|The Costa de la Luz, which means the coast of light, is a section of the Andalusian coast, stretching 300 kilometers of coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean, extending from Tarifa/Gibraltar at the southernmost tip of Spain, north and northwestward, along the coast of Cadiz and Huelva provinces, to the mouth of Guadiana River at the Portuguese boarder. Costa de la Luz has for many years been a popular destination for vacationing Spaniards, and in recent years Costa de la Luz has become more popular with foreign visitors, especially the French and the Germans. The beaches are some of the best in Spain, but apart from the beaches and the sunshine, there are ample opportunities and facilities for leisure activities like fine dining, golf, kitesurfing, boating and other water sports.
Costa de La Luz is especially noted for the beauty of its protected natural reserves and a number of first-rate natural attractions. Among them are the salt marches of Barbate and the seaside cliffs at la Brenã, and the sprawling wetlands at the mouth of the rivers Tinto and Odiel, where there is a profusion of water fowl and, in season other migrating birds, including storks and flamingos.
The main cities in the area are Cadiz, claimed to be the oldest, or the first real city in Europe, and Jerez known primarily because of all the bodegas that produces sherry, but it is also a city with a lot of history. Jerez is the berth place of the Spanish school for horse riding, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Both Cadiz and Jerez have airports that connects to many countries in Europe.
Costa de la Luz has a typical Mediterranean weather, although not as severe as the Mediterranean can be. Although the summers are hot, you do not get the intense Mediterranean heat, and the winters are milder, with the province of Huelva being famous for its winter strawberries. There are an average of 300 days of sun annually, with an average of 11 hours of sun during the summer.