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Costa de la Luz

Costa de la Luz is made of the towns of the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva, each of which have something in common and that is its cultural heratige, its closeness to the sea offers a rich gastronomy, its high quality beaches are recognised internationally and tourism has increased in the last few years.

The Costa de la Luz is characterized because it doesn’t share the same tourist mass of other places; it is a more intimate tourist destination and is connected to nature in general lines.

Costa de la Luz


Capital of the province of Cadiz has big beaches with white sand and clean waters, monuments like the cathedral will take us to a faraway past and its architecture will look like we are visiting Havana in Cuba. One of the beaches in Cadiz (La Caleta) has been selected to film lots of films which have always shown the best of its beaches, James Bond with Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry have already this place walking along its beaches.

The history of Cadiz backs a lot time behind, it is the oldest city in Europe which was founded by the Phoenicians

Caños de Meca

Situated in Barbate it has one of the most famous beaches of Spain, the nudist beach of Los Caños de Meca it is a tourist destination which has converted for its quality of life for a favourite place for lots of visitors every year.


Place of great history, where in olden days on a nearby island (Islote de Sancti Perti) a Phoenician temple was found which received by Anibal before he set off for Italy and from Caesar who who dreamed in its columns he conquered the world.


This typical Cadiz town has over the years converted into an important tourist destination, this is because its economy from been based in the fishing and agriculture to a economy which is supported in tourism and where we find places like the Conil Museum which will tell us some of its history or coves, cliffs and sandy beaches and clear waters.

Puerto de Santa Maria

This town of Cadiz has been engaged throughout history the cultivation of the vine and of course also offers visitors the best seafood in some of his food stall or cookers. If you visit Puerto de Santa Maria don’t forget to hop on a small boat down the bay to Cadiz and is called "El Vaporcito".

Some of the best beaches of Puerto de Santa Maria are: ‘Valdegrana’ and ’La Puntilla’ of great width, white sand and swallow waters.

Sanlucar de Barrameda

Next to the Doñana National Park you will find this town which has lived for some time fishing and agriculture and today tourism is included in their economy is which is slowly growing every year thanks to its beaches and tourist attractions, like the known horse races on the beach which tourists show an interest at a international level.


Tourist destination in the south of Spain and place to enjoy the best beaches. Tarifa is the chosen destination by a lot of different types of tourists, from those who wish to do any water sports like surf, windsurf, kite surf or scuba diving, youth who love night life can enjoy the leisure of Tarifa, only few minutes from the beach and the centre which can be explored on foot, to go down the streets and slowly discover the inside this magical destination in Andalucia.

Tarifa also has a long history dating back to the first centuries, Roman ruins in Bolonia testify and make us imagine a time in the distant past. These ruins of Bologna and the Castillo de Guzman with that rate was intended to defend against possible attacks Muslims are the two main monuments of the town, so you forgot to visit them.

Vejer de la Frontera

Of Arab origin like most of the towns in the south of Spain, it’s a perfect destination for practicing water sports like windsurf. A walk around the streets of the Vejer de la Frontera will transport us to a Muslim past; walking through the narrow streets has its charm which is inherited from its former Arabic layout.

This town has lived mainly off agricultura and fishing during its history although nowadays tourism is the main source of income.

Zahara de los Atunes

Zahara de los Atunes is located within the municipality of Barbate, a rather popular with Spanish tourists and other Germans, Dutch and English, who decide to come during the summer season. Zahara is a town that has grown up fishing and currently focuses on tourism development.

Along the long beaches of fine sand and clear waters we will find a wide range of hotels and apartments all within only half an hour from Tarifa by car and 20 minutes away from Caños de Meca, an ideal place to start to get to know the area of Cadiz..

Follow the next link to know the Huelva towns from Costa de la Luz.

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