Meerlust - Las Ballenas

Los Caños de Meca, Cádiz
Bed & Breakfast
+34 630 605662

Come for Costa de la Luz sophistication - and pristine beaches, long walks to Barbate, whales, sea views, cellar wines and well-chosen art


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

This sophisticated Andalucian oasis is run by natural host Colette, a former airline manager. She masterminds beach clean-ups and lecturers on sustainable fishing, and serves the freshest, fairest catches. You follow a dusty track through fragrant pine forests (catching sea glimpses) to a building fringed with bougainvillea, frangipani and crunchy gravel paths. Breakfast on the terrace – spying egrets and storks amidst citrus trees – on fresh-sliced fruit and organic eggs; dine on gazpacho, vegetarian curry and tasty gratins. There’s a huge outdoor shower to refresh you after a day at unspoilt beaches, while crisp, bright rooms (Acacia and Aloe, plus the favoured Faro suite) are modern with rustic touches; through floaty voile you can see Cape Trafalgar’s lighthouse. Walnut furniture is Art Deco; Havana art complements 1940s travelling trunks and hand-stitched linen; bathrooms have antique mirrors and opaque glass bricks. Find books and WiFi throughout, and a socialable dining table overlooked by log fires and Spanish seascapes. Watch whales, walk to Barbate (8km), surf at El Palmar, try flamenco in Jerez.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €170
Singles €140.
1 Suite for 2
From €200
2 Doubles
From €170



What a wonderful place. Colette greeted us and after a long drive, catered for us (a delicious salad with an amazing dressing, fresh bread, local cheese, ham and Cava) even though she wasn't expecting to need to. A lovely garden where we were fortunate enough to see a chameleon, attractive pool (even possible to use in November) and 2 dogs we really didn't want to say goodbye to! Colette introduced us to a whale and dolphin watching trip run by FIRMM (worth looking at - very ethical and a highlight of the holiday). We will definitely return.

Sally, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Colette Bastin

  • Come to our famous Andalusian Ferias and Fiestas! One of the most beautiful and famous is the "Feria del Caballo" in Jerez, the horse fair.
  • Go horseback riding along the pristine beaches, through fragrant pine forest and blooming fields
  • Go whale watching in the Strait of Gibraltar, surfing in El Palmar and diving in Tarifa.
  • Swim in the warm waters of the Atlantic, at least from May until October.
  • Visit the famous white villages of Andalusia nearby, go hiking and golfing nearby, or go sightseeing and shopping in Cadiz, Europe's oldest town
  • Relax in the large garden, in a hammock, at the pool, or while enjoying a professional massage under the olive trees.