Why Costa Ballena, Why The Garigolo
Costa Ballena invites you to rest, go to the beach, play golf on one of the best courses in Spain, visit the incredible province of Cádiz, a marvel of variety and top-notch natural landscapes, go horseback riding, visit the famous white villages , try delicacies or taste wines, get closer to the fishing villages of Rota, Chipiona, El Puerto de Santa María or Sanlúcar de Barrameda or enjoy open-air activities in the Sierra.
A privileged location only a 15 minute walk from the beach
Costa Ballena, in the municipality of Rota and Chipiona, has extraordinary environmental and urban characteristics. Regarding the planning of the territory, it should be noted that the so-called protection zone has a width of 100 meters from the inner limit of the shore to the sea. Thus, the current Coastal Law is complied with, achieving a wide-ranging result on the beach, enhanced by its dune system, with maximum preservation of nature.
At the accesses to the beach, the different walkways make it possible to bridge the gap between the urbanization and the dry sand and facilitate access for people with reduced mobility. Nearby, the urbanizations present different leisure possibilities, such as golf courses, swimming pools, spas, sports facilities and green spaces. The entire promenade contains a bike path that connects the beach with the different apartments in each urbanization.
Its location allows you to complement the golf and beach tourism offered in its vicinity. It is located a few kilometers from Rota and its well-known American military base. Cádiz, Jérez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María enhancing its touristic offer due to their proximity to Costa Ballena.
Are you looking for a place to stay in Costa Ballena?
The Garigolo is an apartment in one of the best residential areas of the Andalusian coast. Located in the high-quality urbanization Torre del Atlántico, which has services in the locality, beach, golf, 50km of bike lanes, parks and gardens, …
The bedrooms enjoy plenty of light thanks to their huge windows and the urbanization has a central pool with large rest areas.
It is located next to shopping malls, restaurants and within walking distance of Costa Ballena beach. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, independent kitchen, bright living-dining room and terrace with access to the pool. It also has a terrace on the top floor (in the master bedroom), a parking space in its own estate and well-kept garden areas and a central pool.
Costa Ballena-Rota, a paradise on the Andalusian coast
The town of Costa Ballena, belonging to Rota-Chipiona Cádiz, enjoyes a four kilometer beach, and a mild climate that attracts thousands of people every year seeking rest and leisure. Its 400 hectares are located in the heart of the purest Andalusia, on its west coast. In the area, the oldest and most famous wines in the world are bred, the Jerez wine. The vineyards that dominate the landscape date back to Roman times, two thousand years ago.
Costa Ballena beach is one of the greatest virtues of this vacation area. For its cleanliness, security and facilities, it is considered by many to be one of the best beaches on the Andalusian coast, and it receives praise for its new and habitual visitors.
Costa Ballena’s golf course is another of the great attractions. Nestled in the center of the town, it is a regular venue for numerous amateur and professional tournaments every year, and is regularly complimented by its high-quality facilities.
The connection possibilities are really wide. From buses that communicate with all the surrounding towns, passing through the three nearby international airports (Jerez, Seville and Gibraltar), the highway that connects with the European networks through Seville and Madrid, and ending on the AVE high-speed train with a destination station in Seville, the way to get to this fabulous enclave cannot be an obstacle for all visitors. The modern infrastructure, for example, makes it possible to get to the Andalusian capital Seville in just over an hour by road, and by plane, less than 3 hours from different destinations in northern Europe. Transport is another incentive to stay at Costa Ballena.
¨In the heart of Costa de la Luz: sun, beaches, golf courses …, a paradise on the coast of Cadiz. A luxury urbanization for an unforgettable vacation¨
An excellent climate, unmatched in southern Spain
For centuries, the brilliant sun of the Atlantic coast of Cádiz has captivated visitors, transforming them into lovers of its lands, seas and beaches. The average annual temperature is 18 degrees Celsius and rainfall ranges from 600 to 650 liters per square meter per year. Cádiz, along with Almería and Málaga, has the highest number of sunny days in the entire European continent. A pleasant spring precedes a bright summer and an exceptional autumn.
Stations that have around 3,200 safe hours of sun. The rains are concentrated between the months of October and February. During the summer, the rains are insignificant and rarely exceed 50 liters per square meter. The luminosity reaches levels that are difficult to explain and the transparency of the atmosphere allows us to contemplate, on clear days, spaces located tens of kilometers away.
Quality urban design
The urban and architectural design of Costa Ballena, always presided over by very demanding quality criteria, is one of its strongest values. Open spaces and landscaped areas occupy more than 62 percent of the town’s surface, with more than 45,000 trees and shrubs planted in the territory.
¨Costa Ballena is framed in an absolutely formidable natural environment, achieving quality of life indices that are among the highest in the entire country.¨
The decision to put the inhabitants in contact with nature and with a soft and pleasant environment is clear, as is the existence of a series of measures that guarantee quality, among which it is worth mentioning a maximum allowed of three heights in all buildings and a minimum floor area of 30 square meters per inhabitant. Another of the greatest achievements has been to achieve a harmonious coexistence of residential spaces with those intended for leisure and sports. For this, Costa Ballena is communicated inside by a whole network of bike lanes. This network extends to the closest towns, such as Rota (located 8 km away) and Chipiona (located 5 km away).
It is not enough to create a paradise; it must be properly preserved and managed. The creators of Costa Ballena, aware that many times, in the past, the best works and treasures of Humanity lost their beauty or disappeared because they were not well preserved and managed, have created a Conservation and Maintenance Entity, participated by the sectors public and private, with the sole purpose of preserving those values and resources that make Costa Ballena one of the most advanced and attractive spaces on the planet.
The responsibility of the system created, pioneer in Spain and comparable only to some isolated experiences developed in the world, reaches not only to vital supplies and services such as water, gas, electricity, telecommunications and the pneumatic garbage collection system, but also other benefits, apparently less important, but whose weight in the comfort and happiness of human beings is decisive, among which it is worth mentioning health emergencies, active security throughout the complex, care of avenues, parks, gardens, groves and dunes, water purification, maintenance of urban furniture, care and security on beaches, irrigation of common spaces and community services and the operation of a single window system that facilitate the inhabitants of Costa Ballena with their relations with the public administrations, the treasury and the bureaucracy in general.
A TOP golf course
The Golf Club, the Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club, is one of the best golf courses in all of Spain. This fabulous sports facility, designed by the famous Spanish golfer José María Olazábal, has 27 holes that allow you to enjoy up to 3 different courses.
¨Costa Ballena’s golf course has in its design the expertise of the Spanish champion José María Olazabal ¨
It has hosted all kinds of competitions and championships, including the Professional European Qualifying School Second Stage. Likewise, it is the official training venue for various European National Golf Federations, and it has an excellent shortlist of 9 holes par 3, with different starting tees, including a Pitch & Putt course approved by the RFEG.