Parador Hotels on the Costa de la Luz
Paradores are not always located in historic buildings. Sometimes the purpose of a Parador is to open up a fascinating – but remote – area to tourism. These are cases where private ventures hardly dare to risk setting up shop, so the government has taken the initiative to build quality facilities for those wishing to visit these out of the way places.
Even if you don’t stay in a Parador, you can still enjoy the amazing views, unique settings or just seeing the insides of castles, palaces and other historic buildings by having lunch, dinner or even just afternoon tea or a cup of coffee on the terrace.
One thing is certain: each Parador is a unique gem with a history all its own. However, you choose to get to know the Paradores you come across, be sure to find out the story behind each one – especially when restoration has been a factor. These are the history lessons you will never forget.
PARADORES IN ANDALUCIA
This facility opens the historic 'Casa del Corregidor' Palace to the public and is located on the banks of the Guadalete River.
This modern complex is in prime location in Cádiz old town and overlooking the sea. The most futuristic of the state-owned Parador chain. Fully rebuilt in 2012. The pool area is one of the most stunning in Andalucia, surrounded by wooden decking and with unimpeded panoramic sea views.
The outstanding feature of the Ayamonte Parador in are the views of the wetlands where the Guadiana River meets the Atlantic on the Spain – Portugal border. The architecture and decor are contemporary. It’s also a good base for exploring the villages of the Algarve in Portugal and enjoying the unbeatable beaches of Huelva in Spain.
Parador at Mazagón in Huelva province while perching on the Atlantic cliff-top, there is access to the vast stretches of unspoiled beaches below. This is a comfortable modern base for exploring Doñana National Park or relaxing by the pool or on the beach.