The Costa de la Luz region
La Barrosa Blue Flag beach has 8 kilometres of beautiful silver sand on which there is also horse riding, or take out a jet ski, or simply stroll to one of the superb fish restaurants. Excellent, fine sand beaches are close at Conil, El Palmar, Trafalgar and a marina at nearby Sancti Petri make this a fantastic area for renting a holiday villa. There is plenty to interest the keen ecologist, with a mirador just 600 yards from the villa overlooking the inland Bay of Cadiz
. There is whale and dolphin watching between Tarifa
and Morocco from day boats, and within a day's drive is the spectacular Donana Nature Reserve, with a unique opportunity to see the last pairs of breeding black eagles and wild boar. For those wanting some retail therapy, spectacular Seville and duty-free Gibraltar cater for all tastes. There is a fresh produce market on each weekday in Chiclana
, which itself has lots of shopping opportunities as does nearby Novo Sancti Petri. There is also plenty of night-life at nearby Barrosa, Cadiz, San Fernando and Jerez
Sancti Petri, Conil and district
boasts some of the finest architecture in Spain, including a magnificent gothic cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. The magnificent Grand Palace at Plaza Espana is unforgettable and the city was host to the 1929 and 1992 Expos. Seville is the spiritual home of flamenco guitar, opera and the art of the matador, having one of the largest and grandest bull-rings in Spain, while the sensational 'Isla Magica' theme park caters for the young at heart. Meander through the cobbled streets, sip a robust vino tinto in one the many authentic tapas bars and sample the famous Iberian ham. 'El Circuito de Velocidad' at Jerez offers a full programme of motor sport and often hosts the F1 spanish Grand Prix - the premier speedway in Spain. Jerez also hosts the famous Andalusian horse fair every May - a fantastic colourful two week pageant of equestian art and colourful fiesta. Sports entusiasts enjoy a PADI centre at Conil and a large family Waterpark at Cadiz. Wherever you stay, luxury holiday villas in Costa de la Luz are a must!