This area has preserved a very high degree of conservation of its natural environment, away from excessive urban development of most of the Spanish coast.
It is a place of great scenic attraction, thanks to its location St. Ambrosio is located between the Natural Park of La Breña (which separates it from the beautiful beaches of Caños de Meca) and Vejer de la Frontera, one of the most unique Cadiz’s white villages.
We are surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Conil, El Palmar, Zahora, Caños de Meca and Trafalgar Lighthouse, with all their services and attractions. La Veleta is accessible by bicycle to nearby beaches after a pleasant journey of 4 km by unspoiled country roads.
But St. Ambrosio means also a quite rural setting, away from the bustle of the coastline and with a wide range of domestic inside tourism offer: at a distance of a bike ride you will also find the old town of Vejer de la Frontera, the Natural Park of La Breña and Marshes Barbate, the Roman ruins of St. Lucia, Pigeon Houses of la Breña, the ancient early Christian Ermita de San Ambrosio etc.
Our central location in the province allows you to make one day trips to the Bay of Cadiz and the Ports (don’t miss the famous Cádiz Carnival that takes place in February every year), Jerez de la Frontera, Medina Sidonia, Arcos de la Frontera, Grazalema mountains, the famous beaches of Tarifa and Bolonia, etc.
The area also offers a wide range of dining and entertainment establishments, concentrated on the coast, for those who want to combine the tranquility of La Veleta with some lively leisure activities, both day and night.
The cuisine is characterized by the variety and the quality of its local products, among which the products from Conil vegetables garden and veal meat retinta, a highly prized local breed. We have to make a special mention to the seafood of the area, with its world famous tuna trap, salted and canned seafood and other high quality products at good prices. Each May, Barbate, Conil and other fishing villages are full of gastronomic activities around the fishing season for bluefin tuna.
We also highlight the wide range of water sports that are practiced in our beaches, especially surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing, as the winds and waves of the Strait of Gibraltar offer excellent conditions for their practice.