Your body is asking for it: light, sea, fish and relaxation, lots of relaxation.

And if you ask anyone, they will tell you that the best places to relax are in Cádiz.

It is by far one of the most beloved provinces of Andalusia. A simple place by the sea that invites you to stroll along its beaches and immerse yourself in the much talked about Cadizfornia.

So read on, because here are 10 plans to relax in Cádiz with a base camp for your stay that you're going to love.

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Boat Haus Mediterranean: the base camp for your relaxation plan in Cádiz

First things first. If you really want to enjoy your relaxation plan in the province of Cadiz you need a place to stay that has the magic and tranquillity you are looking for.

And let us tell you that at Boat Haus Mediterranean[1] you have your ideal base camp. Because our sustainable houseboats[2] with beautiful views of the Rock of Gibraltar have all the amenities you need. Kitchen, private bathroom, private terrace with hammocks, Wifi, private parking... Ah! And we are pet friedly, so your furry friend comes with you.

In short, with just a couple of clicks you can book your houseboat in the Mediterranean[3] to live for a few days in a quiet and exceptional natural environment, in the port of La Línea de la Concepción.

We assure you that you will never feel as relaxing as sleeping on water.

Now that you have your accommodation in Cádiz ready, it's time to make plans!

10 plans to relax in Cádiz

What we bring you below are the 10 proposals that we like the most for your relaxing plans in Cádiz. The aim is very clear: to leave routine and stress behind for a few days.

It doesn't matter if you're a mountain, beach, urbanite or more of a rural person, because there are options for all tastes.

Take a closer look:


From the terrace of your holiday houseboat[4] you will have the breathtaking and omnipresent panoramic view offered by The Rock. Or in other words, the Rock of Gibraltar.

So if you fancy a trip to England, just cross the border and within a few metres you can eat fish and ships, buy a souvenir of the unforgettable Queen Elizabeth or have your photo taken in a red phone box.

But, if you allow us, what really makes this place a great place for your relaxing plan in Cádiz are the marvellous views you can contemplate from the Sky Walk to our neighbouring continent, Africa.

Or a walk through the St. Michael's Caves, a haven of peace with a fascinating history.

One last piece of advice before leaving Gibraltar: listen to the real, authentic Spanglish of the locals. You will never hear a more peculiar language.

Zahara de la Sierra

It's time to take the car for a 2-hour drive from your houseboat [5] to one of Andalusia's most charming villages: Zahara de la Sierra.

The plan to relax in this little corner of Cádiz has these ingredients. A quiet stroll through its narrow streets, stopping in the square to have a drink while listening to the silence of the surroundings...

Or, if you've woken up that day and feel like exercising your legs, climb up to the Torre del Homenaje. There you can visit the old Nasrid castle and contemplate the views of the mountains that remind you that, yes, you are in your time of rest.

Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is another of those villages in Cádiz that is perfect for a relaxing holiday. To get there you only need a car and about an hour and a half from your base camp at Boat Haus Mediterranean[6] .

The car is a serious thing, because the village is located on a hill with a considerable slope. However, from there you have two pictures that you will take to your heart: natural landscapes, whitewashed houses, flowerpots on the walls... For a cultural visit, don't forget to visit the church with its Moorish past.

Setenil de las Bodegas

We continue with another of the White Villages included in any plan to relax in Cádiz: Setenil de las Bodegas.

It is close to the province of Malaga, but from Boat Haus Mediterranean[7] you can get there in just 2 hours. What's more, the journey will be a very short one, thanks to the company of landscapes that take your mind off any worries you may have.

Once there, the first thing you should visit are the famous cave houses carved into the rock and the canyon formed by the Guadalporcún river thousands of years ago.

From its viewpoints the views are... fantastic.


Now we go to the beach, for an authentic Cadizfornia experience. Conil is a fashionable place and in summer you'll find a lot of people in the streets. So, for this relaxing plan in Cadiz we suggest the following.

Leave very early from your houseboat in La Línea de la Concepción[8] and arrive in Conil at a reasonable hour. Take a stroll through the old town and the fishermen's quarter.

If the occasion arises, a dip in the beach or soak your feet. Taste the bluefin tuna (if it's in season, of course). And by the time the town starts to be packed with visitors, you'll be on your way back to your floating holiday home[9] .


Toasting to all the good things to come is also part of your plan to relax in Cádiz, and what better place than Jerez to raise your glass of Sherry?

On the way you can visit some of its legendary wineries, such as William & Humbert, the Founder's Cellars...

And be careful, because you will be visiting an oenological tradition that dates back to the time of the Phoenicians.

Los Alcornocales Park

The largest cork oak forest in the world is in Cádiz, didn't you know? And the best thing is that you can visit the immensity and tranquillity of this spot in Cádiz just 40 minutes from Boat Haus Mediterranean[10] .

You can visit the Alcornocales Park however you like. On the two wheels of your bike, going up and down its ravines, walking at your own pace...

Zahara de los Atunes

Back to the beach, Cadizfornia awaits us. Zahara de los Atunes is another of those places that are full of life in summer. It is a place that is very popular from Despeñaperros upwards, for its white sandy beach, its warm sun, its gastronomy... For this relaxing plan in Cadiz we suggest the same formula as in Conil: make the visit early in the morning to enjoy its charms in peace and quiet.


If you come to Cadiz to disconnect, Grazalema is the place for you. We know it's hard to believe, but this village is the place where it rains the most on average in the whole of Spain. Yes, we've told you it's hard to believe.

But beyond that, Grazalema keeps intact that natural essence that you miss so much when you live in the jungle of concrete buildings. Its bandit past also gives it a touch of mystery and history that you will love.


Let's go now to the capital, because there are many relaxing things to do here. Let's start with the beach. La Caleta beach is a must-see. You can either sit on the sand and eat a cartridge of pescaíto frito (fried fish) or walk along the long walkway that takes you almost out to sea. If you prefer the promenade, it is a matter of going to the Castle of Santa Catalina and the Balneario de La Palma Spa. Both places will tell you stories about the city's past.

And that's it for our 10 suggestions of plans for relaxing in Cádiz. We hope they have caught your fancy as much as they have ours. If so, now you know, it's just a matter of marking a few days off on your calendar and booking your houseboat with views of the Rock of Gibraltar[11] .

We are waiting for you!