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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Costa de la Luz, Spain

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Spanish beaches are known to be little slices of heaven on earth and Costa de La Luz or “Coast of light” in English is not far from the same.

Cado de Trafalgar

Aside from crystal clear Atlantic waters and pristine beaches, Costa de La Luz has lots more to offer:

1. No Fish and Chips Here

Simple, rural, and laid-back -This is how locals describe the way of life in Costa de La Luz. Everything is cheaper: the food, cost of living, and even land properties. Lots of tourists from nearby European countries such as the UK and Germany permanently move to neighboring Spain and into Costa de La Luz to experience a simple life closer to nature. I wouldn’t be surprised if you choose Costa de La Luz to be your future home!

2. A Great Place to Discover One’s Self

The slow pace of life and serene environment in Tarifa, the southernmost coastal city of  Spain along Costa de La Luz attracts artists, hippies, surfers, and bohemians. This makes Tarifa a cultural melting pot which seem to create a free-spirited culture all of its own.

3. Best Seafood in Spain

According to gourmets, the best sea foods come from the Atlantic Ocean. This is true for the local fish markets at Costa de La Luz offers a wide variety of freshly caught sumptuous sea foods. Indulge yourself to delicious Mediterranean and Spanish dishes while sipping dry white wine surrounded by the rhythmic sound of the sea. Simply relaxing, isn’t it?

4. Celebrate, Study, and Explore In Paradise

The port province of  Cádiz in Costa de La Luz has been occupied by the largest empires in history so it’s literally filled with historic places. Be sure not to miss the colorful and crazy Cadiz Carnival Andalucia held every February. Also a University City, you might want to check out the Universidad de Cádiz which specializes in medicine and marine sciences.

5. It’s all natural

Also located in Cadiz Province is the small seaside village of Los Caños de Meca. The little modern development makes it a mecca for nudists from all over Europe. Not only that; the unspoiled natural wonders and open spaces make the eastern part of Los Caños de Meca an ideal camping and hiking spot.

Photo of Cabo de Trafalgar on Costa de la Luz, Spain, by J. Guterriez

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Venere Travel Blog writer allan dumayas

Allan is a visual artist and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. He loves to incorporate art and writing by playing with words and turning them into "picturesque" paragraphs. He also fancies traveling and eating bizarre foods and is always in search of a good drinking buddy.

2 responses to “Top 5 Reasons to Visit Costa de la Luz, Spain”

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  1. linda cooper says:
    November 18th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    A really lovely town on the Costa de la Luz is Vejer de la Frontera – I have created a tourist information site http://www.vejerdelafrontera.co.uk for anyone interested. Lots of other information about Costa de la Luz as well.

  2. Andy Nicol says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    You’re not wrong. It’s where the Spanish take their holidays.

    There’s plenty to do all year round.


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