Costa de la Luz
Located between the famous Costa del SOL on the Mediterranean and the Algarve coast in Portugal, it is a growing destination for sun and beach holidays due to its nearly unspoiled beaches and not being too massified yet. There is hardly any massive construction done and you can still taste that authentic andalusian atmosphere in it's many small and pitoresque towns like: Sanlucar de Barrameda, el Puerto de Santa Mar├şa, Conil de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Zahara de los Atunes or Tarifa (the surfing capital of Europe). Even Cadiz-city, capital of the province and main reference of Costa de Luz has not been invaded by uncontrolled building.
Towns and beaches on the Costa de la Luz
from west to east.
The town of Sanl├║car de Barrameda, can be found on the left margin of the estuary of the Guadalquivir river and offers 7 km of beaches of fine golden sand. It is on these beaches where the famous horse races take place in august.
Chipiona is one of the preferred beaches for the summer holidays of Sevillian families. Rule, Camar├│n Tres Piedras, Cruz del mar, are some of the superb beaches that make Chipiona so popular and not only among the Sevillans anymore.
El Puerto de Santa Mar├şa on the Costa de la Luz, in the province of Cadiz, is located on a section of the Atlantic coast where the pinewoods, growing among marshes, reach right down to the sand of the beach. It's an ideal destination to enjoy the sun, the sea, outdoor sports and good food. More than 15 kilometres of beaches of fine, golden sand lie at El Puerto de Santa Mar├şa.
The beach of C├ídiz city, the capital of the province and central reference for the Costa de la Luz, is very large, nice and well kept. It offers the possibility to choose between the more popular part next to the city itself or the more quiet part just outside the boundaries of the city limits.
Ample beaches and with variety of services available, beaches in natural state, with dunes, pine groves and cliffs of great beauty.
Suitable for the practice of scuba diving, Windsurf and fishing.
Besides being a very nice town, Conil offers 14 kms of very varied beaches: from long streches to lonely coves that are very appropriate for nudism. Fine and golden sand and transparent and crystalline water. Ideal for the practice of nautical sports.
Kilometric and wide beaches where you can enjoy a great tranquillity only altered by the wind of the area, ideal to practice (wind)surfing
The beaches of los Ca├▒os de Meca are an example of the natural and savage beauty of the Costa de la Luz.
Zahara de los Atunes is another of the marvelous and relatively virginal beaches of C├ídiz.
Bolonia is a beach that has very little construction done, but a ruin shows that the romans already liked this place.
The southern-most city of Europe offers 38 km of golden and fine sand beaches, and transparent waters, ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
East from Tarifa the Atlantic Ocean turns into the Mediterranean Sea and after the towns of La L├şnea de la Concepci├│n and Algeciras with it's port you arrive at the well-known Costa del SOL