Costa Ballena Travel Guide
Shopping Costa Ballena is not known for its shopping opportunities, but there are some boutiques and souvenir shops in the hotels and along the beachfront, and the little villages surrounding the resort - seemingly quite untouched by tourism - host craft and fresh produce markets.
Restaurants The hotel restaurants, where visitors tend to eat, offer the usual international fare and are nothing to write home about. However, there are some more upmarket options and excursions into the surrounding countryside will unearth glorious vineyards and village eateries offering traditional Andalusion food and wine.
Nightlife Costa Ballena is primarily a family resort and although there are some beach bars and discos the majority of nighttime entertainment is organised by the hotels and is likely to disappoint young party animals in search of a clubbing scene.
Activities The many outdoor activities at Costa Ballena include horse riding, bowling, golfing, surfing and windsurfing. The miles of lovely beaches provide plenty of space for walking, swimming and tanning. Visitors on holiday in Costa Ballena can also explore neighbouring areas and soak up some traditional Spanish culture, visit sherry-producing bodegas and whitewashed villages, take a boat to Doñana Natural Park, or catch a spectacular Andalusian horse show. The Cadiz province of southern Spain is known for its ancient vineyards and good wines.
Negatives Although generally wonderful for families, Costa Ballena's lack of a pumping nightlife may discourage young singles.