Costa De La Luz
The south-west corner of Spain facing the Atlantic is a little off the beaten track but is still nonetheless a beautiful and unspoilt part of Spain. The coastline is striking with its soft white sandy beaches whilst the towns are typically Andalucian. Given the proximity to the Atlantic, the countryside is greener and underdeveloped whilst the sea attracts surfers. There are also a number of protected nature reserves. The heat of the summers is tempered by the Atlantic and gives for a pleasant long summer season. In contrast, the winters do tend to be quite wet. The coast is famous for its crystal clear light and waters which has made it an attractive place for artists and photographers along with anyone who loves beautiful beaches and breath-taking sunsets.
Jerez is a good example of a traditional Andalucian village enclosed in lovely countryside. To the east and further inland, is Arcos de la Frontera which is growing in popularity with Brits. To the south of Cadiz lies Chiclana and to the north-west, close to the Portuguese border, is Palos de La Frontera which is also gaining interest. The pricing is very affordable. This coast is popular for the Spanish to holiday, so if the locals like it, it has to be good!
Flights are available to Cadiz and Seville and most places can be reached in less than 60 minutes.
The historical town of Chiclana lies in the south of the Bay of Cadiz and was founded by the Phoenician some 3000 years ago. It has outstanding natural beaches rated some of the best in Europe which make it a very popular holiday destination particularly for the locals.
Chiclana is part of the ruta de vino, the wine route which links all of the local sherry producing towns with their popular bodegas. The beach hosts award winning chiringuitos where you can sample a cool glass of the local fino. The town and beach front are full of great restaurants, shops and bars and there are plenty of leisure facilities from golf, tennis, kite surfing, cycling and horse-riding.
Vejer de la Frontera
Vejer de la Frontera is one of the most beautiful and revered hill top pueblos blancos (white towns) in Andalucia. It has been recognised by Spain as an historical artistic monument of national importance and once you step into its cool, cobbled streets and marvel at your surroundings, you will understand why. A short car journey will take you to some outstanding beaches.