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BarbateSpain

Enjoy a holiday in Barbate and relax in a quiet fishing town with beautiful surroundings, both land and sea.

Plaza de la Inmaculada is the heart of the town and was the first square built here. On the edge of the open area, you’ll find the Town Hall, a neo-Classical style building with beautiful stained glass windows from the 50s, and the Church of San Paulino. The temple is home to a figure of Jesus, known as “El Ardero”, which has a popular legend behind it.

The oldest houses in Barbate are located in the old quarter, a network of pedestrian streets that extends along the river of the same name. Calle Nuestra Señora de la Oliva still preserves the old entrance arches, and you can see the traditional residences of the fishermen with whitewashed gabled roofs.

The Lonja Vieja de Barbate is an example of architectural rationalism, although its design recalls the silhouette of a boat beached on the shore. If you look closely, you’ll see that the tower is the figurehead on the bow, windows are portholes and its floor plan is shaped like a boat. A few years ago, it was restored to its original appearance and it’s now home to the visitors’ centre and municipal museum.

Take advantage of the options you’ll enjoy thanks to a cheap trip to Barbate to visit the La Breña y Marismas de Barbate Nature Reserve, spanning nearly 20 square miles of land. The trails cross pine forests and ideal areas to have a picnic. Diving is one of the most popular activities here, and the area is rich in underwater flora and fauna.

In the nature reserve, you’ll find the Tajo de Barbate, a cliff over 325 feet high that’s sure to leave you speechless. At the highest point, you’ll see a watchtower that was part of a coastal surveillance system built in the 16th century. If you decide to get one of our package deals to Barbate, you should check out the schedule of activities at the tower to make sure you don’t miss a thing during your stay.

Top hotels in Barbate

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Nuro
Hotel Nuro
1 out of 5
The price is £36 per night from 24 Sep to 25 Sep

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tuna Museum and Playa La Mangueta. Playa de la Yerbabuena and Zahara de los Atunes Beach are also ...

3.7/5Good! (13 reviews)
A comfortable stay on a budget.

"A good stay for a budget property. The hotel was comfortable and close to bus station and grocery store. The staff was friendly and assisted us with our needs. The bathroom was big and clean, while the beds were comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2019

Hotel Nuro
Zahara Sol
Zahara Sol
3 out of 5
The price is £51 per night from 12 Oct to 13 Oct

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Zahara de los Atunes Beach and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Cueva de las Orcas. Playa de Agua de En ...

3.5/5Good! (28 reviews)
Good, but missing WiFi

"The aparthotel is new and modern. Pool area is good. WiFi was not working outside Reception giving the young ones some challenge"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2016

Zahara Sol
Apartamentos Caños de Meca
Apartamentos Caños de Meca
3 out of 5

Situated in Barbate, this beach aparthotel is steps away from Playa La Mangueta, Playa de Caños de Meca and Playa de La Fontanilla. Playa Faro de Trafalgar and ...

3.4/5Good! (21 reviews)

"Floors were not very clean,toilet run 24/7 & the bedrooms were quite hot no AC."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2017

Apartamentos Caños de Meca

Popular places to visit in Barbate

Playa de la Yerbabuena
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Playa de la Yerbabuena

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Playa de la Yerbabuena during your trip to Brena y Marismas de Barbate Natural Park? Wander the forests and beaches while you're in the area.

Fuente del Gallo Beach
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Fuente del Gallo Beach

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Feel a sense of luxury at this large and beautiful beach located close to a selection of upscale bars, restaurants and hotels. 

Top things to do in Barbate

Premium Bluefin Tuna Tour from Vejer de la Frontera
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Premium Bluefin Tuna Tour from Vejer de la Frontera

£309
Per adult
Whales and Dolphins tour
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Whales and Dolphins tour

£27
Per adult
Private Tour to The White Towns of Andalusia from Seville
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Private Tour to The White Towns of Andalusia from Seville

£481
Per adult
Sherry & Tapas Tour
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Sherry & Tapas Tour

£71
Per adult
Private Tour: Brave Bull Ranch & Medina Sidonia from Seville
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Private Tour: Brave Bull Ranch & Medina Sidonia from Seville

£544
Per adult
Horseback Riding in Zahora Beach, Spain
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Horseback Riding in Zahora Beach, Spain

£37
Per adult

Reviews of Barbate

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14 Jul 2019

Very Spanish with little or no concession to Northern European tourism which meant good,authentic Spanish food.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2019

Unreliable allocation of rooms Rooms not cleaned

Cities near Barbate

Tarifa showing a sandy beach and general coastal views

Tarifa

Ruskal Imre on trover

Los Canos de Meca

Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera