For the extreme lovers, there is never a season, it will always be summer or at least warm somewhere in the world, or you may simply enjoy practicing your favorite sport under the inclemency of winter. In any case, this season is great for a trip to Canos de Meca, a hamlet located south of Andalusia, on the coast of Cadiz, in a coastal town located in Barbate, in the province of Cádiz, Spain, known for being a Featured tourist center during the summer months.
There are unique places that can not be found anywhere in the world and Caños de Meca, is one of them. It is known for having been a reference point for the hippie and bohemian movement of the 60s in Spain, as well as being located next to Cape Trafalgar, in front of which the Battle of Trafalgar took place. Nowadays, it continues to be a redoubt to enjoy the tranquility offered by its endless beaches, crystalline and nudist water, cliffs that gain land to the sea and its Natural Park of La Breña, whose vegetation composed mainly of stone pines falls directly on the sea.
Caños owes its name to the large number of pipes or jets of fresh water that emanate from its cliffs and that have their maximum exponent in the pipes that are at the end of the naturist beach ‘Pequeño Lulú’, although difficult to access, it is worth it visit them And of course what to say about their ‘miraculous’ mud that bathers extract directly from the rock of the beach to smear the body and leave the skin soft and smooth.
The area offers a thousand options of active tourism, sports and adventure. In this report we only deal with the most popular and popular. Caños de Meca known for its special characteristics of wind and waves, is an excellent place to practice windsurfing, especially in winter, where we can find excellent weather conditions for lovers of waves and water sports. Every year the strong winds of the Levante, attract thousands of windsurfers from around the world to Caños de Meca.
The east wind attracts thousands of people of all nationalities who are fond of windsurfing and kitesurfing every year. The busiest area for windsurfing is in front of the Playas del Estrecho Urbanization, where the wind is lateral and the largest waves are formed, especially in winter and with the sea in the background.
Los Caños has been in several occasions headquarters of official championships of this sport. On windy days the sea is filled with countless colorful candles that do all kinds of acrobatic tricks. But the problem is the lack of space. Caños de Meca is just a small street of low houses located on a cliff, but in summer it becomes the summer ‘meca’ of hippies, surfers, bohemians, nudists, naturists and that increasingly attracts a family tourist. Caños is much smaller than the Los Lances beach in Tarifa. But that does not prevent Caños from having a great name in the world of windsurfing, and is recognized as one of the best spots on the coast for professional or extreme windsurfing.
The waves here are much more constant than in Tarifa, but extreme caution is necessary, since the currents can be very strong in this area of the Gulf of Cádiz. It is ideal for people who surf professionally but can be dangerous for beginners.
So, if you still do not know the surf of its waves, the rocky area, the wild nature of its coves … Get closer to Caños de Meca.