The Costa de la Luz (Coast Of Light) is the region at the southern tip of Spain stretching from the mouth of the Guadiana River on the Portuguese-Spanish border down to the small city of Tarifa just over the water from Tangier.
This spectacular region includes several fascinating cities such as Cadiz known as the oldest city in Europe and Tarifa which has miles of white sandy beaches with turquoise oceans. Visit a Bodega in Jerez whose history revolves around sherry production. Stroll through a cool Bodega and learn all about the region’s sherry production and its history. Visit the enchanting Andalusian white villages (pueblos blancos) such as Medina, Arcos, Ronda, Conil, Chiclana and of course Vejer, voted prettiest of the white villages.
The beaches of the Costa de la Luz have fine white sands, transparent waters and are surrounded by picturesque natural landscapes. This spectacular shoreline is one of only a handful left in the world where beaches are still backed by sand dunes rather than high- rise hotels. Swept by the Atlantic winds that once filled Columbus’ sails, it’s a remarkable part of Spain and one of the coolest beach destinations in Europe, with surfing, hip hangouts and a laid back attitude.
If you are looking for fun and leisure, without a doubt, Costa de la Luz is the perfect place with a wide range of activities to choose from such as kite surfing, windsurfing, hang-gliding, scuba diving, whale watching, horseback riding, golf, sherry tasting and much more. You can also enjoy exploring the cultural routes with its many monuments or hiking through natural parks such as the idylic National Park of Doñana, which lies between Huelva and Cádiz. There are several other natural parks to visit as well, such as La Breña, Marismas de Barbate, Estrecho, and Los Alcornocales.
Well known for its gastronomical treats - all the towns and villages of the Costa de la Luz are packed with tapas bars and restaurants offering fantastic fresh seafood and local culinary delights.
For Golf enthusiasts, there are several world class golf courses with challenging courses set amongst the rolling terrain and beautiful natural surroundings.