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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 how to find them. In a dusty pot-holed lane leading down one of the Costa de la Luz’s least known beaches,...
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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.
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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 is one of the most scenic in Andalucia… and a tardis between two worlds. Zahara is the quintessential home of affluence;...
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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.
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48 Hours in Tarifa

The town of Tarifa, at the southeastern end of the Costa de la Luz has a history reaching back to the Phoenicians. It's also the place for great food, beaches, shopping and night life.
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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.
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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.
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COSTA DE LA LUZ: Where to Stay 

From rural estates to beachside boutique hotels and restaurants with rooms, the choice of accommodation on the Cadiz coast is endless. Here are a few of our favourites.
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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.
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15 of the Best Ancient Ruins on the Costa del Sol and Costa de...

What are your favourite little known Moorish and Roman sites in Spain?
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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.

From beachside to picturesque hillside villages: Where to stay on Spain’s Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz has loads of cool places to stay from beachside gems to village properties, writes Jon Clarke.
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ON a second visit to Spain’s unspoilt Costa de la Luz, Jo Chipchase was...

I HAD visited the Costa de la Luz only once before, a decade ago with my young sons. At the time, I had only heard of Tarifa, famed for its knockabout winds and fortified historical centre, facing across the straits to Africa. The southernmost tip...
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Day Trip from Cadiz and Sevilla: Medina Sidonia, Bridge to Inland Cadiz Province

Medina Sidonia – like its nearby neighbours of Benalup and Alcala de los Gazules - is full of history

Costa de la Luz: See the light

For relief from the hot and busy Costa del Sol summer, switch on to the Costa de la Luz (or Coast of Light). It’s a complete breath of fresh air, writes Laurence Dollimore

This beach in Andalucia has been chosen as the best playa in the whole...

LIFESTYLE travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, has named Valdevaqueros (Cadiz), the best beach in Spain 2021 More than 8,000 km of coastline, the longest coastline in the European Union, make Spain a unique destination, with some of the best beaches imaginable. With the summer holidays just...

Full wind ahead on a kitesurfing adventure on Cadiz’ Costa de la Luz

The sport of kitesurfing leaves Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a nasty ‘shock’

SECRET CADIZ: Why Valdevaqueros, near Tarifa, is the best show on the Costa de...

Tarifa's Tumbao is the coolest place to hang out on Cadiz' Costa de la Luz, writes Jon Clarke
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Moorish makeover for relaunch of Andalucian teahouse on Costa de la Luz

Exotic family photos of travels around the Middle East take pride of place in the quaint teteria
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Surfing on the Costa de la Luz

Jon Clarke takes a surf class in El Palmar, the hippest resort on the Costa de la Luz
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Whale of a time

Sun-seekers and surfers aren’t the only ones who head to the Costa de la Luz every year

Feast for foodies on the Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz has the most exciting mix of restaurants, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke

The ions in the fire!

It is easily the most professional kite and windsurf centre on the Costa de la Luz

Horse riding along virgin Mangueta beach in El Palmar

On a two-hour round trip, led by our charming German guide, the views take in fields full of sunflowers, distant hills and, of course, the shimmering sea
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Seeing the light on the Costa de la Luz

Roman ruins, pristine beaches, cool kitesurfers... Tom Powell is blown away by Tarifa and Bolonia

Riding the wind on the Costa de la Luz

JON CLARKE takes a trip along the Costa de la Luz, Andalucia’s most unspoilt, if sometimes rather breezy, coastline

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