Located on the Andalusian coast in southern Spain, Costa de la Luz has been massively popular with Spanish holidaymakers for decades, but it's now being discovered by UK travellers searching for an authentic Spanish holiday. Resorts in the area offer value for money breaks under the beautiful Spanish sunshine on the 'coast of light'. This unspoilt area of Spain is noted for its ecological importance and beauty, with vast areas of protected national parks and waterways.
Costa de la Luz has a lot to offer families and couples, especially lovers of golf, watersports and stunning scenery. It doesn't have the party-hard towns you'll find in the Costa del Sol but more than makes up for it with its own flair. Punta Umbria has the livliest nightlife in the region, while Cadiz and Seville have the culture. Visit Costa de la Luz now while it remains relatively unspoilt and enjoy the Spanish Algarve – as it's known – at its best.
This tranquil spot in Costa de la Luz is five miles from the nearest town of Cartaya. It's grown from a small fishing village and now accommodates holidaymakers looking for a relaxing break in the sun in an area of stunning natural beauty. With two golf courses and one of the region's best beaches stemming from the river estuary, it's easy to see why holidaymakers love this spot.
Isla Canela is an island of hotels south of the town of Ayamonte and connected to the mainland by a road bridge. This area is great if you'll be spending a lot of your time on the beach, partaking in water sports and enjoying coastal walks.
Another seaside town, Islantilla offers the best of both worlds, with easy access to the town and local nature reserves. It's a relaxed resort with some excellent golf courses and top-notch restaurants.
The largest coastal town in Costa de la Luz, Punta Umbria also has the best nightlife in the area (by which we mean the liveliest) and an unusual clam festival in April. The three main beaches all have European Blue Flags for cleanliness and the town is also enclosed by three nature reserves brilliant for walking and bird watching.