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Staying near Chiclana de la frontera- Questions

We finally decided to rent at the end of june a villa for 10 days near Chiclana de la Frontera, more precisely in the Liano de La Maravillas sector ( Thank you Cadiz lover for your help). The villa is approximitly 10 minutes by car from Barossa beach or Conil de la Frontera . I think that El Colorado is about 5 minutes.

We are 6 adults and would really appreciated suggestions for a great food and fish market in the area. Also any restaurants or tapas to recommend in the area. Each couple as a car so we can get to any place pretty easy.

Buenos diaz

Steve

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1. Re: Staying near Chiclana de la frontera- Questions

One more questions

Any idea at playa Barossa what is the temperature of the water at the end of june.

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Hi Steve we holiday in the Chiclana area most years. There is a fabulous purpose built, indoor, air conditioned food market at Calle de las Bodegas, if you go back through the threads from last year under Chiclana de la Frontera you will find mine from last July entitled "Indoor Market - Chiclana de la Frontera" where Cadiz Lover was good enough to give me SatNav information on its location. There are oodles of fishmongers, five or six butchers, a couple of vegetable sellers, a panaderia, a lady who sells nothing but spices, in fact the only thing that is missing is cakes. Each of the butchers specialise in a particular product, ie pork or poultry, etc. Our favourite venta is at El Colorado and is called "Venta El Colorado", if you are heading towards Conil it is on your left hand side close to the pottery. You have to go past the venta and around the roundabout and then into your right along the service/access road, there is plenty of parking outside. Don't be put of by its workaday appearance, when you go in it is not fancy but this is the public bar area where they serve food, there is also an indoor restaurant and an outdoor eating area which is covered in with awning type material. The food is wonderful and the prices very good. My husband's favourite is Rape (monkfish), for my eldest son it has to be albondigas and as for me I was totally defeated with the lamb shank. We have always found the staff to be very friendly. I hope you enjoy your holiday, we will be arriving on 3 July and will, I am sure, be at Venta El Colorado that night for dinner.

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Buenas Steve, sorry you also asked about the temperature of the water at La Barrosa. I have just checked with my husband who likes to have a wander along the beach most mornings and although he couldn't give me a figure he said that the shallow water is lovely and warm. We also go to a lovely little bar for cafe y churros on the main road just up from the beach, I can't remember it's name but they sell lovely bread made on the premises and cakes also. This bar is about three or four shops in from the corner at the roundabout (the corner shop is a newsagent, gift shop, beach ball type of place), then I think there is a very small ferreteria (ironmonger) and then possibly the bar/cafe followed by an estate agent. The bar itself extends well into the building and you will see a baker working at the back. Adios y buenas noches. Lindsay

Edited: 07 March 2012, 23:20
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Hi Lindsay

Thank you so much for all your precious information. I hope to also be able to help out new travelers to the area when we will be back from our trip from the Costa de la Luz.

We like to eat out and you can be sure that we will try your favorite venta . I figure that from the google map the venta Colorado is apprx. 5 minutes by car from our rented villa. However having all the cooking facilities at the villa it is great that we can go and shop in a local foodmarket. I have entered the coordinates in my GPS and I cannot wait to get there and look at all the great food we can cook.

I also noted from your past comments that you love to go and visit the whites villages. With 10 days in the area we will try to visit as many as we can.

Again it was very appreciated that you took the time to write back your comments

Buenos dias

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De nada Steve. Chiclana is well supported by supermarkets also. There is a huge Mercadona near the blue bridge (Rio Iro) and numerous Supersols. I do the storage type shopping in either the Mercadona or one of the Supersols but when it comes to veg, meat, fish, cold meats and cheese I tend to go to the market every other day. Last year I reckoned I was the only non-Spaniard in the place and with a little bit of practice I managed to do my shopping in 'sort of Spanish'. I have found the locals very forgiving of my poor grammer as I tend to only be capable of working with the present tense. Re. the white villages, Medina Sidonia which is only 15 minutes by car is lovely and well worth a visit. My favourite is Olvera which is really a day trip, about an hour and 45 minutes drive (130 kms). It is located in the north east corner of Cadiz province where Cadiz meets Sevilla and Malaga provinces. This year my husband and I along with two of our grown up children (my eldest has Down's Syndrome and my daughter will be graduating in June from uni (poor student syndrome)) will be with us. We are spending two weeks in Chiclana at a villa in nearby Pago del Humo (not a place we have stayed in before) we usually stay around about Novo Sancti Petri. After the fortnight, my husband has to come home for work purposes but me and the other two are off up to Olvera for an extra 12 days to a beautiful townhouse. After we get home it is only about 10-11 weeks until my son and I go back to Olvera for a little extra holiday, another 12 days in Olvera before the horrible Scottish winter sets in. Anything else you want to know about the area just message me.

Deseo para ti un viaje bueno y un vacaciones maravilloso. Lindsay

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Another thought, if you are interested in doing the long day trip to Olvera, take a look at the below noted website it was written by an American friend, he gave me the job of proof reading it for him!!!

www.visitolvera.com

Saludos. Lindsay

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Thanks a million Lindsay

Wow, you really love this part of Spain and I am sure because you seem to be so open minded, that your spanish will improve at fast rate. I hope that it will be the same for us. We have a travel in Spain in the past but it will be our first time on the Costa de La Luz. I think that the villa that you rented is close to ours. Ours ( Los Abetos) is close to the melia sancti Petri golf club.

We will definitively visit the village of Medina Sidonia, Olvera and the other whites villages also. Seville is also part of our plans to visit.

Have a great weekend

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When in Medina Sidonia why not pop into www.lavistademedina.com for a coffee, beer, tapa, lunch or dinner?! Unbeatable views from the south west facing terrace. See website for more info.

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Next time you are in teh area and when in Medina Sidonia why not pop into www.lavistademedina.com for a coffee, beer, tapa, lunch or dinner?! Unbeatable views from the south west facing terrace. See website for more info.

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Hi Steve, I took a look at Los Abetos, it looks very nice indeed. I think you are not too far from two junctions of the autovia, the one further south I am pretty sure is no. 19 and the next one going north is near San Andres Golf but I can't remember its number. The Spanish don't appear to use sequential numbers on their roads when numbering junctions suffice to say if the numbers are getting higher they continue that way and vice versa, a bit strange.

Here is the reference for the property we will be renting in Pago del Humo:

www.ownersdirect.co.uk/spain/S6742

When we move on up to Olvera I rent through a friend who is an agent there her site is www.olverarentals.com and the house I am renting in July is Casa de Ortega. When my son and I go back in October I rent Casa Alta as I only need two bedrooms.

If you are going to Sevilla for the day I would recommend taking the train. My boys and I did this last year. Leave the car at San Fernando Bahia Sur. We stayed on to the main station at Santa Justa which was a mistake. We really only saw Avenida de Kansas City which is mostly shops and we stumbled upon Sevilla FC's football stadium where one of my sons bought a couple of football tops and the other bought a very nice dress shirt. We then found ourselves in a small shopping mall where the youngest bought himself a casual shirt. I have since done a bit more homework and I think if you get off the train at the earlier station at San Bernardo you can walk to a lot of the main sights. We flew in and out of Sevilla last year, the airport is to the north of the city and the autovia around the city was quite busy. This year we are flying into Gibraltar from Liverpool (which is our normal route), my husband will fly home this way too but the kids and I will fly home from Malaga as it is only about an hour and a half from Olvera and I can fly into Glasgow from Malaga..

If you go to Olvera I have a recommendation for drinks and tapas - Bar Valentinos, Ian and Laurie will make you all most welcome. It is right at the top of town behind the church and has the most spectacular views over the olive groves. Taberna Juanito Gomez is also very nice.

I have office work which is needing attention so I had best get on with it. Have a good weekend. Lindsay

Edited: 10 March 2012, 19:21
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