Costa de la Luz
The Costa de la Luz has become a very popular holiday destination in Spain with its pure sandy beaches and rugged coastline. It is popular with many different types of holiday makers, from those looking for some of the best windsurfing and kite-surfing in Spain, to those that want a quieter more peaceful part of Spain to explore.
Location and the Weather on the Costa de la Luz
The Costa de la Luz essentially starts in the bohemian town of Tarifa which is just past the Costa del Sol. From there it pretty much stretches to Huelva on the Spanish / Portuguese border. Right along this coastline are literally miles and miles of pure white sandy beaches and cascading sand dunes. Because this coastline is on the Atlantic coast the sand here is much finer than on the Costa del Sol due to the tidal movements and windier conditions. This means that the temperature on the sea front can feel a few degrees cooler than it does on the Mediterranean coast just around the corner. However in the summer the temperatures can still reach up to the mid 30’s and above, so the windier conditions can actually be a welcome addition.
Activities on the Costa de la Luz
Due to the windier conditions the Costa de la Luz is a haven for water sport enthusiasts such as windsurfers, kite-surfers and wave-surfers. It is the most spectacular scene sitting on the soft sandy beach and trying to count the number of kites tossing around in the wind pulling the kite surfers along at tremendous speeds.
Due to the landscape and terrain behind the sea, there are many sports and activities available on the Costa de la Luz. It is not unusual to see horse riders galloping along the beach or in the hills behind, or the sound of quad bikers negotiating the rough terrain. Golf lovers will certainly not be disappointed as there are many top quality golf courses to choose from, the most famous of which is the Novo Sancti Petri Golf Course.
Costa del la Luz Tourist Information – Towns and Resorts
Tarifa, Chiclana. Novo Sancti Petri, Jerez de la Fronterea, Vejer de la Frontera, Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz, Arcos de la Frontera, Punta Umbria, Huelva, Isla Cristina, Ayamonte and Zahara de los Atunes
Those are just some of the most visited locations on the Costa de la Luz but of course there are many more holiday resorts and historical towns to visit, right up the the border with Portugal.
Airports Serving The Costa de la Luz
Because of the volume of flights many people still use Malaga Airport, although Gibraltar Airport is a much better choice if you are lucky enough to be flying from one of the few UK airports that serve it.
Jerez has a small airport so that is another choice, as is Seville Airport.