Escape to The Costa de la Luz for Some Winter Sunshine

The Costa de la Luz is a section of the Andalusian coast in Spain which faces the Atlantic Ocean. Hence the weather here is quite tropical. The meaning of the place in Spanish is ”Coast of Light.” This place is very popular amongst Spaniards, French, Germans and other Europeans due to the abundance of available sunlight and miles of pristine beaches.

Jerez Airport is the closest to Costa de la Luz. Please do your booking in a good hotel like Hotel Hacienda Montenmedio or Hotel La Casa del Califa or you may even choose some luxurious apartments for your stay. Also you must know about the things to do to enjoy the winter sunshine in this beautiful place.

Sightseeing Tours in Costa de la Luz- You may book with Cadizfornia Tours, Marimantas Vejer and such other tour operators which will help you to visit the local places without many hassles. There are many walking tours in and around the province of Cadiz where the local tourist guides will take you around the city and explain about the history of it.

Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing- The pristine beaches and abundant blue sea makes Costa de la Luz the ideal location for water sports. So don your favorite water sport gear and jump into the ocean. Rebels Tarifa is a great company which will help you with kite surfing lessons. They will be patient with you and help you learn the skill. Most of the customers have recommended this company. There are other schools like ‘’addict kite school Tarifa,’’ ‘’kite obsession Tarifa’’ etc. and you may enrol in one of these schools and enjoy your vacation.

Bodegas Luis Perez- This is a winery and vineyard located in Jerez De La Fontera. To enjoy the winter sun, nothing can be better than a tour to a winery. This fifteen year old winery was started by Luis Pérez Rodriguez. He is a professor of enology (the study of wines) and he is extremely passionate about this art. Before making a visit, please take a look at their website http://bodegasluisperez.com/visitas, and you will have a better idea about them. There are trips conducted by this winery for tourists and you can book a ticket for 15 euros/person.

Feria del Caballo- Feria de Jerez or Feria del Caballo which is a ”Horse Fair” is one of the most important celebrations in the Spanish municipality Jerez de la Frontera. Even though this festival is celebrated in May, not in winters, in case you choose to visit the place in summers, you should not miss it.

Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir- This is a place of archaeological interest. This settlement is almost 3000 years old and puppet theatre residues were found during the excavation. This place will make you wonder about the highly developed lifestyles of the former Phoenician people.

Palacio del Virrey Laserna- This palace is located in Jerez De La Frontera. Jerez by Alfonso X had first conquered the land in 13th century and this palace is passed on through generations. The grandeur of the palace surely will take away your breath.

There are guided tours conducted for the visitors and you will get to know the exciting history of General José de la Serna y Martínez de Hinojosa who was a hero of the War of Independence.  He lived in this Palace in the late 18th and early 19th century.

This small place has a serene quality to it which will bring you back to it in future too. There are many tourists who have come to Costa de la Luz several times for the beauty and serenity of this quiet place. Just enjoy the winter sunshine, and even if you choose to do nothing, and just laze around in the beaches, you will feel rejuvenated at the end of the vacation.