Costa de la Luz

Far to the south is one of the most beautiful and least known landscapes of our country. The Costa de la Luz extends along the coastal areas of Huelva and Cadiz, bathed by the Atlantic waters that splash into these 28 municipalities of the Litoral Andaluz.


The Costa de la Luz is full of charming whitewashed, and fishing villages, the tourist offer on this coast is extensive and suits all tastes, from families with children, nature lovers, surfing and kite surfing lovers, young people looking for fun, tourism and rich cuisine lovers.


Panoramic-view-Cadiz-City-Costa de la Luz


The main attraction of the beaches of the Costa de la Luz is the almost pristine state of most of its coastline, where coves and sandbanks of wild aspect, nestled between cliffs and natural beauty spots alternate. Endless wild beaches to enjoy disconnecting from the hustle and bustle and relaxing for a few days.


From Tarifa to Cadiz, one will note such beautiful and diverse beaches as Playa de Valdevaqueros or Playa de Bolonia, which are famous for their surfing atmosphere, their giant dunes and their extraordinary Roman ruins. Other outstanding beaches are Playa de los Alemanes, located between Cabo de Gracia and Cabo de la Plata in the Zahara de los Atunes, the hippie and bohemian atmosphere of Caños de Meca in Barbate, the large sandbank of Palmar de Conil de la Frontera, the small, hidden coves of Roche, the beautiful Playa La Caleta in the old town of Cadiz, and the great atmosphere of Playa La Victoria.


Beautifull panoramic view of the big dune of Bolonia


The beaches of Huelva are no less beautiful. From the mouth of the Guadalquivir River to the border of Portugal, is an expanse of wide beaches, where the white sand dunes and the pine forests meet the sea. There, you can find everything from lively places to rugged beaches, which are quite uncrowded, making them ideal for disconnecting from the world, among which we can mention Playa de Mazagon, Playa de Isla Cristina, Playa del Parador in Moguer, and Playa de Isla Canela in Ayamonte.


La Caleta beach in Cadiz old town


The trail of history in the Costa de la Luz

On the Costa de la Luz will also find places with a rich historical and artistic heritage, castles, palaces, monasteries and towns walled as Vejer de la Fontera, Torres lookouts who controlled the coast from centuries ago, a Roman Theatre and archaeological sites such as the Gadir.
Emblematic buildings like the Tower Tavira from Cadiz, or the Barrio del Pópulo, the oldest in Europe, among many other attractions. For its strategic location, the richness of its land and waters, the Costa de la Luz has been object of desire of many civilizations, so it has a long history that has left its mark in all and each one of its municipalities.


Pueblos blancos Costa de la Luz, Andalucia


We cannot forget to mention the more than 22 protected natural parks that can be found in the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva. A natural paradise which includes Parque Natural de Doñana, Parque Natural de la Breña and Marismas de Barbate, Parque de los Alcornocales, Parque Natural del Estrecho or Parque Natural de la Bahía de Cádiz.



Places in Costa de la Luz

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