Costa De La Luz Holidays 2022/2023

Located on the Andalusian coast in southern Spain, Costa de la Luz holidays have been massively popular with Spanish holidaymakers for decades, but it's now being discovered by UK travellers searching for an authentic Spanish holiday. Package holidays to Costa de la Luz 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 Holiday Deals 2022/2023

Soak up the culture and the drinks

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 liveliest nightlife in the region, while Cadiz and Seville have the culture. Take advantage of late deals to Costa de la Luz now while it remains relatively unspoilt, and enjoy the Spanish Algarve – as it’s known – at its best.

Currency: Euro

Language: Spanish

Time Difference: GMT +1

Religion: Roman Catholic

Holidays in Costa De La Luz


Chiclana De La Frontera

Chiclana de Frontera is a seaside town tucked on Spain's southern coast in the region of Costa de la Luz. The area has all the makings of a first-class holiday – white sand beaches, gorgeous architecture and freshly-caught seafood dishes at local restaurants – making it a hotspot among visitors looking to truly experience authentic Mediterranean culture.

El Rompido

Quiet and laid-back in nature, El Rompido is a haven for relaxing Costa de la Luz holidays along the coast. Unlike most destinations, this small fishing village actually comes with multiple unique shores – one along the Atlantic Ocean and the others bordering the river that has naturally cut through the land. Here, you can have your pick of suntan spots.

Isla Canela

Although it's not as well-known as some of the other towns that are frequented by those heading on holidays to Costa de la Luz, Isla Canela offers a calmer alternative to its more famous neighbours. Formerly a vibrant fishing town, the island is today a laid-back and relaxing tourist resort sandwiched between crystalline waters in front and beautiful marshland behind.


Islantilla is a charming seaside town situated in the beautiful area of Costa de la Luz, sitting almost directly between the Piedras and Guadiana rivers. Combining year-round sunshine, picture-perfect beaches and delicious Andalusian cuisine, Islantilla is an ideal getaway for sun-seekers looking for All Inclusive Costa de la Luz holidays. Whether you're an intrepid explorer, an adrenaline junkie, a love-struck couple, a food connoisseur or a self-confessed beach bum, you're in for a treat.

Punta Umbria

The delightful tourist destination of Punta Umbria lies on the Costa de la Luz, where even in winter temperatures hover around 15 degrees during the day. As well as its pristine, Blue Flag beach, Punta Umbria also has much to offer, from adrenaline-pumping activities to relaxed birdwatching. It's also a treasure trove of history for those who want to lose themselves in time on their Costa de la Luz holidays.

Beaches and coastlines

With 300 days of sunshine a year and summer temperatures regularly topping 30°C, you’ll want to spend a few days at the beach. Whether that’s for windsurfing or sunbathing though, the choice is yours. Beaches along the scenic Costa de la Luz have something for everyone. The sea might be a little cooler than the rest of southern Spain – because it faces the Atlantic rather than the Med – but the sand is just as golden.

Close to the River Piedras is El Rompido beach, nicely protected from the open sea by the river bank and popular with holidaymakers enjoying All Inclusive Costa de la Luz holidays in the nearby resort. The further south you go, the wilder and windier the beaches get. The coastline is a haven for windsurfers and kitesurfers, and also has areas to fish around the Sancti Petri harbour.


The area has a rich Roman history, with the remains of a Roman city and port to be explored at the Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia. A day out here requires an excursion from town but you can also learn a lot from the town of Cadiz itself, which claims to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the western world. Visit the cathedral, the museum of Cadiz (the region’s top museum), the Torre Tavira (a watch tower over which merchant sailors traditionally observed the port), the Roman theatre and the pretty plazas and beaches.


Along with the vast coastline, the nature reserves and parks that dot the landscape of Costa de la Luz deserve an exploration. The big one near the main resorts is the Parque Nacional de Donana, one of Europe’s most important wetland reserves and a major ecological site for birds including geese, flamingo and one of the world’s largest colonies of Spanish imperial eagles. If getting down with nature isn’t your idea of fun however, there’s a waterpark in Cartaya and excellent shopping to be found in Seville, Cadiz and Huelva, along with museums and galleries.

Dining and nightlife

Punta Umbria has the liveliest nightlife in the area, but Costa de la Luz generally offers a quieter holiday than other tourist hotspots in Spain. You’re more likely to catch a traditional flamenco show than go clubbing until 3am, but that’s not to say you won’t find late-night bars in every town. Food is focused on the sea so you’ll never be far from a seafood or fish restaurant, with alternative options including Italian, Portuguese and English menus. Visit a local bodega to learn more about the local wines and sherries you’re sure to sample during your stay.