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Costa de la Luz holidays ~ Getting to know Costa de la Luz, Spain


Costa de la Luz, which means the coast of light (comes from the way that the sea reflects the sunlight like a mirror) is located in the western part of the Andalucía, southern Spain with a beautiful golden sandy coastline facing the Atlantic in the company of pine groves.
Cadiz, Seville, Huelva and Tarifa are the best-known destinations in Costa de la Luz. The Costa de la Luz beaches are excellent golden and white sandy ones and they are considered to be the best in Spain.

The beautiful coasts of Costa de la Luz are excellent for the wide range of water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, diving, kite surfing and also Costa De La Luz has great golf courses for the golf lovers. Tarifa is like a paradise especially for windsurfing and aqualung fishing activities. Tarifa can also be considered as the wind and windsurfing capital of Spain.

Recommended holiday resorts for Costa de la Luz
Cadiz, Punta Umbria, Conil, Jerez de la Frontera,
Isla Cristina, Rota and Zahara de los Atunes are the popular holiday resorts of the Costa de la Luz.

Costa de la Luz is one of the best holiday destinations in Spain. The region offers variety of modern hotels, resorts, holiday rentals and apartments as well as many golden sandy beaches including nude beaches and its ancient history. The Gulf of Cádiz, Huelva region and the Straights of Gibraltar are the best locations.

Costa de la Luz is divided into two provinces and parts which include the Huelva province that stretches from the Portuguese border to the Donaña park and the River Guadalquivir; and the Cádiz province that stretches form the River Guadalquivir to Tarifa. Cadiz and Seville are the most popular cities to visit in your Costa de la Luz holidays.

Cadiz is one of the liveliest and longest city in Spain. It is famous for its sherry wines and many of the wine producers located here in the Sherry Triangle of Jerez de la Frontera, San Lucar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria. The Puerta de Tierra (Land Gate) is the 17th-century fortification that separates the old town from the new.

Huelva is also one of oldest cities in Spain in Costa de la Luz, on the south west of Spain. Huelva is located on the mouth of the River Odiel and it is an old Andalusian city with an ancient mining tradition.

Tarifa is like a paradise especially for windsurfing and aqualung fishing activities. Tarifa is the venue for international windsurfing championships as well. The beaches of Bolonia (6 km.), Los Lances (10 km.) and La Plata (4 km.) are the famous beaches.

Jerez de la Frontera is a beautiful historical city famous for its wines, horses and flamenco.

Isla Cristina is a modern seafaring town on the west coasts of Costa de la Luz, that is famous for its salted meats and canned fish.

Punta Umbria is one of the major holiday resorts in Costa de la Luz and it is mostly famous for its magnificent beaches.

The La Barrosa beach in Chiclana de la Frontera is one of the best-known and famous beaches in Costa de la Luz.

Costa De La Luz has great golf courses for the golf lovers.

Eat & Drink
Shellfish (king prawn, Norway lobster and ostiones), seafood soups and fried fish (sardine, tuna, sole, urta and plaice), wines, oil, cured meats (mainly Jabugo ham) of Costa de la Luz are the highlights and recommended. Choco, that is a specialty of a variety of large squid also is a popular dish for the tapas bars. Besides, the cuisine of Cadiz and Huelva is based on simple and old-time recipes.

Festivals & Traditions
The Costa de la Luz has great festivals where bulls, horses, songs and wine are the essential components. The Cadiz Carnival and the Horse Fair of Jerez in May and the Horse Racing on the beach at Sanlúcar de Barrameda in August are the best-known festivals of Cadiz. Also whole Spain's most famous one romería is held in El Rocío in Almonte of the Huelva province.

Weather in Costa de la Luz
Costa de la Luz has a wonderful weather with mild winters and hot summers.


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