Escape to the Costa de la Luz for some winter sunshine

Have you ever been to the Costa de la Luz? This is the stretch of coastline that extends through the provinces of Huelva and Cadiz, Andalusia. You will find impressive beaches and coves. Perfect places to rest and enjoy the sun and sea for most of the year. But also to play golf, practice water sports, have fun with family or friends … Always interesting and very attractive proposals in this area of ​​southern Spain. You’ll want to come back, that’s for sure.

The Costa de la Luz is an ideal destination to spend your holidays. Among others, for the quality of its beaches, some of which are kilometer, and others tiny. But also for its excellent climate, even in winter, and especially for the huge opportunity for recreation that offers you this coastline bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. You want some suggestions? So let’s go.

Doñana, natural treasure. Between Huelva and Cadiz, near famous beaches such as Matalascañas, is the Doñana National Park, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO and one of the most important natural areas in Europe. You can see thousands of migratory birds that nest each year in these places. Animals in danger of extinction, such as the Iberian lynx or the imperial eagle, live there. During the walk, you will cross dunes, marshes, lakes, forests of Mediterranean vegetation … an excursion not to be missed.

You can also take the opportunity to know Sanlúcar de Barrameda and to swim on one of its beaches, like that of Bajo de Guía, where in August are held the famous horse races, declared holidays of interest international tourist.

Beachfront Golf. Are you planning to learn or improve your favorite sport on seaside golf courses? Do not hesitate, come and do it on the Costa de la Luz. This area has world-renowned facilities, which have even hosted such prestigious tournaments as the Ryder Cup. A short distance separates land with very different routes. For example, on the 20 kilometers that separate La Línea from Sotogrande, there are seven different routes. Have you already chosen yours?

Tarifa, mecca of windsurfing .. The beaches of Tarifa, in the province of Cadiz, are the place chosen by thousands of people from many countries to practice windsurfing and kitesurfing. This is where the World Championship events are held, and there is usually a lot of activity. It is not uncommon to see hundreds of sails and kites of all colors on these waters. Come take a walk on the beach of Valdevaqueros or Los Lances, and enjoy the show. Other popular sports in the area include scuba diving and underwater fishing, in the vicinity of Chipiona, Chiclana de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa María or Bolonia Cove, where the ruins of the island are located. ancient Roman city of Baelo Claudia.

These are just some of the possibilities offered by the Costa de la Luz, but not the only ones. There are so many that the list would be endless: naturist holidays in Caños de Meca and Zahora; a family vacation on the beaches of Moguer or Palos de la Frontera; or tasting seafood and fresh fish in small villages … Where do we start?