Costa de la Luz offers extensive beaches and 3000 hours of sunshine per year. The combination of the sun, the light color of the sand and the white houses has resulted in the name Costa de la Luz or the Coast of Light. However, this coastal region in the autonomous Spanish region of Andalusia also offers numerous fascinating sights. With interesting places such as Cádiz and a beautiful nature reserve such as the Doñana National Park, it is certainly worth getting acquainted with Costa de la Luz. Moreover, this region offers the possibility to easily make a trip across the border.
Discover other countries from Costa de la Luz
Costa de la Luz is located in southwestern Andalusia. The coastal region begins at the border town of Ayamonte and ends east at Tarifa. This costa therefore lies against Portugal and is only separated from Spain by the Guadiana. You can easily pass this river via a bridge. Or take the ferry from Ayamonte to the Portuguese border town of Vila Real de Santo António. But you can make another foreign trip during a holiday in Costa de la Luz. To do this, go to Tarifa from where you can already see Morocco on a clear day. From this Spanish seaside resort there is a ferry that takes you to the African country in just over half an hour. When back in Tarifa, then visit Punta de Tarifa: the southernmost point of the European continent.
A coastal region with a rich history
In the Costa de la Luz you will find plenty of traces of the past. For example, go to Cádiz: one of the oldest cities in Europe. This port city was founded as early as 1100 BC. Cádiz experienced one of the highlights of its history at the end of the 15th century. That’s when Christoffel Columbus left for America for the second time. The trade with the New World made Cádiz a rich city. You can still see this in the many historic buildings in the old town. But in Cádiz you will also find a beautiful cathedral and the remains of a theater from Roman times.
Bird watching in nature
Beautiful beaches, a rich history and trips abroad: the Costa de la Luz has everything for a varied holiday in Spain. Moreover, this coastal region also offers great opportunities for nature lovers. For example, spot the many species of birds in the Doñana National Park or those in the Parque Natural de la Breña y Marismas del Barbate. Hikers can also follow all kinds of routes in the nature reserves. Or take a walk on one of the long sandy beaches and just soak in the sunlight!
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