Moorish Heritage

At Spain’s Costa de la Luz, almost 700 years of Moorish rule (Al-Andalus) left their mark on the country. A great example of this is Vejer de la Frontera, a small town located on a hill overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. With its maze-like network of alleyways it reflects Moorish settlements in North Africa.


Vejer is also an attractive home base for trips into the region. A few miles away, the coastal village El Palmar leads to one of the region’s most expansive beaches.

Other main places of interest are reasonably close to Vejer, like Cádiz (1 hour by car), Jerez de la Frontera (1 hour), or Sevilla (2 hours).


The entire region is served by the airports of Gibraltar, Jerez de la Frontera, Málaga, and Sevilla. Jerez and Gibraltar are the closest but also least frequently served. Málaga has most connections, it is, however, the longest drive.