A long white-sand beach, plenty of sunshine and a picturesque setting on the Guadalquivir River make Chipiona one of the top holiday destinations in Cadiz. Walk around the ancient town centre and climb one of the tallest lighthouses in Europe. Delicious Andalusian cuisine is the icing on the cake.
Things to do in Chipiona
From family-friendly stretches of sand overlooking the estuary to beaches popular with water sports enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone in Chipiona. Enjoy the lively scene at urban beaches or escape to uncrowded options like Playa de la Ballena.
Chipiona Castle dates back to the 12th century and recalls the town’s ancient past. Wander around the atmospheric monastery and peer into the beautiful Nuestra Señora de la Parish Church built in the 16th century. Chipiona Lighthouse towers over the Guadalquivir River estuary and is one of the tallest in Spain. Climb the spiral staircase to the observation deck for sweeping views over the Guadalquivir River and Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, the views stretch all the way to Portugal.
The ancient town of Chipiona, situated in the far west of the province of Cadiz, has been a popular Spanish tourist resort for many years. It’s not hard to see why, as it combines a beautiful cultural town dating back to Roman times with stunning beaches and gastronomy to make your mouth water.
Chipiona restaurants will tantalise your taste buds with ocean-fresh seafood. If you’re feeling adventurous, try local specialties like “ortiguillas” fried sea anenomes. Pair your meal with a glass of locally made manzanilla sherry.
Getting around Chipiona
Chipiona is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot, while taxis are a fast and affordable way to cover longer distances. The town is a 45-minute drive from Cádiz and 1.5 hours from Seville. Jerez Airport is a 45-minute drive away.