Canos de Meca is a small village right on the coast a mere stone's throw away from Cabo de Trafalgar and its beautiful white lighthouse. This is where the legendary Battle of Trafalgar was fought and won by Lord Admiral Nelson who paid the price with his own life way back in 1805. Today there is less canon fire and a much more chilled and relaxed feel to the place nestled in at the edge of the protected pine filled nature reserve of "La Brena". It was born out of a love of the sea and is famous for its perfect surfing conditions, especially in the winter months and therefore attracts a more bohemian clientele. The long street lined with houses, shops, restaurants and bars running parallel with its beautiful sandy beach really come to life during the summer months and has become a popular, trendy place for people live or to spend their holidays.
Canos de Meca attracts those with a more laid back approach to life, preferring to stretch out by the beach or become one with the waves by indulging in the many types of water-sports such as diving, surfing, kite and wind surfing which are particularly popular due to the strong easterly wind and a good swell. Its breathtaking scenery, alluring beaches, hypnotic waves and hippy culture make this a dream destination.