Costa de la Luz

Known for its warm Mediterranean climate, beautiful unexplored beaches, nature reserves and rich history, Costa de la Luz, located at the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, is the perfect destination for those seeking a truly authentic Spanish experience.

Meaning ‘Coast of Light’ in Spanish, Costa de la Luz faces the Atlantic Ocean and attracts windsurfers and kitesurf borders, especially in Tarifa. The area extends over two provinces: the Huelva province (stretching from the Portuguese border to Donaña Park) and the Cadiz Province (from Guadalquivir to Tarifa). Spread over 200 kilometres of coast composed of sandy beaches and intimate coves, it is no surprise that Costa de la Luz has been gaining traction from international tourists in recent years.

This charming and quiet Andalusian section is a mixture of historic and picturesque towns with amazing architecture (Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque), traditional food and lively culture.

Fairly unknown, the region is home to Isla Canela, Isla Cristina, La Antilla and El Rompido. Cadiz, Tarifa, Rota, Chipiona, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Puerto Real, Conil, Barbate e Chiclana are some of the main towns.

Most of the beaches in Costa de la Luz are sandy, with dunes and pine trees and some of the best beaches there include Los Lances, Bolonia, Punta Paloma, De la Plata, Valdevaqueros and Torre de la Pena.

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