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Ride and fly the surf on the Costa de La Luz © Michelle Chaplow
Ride and fly the surf on the Costa de La Luz

Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

This coast is often divided into two sections. The Cadiz part stretches from the mouth of the Guadalquivir River to historic Tarifa, the southernmost point in Europe where kitesurfers congregate from all over the world.

Destinations are listed from West to East.


Take a look at the excellent range of hotels. More >


Popular among families and groups wanting more space. More >

Hostals & Hostels

Find excellent, reasonably priced hostels on the Costa de la Luz and Andalucia. More >

Car Hire

The major international car rental companies have offices in most cities and major airports. More >

Airports Home

Often it is cheapest and easiest to fly direct to Malaga. More >


Coastal property for sale along the spacious Costa de la Luz, Andalucia. More >


Along the coast of Andalucía there are numerous marinas, ideal for those with boast or yachts who need a berth. More >

things to do


See Costa de la Luz's selection of golf courses. More >


Find your perfect eatery on the Costa de la Luz. More >

Wind Surfing

Tarifa is a mecca for wind and kitesurfers alike. More >

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Many companies operate from this Costa, especially from Tarifa. More >

Bird Watching

Costa de la Luz's natural parks and wetland areas attract many bird species. More >

La Breña & Los Acantilados Circuit

La Breña & Los Acantilados circuit is a great day walk. More >

Playabella Spa

Holiday in style and get the rest you deserve in this magnificent spa. More >

things to see

Baelo Claudia

Baelo Claudia is an ancient Roman town on the Costa de la Luz. More >

Sancti petri Island & Castle

Sancti Petri Island is home to a ruined 17th-century castle. More >

Botanical Gardens

The beautiful Jardín Botánico in Calle Coghen in San Fernando. More >

Pueblos Blancos

Well worth a visit, these beautiful villages are inland from the Costa. More >



Created in 2003, the Parque Natural del Estrecho near Gibraltar is the southernmost protected area in Europe. More >

Breña & Marismas de Barbate

Created in 1989, the Breña y Marismas de Barbate park is Andalucia's second-largest coastal reserve. More >

Bahía de Cadiz

Cadiz Bay supports a surprising wealth of wildlife, given the built-up areas around it. More >


Appropriately christened the Costa de la Luz (Coast of the Light), the Atlantic shoreline of Cadiz province has many wild and windswept beaches, with its strong onshore winds making Tarifa the foremost windsurf and kitesurfing site in Europe. The stretches of cliffs and coves are generally found to the east near Conil and around the Campo de Gibraltar.

The beaches here are more expansive and backed by sand dunes and pine trees - this part of the coast has not seen the high-rise hotel development of other areas.

Noteworthy for their wealth of wildlife are the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park, covering the beaches and wetlands of Cadiz Bay; the Estrecho Natural Park along the Strait (Estrecho) of Gibraltar from Algeciras to Bolonia; and the Breña and Marismas de Barbate Natural Park, the coastal cliffs and pine forest between Los Caños de Meca and Barbate as well as Barbate´s saltmarshes.

Being so close to the Strait of Gibraltar means that the province is an ideal place for birdwatching during periods of migration between Europe and Africa, and whalewatching. The age-old practise of almadraba tuna fishing is practised on this coast.