Costa de la Luz Holidays in 2014

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Incredible Costa de la Luz Beach Holidays

Lap up the sun and feel the sand between your toes along Spain’s southern tip. Nestled next to the ever popular Costa del Sol, the beautiful Costa de la Luz coastline is one of the country’s best, admired amongst the locals and relatively undiscovered by holidaymakers.

Home to the stylish surfing town Tarifa and laid-back resorts such as Conil de la Frontera, this region stretches out amidst a landscape made up of golden beaches and rugged mountains.

Hello Sunshine

It’s not difficult to see why this stretch of beach is called the ‘Coast of Light’. With over 300 days of scorching sunshine, it is the perfect place to laze beside the beach and soak up the sun. Check into one of the coast’s beachside resorts to enjoy waking up to gorgeous sea views and be no more than a few steps away from a sun lounger. Cadiz is a popular place to stay on holidays in Costa de la Luz, and is a great for those who want to team culture with relaxation. Spend your morning discovering the Donana National Park, before heading back to the sandy shore for a leisurely swim.

Jerez de la Frontera offers a blend of old and new with a plethora of period buildings and trendy restaurants, making it a great place to enjoy a mix or relaxation and exploration. For total serenity, El Rompido has it all. Nestled in the heart of the Spanish countryside, you’ll find yourself among dense pine tree forests and rocky mountains.

Sun, Sea and Sand

Whether you choose Costa de la Luz holidays for sunshine or its scenery, there is a lot to offer and surprise you during your visit. The coastline gleams with golden sand that make up some of the finest beaches in Spain, whilst the fishing villages and Moorish towns are peppered with history and culture. Traditional life still reigns supreme here, so you can enjoy authentic Spanish food, sightseeing and evenings of flamenco dancing and local music.

The summer season is welcomed by days blessed with 12 hours of sunshine across the Costa de la Luz, providing a happy setting for anyone who wants to enjoy the beach and some sunbathing. Temperatures from June to August reach around 30C, when the sea is warm and there is little, if any rain. Spring and autumn see comfortable temperatures from 14C to 29C, while the winter months offer mild weather with temperatures that range from 9C to 17C.

Dolphins and Beach Days

One of the main attractions of holidays to Costa de la LuzI is, of course, its beautiful beach. This bright coastline is the perfect place to take some boat trips, with whale and dolphin watching cruises leaving from Tarifa every day, travelling to the Strait of Gibraltar. You can also enjoy a day trip to the British territory if you feel like some home comforts, as it’s just a short drive from the area.

Tarifa offers its fair share of entertainment, being home to the famous kite and windsurfing beach Los Lances, and sights such as the Castle El Guzman el Bueno and the Church San Mateo.

If you’re looking for some more enegetic things to do you’ll find a whole host of activities and sports to choose from whilst staying here. Try water sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing, fishing and jet skiing, play a relaxed round of golf on Islantilla, or explore the region with a horse riding trip.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Jerez
Flight time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Our top hotels in Costa De La Luz

Sol Sancti Petri Apartments

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Apartments Zahara Sol

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Hotel Melia Sancti Petri

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Hotel Campomar Playa

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Cadiz, Costa De La Luz

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Flight + Hotel from £180.00 pp

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Sol Sancti Petri Apartments

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Chiclana-Sancti Petri, Costa De La Luz

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Flight + Hotel from £317.50 pp

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Top Beaches

Huelva is a popular beach with visitors to the region. Cadiz is one of the most famous beaches along the stretch of coastline. Bolonia is a great beach with plenty of restaurants and bars. Vejer de la Frontera is a beach that is slowly gaining in popularity. Chipiona is an ideal beach for swimming and sunbathing.

Attractions

The coastline of the Costa de la Luz has been somewhat overlooked over the last few decades compared to other parts of Spain such as the Costa del Sol. However the Atlantic coast of Andalucía does have some truly great beaches that are beginning to be discovered by foreign tourists.

Activities

The Costa de la Luz has plenty of opportunities for surfing and there are a number of beaches along the coast that are favoured by surfers from around the world. Kitesurfing is a popular water sport that has a growing following in the region. There are also a number of facilities along the coast for windsurfing.

Hotels

The region has a large number of hotels from five star luxury hotels to affordable family-run accommodation; many of the hotels are situated either along the beaches and coasts of the region or within easy walking distance. There are also plenty of apartments for holiday rental if you’d rather go self-catered.