Studio, lying between quiet sandy beach and a natural pinewood park on this still untouched part of the Costa de la Luz.. Patio, one room with a double bed, fridge,cooker, etc., and bathroom.
The Costa de la Luz is situated between Tarifa and Cadiz in the Atlantic province of Cadiz:
Here you will find white sandy beaches without the visits of massive tourism. (August apart.)
Along the beaches you will find the following places:
Tarifa:- a cosmopolitan town and a windsurfer's paradise, From the port of Tarifa one can take the hydrofoil to Tangers or take a trip to sightsee dolphins and whales.
Barbate: wedged between the sea and a natural park of Umbrella Pines. This is a fishing village having a tunafishing port and modern marina;
Caños de Meca, and Zahora, with their quiet, unspoilt beaches where you can take long walks, still in the lap of the charming, natural, pinewood park!
El Palmar beach is very popular with families, fishermen and surfers alike.
The beaches in summer offer the very popular beach bars which all compete in aesthetics and general appeal. Besides the usual fishing tecniques there are those who searh for octopus and shrimps among the rocks and cockles in the retreating tides.
A holiday rental in Zahora, on the Costa de la Luz, Cadiz
Los Cortijos is in Zahora, a small unspoilt community, between Caños de Meca and El Palmar. (Conil)
We are aprox.10mins.walk to 2 very different but equally stunning beaches and aprox. a 10 min. beautiful drive from 3 very differing towns where one can sightsee,have a tapa with the locals and do the weekly shopping all in one. There are fresh produce markets in the mornings. There is the inland town of Vejer de la Frontera, a beautiful town with labyrinthian streets of white houses with beautiful patios of flowers and a typical Arab/Moorish atmosphere.This is perched high on a hill and commands impressive views both inland and out to Morocco. The other towns are Conil going north up the coast and Barbate to the south.
Los Cortijos is a place with it´s own individual character : a special place for special people, at walking distance from the beaches of Zahora and various bars and restaurants
The attraction of Los Cortijos (farmhouses) is the arrangement of rustic houses and apartments (all having their own individual character and style) which all share the large fresh, green garden where you can relax under the palm trees. Many of the cortijos have there own allocated private area too. There is no special luxury, just nicely and simply decorated with taste, based on the idea that the people are the centre of Los Cortijos.
Expect a real break from your daily routine and way of life. Spain is different, Zahora is still unspoilt and Los Cortijos will take you back to a simpler, more poetic lifestyle. Enjoy your break.
A holiday rental, vacation in Zahora, El Palmar, at Los Cortijos
Cortijo no. 5 has an outside shaded patio area where one can eat or read, and a large south-facing terrace running along the length of the house where one can sunbathe and relax.
Inside there is a salon/ bedroom/ kitchen, and a bathroom with shower.
Our requirements changed between booking and arrival and Hilda let us have the house. It seems much older than it actually is and it feels very authentic and lived in and we were very comfortable.
We had a great time and love the area which is so much more unspoilt than the costa del sol. The beach is about 15 minutes walk but very quiet and unspoilt. There is lots of nude sunbathing- some sights are easier on the eye than others!
Over all, very relaxed and friendly hosts.
Leila from Greater London
Stayed 20 Mar 2005
A lovely little finca, set in rural Spain, surrounded by gorgeous gardens and a nice little pond. Hosts were fantastic - really helpful and did all they could to make our stay really great. Really different to any place we've ever stayed before - not the average tourist accomodation - unique and memorable - would definately return.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Los Cortijos. Hilda is a great host and made us feel extremely welcome, offering us suggestions of where to go etc. We were looking for a quiet rural retreat for a few days and it is exactly what we got. I would definitely recommend it, and hope to go back.
Los Cortijos is a collection of differently sized houses, interestingly arranged in a green leafy garden and with a pool in the centre. It is a quiet, relaxing retreat where you can escape from your normal everyday life. It was built 20 years ago, using old materials which gives it it´s special authentic atmosphere. Each house has its own individual style and character. The lay-out of the finca gives you the option of being private or socialising with other guests.The garden with it´s shady palm trees is like an oasis, even in the dry, hot summer season.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Climbing Cycling Fishing Flying Golf Horse Riding
Mountain Biking Sailling Scuba Diving Sports Center Swimming Tennis
Sights and attractions:
Historic Site Local Food Market Museum Night Club Shopping