Famous for its sparkling waters and endless sunshine, Spain’s Costa de La Luz more than lives up to its name (Coast of the light) and this atmospheric pocket of southern Spain is set to become a firm favourite for discerning holiday makers.
This is one Costa where you won’t find rowdy revelers and flashing neon lights from rowdy clubs.
This place is pure class and simply reeks of old world charm and authenticity. The Costa de la Luz is now on the radar for many overseas visitors but largely still attracts the Spanish and you won’t hear too many British accents around the pool.
The unspoilt stretch of Spain’s Atlantic coast will blow you away with its stunning scenery and natural beauty and thankfully has not been too overwhelmed by mass tourism and urban development.
Miles and miles of glorious sandy, windswept beaches, and an area steeped in history too.
It just ticks every box for a beach holiday but with plenty to see and do along the way.
The Costa de la Luz is also a haven for watersports enthusiasts, especially for surfers – the town of Tarifa is renowned as the windsurfing hot spot of Europe.
You will also be spoilt for choice if you fancy getting the clubs out for a round or two of golf. The area boasts some of Spain’s finest courses.
Your base on the Costa de la Luz is also idea for leisurely day trips to some fascinating places in the region. Here are some of our top suggestions:
Top places to see :
Take a day trip into the ancient city of Cadiz and admire the stunning Cadiz Cathedral.
Chiclana de la Frontera
Spend an evening soaking up the authentic atmosphere of this pretty town and enjoy some real live flamenco in one the bars.
Visit the famous Bodegas and see how sherry is made and sample some of the finest fortified wine in the world.
Not to be missed in Jerez is The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art where you can witness dazzling displays of horsemanship.
Fancy hitting the surf? Try something new and enjoy some kite-surfing lessons. Local instructors cater for all levels, including absolute beginners.
La Rabada Monastery, Huelva
Visit the place where Christopher Columbus stayed before he set sail on the famous journey that would lead him to discover America.
Sail to Morocco
The ferry from Tarifa to Tangier takes around an hour or less and you can spend a day browsing the souks and bazaars, taking in the exotic atmosphere.
With 200 kilometers of coastline here, you have plenty of sandy beaches and secluded coves to choose from when finding the ideal spot to spend a day soaking up the sun and admiring the beautiful light of this dazzling coast.
Wondering how to get here? Two airports serve the area, Jerez in Spain and Faro just over the border in Portugal.
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