Costa de la Luz or the Coast of Light absolutely lives up to its name... a beautiful natural and relaxing coastline that is to be found in the region of Andalucia. A large part of it is a natural reserve, so a holiday home on the Costa de la Luz will set you in a breathtaking scenario of sandy beaches, sand dunes and pine forests, completed by the quaint fishing villages with friendly locals. The Costa de la Luz is a place where you will meet a lot of locals, as this coastline is very popular among the Spanish people themselves. One thing that you should also consider is the fact that here you will find yourself somewhere between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, so the water will be a little chillier for sure. The area is absolutely gorgeous though, renowned for its protected natural reserves, and the Doñana National Park for example is definitely worth mentioning, with its swamps, dunes, and numerous species of animals and plants.
The beaches of Costa de la Luz
When it comes to the beach, the Costa de la Luz is again one to attract many visitors. If you book a holiday home on the Costa de la Luz you can stop for example at the Boloña Beach with its golden sand, clear blue water, and the hills that guard it in a most one of a kind scenario. Another great thing about it is also the fact that if at one of the ends of the beach you will find natural mud that you can break from the cliffs and put it on your skin, lay in the sun until it dries and then wash it off in the sea. This is a most natural way of pampering your skin here. Zaraha de los Atunes Beach is a great one for water sports, also perfectly equipped for fun activities such as sailing, fishing, windsurfing and others. Matalascañas Beach is a great beach for families, also having lots of facilities that make it very practical for spending time at the beach with children for example.
Cities to visit on Costa de la Luz
When on holiday on Costa de la Luz you can stop by in the cities of Cádiz and Huelva, where a historical background is perfectly combined with a cosmopolitan feel. Cádiz has a great colonial feel to it and it's a fabulous place to explore, with friendly locals and great tapas, of course. Huelva on the other hand has a bustling port, so at sunset you can sit on the decks and enjoy a bottle of Spanish wine while gazing over the clear blue sea that seems to master the entire horizon. The seafood in this town is also incredible, and there is also a series of cultural, historical attractions and monuments. The windsurfing capital of Europe, Tarifa, is also to be found here, and you can even take a trip on the old Roman roads in the area, through forests and fortresses. Another great thing here is horse-riding on the beach, and you can even descend the dunes of Zahara on the back of the horse, they are actually trained for this. Enjoy and endless sense of freedom and a great deal of fun on a holiday on Costa de la Luz.