Situated in the westernmost region of Spain, in the south of Andalusia, Cadiz's
Costa de la Luz boasts one of the country's longest coastlines, over 200 km
of marvellous beaches of fine, golden sand completely open to the Atlantic Ocean.
If we add to this its benevolent climate, with over 300 days of sunshine per
year, then it Is not difficult to understand why so many people choose to spend
their holidays here. Cadiz's Costa de la Luz enjoys a privileged location opposite
the North African coast and is ideal not only for sun and sand holidays but
also for discovering the area's history, monuments and maritime traditions,
not to mention enjoying the hospitality of its charming people.
Sanlucar de Barrameda
One of Sanlucar de Barrameda's main attractions for the tourist is its geographical
position, its extensive beaches lying opposite Donana National Park, which can
be toured either by all-terrain vehicle or along the Guadalquivir aboard a river
boat. Other attractions that the town has to offer include trips on horseback
and visits to cellars to witness the production of Manzanilla wine. Sanlucar
is also famed for the beauty of its old town centre, whose highlights are Santiago
Castle, the Duke of Medina Sidonia's Palace and Orleans-Borbon Palace, not forgetting
a stroll through the fishing district of de Bajo de Gufa.
At 69 metres, Chipiona's lighthouse is the tallest in Spain. Other noteworthy
monuments are the Chapel of Nuestra Senora de Regla and the Church of Nuestra
Senora de la 0. Chipiona is also home to excellent beaches of fine, golden sand
such as Cruz del Mar-Las Canteras, Montijo-Niho de Oro, Regla, Camaron-La Laguna
and Tres Piedras-La Ballena.
Rota, a town that has both a maritime and a country flavour, is surrounded
by 16 km of magnificent beaches of fine golden sand: La Costilla, El Rompidillo, El Chorrillo, Punta Candor and La Ballena. Each provides a setting of particular style and local colour in which to enjoy the warm atmosphere of Cadiz's.
And the there are the clear, transparent waters where the pink and blue moonfish, rainbow-hued wrasse and dignified salpas play amongst the posidonia's ribbonlike leaves, and the sagacious octopus lies concealed in hollows in the rocks. And pearly pebbled shorelines for the noisy assemblies of royal seagulls, and sandy beaches where, impelled by the primeval voice of instinct, the great silent sea-turtles still return to lay their eggs.