Friday, December 8, 2023


COSTA DE LA LUZ Where to Eat

There are so many hidden restaurants tucked away up in the hills around the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz. The key is knowing...

GETTING AROUND The Costa de la Luz, Cadiz

The Costa de la Luz extends from Tarifa at the southernmost part of Andalucia, along the coast of Cadiz and Huelva to the border with Portugal. The Cadiz stretch ends at Sanlucar de Barrameda. Here's how to explore it.

Benidorm bids for €3 million grant to install elevators to access iconic tourist spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council wants to install a network of elevators to improve access to the Tossal de La Cala viewpoint. Access up the 889 metre-long steep...

How to spend a weekend in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain’s 2022 capital of gastronomy

The tucked-away seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda is fast-becoming everyone’s favourite weekend spot, writes Sorrel Downer.

VIDEO Seagull’s Eye View of Cadiz City

Take an aerial tour of Cadiz city! It's part of our summer special on the Costa de la Luz – your essential guide to where to stay, where to eat, and of course the beaches.

Why you should visit Motril on Spain’s Costa Tropical

Sugarcane, rum, wonderful seafood and heaps of history, Katherine Brook shares the secrets of Motril.

Sotogrande: Why the A-lister playground should be next on your travel checklist

IT’S not a town, nor a village... and it’s definitely not a city. However, it boasts half a dozen championship golf courses, a top...

BEACH with easy parking in Malaga revealed

WHEN it comes to beachgoers' priorities, easy parking is at the top of the list along with clear seas and fine sand. Here's one with everything in Malaga.

IN PICS: Costa del Sol in the 1970s

READ MORE BEACH GUIDE: Best Beaches on the Costa del Sol

REVEALED: The 38 beaches in Spain’s Balearic Islands awarded prestigious Blue Flags this year

A TOTAL of 38 beaches in the Balearic Islands have been awarded a Blue Flag this year. A further 13 marinas and three sustainable...

Hotel searches soar by 142% in Spain with Benidorm and Costa del Sol topping the charts following tourism announcement

HOTEL searches in Spain soared by 142% on Saturday following the news that the country would be reopening tourism from June 22.  According to Spanish...

EXPLORING SPAIN: Travelling an Unspoilt Coastline

The Costa de la Luz of Cadiz, is Andalucia's most unspoilt, if sometimes rather breezy, coastline THE journey from Zahara de los Atunes to Barbate...

Beach life!: Mijas Costa is synonymous with world-class golf and the class of Marbella, but with less commotion

IF mountains shape Mijas Pueblo, then the sea defines Mijas Costa. They are two halves of the same municipality, like a happy couple but...

SHORT BREAK: Cadiz City – a Gem

Cadiz is the oldest city in Spain but it's home to some very fine contemporary restaurants and hotels along with traditional bars, Roman ruins and fabulous beaches.

LISTED: 10 new Blue Flag beaches in Spain for 2023

FROM this June, ten new Blue Flags will fly on Spanish beaches. Only beaches (coastal and inland) with excellent water quality and environmental education programmes,...

SECRET SPAIN: These are the best hidden beaches to visit this summer

FINDING a quiet beach, now more than ever, is a goal for locals and holidaymakers alike. With summer just around the corner and the...

Andalucia gains more Blue Flags for its beaches than anywhere in Spain at 2020 awards

In Andalucia a total of 28 beaches have been awarded the gold standard for cleanliness and quality of facilities

BEACHES: The secrets of Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THEY turn up in their droves. On tour buses, or in cars, and stretch their legs for about 400 metres. Out come the cameras...

Five lesser known towns worth a visit on Spain’s Costa del Sol this summer

Spain’s sunniest coast has a varied and unique collection of towns and resorts

TARIFA Beaches Without a Car

Tarifa on Spain's Costa de la Luz has more than 35 km of beaches. So, what's it like to visit without a car? Spoiler alert: not a problem. Playa Chica is on the edge of town, with Los Lances a short walk away. For everything else take a taxi or use the coast road bus.

BEACH GUIDE: Costa de la Luz, Cadiz

Some say that Malaga’s Costa del Sol has the fame, and Costa de la Luz in Cadiz all the beauty. Take a virtual walk along Playa de la Barossa in Chiclana, explore the Roman ruins and dunes at Bolonia, sit with a cold beer on Playa Caleta in Cadiz and decide for yourself.

Marbellous Marbella: Discover the gem of the Costa del Sol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for an autumn break. Her




Supermarket strike is announced in Spain over the crucial Christmas period

SUPERMARKET and grocery shop workers in the Madrid area are set to strike over Christmas over wage rise demands. The UGT trade union has announced...


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