The history of how La Casa del Califa began is quite fascinating. James Stuart, originally from Scotland, moved to Vejer in 1988 and started an outdoor sports company. He resided in part of the building, before it was converted into a hotel. He saw the appeal and potential in the town and adapted the philosophy, ‘if you build it he will come’. After his first company was established, he began welcoming travelers in 2001. The hotel has since expanded to include additional rooms, suites and El Jardín del Califa, a restaurant that features a Michelin recommended wine cellar. Like anything in Spain, you build and restore around history - some parts of the grounds date back to 711 AD. Your stay will leave you relaxed and smitten with the white-capped village. If time allows, make it your home base, as you discover the surrounding areas.
Dine at the Hotel's Restaurant: EL JARDÍN DEL CALIFA
Vejer is a stone’s throw away from Africa, which means authentic Moroccan food is within your reach, without having to make the voyage across the Atlantic. The restaurant serves an array of mouthwatering dishes, from mezze platters to a comforting chicken tagine with Damascus lemons and local olives. For lunch or dinner, it is an ideal spot to enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by a Roman wall. Plaza de España, 16
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