Situated in the region of La Janda, a dried-up lagoon now used for agricultural purposes, the town comprises two very different areas: the coast and the interior.
The River Barbate flows through the town, creating a series of marshes which have been declared a Natural Park and are the remains of what was once one of Europe’s largest wet zones.
Vejer de la Frontera, a Christian border town in Nazari times, stands atop a hill which affords a spectacular view of the surrounding area and was originally built around the castle.
The town centre is charmingly beautiful, consisting of narrow, winding streets of immaculately-maintained houses. Of particular interest are the Walls, Divine Saviour Church and the Arch in the Jewish Quar