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    Reasons to travel to Cadiz

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    Come for the year-round sunshine and stay for the unbeatable deals on specialty car rentals, the Andalusian gem of Cadiz is calling your name! Between the scenic views, rich history, gregarious locals, epic carnival, and pristine beaches, there’s no denying that Cadiz is one of the most exciting travel destinations in Spain. Along those lines, it's also one of the best places to rent a car in Spain with a multitude of attractions and things to do. Mingle with the local gaditanos and sip on some sherry; the following blog post will provide all the incentives one needs to book a car in Cadiz! Whether you rent a car from the Cadiz Rail Station or a downtown location, you're going to love the freedom that a personal vehicle presents to you in Southern Spain.

    What's to love about Cadiz


    Views

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    Plan on climbing a lot of stairs around Cadiz, especially with over preserved 100 watchtowers from throughout the centuries. The most famous one is Torre Tavira with an incredible panoramic view of the city and surrounding oceanscape. No matter which tower you visit, you should certainly be able to see the Baroque-style Cadiz Cathedral, not to mention the city’s Moorish architecture.

     


    History

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    It won’t take long to realize that Cadiz radiates ancient history. After all, the Phoenicians founded Cadiz in 1,100 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain. Some even say it’s the oldest city in Western Europe. In town are also ancient ruins of a Roman theater, as well as Santa Catalina Castle and San Sebastian Castle for all of those history buffs. This city is also where Christopher Columbus set sail in 1493, making Cadiz a prominent city during colonial times.

     


    Carnival

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    While not as massive in size as Rio de Janeiro, Cadiz also throws an impressive Carnaval celebration every year with floats, parades, dancing, singing, among other festivities. Compared to other carnivals across the world, the party in Cadiz is particularly known for its satirical humor to portray life’s most pressing matters. Participants achieve this through their use of sarcasm, mockery, and plenty of irony. Additionally, the Cadiz Carnival is unique for its chirigotas(choirs) of costumed performers know for their rhymes and wordplay.
     


    Beaches

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    We hope you like warm weather and sandy beaches, because Cadiz offers lots of both. The city of Cadiz is a peninsula with beaches surrounding the circumference, making it a great place for a summer holiday. Even better, it never gets under 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celcius) throughout the year. With so much coastline and sunshine to go around, the area surrounding Cadiz also attracts a lot of windsurfing, especially at El Estrecho Natural Park around Gibraltar. Don’t forget the Doñana National Park is a major wetland bird habitat nearby. Below are some of the most well-known beaches for you to visit with your Cadiz car rental:

    • La Fontanilla
    • La Barrosa
    • Zahara de los Atunes
    • La Caleta
    • Playa de Levante
    • Playa la Victoria
    • Playa de la Cortadura

    Location

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    As far as premium geographic location goes, Cadiz has it pretty good. Acclaimed for its warm weather, Cadiz lies at the convergence of the Atlantic and Mediterranean right on the southwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, To the west is Portugal, so you could easily drive to Faro or take a road trip to Lisbon. North Africa is even within close proximity with Morocco accessible to the south. Within Cadiz is also Gibraltar, the British Oversea Territory, meaning there’s always a travel opportunity in Cadiz.


    Variety

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    Not only is Cadiz a bustling city in Andalusia but also a province with dozens of nearby cities, towns and villages. Even the cities nearby to Cadiz like El Puerto de Santa Maria and Jerez de la Frontera have their own distinct feel. There are even car rentals available in Jerez, not to mention leasing options at the Jerez Airport. To the south are also beach communities like Conil de la Frontera and Chiclana de la Frontera. For some adventures in rural communities, check out the following gorgeous towns scattered throughout the Region of Cadiz:

     

    • Rota
    • Ubrique
    • Grazalema
    • Olvera
    • Tarifa

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