Jimena de la Frontera is a lovely white village in the province of Cadiz, very conveniently located at a 20 minute drive from the Coast, the beaches and up market urbanisation Sotogrande with an international school and fabulous golf courses. Jimena’s history goes way back to the Phoenicians and the Romans. And of course, the Moors have left their mark as well! Around this beautiful village we have several country properties for sale
The village Jimena borders with the national park ‘Los acornocales’ (the cork oaks) which offers a stunning natural setting. Once every 9 years the cork is harvested, stripping the trunks of the trees and leaving them in a dark red colour. On the other side Jimena is known for its grazing fields and cotton production. The train station connects Jimena with the cities of Algeciras and Ronda but basically makes it possible to travel easily to for example Madrid, Granada or Cordoba.
Facilities & Services in Jimena de la Frontera
Though a small village, the basic facilities are in place. you will find a variety of shops, a doctors and dentist service, a primary and nursery school and a secondary school. At a 20 minute drive you will find the prestigious Sotogrande International School which offers an excellent curriculum. Sotogrande also provides supermarkets as the Mercadona and Hipercor for the more extensive grocery shopping.
Wining & Dining in Jimena de la Frontera
In and around Jimena are many restaurants and ventas where you can enjoy a fabulous Spanish meal. Please take note that many of them only open at midday. In summer they might also open in the evening. We would like to make a special mention of Restaurant La Estacion in San Pablo de Buceite which has a fabulous ambiance. For a more international focus we would recommend the port of Sotogrande.
What to do in Jimena de la Frontera
As you can imagine, with the natural park at your doorstep, Jimena offers many hikes in and around the park. Often they include a visit to hidden archeological sites. If you would like to go on a guided walk, Sur walks will organise them to match your wishes. Horse riding is activity number two in the area. Either on your own horse or on a guided tour locally organised. The village itself offers many activities as well. The local Fiestas and Romerías are not to be missed!
Anita Schmidt | 20th November 2013