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Costa de la Luz in Cadiz
This coast has an ideal climate to enjoy the sun and the beach in summer or beautiful rural routes all year round. This area of the Andalusian coast has been the chosen spot in the past by the Tartessians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Christians...a long list of civilizations that have left behind a great cultural legacy.
The coast of Cadiz is characterised by its fine and golden sand, with some areas with white sand surrounded by nature like in the area of Tarifa and Bolonia. In Sanlucar de Barrameda we'll be able to enjoy the beach of Bajo de Guia where they celebrate horse races every year, this municipality is situated in the mouth of the river Guadalquivir, opposite the Natural Park of Doñana.
The coast of Cadiz will offer us surprising unspoilt nature with dunes and cliffs, fortresses and remains of ancient civilizations that left their trace in history.
If you like sport the area of Tarifa stands out internationally in the practice of windsurfing and surfing. The transparency of its waters and its sea beds make the practice of scuba diving highly recommendable to all those aficionados who like to enjoy being under water.
We cannot let the opportunity pass of enjoying the seafood in the coast of Cadiz, this seafood has been benefitted by all the civilizations that have passed through here throughout the history. We'll find establishments of fried and boiled fish and seafood in towns like Puerto de Santa María, of great maritime tradition, where we'll be able to sit down to eat or take away in paper cones ('cartuchos') while we go for a stroll.
Recommended places to eat:
- El Romerijo in the Port of Santa Maria on José Antonio Romero Zarazaga street, Nº1
- Restaurante Freiduría Cervecería Las Flores in Cádiz (Plaza Topete 4)
The waiters only serve the drinks, the orders of the seafood are made by taking a number and paying whatever we order. We recommend the boiled crab legs and the fried spawn, a delicacy that we can only find in Cadiz.
The beaches of Cadiz stand out for being one of the best beaches on the southern coast of Spain. Municipalities like Puerto de Santa Maria y the beach of La Puntilla, Puerto Cherry, Chipiona, Rota, Conil, Barrbate and Tarifa, amongst others they have large beaches of crystal-clear waters and an infrastructure prepared for the tourism.
The beaches of the coast of Cadiz are the ideal places for the practice of the main water sports; windsurfing, surfing, spearfishing or kite surfing are commonly practiced on the beaches of Bolonia, Valdevaqueros or Los Lances in Tarifa.
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