The Costa de la Luz comprises the Spanish coastline washed by the Gulf of Cádiz. It is a region of southwest Andalusia consisting of the coastal regions of the provinces of Huelva and Cádiz, from the mouth of the Guadiana River to Tarifa. It has a relevant tourist offer in terms of hotel beds and entertainment, ranging from sun & sea to inland tourism, regional cuisine and culture, golf courses, water parks and pleasure harbors. It has beautiful natural areas, cliffs, marshlands and beaches of endless dunes of fine sand. The name is due to the vivid light that enhances its neat streets, the whitewashed walls, the gold hues of its wild beaches and the reflection of the sea.
One of the most salient towns on the Costa de la Luz is Chiclana de la Frontera, a town between the Cádiz Bay Natural Park and the Marshlands of Sancti Petri. The beautiful coastline boasts extensive beaches of fine sand such as Playa de la Barrosa, stretching eight kilometers from the cliffs separating it from Playa de Sancti Petri to the hill known as Loma del Puerco. La Barrosa, which has important tourist infrastructures, enjoys 300 days of sunshine over the year and has been awarded important environmental distinctions thanks to its environmental management.
Besides the beaches there are areas such as the Endorreic Complex of Chiclana, a Natural Reserve that includes the Jeli and Montellano lagoons. It consists of a protected area of 567 hectares and its environmental value derives from the fact that is a vital area for autochthonous birds and other animal species, some of which are endangered species.
The urban center of Chiclana, whitewashed and well cared for, stands out for its liveliness and has been declared a Place of Cultural Interest by the Andalusian Regional Government. In this park, which is divided in two by the Iro River, we can find monuments such as the Hermitage of Santa Ana, the Church of San Juan Bautista or an old military fortress, the Castle of Sancti Petri. Sports lovers will find that Chiclana de la Frontera has a large offer of water activities and it is one of the main regions for playing golf in Spain, partly thanks to the renowned Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri. Andalusian cuisine adds flavor to this travel destination where entertainment is available for people of all ages, making it a complete vacation for everybody.
The stay would not be perfect without a visit to the wine cellars of Chiclana, temples of traditional wine making where we can experience how its finos, olorosos and muscatel wines are made, all of them with their designation of origin.
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has two 4-star vacation complexes in Cádiz: the hotel IBEROSTAR Andalucía Playa and the hotel IBEROSTAR Royal Andalus. Both are on Playa de la Barrosa, near the city of Cádiz and Chiclana. They have been designed for a relaxing and entertaining vacation in Cádiz for couples or families, with big swimming pools, hotel animation services, relax facilities and excellent restaurants.”