Jimena de la Frontera in the county of Cadiz is about 20 miles from San Roque on the route up to Ronda.
Overview of Jimena de la Frontera from the castle
In 2006 the municipality claimed a population of 9,893. In 2010 it is believed that about 10% of it’s population is made up of ex-pats from all of Europe.
The beautiful white village of Jimena
It’s Andalusian architecture is intact, and being maintained. The surrounding countryside is very diverse from mountains and hunting grounds, to open plains and rich farmland, as this video of Jimena shows.
The castle of Jimena de la Frontera
It boasts a beautiful castle of both Moorish and Roman origin. There are also a number of buildings owned by the vatican. which you can drive right up to or walk the charming cobbled streets, which are quite steep.
Once at the summit on a clear day you can see the city of Algeciras and the Rock of Gibraltar.
Running below the village is the river Hozgarganta a fresh water swimming option. If you prefer the sea, the beaches of Tarifa, Barbate, and Caños de Meca are a short drive to the coast.
Río Hozgarganta Meandering past Jimena
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