Holidays in Costa de la Luz offer a completely new perspective on the Spanish coast, far away from the bars and clubs of the noisier Costas...
In this part of Spain, whose name translates as the “Coast of Light”, holidays are about relaxation, golf, fun on the water and seeing the country's unspoilt, natural beauty. You can visit Donana National Park, shop in the boutiques of Cadiz, spy birds in the wetlands or have a go at windsurfing in Tarifa. And if that sounds too energetic, find your own private piece of beach and settle into the warm, golden sands before taking a dip in the sea.
Costa de la Luz holidays come highly recommended by those in the know: while many Brits have yet to mine the seam of holiday heaven here, the region is rightly popular with Spanish holidaymakers. They flock to Costa de la Luz resorts such as Barbate, family-favourite Chipiona, Conil de la Frontera, Isla Canela and Islantilla.
There are lots of flights from the UK, with four nearby airports delivering holidaymakers into the Costa de la Luz. Just remember to check the varying resort transfer times from the airports Jerez de la Frontera, Seville, Gibraltar, and Malaga before booking. Accommodation in the region is also in plentiful supply, ranging from spa breaks and golfing holidays in the lush interior, to low-rise hotels and apartments by the beach – there are no skyscraper hotels in this part of Spain.
Car hire on the Costa de la Luz is advisable, not only because there is so much to see and do, but also because a hired vehicle will save you money on transfers to and from the nearby airports.
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Package holidays to Costa de la Luz are most popular between spring and autumn, when the sun shines all day long...
Sitting in the far south of Spain, the Costa de la Luz enjoys higher year-round temperatures than some of the other Spanish costas, although an Atlantic breeze ensures a pleasant freshness. Summer daytime highs nudge towards 30C with very little rainfall, while average winter daytime temperatures rarely drop below 13C.
It’s easy to find cheap holidays to Costa de la Luz throughout the year. We compare prices on Isla Canela holidays, holidays in Sotogrande and many other package holidays throughout the region.
You haven’t partied until you’ve partied with Spaniards. Attend any of these annual events and feel the unstoppable spirit of Spain...
Carnival; February: The satirical works of the chirigotas make the carnival in Cadiz stand out from those in other Spanish towns. You don't need to understand the language to be mesmerised by this huge street party.
Jerez Horse Fair; May: The Feria del Caballo attracts crowds keen to see the purebred magnificence of some of Spain's finest horses. Eating, drinking and dancing go on into the early hours each night.
El Rocio Pilgrimage; May: Held 50 days after Easter, this pilgrimage to the village of El Rocio near Almonte is a stunning spectacle. Many of the participants make the journey on horseback wearing traditional flamenco clothing; you can see them en route at various places around the Costa de la Luz.
Holidays along the delightful Costa de la Luz are perfect for all kinds of holidaymakers and a welcome change from adjacent coastal regions...
Relaxing: A favourite with locals, the long beach at Isla Cristina is perfect for a spot of waterside lounging.
Grown-up families: All the family will appreciate a trip into the city of Seville for flamenco, bullfighting and fantastic food.
Active types: The fertile forests of the Costa de la Luz are perfect for shady picnics after a long walk or bike ride.