Estival Islantilla

There’s a touch of the tropical at the modern four-star Estival Islantilla hotel. Palm trees blowing in the breeze next to clear-blue pools. Golden beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. And a palm-lined promenade taking you to nearby shops and parks for the kids to play in. Get your fill of local delicacies and international cuisine in one of the hotel’s four restaurants, or grab a refreshing drink in the Ibiza bar. There are water sports galore if you fancy an adrenaline rush, or you can chill out in a yoga or Tai Chi class. Live performances and mini discos will keep you entertained in the evenings.

Overview of Costa de la Luz

Take your holidays to Costa de la Luz and you’re pretty much guaranteed sizzling sun on the beautiful Andalusian coast. With stunning scenery, a laid-back nightlife and sporting activities aplenty, reasonably priced Costa de la Luz has loads on offer whether you’re going as a family, couple of out for adventure. Hit the beach for some R&R or watersports. Explore the Roman ruins at the archaeological site of Baelo Claudia. Or get back to nature on a visit to the Parque Nacional de Doñana and its wetlands.

Things to do in Costa de la Luz

Estival Islantilla is the perfect base for a holiday in Costa de la Luz. If you fancy a change from lazing by the pool or playing in the sand on the beach, head for Cadiz, where you can step back in time at the Roman theatre, the impressive Torre Tavira watchtower and the city’s cathedral. The kids will love hitting the slides in the Aquopolis waterpark, in nearby Cartaya, and you can enjoy a glass or two of the local vino or brandy on a winery tour in Jerez de la Frontera. Whether you want to feel the sand between your toes or drink cocktails under a palm tree, you’ll leave Costa de la Luz with a smile on your face and fond memories of your holiday on the ‘coast of light’.

Resort Summary

Located just a one-hour drive from either Faro or Seville airport, Islantilla is sandwiched between one of the finest golf courses in the south of Europe and the deep blue sea. Meanwhile, nearby Donana National Park is another major draw for nature lovers, boasting an impressive and unusual array of birds and wildlife.

If you visit at certain times of the year, you’ll even be lucky to enough to get involved with some of the local and religious festivals. For example, Carnival takes place in in the run up to Lent, while the Islantilla Film Festival is in July and August.