There is a strong identity in this most southerly of provinces and why not, with a plethora of historically rich and fascinating places? In a nutshell, the attractions of Cádiz are beaches, sherry and beautiful white villages.
If you're looking to escape the commercial beaches, we recommend heading down to Costa de la Luz where you can still enjoy a sense of the wilds and some glorious vistas, especially from the Casas de Karen overlooking the Cape of Trafalgar. For surfers, Tarifa is your stop.
The three major sherry towns are Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jeréz. All three offer possibilities for visits and tastings in their bodegas. Their local festivals and fiestas are legendary but you will need to book months in advance to witness these. Incidentally, the enchanting Sanlúcar de Barrameda is also the point from where Magellan set off for the first circumnaviagtion of the globe.
Of all the white villages, Arcos and Vejarand de la Frontera are perhaps the most dramatic. Don't miss them!