Costa de la Luz is located in the Gulf of Cadiz in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, in a strategic location where the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean merge. The Costa de la Luz extends for more than 200 kilometers along which we find the 28 coastal towns of the Andalusian provinces of Cadiz and Huelva. This land holds some of the most beautiful and unknown places in Spain, which are one of its main attractions.
Costa de la Luz offers many activities to do, as well as places to visit. The most remarkable ones are its endless beaches, some of them in virtually unspoiled environments that currently are hard to find elsewhere, and livelier beaches with many services, promenades, terraces, restaurants, marinas, etc.
From the banks of the Río Guadalquivir to the east, we will find the magnificent beaches of the province of Cadiz, from Rota, Puerto de Santa María, Jerez de la Frontera, Chiclana, Conil de la Frontera, Playa de Bolonia and many other attractions among which we highlight the beautiful whitewashed villages that are typically Mediterranean that still retain that traditional and charming atmosphere. In the province of Huelva, we highlight the towns and beaches of Isla Canela, Isla Cristina, Islantilla, La Antilla, the beaches of Cartaya, El Rompido, Nuevo Portil and Punta Umbría. The provinces of Cádiz and Huelva are a true natural paradise, between the two, they hold 22 natural areas, but one of the essential visits in Costa de la Luz is Parque Natural Doñana, the most important Biological Reserve of Spain.
The gastronomy of Costa de la Luz is based on the Mediterranean diet, but especially on its delicious fresh fish and seafood, such as bluefin tuna, choco, prawns or Huelva shrimp. It is also influenced by the Sierra cuisine, where meat and game dishes complement the extensive cookbook. But here you can find all kinds of restaurants, from simple bars, beach bars or terraces where you can eat tapas, to elegant restaurants with signature cuisine, or a lot of restaurants serving international cuisine. We cannot forget to mention the wines of Cádiz, which most outstanding example is the world-renowned Vino de Jérez.
Some of this places remain unspoiled, between endless sandbanks and natural areas of great environmental value such as Parque de Doñana. To Tarifa, one of these places that can be found here, thousands of athletes come every year to take advantage of the fantastic winds of this area to practice various water sports such as surf, kitesurf or wind-surfing, giving this population a young and bohemian atmosphere.
Both Cadiz and Huelva are perfect places to travel with children for their tranquility, their magnificent playas and natural features. If you like active tourism, these lands offer many simple routes for walking or cycling with the family. In the province of Cadiz there are 8 theme parks, two of them aquatic, such as Aqualand and Bahía Park, and others such as ZooBotánico de Jerez, Granja de Cocodrilos Kariba, and smaller parks like Cortylandia. In Huelva we will find a water park called Aquopolis Cartaya, and the exotic Crocodrile Park in Isla Cristina.
We cannot forget history, because this region has preserved the traces of all civilizations that have passed through it, from the Tartessos, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans to the Muslims. Later, after the Reconquista, many emblematic Christian buildings rose, given the richness of the area and its strategic location. Its most historic moment coincided with the discovery of America. Another hot tourist spots are the towers from which the Ticos Merchants controlled the arrival to port of their ships from the Americas.
The nearest airports are Aeropuerto de Faro in Portugal, Aeropuerto de Sevilla, Jerez de la Frontera, just 45km from Cadiz, and Gibraltar. There are numerous bus companies that cover the distances between airports and major coastal towns. If you travel by car you will have no problem getting here. Due to the wide network of roads and high quality highways, you can reach any corner of the Costa de la Luz. As there is much to explore and know, it is best to rent a vehicle if you don’t have one. Huelva is connected by train with all the Spanish capitals, as well as Cádiz. The Cádiz rail network has local trains that connect the main tourist destinations like Zahara de los Atunes, Puerto de Santa María, Conil and Tarifa.
In a tourist destination like this, which welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, we will find a wide accommodation offer, from big and small hotels, to the best option if you travel with family or friends: rental apartments, houses or villas in Costa De la Luz. Both in Cadiz and Huelva, there is a wide accommodation offer among which you will surely find the one that is perfect for you. It can be an apartment with sea views, a quiet house with private pool, a residential complex of houses with swimming pool in a lively or a more tranquil area, etc. Enter our website to find the ideal accommodation for your holidays in Costa de la Luz.