Top 10: what to do on the Costa de la Luz

13 Feb
2017
Last update: 20 January, 2020

Discover what to do on the Costa de la Luz and engage on activities you have only been dreaming about until now!

The Costa de la Luz (the Coast of Light) embraces the provinces of Cadiz and Huelva, from the town of Tarifa until the Spanish borders with Portugal. In such a vast area, you will find something to engage in, to make your holidays in Costa de la Luz some memorable ones.

Here, you will enjoy the highest number of hours of sun per year, which will fill you with renewed energies and willingness to enjoy fantastic moments.

Take a look at what you can do on the Costa de la Luz.

1. Sunbathe on the most amazing beaches

Sunbathe on the beaches in Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz is full of virgin secluded beaches, much less crowded than those along the neighbouring Costa del Sol. Choose among the best beaches in Cadiz and the most mesmerising ones in Huelva the one that fits your needs and desires at best, and don’t miss out on the awesome Flecha del Rompido.

Their white and golden sand, the desert-like dunes, crystal clear water and the atmosphere of relaxation make these beaches a must-see while in Costa de la Luz.

2. Visit the picturesque White Towns

Visit the picturesque white towns in Costa de la Luz

The province of Cadiz owns some of the most picturesque White Towns of Andalusia. You can visit them all and get lost in the narrow streets that border the whitewashed walls of the houses. Don’t miss out on Vejer de la Frontera and Tarifa, the latter being a true paradise for every open-air-sport lover. Allow yourself to discover the secrets, culture and traditions of the most appealing white towns in Costa de la Luz.

3. Taste the mouth-watering cuisine

Delicious cuisine in Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz can brag about an awesome cuisine. Take a tour around the Sherry triangle, including El Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera, and give a try to the delicious ham, strawberries, prawns, and fresh seafood, among others. The cuisine of Costa de la Luz won’t deceive you, as you will find out that cultures have to be discovered through the five senses.

4. Play golf looking over the Atlantic Ocean

Play golf looking over the Atlantic Ocean in Costa de la Luz

If you are a golf lover, you will find in Costa de la Luz a true heaven on earth. More than 20 golf courses are provided in this area of the provinces of Huelva and Cadiz. You can play golf while revelling in some truly spectacular ocean views, as well as enjoy the rays of the sun shining relentlessly.

5. Take a tour around the Natural Parks

Natural parks in Costa de la Luz

As well as the virgin beaches, the Costa de la Luz owns some magnificent Natural Parks you won’t want to miss out on while here. Among them, the most famous and the one that is also renowned as National Park, is Doñana, an unmissable spot if nature is your thing. You can either spot a lynx, a Spanish imperial eagle or revel in the magnificent views of the Marismas.

6. Feel the religious atmosphere during the Romeria del Rocío

Feel the Romeria del Rocio in Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz is not only nature and beaches. Discover the culture and traditions that fill the streets of smaller towns, among which you can’t miss out on the Romería del Rocío. This religious celebration takes place in the province of Huelva during Pentecost. Thousands of pilgrims gather in this small town to attend the mesmerising procession of the Virgin del Rocío.

7. Jump back in history with Christopher Columbus

Jump back in history with Christopher Columbus in Costa de la Luz

The town of Palos de la Frontera, located in the Huelva part of the Costa de la Luz, is known to be the “cradle of the Discovery of America” because it is from here that Christopher Columbus left the Ancient Continent and ended up discovering America in late 1492. This town is one of the steps of the so-called Lugares colombinos (Spanish for Columbian places), an itinerary of the most important places that led to the first voyage of Christopher Columbus.

8. Meet different cultures in Portugal and Africa

Meet different cultures in Morocco from Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz allows its visitors to jump off the borders directly in Portugal, as well as giving you the possibility to enjoy a getaway to Morocco. You can spot the African coast from numerous towns and beaches of Cadiz province, and you have so many ways to reach Morocco from Andalucia, that to choose just one of them will be a difficult task!

9. Practice open-air sports on the beach

Horse riding in Costa de la Luz

You can enjoy yourself in horse riding and outdoor sports with the Ocean breeze rubbing on your face. In particular, horse riding on the beach is something you ought to do if you are spending your holidays in Costa de la Luz. A truly authentic experience, indeed.

10. Book a holiday home in Costa de la Luz

Book a holiday home in Costa de la Luz

Last, but not least, you will need a place to stay while enjoying everything the Costa de la Luz has to offer. Therefore, check the best holiday homes in Costa de la Luz, and if you don’t feel satisfied with this selection, find out more of them here. Your next holiday destination is already waiting for you!

These are just some tips about what to do on the Costa de la Luz. What more can you expect from the Coast of Light?

If you feel like this article has helped you come across more ideas about what to do on the Costa de la Luz, or you want to add something more, leave a comment below!

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