Riu Chiclana

Located close to the beach, visitors love the Riu Chiclana because of its impressive pool scene and packed entertainment schedule. Playa de la Barrosa Beach is only 200 metres from the hotel and is accessed directly via steps. If you’re a water baby, there’s no need to leave the hotel. There are five pools here and one comes with a swim-up bar. The hotel prides itself on offering a relaxing environment for the whole family. Set in peaceful surroundings, the grand-looking property is surrounded by manicured lawns. There’s even a splash playground complete with slides to keep the kids entertained, as well as a range of day and night time activities.

Overview of Costa de la Luz

Costa de la Luz has a lot to offer families and couples alike. As well as 300 days of sunshine each year, holidays to Costa de la Luz offer everything from picturesque golf courses to water sports and stunning scenery. Popular spots in Costa de la Luz include the Chiclana de la Frontera region, where you’ll find gorgeous beaches, stunning architecture and freshly-caught seafood dishes. Other popular locations include Islantilla, tailor-made for golf enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to relax on a beach, discover authentic Spain or explore a gorgeous coastline, a holiday to Costa de la Luz is perfect.

Things to do in Costa de la Luz

With Barrosa Beach so close, many of the guests at the Riu Chiclana stay near the hotel for the duration of their trip. However, if you’re looking to get out and about, you’re only eight kilometres from Chiclana centre which is laden with historical architecture that helps illuminate the town’s storied past. The town is also home to incredibly fertile land which means that there are several local vineyards that specialise in Rioja and sherry. The Mercado de Abastos indoor market is also a great experience for shoppers and provides an authentic local vibe with its rows and rows of market stalls.

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The main attractions of this area are, of course, the beaches, whose warm sands make for a great starting point to any day. From there, you can fan out to waterfront restaurants for a bite to eat, or head into town for a sightseeing excursion of neoclassical architecture, churches and busy streets that, come festival time, are filled with colourful performances and parades.

Chiclana de Frontera is privy to miles and miles of white sand beaches. The most popular is the Playa de la Barrosa, which stretches out for more than three miles and is lined with a seafront promenade that’s great for leisurely strolls along the coast. The waters here are clear and cool, making them especially safe and enjoyable for children.

Because the beach is so wide and long, there’s always a spot to lay out your towel and set up camp. There’s also a great range of restaurants beyond the promenade serving up tapas and other quick bites to grab after a relaxing day on the coast.