The Costa de la Luz serves up a good bunch of fun for holiday-makers year in, year out. If you fancy a sunbathing session on the sand or you want to get your pulse racing the “Coast of Light” has something for everybody.
Water sports enthusiasts listen up because there is a lot in store for you. Due to the perfect conditions for all types of water sports, the Costa de la Luz is also known as the European Hawaii. Therefore, it is not surprising that wind and kite surfing; jet skiing and boat trips are the most popular excursions.
Kiss goodbye to boredom at Costa de la Luz! Trot along the coast on horseback, head out to sea by boat or jump in a Jeep as you discover the Doñana Nature Reserve or set your eyes on everybody’s favourite sea mammal: dolphins! Adrenaline Junkies are guaranteed to get their kicks on the quad and buggy tours as! Spice up the evening by popping along to a fantastic and fiery flamenco show. We’ve summed up what’s on offer below:
Things to do in Costa de la Luz: Boat Trips
The dolphin watching tour in Tarifa is ever-popular, it’s safe to say that we are as curious about dolphins as they are about us. Watch on as they splash about and have fun in their natural habitat while you breathe in the fresh salty air and get treated to stunning views from every angle. Fingers crossed, you’ll spot some whales too! If you want to feel like you’re a part of the underwater world without getting your clothes wet, then perhaps you should consider a glass bottom boat trip to acquaint yourself with the stunning sea life and rule out any case of mishaps (especially worth considering if you’ve got little ones).
Things to do in Costa de la Luz: Water Sports
For water sports enthusiasts, the Costa de la Luz is the ideal place to be. The beautiful beaches and bays and the wonderful weather make it ideal for all kinds of water sports. Windsurfers get particularly excited about this bit of the Spanish coast. In Sanlucár de Barrameda, you could join a windsurfing course or enjoy the idyllic landscape of the Guadalquivir as you brave it on a kayak. In a couple of days, you grasp the basics of windsurfing and get to know the sea in a way that you hadn’t even dreamt of. If you’re not up for a full course, then we suggest a Paddle Surf excursion instead. Get closer to nature at the Doñana National Park for an hour and a half as you kick things off in Sanlúcar de Barrameda go along the 4km beaches at Playa de la Calzada and Las Piletas and go past the romantic ruins of Baluarte de San Salvador along the way.
Things to do in Costa de la Luz: Sightseeing and Culture
A quick and easy way to get around in Costa de la Luz is with a Segway. Our excursions in Huelva and Jerez de la Frontera have been a big hit until now! Surprisingly driving a Segway is a lot easier than it looks. However, if you’d rather take a more traditional approach to sightseeing, that option is also there too.
Things to do in Costa de la Luz: Adventure Holiday Activities
Those who are looking for adventure in Costa de la Luz should listen up. Find out about the untouched side to the county at the Doñana nature reserve where you can off-road to your hearts content in a buggy or a Jeep or if a quad bike tickles your fancy, keep an eye out for that!
Reveal the seemingly undiscovered nooks and crannies in the nature reserve whilst you sit back and enjoy the ride. You will come across everything from salt meadows and grassland to marshland and hidden lagoons. This place is a dream come true for animal lovers with more than 135 different birds to watch. With a bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of a rare genet or an iberian lynx as well.
Things to do in Costa de la Luz: Sports Activities
Costa de la Luz welcomes its arms to all those fitness fanatics out there. There are copious amounts of routes and climbing tours to browse through. If heights aren’t your thing, stay on the ground with a bike tour which cuts through the stunning Doñana National Park. Drive over the dunes to the wetlands and take a sneaky peak at the fabulous flamingos. It’s roughly 30km so it’s not for the faint hearted and you’ll be cycling for around 3.5 hours. The bike tour can be done by less fit folks as the guide will slow things down a touch.
Things to do in Costa de la Luz: Kid-friendly Activities
Keep the kids entertained and you’re off to a good start because as we all know when kids are busy, they are quiet! There is plenty to pick from so the next logical step is just finding something to suit your kids to a t. When the kids play in peace, so do the grown-ups! Banana boats are a blast, especially if your kids have lots of energy.
Things to do in Costa de la Luz: Road Trips
If you get tired of the sand between your toes, then throw together a picnic and head for the hills (literally). You could do a road trip to Seville and come across all the amazing architecture or on the flipside you can just cruise around the luscious landscape.