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Chipiona is found on the Atlantic coast of Spain, in the province of Cadiz, about 50 kms away from the famous city. It’s a small town of just under 19,000 inhabitants but its numbers swell greatly during the high tourist season (the summer). Most tourists are Spaniards, but international holidaymakers are gradually cottoning on to this well-kept secret.

The town area was known to have been settled by the Romans as early as the second century BC and has always been an important location for lighthouses warning of the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. Today the old seafaring town is a popular resort with some great beaches and interesting sights and a vibrant gastronomic scene.

As a resort town, Chipiona offers plenty of welcoming places to stay to suit all budgets.

Neighbourhoods of Chipiona

The main areas of Chipiona of interest to visitors are:

  • Paseo Maritimo: The promenade runs along the seafront connecting and providing access to the various beaches. It’s a terrific place for a stroll, to take sea photographs, and have a drink or meal. It’s also the focus of most of the town’s festivals and events. You’ll find Mediterranean seafood restaurants, ice cream parlours and fun-filled entertainment for the whole family.
  • The Port: Located in the west of the town, the pretty port is a working one with fishing boats and there’s also a marina for pleasure craft, as well as a sailing school.
  • The Beaches: Known as the Costa de la Luz, Chipiona’s coastline runs for 7 kms and is home to some beautiful beaches. Cruz del Mar aka Playa del Muelle sits next to the port and can get busy but boasts beautiful views. Las Canteras is a blue flag beach with two large old tidal fishing pools. De Regla is one of the quieter beaches but still has excellent facilities. Tres Piedras is a great location for all sorts of beach sports.
  • The Countryside: The fertile plain around the town is ideal for growing Muscatel grapes and some of the vineyards are open to visitors. Chipiona is also Spain’s largest producer of carnations.

What to see and do in Chipiona

The wealth of beaches means there is also plenty of fun things to do in the sunshine and in/on the water but the small town of Chipiona also has some fascinating sites to visit. The Chipiona Lighthouse is the tallest in Spain and the third tallest in Europe. The ancient castle fortress is now a monastery and is home to the Shrine of our Lady of Regla. Chipiona Castle was built in 1295 and houses a museum. Nuestra Senora de la O Parish from the 16th century contains sculptures and art and also a fountain with spa waters enjoyed by the locals.

What to eat in Chipiona

Seafood is naturally popular, and it is said that the finest lobsters in Spain are found in Chipiona. The area also produces great prawns and huge white claw crabs, along with excellent tomatoes. Dishes to look for are merluza en salsa de moscatel which is hake in Muscat sauce, tortillitas de camarone which are shrimp fritters, and señorito riz, a dish of rice with fish and seafood.

Typical events and festivals in Chipiona

Celebrations in Chipiona reflect various ways of life in the town. Some of the main events are: the Romería del Pinar, the pilgrimage of the pine forest, a country fair in May/June; the Procession of the Virgen del Carmen, a marine-themed procession in July; the Carneval de Chipiona, the town fair held in August to announce the grape harvest; the Vigil of Nuestra Senora de Regla, a beach festival with music and local wine happens in September; and every 1st November, the town celebrates coming through the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake relatively unscathed.

How to move around in Chipiona

Buses are the only public transport in Chipiona, but they run regularly throughout the town as well as to Cadiz and other cities. Taxis are also available.

The climate in Chipiona

With a warm temperate climate, Chipiona is one of the towns with most sunlight on the Cadiz Atlantic coast. The warmest month is August with an average daily temperature of 24.8 degrees C.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Chipiona

The most centrally located hotels in Chipiona with the best ratings are: Hotel Monterrey Costa, Hostal El Faro and Hotel Chipiona.

You can make reservations at Hotel Monterrey Costa if you´re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Chipiona.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Chipiona, like Hotel Monterrey Costa, Hotel Chipiona or Hotel Playa De Regla.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Chipiona, we recommend Hotel Monterrey Costa, Hotel Chipiona and Hotel Playa De Regla.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Chipiona are Hotel Chipiona, Hostal El Faro and Hotel Monterrey Costa.

The best hotels with a pool in Chipiona are Hotel Chipiona, Hotel Brasilia and Hotel Al Sur De Chipiona.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Chipiona are Hotel Monterrey Costa, Hostal El Faro and Hotel Chipiona.

In Chipiona, Hotel Monterrey Costa, Hotel Chipiona and Hotel Playa De Regla offer 24-hour front desk service.

The following hotels in Chipiona have luggage storage: Hotel Monterrey Costa, Hostal El Faro and Hotel Playa De Regla.