This coast is one of the longest, with more than 200 km of stunning beaches with fine, golden sands exposed to the Atlantic Ocean. Costa de la Luz is aptly named due to the bright, vivid light that highlights the comeliness of its streets, the whitewash of its walls, the golden hue of the dunes and the reflection of the sea.
There are coastal towns dotted along the coastline, where you can sample a cuisine that mainly features fish and seafood: Sanlúcar, also famous for its horse races along the beach, Rota, Chipiona, Conil de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Chiclana de la Frontera.
CHIPIONA, ROTA, EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARÍA, PUERTO REAL, CHICLANA, CONIL, BARBATE AND TARIFA ARE SOME OF THE MAIN TOWNS AND CITIES, WITH SPACIOUS BEACHES, TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURES AND CLEAR WATERS.
Its location at the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula and its outstanding climate have made it an object of desire for millennia, coveted by the Tartessians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. There is one attraction after another along these 200 km of the peninsula’s finest golden sands.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda is at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, the natural channel along which major cultures and civilisations have travelled, leaving behind their indelible marks. Its exceptional location opposite Doñana National Park, Spain’s most important Biological Reserve, makes it an ideal starting point for visitors who want to reach this nature area. The popular Bajo de Guía Beach is where its famous horse races are held every year.
These areas are perfect for windsurfing, while underwater fishing is also popular in the crystalline waters off the numerous beaches: Los Lances, Bolonia, Punta Paloma, de la Plata, Valdevaqueros and Torre de la Peña.