, and has already turned 150 years old. Guided tours can be arranged through the town hall, both inside and on the upper balcony of the lighthouse, which is reached by a staircase of 322 steps. But it is worth it for the magnificent views of the neighboring province of Huelva, the Doñana Natural Park and even the Bay of Cádiz. Another essential visit is the Sanctuary of Regla, which is neo-Gothic in style and is located next to the Playa de Regla.

As for Rota, it has a beautiful old city center, where you will find the Luna Castle and the Gothic church of Nuestra Señora de la O. It also has its own beach, Playa de la Costilla.

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Eating in Costa Ballena

You can enjoy a magnificent range of restaurants without leaving Costa Ballena, where there are restaurants with traditional Cádiz cuisine to places with the most sophisticated international cuisine.

Regarding local cuisine, the most typical dishes are prepared, mainly, with seafood, such as mackerel, squid or monkfish, to which ingredients from the garden such as peppers or tomatoes are added. For dessert the specialty is the bacon of heaven.

Pair these delicacies with sherry wine, Sanlúcar chamomile or Chipiona muscat.

Enjoy Costa Ballena thoroughly

Costa Ballena is the best choice for all those looking for a pleasant and quiet sun and beach destination, a place  to play golf, pay homage while eating and disconnect from the daily routine by strolling through its large garden areas.

But if you are looking for animation, you will also find it, since the complex has social centers, swimming pools, horse riding, tennis courts or windsurf and surf schools. And best of all, its four kilometer-long beach, considered one of the best in Cádiz.