Things to do in Cadiz in March

Organising your diary? Fill it with some of our pick of ideas!

Whether you are planning for a long or short holiday in Cádiz, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding fabulous ways to fill some days with fun. In this post we bring you a bunch of plans for you to not miss them out, just tick off our unmissable top three things to do in Algeciras and around this month.

  1. Whale and dolphin watching in the Strait of Gibraltar. We are really lucky to have such a variety of wildlife on our doorstep. If you are looking to spend an ultimate wildlife watching adventure, this is your best bet. However, we do not want to mislead anybody, whale sightings are rarer than dolphin’s. To give you an example, whales can hold their breath for an hour or more because of their big lungs, so you never know when they are going to pop up to the surface. Unlike the dolphins, they have smaller lungs so they spend much more time in the surface. As you probably know they are really friendly and are used to spend time next to the boats when boats approach deep water.

    You can enjoy watching various species including Bottlenose dolphins, Orcas and Long-Finned Pilot Whales from the safety of an observation boat with a specially trained skipper at the helm. From April to July, sperm whales can be observed in the deeper waters of the Strait. In July and August, Orcas can be seen near Tangier, and there have also been sightings of fin whales. Sounds like a very good plan, doesn’t it? 

  2. The Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, in Tarifa. Baelo Claudia is one of the best examples of an ancient Roman town. It is located on the Costa de la Luz, some 15km north of the town of Tarifa and next to the town of Bolonia. This Roman town was an important stop-off point for the trade routes between the two continents, Africa and Europe. His strategic position in the coast of Baello Claudia, has made the most important town at the south of the continent.

    Its ruins, with its impressive temple, forum and basilica, and especially the large fish-salting factory, shows how important the town was. Baelo Claudia is also stunningly located with a backdrop of a golden sandy beach and the blue sea, and has an excellent visitor centre. Entry is free to EU citizens on production of an ID card, otherwise the entrance fee is 1.50 euro. If you want to have a look at some pictures, have a look at some in Flickr.

  3. Gadir Archaeological site. A must-see in Cádiz! An interesting archaeological site for those willing to learn about the past of the city.  The city of Gadir was one of the oldest Phoenician settlements in the West. The interesting part of the Gadir Archaeological site is that you can see Phoenician remains and also the constructions of a Roman fish processing factory, with its large basins to make salted fish. Admissions are free, so if this floats your boat, have a look at their website!

 

Cadiz is a treasure trove of brilliant days out and activities worth boasting about. So, now that you have all this in mind, don’t you think it is a good idea to start packing?

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