Rent your camper van in Jerez

Caracolvan en Jerez

Jerez de la Frontera is one of the most important cities in the province of Cádiz. In it is located the International Airport of Jerez (XRY) and without a doubt it is the best place to arrive by plane to the Costa de la Luz and rent a motorhome in Cádiz.

The Jerez Airport is located just 20 kilometers from El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz (Andalusia), where Caracolvan Camper Rental has its base. That is why the delivery and collection of our Camper vans for rent at Jerez Airport is free (if your rental is at least 7 days long). It’s as if we said, our airport is small, easy to reach and only 20 minutes from the beach!

What to see in Jerez and in Cádiz

Jerez de la Frontera is for many the cradle of flamenco, one of the places of reference in both singing and dancing. His art is breathed by the streets of the city, in the tablaos and in his “tabancos“, establishments typical of the town of Cadiz, which mix the social life of a tavern with the commercial one of a “wine office”.

These are the wines from Jerez, those that have made their name international or better known in their English variant “sherry“.

Both Jerez de la Frontera and El Puerto de Santa María or Sanlúcar de Barrameda are famous for their wineries and this is certainly one of the things we can do in Cádiz, visit and try their wines. The good thing about doing it in a camper van is that we can then rest in our own bed without having to drive!

Visit the wineries of Jerez de la Frontera
Flamenco show in Jerez

What to do in Jerez

Another of the great passions of the people of Jerez is the horse world, being known as the capital of the Andalusian horse and where the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is located. His dressage shows of the Andalusian horse are really impressive, something that is worth seeing in Jerez.

Each year motorcycle enthusiasts have their appointment with the MotoGP World Championship at the Circuito de Jerez, which holds the attendance record for a Motorcycle World Championship event with 263,648 spectators in 2009. Jerez and surroundings are filled with passion for motorcycles and speed.

Circuito de Jerez
Moto GP in Jerez
Golf course in Jerez de la Frontera
Beach very close to Jerez de la Frontera

Routes by Cadiz

If we take Jerez as a starting point for our caravan route through Cádiz we have two options, beach or mountain. If we want to start our “roadtrip” on the road to the Sierra de Grazalema (Biosphere Reserve), the first stop should be Arcos de la Frontera, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Its steep and narrow streets must be enjoyed on foot. This is the beginning of the Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos, which will take us along the Sierra de Grazalema to the most beautiful towns in the province of Cádiz, such as Zahara de la Sierra, Ubrique. Olvera, Setenil de las Bodegas

From the Sierra de Grazalema we can go down to the sea and continue the second part of our route along the beaches of the Costa de Cádiz. If we start in the east, Tarifa located in the closest point to Africa in Europe, it will inevitably attract us. Its “hippy” air, independent and modern as well as a melting pot of cultures, will be the first stop of our rental Camper van.

Moto GP in Jerez
The Osborne Bulls were born in Cádiz.

Cádiz beaches

Once in Tarifa, we will enjoy its wild beaches, which are part of the Natural Park of the Estrecho. We can practice Kite Surf, Wind Surf or take advantage of the whale watching season in the Estrecho de Gibraltar. From here to the impressive enclave of Bolonia, place where the Romans chose to locate Baelo Claudia, in the Roman ruins of its amphitheater we can still enjoy theatrical performances during month of August. You will hardly find a theater with such impressive views anywhere else in the world and we are exaggerating.

Going west means reaching Zahara de los Atunes and its long beaches. From there to Caños de Meca or the beach of El Palmar there is only one step. Among all these famous beaches and Cádiz capital, we can find hundreds of places with a special charm, each corner that we will remember a long time in the retina and spent the holidays. That sunset in the ocean that will make us return more than once to feel the freedom to travel by van.

A stop in Cadiz capital will surprise us, its streets steeped in history, its people turned to the sea and especially its light, which comes from all sides, reflected in the ocean that gives life to the city. From there to El Puerto de Santa María only the bay separates us, a fried fish and a good fine wine should not miss in our visit to the port and its beaches. From there to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, where the Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park will not let us continue on our way to Huelva, we will close our “roadtrip” in rental Camper van that we started in Jerez de la Frontera, returning to its Airport in just a few minutes

Valdevaqueros Beach, Tarifa.

Whale watching in the Estrecho de Gibraltar