Cinema beaches II

From Huelva to Málaga, going through Cádiz, the beaches of Andalucía are not only an attraction for millions of local and foreign tourists along the year, but also a claim for the film directors and well-known artists that used them as a set for their films, TV shows, documentaries and video clips. Far from the sand and the sun, which delight the visitors who come to the area, the coastline of Andalucía has become an immense set where many audio visual productions have been shot, showing all around the world the beautiful coastline of Andalucía.

More than 1000km. of coastline
Cádiz (Law of Desire, 007 Die another Day, El Niño, Atún y Chocolate, Gibraltar…)
Málaga (Toro, Cabriola, Rey Gitano, Torremolinos 73…)
Huelva (The heart of earth, Battle of Britain…)

Route for a vacation

Words of...


“The people from Cadiz was marvellous and we spent a great week”

Halle Berry (Actress)

“We chose Tarifa to shoot Alatriste because I have been coming here, to this area, to Caños de Meca and Rota, for the last 25 years, and any time I begin a new film I want to come here because of the landscapes. I don’t think there is another place with such a marvellous location”

Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo (Director) 

Movie Locations
Nerja, Málaga

As part of the area of Axarquia, the town of Nerja, the easter part of the province of Malaga, population 20,000, is possibly one of the most beautiful places in Costa del Sol....

Torremolinos, Málaga

This city, one of the most popular and touristic ones in Costa del Sol, is a main symbol of tourism in our country. Its rich gastronomy, the familiar atmosphere on the streets and...

Fuengirola, Málaga

Owner of a wide touristic tradition, it is one of the most crowded cities in Costa del Sol and it is very well-known for its local character, its distinctive Andalousian flavour,...

Beach Misericordia, Málaga

With nearly 2 kilometres long, it is one of the most popular beaches in the city. It was named after the construction of a hospital called Casa de la Misericordia at the beginning...

Nueva Umbría Beach, Lepe, Huelva

This natural beach, almost virgin, has a longitude of 12 kilometres full of fine and gold sand and in its central area, you can practice nudism. In fact, it is considered one of...

Algeciras, Cádiz

It is a city with a long maritime tradition, but cosmopolitan at the same time. Its strategical situation between two continents and its huge harbouring complex makes it one of...

Barrosa Beach, Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz

Located in the municipal area of Chiclana de la Frontera, it is considered as one of the most beautiful and best supplied beaches in Spain. With 14 kilometres long, from the cliff...

La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz

Situated in the area of Campo de Gibraltar, on the isthmus that joins the rock of Gibraltar and the coast, it has a strategical location between the Atlantic Ocean and the...

Barbate, Cádiz

This village, with 15 kilometres of coastline, is considered as one of the most important touristic sites in the South of Spain. It counts with some of the most fashionable and...

Malagueta Beach, Málaga

With 1200 metres long and 45 metres wide, La Malagueta is the closest beach to the harbour leading to the East. It is located ten minutes far from the city centre, so it is one of...

Beach of Mazagón, Mazagón, Huelva

Situated between the Nature Reserve of Doñana and the Estuary of Huelva and really close to Matalascañas, it is a vast fine-sand beach which receives a significant influx of...

La Caleta, Cádiz

La Caleta is located between the Santa Catalina and San Sebastián castles and its beach is the most popular in the city of Cádiz.In its vicinity, it should be mentioned, in...

Tarifa, Cádiz

Well known for its amazing beaches, its characteristic wind makes it one of the favourite spots for surfers, windsurfers and all kinds of cruising sports. Open to two seas, it is...

Costa Ballena beach, Rota, Cádiz

Located in the municipal districts of Rota and Chipiona, in Cádiz, Costa Ballena stands out for having vast fine golden sand beaches and clear water, considered some of the best...

Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz

Situated 27 miles away from the capital of Cádiz, Conil de la Frontera is one of the most picturesque towns in the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light). Its beaches, its charm and...

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Before the filming of 'Camarón', the actor who embodied him, Óscar Jaenada, knew nothing about the "cantaor". However, he grew his hair and steeped in Camarón knowledge, to the point that he walked, talked and smoked like him. In fact, many people in San Fernando used to call him José, the singer's first name.
'Camarón' was filmed in San Fernando, the singer's hometown. Many neighbours of the city were present at the filming. Such was their presence that, as Jaime Chávarri said in an interview, "the people of San Fernando have opened their hearts to us." There have been times when someone has approached me and told me, with great respect, that Camarón would not say some things like that because it sounded very 'payo' (non-gypsy), and we changed it."
The only spy with a license to kill was defeated by the tortillitas de camarones (little shrimp tortillas) in Cadiz. The first shooting day of '007. Die another day', the actor Pierce Brosnan went by surprise to have lunch to a famous restaurant, where he tried the typical gastronomy from the coast of Andalucia: cazón en adobo (marinated dogfish), gambas (shrimps), pargo a la sal (salty snapper)… The actor, who kept his reservation of the very same table during the whole shooting time, became a devoted fan of the tortillas de camarones, to the point of making his mother learn how to cook them.
Halle Berry was close to lose an eye during the shooting in Cadiz and was also close to choke with a fig during the seduction sequence with Pierce Brosnan, because the actor didn’t stop making jokes and, due to the laugh, it nearly happened.
The shooting of '007. Die another day' was altered by the rain and the bad weather. Halle Berry herself recounted later that the water was frozen while shooting the famous scene of her coming out from the sea wearing a bikini. In addition, it was a very windy day and she had to shoot it several times, suffering from hypothermia and a little infection.