El Palmar Route
Located in the municipal district of Vejer de la Frontera, El Palmar is one of the few virgin beaches still existing in Costa de la Luz. Its incredible beauty, its fine gold sand, the crystal-clear waters and the fantastic sunsets have made of Vejer the perfect place to relax and be in contact with nature.
El Palmar beach offers more than 8 Kmts of coastline and is enjoyable during all the seasons offering a wide range of activities such as surfing, paddle surf, bodyboard, skateboarding, hiking, yoga...
El Palmar offers plenty of possibilities to taste the delicious local gastronomy, highlighting the Retinto beef, the bluefin tuna and our agricultural products. The huge variety of restaurants and beach-bars allow you to discover the culinary culture and to enjoy magnificent sunsets in one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
Disability-Friendly Point (Situated opposite Casa Juan) The beach offers an accessible promenade which brought up the idea to create a linear and completely flat route of 1,5 Km parallel to the coast. The route starts at the Disability-friendly Point, where you can find beach services information leaflets, two showers, restrooms, transfer stretchers, two adapted beach seats an a direct ramp access to the beach.
Lifeguard and first aid services are available during high season periods.
Along the route, you can observe a large variety of tourist accommodations: shops, surf schools, restaurants, bars, beach pathways... www.turismovejer.es
Pedestrian crossings and ramps are all along the promenade to give an easier access to these leisure areas. Please be aware that you will find a sandy pavement over the other side of the promenade, although a person in a wheelchair should be able to circulate, it could become difficult without assistance.
Interesting sites to visit:
// TORRENUEVAknown also as Torre de la Atalaya: is a defensive tower built by the King Felipe II during the 17th-18th century. It has a cylindrical form and just one inner door where you will find a single vaulted hall. Its principal function was to watch the coast and provide shelter against the frequent attacks by corsairs and invaders. Building closed to the public.
// THE BUNKER OF EL PALMAR is located next to Torrenueva tower. It is a small bunker that was supplied with heavy weapons. It belongs to the set of
bunkers built during the 1940s. Building also closed to the public, visible from La Torre restaurant back terrace.
THE WINERY OF ALMAZARA SANCHA PEREZ.
This family run winery is a must-see in Vejer de la Frontera. Here you will meet the secrets of the craft and ecological production of wine and olive oil. This winery bets on agri-food transformation of two millenary crops: the olive tree and the vine, they played an important role in the economy of our town from the XVII to the XIX centuries.
Adress: Nucleo rural El Palmar, road Conil-El Palmar, CA 2233 (Path near to the bridge of Conilete stream).
More information: www.sanchaperez.com
OTHER INTERESTING SITES:
“Baraka” Market: situated next to Casa Juan Restaurant, is very similar to the one described above but with different crafts and clothes shops. The entrance is perfectly accessible, having also an adapted portable toilet. Opening times: 10th June – 20th September from 12.00 pm to 12.00 am.
“Nómada” Market : open only during the summer season. It is a group of different stores located all under the same structure. Adapted restrooms are available. The main entrance has a steep ramp and a step, so no recommended for wheelchairs, alternatively there is a wheelchair friendly access at the back of the market. Opening times: 1st June – 15th September.
KEEP IN MIND:
1 // You will find many water sport businesses that offer disability friendly access and adapted services. Please see list below:
-South Coast Surf school & camp
(People with reduced mobility, ASC...)
- Kotadalu: www.kotadalu.placestars.com
(People with reduced mobility)
-El Palmar Surf Academy: www.elparmarsurfacadmy.es (People with ASC)
- Escuela de surf: www.elparmarsurf.com
2 // Alongside the beach you will find designated disability parking spaces
Parking Costa El Palmar or Parking El Costa (Inside the route)
Parking El Palmar Centro or Parking “Aqui me quedo” (Outside the route)
VEJER -COSTA, EL PALMAR
Restaurant “Casa Juan”
All rooms at Casa Juan are accesible, only for the bathroom you must request an access ramp.
More information: www.barrestaurantecasajuan.com
Restaurant “Alférez” totally adapted, there is just a 2 inches step to the indoor lounge.
More information: www.hostalfranciscoalferez.com
Restaurant “La Torre”
The main entrance has two steps, but all rooms and lounges are accesible through the back terrace.
More information: www.latorredelpalmar.com
Restaurant “Casa Reyes”
It is located towards the nothern end of the promenade, there are four designated disability parking spaces only a few metres away.
More information: www.hostalreyes.com
Enjoy the excellent gastronomy of our sea views bars and restaurants.
Distance: 1.5 Km Time: 20 min
Starting at the disability-friendly point