Vejer de la Frontera is a beautiful little white village in Andalusia, a region in the south of Spain. Vejer de la Frontera is located close to Jerez de la Frontera, the famous sherry village. There are several white villages in the south of Spain, think of for example Setinil de la Frontera or Arcos de la Frontera. I would pick Vejer over Arcos and just head to Setinil for an hour or so, as personally I wouldn’t spend a full day/night here. Let’s get started with this Vejer de la Frontera Travel Guide.
We decided to spend one night in Vejer, which was good enough. The village is stunning and spending a day there is easy, however, I wouldn’t know how I would spend another day in terms of tourist sights/bars/restaurants.
We rented a car for our full trip through Andalusia, which is very convenient. However, if you would like to visit Vejer de la Frontera by public transport, it is easiest to take the bus from Cadiz. The closest airport is Malaga Airport or you can fly into Seville Airport. Of course, you can also make it part of a longer road trip through Andalusia, which we did.
Vejer de la Frontera isn’t famous for a particular sight. The main reason we visited the place is to experience a fully white city that was supposed to be stunning. Start with strolling around and taking it all in.
Vejer is full of little alleys with greens and plants – like the one you see below. Go search for them, as they are too cute to miss out on.
In my opinion, the greatest and most famous view in Vejer is the look-through that you can find at the entrance of a restaurant called Juderia. Google Maps your way to this restaurant if you don’t pass the view during your stroll. You won’t regret it.
Vejer de la Frontera is also full of pretty doors and Insta-worthy places (search for Vejer on Instagram and I guarantee you’ll find the blue door below a lot).
The central square in Vejer de la Frontera is called Plaza de Espana. The colourful fountain on the square is the main attraction of the square.
Strolling through the streets and seeing the white houses around you probably blows you away already. However, searching for a view where you can overlook all the white houses might even be better. The views you see here are the outlook from the parking lot we parked our car and from the outlook behind the castle.
As we only stayed for one night, there wasn’t too much time to try many bars and restaurants to at to this Vejer de la Frontera City Guide. However, we still managed to find three different places worth a recommendation. I also did some more online research and will give a short overview of other potential restaurants and places worth visiting.
With the entrance located on the main square, you can’t miss this place and you shouldn’t miss this place because the food is great! This place is the most famous restaurant in Vejer and is known across Andalusia for a reason. The ambience of the restaurant is great inside and outside (hello terrace!). They serve Arabic food, so if you are into couscous, tagines, hummus and mezze, this is the place for you. Curious? Check out the menu here.
Also located on Plaza de Espana, you’ll find a place called La Casa Del Vino where you can enjoy sherries from the region. Enjoy some cheese, meat, fish and a fresh glass of sherry or wine.
Only one suitable table outside and some places for standing – this is a tiny bar hidden in the streets of Vejer. Nothing too special, but nice wine and cheese and we loved sitting on the corner of the streets. Do you want to have something to eat afterwards? Check out Trafalgar Tapas – apparently one of the best tapas places in town.
Some places I haven’t tried but heard and read good things about doing my research now are Trafalgar Tapas, La Piccolina, El Claustro or Bar Sumia.
For the last part of this guide, I’ll share the place we stayed for this Vejer de la Frontera Travel Guide. As usual, I made sure to receive good value for money and I dare to say I managed.
For one night, we stayed at a place called La Botica de Vejer and the view you see on the right was the view from the place. Pretty good right?
For one night, we paid €70 in total. They also do have a great rooftop terrace with sun loungers.