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Arcos de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera
Conil de la frontera*
El Puerto de Santa Maria
Jerez de la Frontera
Jimena de la Frontera
La Linea de la Concepcion
Nova Sancti Petri
Setenil de las Bodegas
Vejer de la Frontera*
Zahara de los Atunes
Cadiz, the most southerly of the regions of Spain, has a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean (the southerly end of the Costa de la Luz), and a shorter coasline on the Mediterranean.
The Atlantic coastline is typified by wide beaches of golden sand which can be windy at times, particularly towards Tarifa, at the southern point. These beaches have space for everyone, some being well away from built up areas.
Inland you will find typically whitewashed villages, axamples being Vejer de la Frontera and Conil de la Frontera, often perched on a hill. The villages of the area have history going mack to the time of the Moors, with the border of the area of Moorish control running through the province at one time, hence many villages have "de la Frontera" in the name.
The hills running up the centre of the province have been home to the production of cork for many centuries, much of which is now included in the 170,000Ha Los Alcornocales Nature Park
The area around the city of Jerez de la Frontera is well known for the production of Sherry, a method of fortifying the locally produced wine dating back to the time of the Moors
The capital city of Cadiz has plenty of history. Infact it is believed to be the oldest city in the Iberian peninsular that is still standing, having been founded by the Phoenecians around 1100BC, and became an important city in Roman times. The city stands on a narrow spit of land which shelters the natural harbour which was the starting point for Christopher Columbus and other adveturous sailors of the 15th century.
Cadiz continues to have an important port today and has ferry routes to the Canary Islands and Morocco
The fastest crossings to north Africa however run from Algeciras, near the southern tip of the province, and across the bay from Gibraltar.