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OHJU Club – Andalucían weekend adventure

OHJU is a huge club located just outside the sleepy beach town of Caños de Meca that accommodates heavyweight house and techno DJs from around the world. During the summer months OHJU becomes a haven for the ravers of Andalucía and Gibraltar, many of whom travel for hours to experience the festival atmosphere and party spirit.

We are always happy to see the sea, and with the addition of a fun club, good music, and sexy beaches, OHJU becomes a trusted party destination

The club itself is a large garden space with one big warehouse style club room. The layout is ideal, and the huge outdoor area is filled with places to rest, relax, and recover. A favourite of ours is the marooned Moroccan fishing boat, however it is well worth taking a wander to discover some of the more hidden garden retreats. The music was fun; a blend of fairly banging tech-house, with the aid of a live saxophonist that stayed just the right amount of time without it becoming annoying. The crowd was friendly, people are smiley, chatty, and there to dance.

The beauty of the location of the club is its proximity to the beach. Whether you head straight there once the club closes at seven, or head down the next day after a few hours sleep, it is impossible to not feel refreshed at the sight of the blustery Atlantic ocean. The beaches around Caños are relatively untouched, and generally consist of fine powdery sand. We spent the day at the Faro del Trafalgar beach; it is easily accessible, and surrounded by clean, enticing sand dunes.

As we headed back to the city we reflected on a very enjoyable couple of days. We are always happy to see the sea, and with the addition of a fun club, good music, and sexy beaches, OHJU becomes a trusted party destination.

SBT says dine on: Get food on board as it’s always a long one…
SBT says wine on: liquor down yer pants.

Come here if: You need an al-fresco rave-up after the city sweats
Don’t come here if: Sunrise dancing aint your thing
When? July – September, check the website Where? A-2233, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Caños de Meca, Spain


Useful Information…

Caños de Meca is an hour and a half drive from Seville.

Rental car: is super cheap and was fine. We rented the car 2pm Saturday until 8pm Sunday for €42, however had to pay an extra €30 as didn’t have a credit card.

Accommodation can be very expensive along this coast during the summer, but as soon as September hits prices halve, and we picked up a decent twin room in the Alhambra two star hotel for €50.

If you have a bit more time it is well worth taking a look at the other beaches between Tarifa and Cádiz. Tarifa is fun during the summer, with lots of bars dotted around the windy streets. This coast is one of the finest kite-surfing spots in Europe, with consistently good year-round wind. However, if you are learning, the best time to go is probably September or October when the summer crowds have dispersed.


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