Costa de la Luz is a part of the Andalusian region, facing the Atlantic and to the mouth of the Guadiana River. It extends from Tarifa in the south, along the coasts of the Province of Cádiz and the Province of Huelva, the capital's most important provinces. Costa de la Luz is the point for beautiful beaches and the sunshine all year round gives the opportunities and facilities for leisure activities, like fine dining, golf, kitesurfing, boating, and other water sports. The Coast has protected natural reserves and a number of natural attractions, making the region calm and attractive for tourists as well. One will find a very relaxed, laid-back atmosphere with plenty of sunshine here, with a lush and green landscape.
It is Europe’s most important wetland reserve and a major site for migrating birds. It is an immense area. The park covers 1,300 sq km in the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cadiz. It is internationally recognised for its great ecological wealth. Doñana has become a key centre in the world of conservationism and is well known for its enormous variety of bird species, either permanent residents, Winter visitors from North and Central Europe or Summer visitors from Africa, including flamingos and one of the world’s largest colonies of Spanish imperial eagles. The park comprises marshes, Mediterranean shrublands and beach sand-dunes, all a result of the delta of the Guadalquivir River.
Cádiz is full of attractions. Nevertheless, one of the best things you can do to start is taking a walk around the picturesque Casco Antiguo. Cádiz is extremely walkable, Get lost in these beautiful narrow streets. Walk until you feel the Atlantic Ocean breeze. In this way, you will appreciate the friendly atmosphere, the very slow pace of the locals, and the beauties of Cádiz. You can not lose the Catedral Santa Cruz sobre el Mar, Cádiz it is a Roman Catholic church in Cádiz which was built in 1722 and it took 16 years to be completed. It is a baroque - neoclassical construction. And for eating and drinking, you can stop at the Central Market and try the experience to improve the products and feel the taste of Cádiz.
Isla Canela is a small island located south of the town of Ayamonte, in Andalusia, in the province of Huelva. The mouth of the Guadiana River is next to the island, and Portugal is just across the river. Isla Canela is set within an area of pleasant coastal scenery with wide, sandy beaches, dunes and salt marshes.
The 7-kilometre beach is of fine, golden sand and Blue Flag. There is a golf club, a marina and shopping centre which has shops, bars and restaurants. The natural beauty of this place is shaped by a labyrinth of a completed nature making this a compulsory stopover for nature lovers. We recommend you to explore Isla Canela’s beaches, Marina Isla Canela, and the town of Ayamonte; travel up the river Guadiana, go and see the Sierra de Huelva mountains, the Lugares Colombinos, Doñana National Park and the Portuguese Algarve.
Mijas is located only 30 km from Málaga city and is one of the most visited of Andalucia’s white villages. Its winding streets, charming nooks and crannies, flower-decked houses and numerous tiny squares. The warmth of Mijas Pueblo invites you to explore the flower-filled patios, to discover the sights hidden around every corner, or to gaze at the stunning views of the Costa del Sol. There you can check a small bullring built in a rock, you can see the sanctuary of the virgin of the rock, the church of immaculate Conception, Max miniature museum, and goes to Mayan Monkey it is a locally sourced natural ingredient to create the best quality chocolate.
If you wanna arrive by car, Huelva can be easily reached on the highway "Autopista del Quinto Centenario", it is located 90 km from Sevilla and 45 km from Portugal. From Huelva you get to the beaches using regional roads.
Also in Cadiz, you can be reached by highway from Seville. For an alternative way, you can take the national road Carretera Nacional IV.
By train, Huelva is connected to all Spanish province-capitals by train, to Madrid also by the high-speed train AVE. However, to get to the nearby beaches you will have to take a bus from Huelva. Also Cadiz is connected by train to all Spanish province-capitals, from Cadiz there are connections to Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María, San Fernando, and Algeciras.
And by bus from Huelva, there are bus connections to Ayamonte, Isla Cristina, Lepe, Rompido, Punta Umbría y Matalascañas. From Seville there is a direct connection to Matalascañas. From Cadiz you can get by bus to Rota, El Puerto de Santa María, Jerez de la Frontera, Chiclana, Conil de La Frontera, Zahara de Los Atunes y Tarifa.
Costa De La Luz has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and soft winters. The best time to visit Costa De La Luz, if you are looking for sun, is between June and September. The hottest month of the year is July with an average daily maximum of 34ºC and an average low of 21ºC.
The coolest month of the year is January with an average daily maximum of 16ºC and an average low of 6ºC.
The driest month is June with 0mm of rainfall and 30 perfect sunny days. The wettest month is April with 23 mm of rain over 2 days.
The best time to be on the beach and be able to enjoy it, with sea temperatures around 23ºC or above from June to October.
The nearest airports for visiting the part of the Costa de la Luz which belongs to the province of Huelva are Seville and Faro Airport in Portugal, where we can help you with Private Transfer services from the Algarve to Costa de la Luz through Portugal Airport Transfer.
The part of the Costa de la Luz which belongs to the province of Cadiz is best accessed via the airport of Jerez de la Frontera.
Our beach-tips in the province of Huelva: the Playa Nueva Umbría, 2 km from La Antilla, Playa del Espigón in Huelva and Playa del Parador de Mazagón, located next to Matalascañas. Our recommendations in the province of Cadiz: Playa de Bolonia, Playa Castilnovo in Conil and Playa de Cañillos y Pajares next to Zahara.
Shopping lovers can enjoy shopping, as well as several wonderful markets In Huelva, there is a large shopping centre, called La Holea, with all the well-known brands as well as many others. It has plenty of free parking as well as a food court, cinema and large supermarket.
At the Isla Canela Marina, there is a Shopping Centre with a wide range of places to eat, shops, car hire, a supermarket and many other services. Its spacious terraces and proximity to the port make it a very pleasant place for shopping, having lunch or dinner, or having a drink at any time of day.
The downtown in Cádiz is an outdoor shopping centre. In its busy streets, you will find a lot of shops and find huge options for brands.
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