These are some of the things you can do in Alcalá de los Gazules and the surrounding area. All are within an hours drive, some are on the ‘doorstep’.
A walk or hike in the beautiful Alcornocales Natural Park or http://walks.walkingworld.com/walk/Aljibe-via-La-Sauceda.aspx
Painting & Drawing lessons
Bird Watching http://www.paintinginspain.co.uk/new/birding-in-the-cadiz-region/
Visit the beautiful beaches on the Costa de Luz
Dolphin & Whale watching (boat trips)
Enjoy the local food and wines
*Day trips to Gibraltar, Jerez, Cadiz, Jimena, Ronda, Algeciras, Seville, Tarifa and Tangiers
Visit Galleries, Museums and historic Monuments
Baelo Claudia Roman Town and Museum
Hammam (Arab baths/massage) in Jerez, Sancti Petri or Seville.
*Seville is 1½ hours away (140k) by car from Alcalá and the day trip to Ronda or Tangiers is a full day out, leave early return in the evening or alternatively stay the night.
March – Alcala Carnival, Fancy Dress, Music & Fun
April – Alcalá Annual Bull Run in honour of San Jorge
Semana Santa (Easter): A weeklong celebration of colourful religious processions through the streets depicting the Passion of Christ.
May – Jerez de la Frontera Moto GP
Jerez Horse Fair
June – Sanlucar Manzanilla Fair
Algeciras Fair (3rd week of the month)
‘Potaje’, famous Flamenco Festival, Utrera, Seville (last sat. In June)
August – Sanlucar Beach Horse Racing
Soloists of London Classical Concert in Alcalá de los Gazules
Vejer Ascension of the Virgin Festival
Alcalá Fair: beautiful flamenco costumes, dancing & fun
September – Alcalá Romeria de Nuestra Señora de los Santos
Jerez Grape Harvest Festival
Mid-Sep until mid-Oct – Seville Bienal de Flamenco, important flamenco festival.Festival is every two years, in even years. ( 2012, 2014, 2016, etc)
October /November – All Saints/Souls Day