The Costa de la Luz is luminous and fascinating; its atmosphere is unique. It really cannot be imagined, it needs to be experienced.
‘Coast of Light’ is a perfect name for this sun-drenched sea shore. It begins at Tarifa, near Gibraltar in the south of Spain, continues up along the western Atlantic coast of Andalucía via Cadiz, and swings north and west, encompassing the marshy region around the Doñana Park and up to the City of Huelva, and then across to the Portuguese border.
The special south-facing, sun-catching spot that Titan Properties chose above all others is the coastal strip at the western end, roughly 50 kilometres long. Our coast starts at Ayamonte, on the River Guadiana, which borders Portugal’s Algarve, and ends close to the boundary of Europe’s largest nature reserve, the Doñana National Park. This section of the coast has the least wind, the least rain and the most sun on the entire Costa de la Luz.
Geographically the coast is a continuation of Portugal’s Algarve, but economically it is in a class by itself. Because of the relatively recent ‘discovery’ of this piece of the coast, prices are 30% to 40% cheaper than those of the Algarve. It makes good sense to invest on this stretch of the Costa de la Luz
Proximity to the UK and Northern Europe is one of the main reasons to travel here. The area is served by four international airports. Faro airport in neighbouring Portugal is thirty-five minutes’ drive from the border, and delivers passengers on scheduled and charter flights from no less than 25 British airports, many of these on a daily basis. Seville airport is one and half hours distant, with flights from London Stansted and Gatwick, Liverpool and Dublin. All the coastal resorts are within or just over one hour from either Faro or Seville. Gibraltar and Jerez airports are within 3 to 4 hours’ drive.
New plans for regional airport
New plans for regional airport
Plans have now been approved for a new airport at Gibraleón, just 12 kilometres from Huelva, which will shorten journey time even more. The airport is scheduled for completion in 2012 and will cater to low cost airlines.
region of Huelva is the fastest growing golf tourist
destination in Spain. The number of foreigners playing
on golf courses in Huelva has consistently risen
by 30% for the past ten years. There are currently
7 golf courses in the Huelva region and a further
9 in the pipeline.
are a great selection of golf courses on the Costa
de la Luz, from Isla Canela and Islantilla in the
west and Monte Castillo and Costa Ballena in the
east. Our two favourite courses are Club de Golf
Nuevo Portil and El Rompido.
Apart from the courses being of great quality, the low prices and few people
make a round of golf on the Costa de la Luz so much more enjoyable! Titan Properties
clients can benefit from reduced golf fees from selected golf courses.
The beaches of western Costa de la Luz stretch for miles and are uncrowded during the spring, autumn and winter. Unlike many Mediterranean beaches the beaches here are still wild with sweeping sand dunes and pine trees. The vast Atlantic Ocean lies in front for as far as you can see. Take a long afternoon walk or maybe even a run along these beautiful beaches in the sunset!
During the summer months the Spanish population come to these beaches for their holidays and the area becomes very lively with plenty of beach bars and restaurants.
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In Costa de la Luz you will find excellent food made with the freshest local ingredients – whether it is seafood, fruits and vegetables or meat. There are an abundance of top quality seaside restaurants that are relatively inexpensive.
Visit the Sherry bodegas of Jerez or sample ‘rebujito’ (Manzanilla and Sprite) at the festivals
Flamenco and Feria’s
Costa de la Luz is certainly the most culturally interesting costa. The festival season starts March with the feria of Cádiz and lasts well into the summer months. A superb blend of sombre religious processions followed by wild Flamenco or Sevillana parties brings this area to life.
Water sports are particularly popular along the Atlantic coast. Partake in a sailing regatta, go surfing or enjoy wind/kite surfing with the strong winds in Tarifa. Deep sea fishing and river fishing are also to be enjoyed.
Equestrian sports are a serious pastime here. As a spectator you can see world class dressage or world champoinship polo tournaments. As a rider there are plenty of riding schools that organise trips through the forests or along the beaches.
Other activities include bicycling, clay pigeon shooting, go-kharting and theme parks
The Sierra de Huelva
If you decide to purchase on the beaches of Huelva, a short drive will take you into the breathtaking mountainous countryside of Huelva. Here you will find small white villages perched on the edge of cliff faces, where traditional crafts include ceramics and basket weaving. The hills are covered in cork and pine trees, and oak trees provide nourishment for the famous Jabugo black pig.