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Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) is aptly named for it experiences dazzling year round weather and gorgeous evening sunsets.

The Costa de la Luz begins on the southernmost coast of Spain in the resort of Tarifa, which sits directly opposite the straits of Gibraltar. Tarifa is an incredibly welcoming resort with a buzzing social scene which singles and couples are sure to enjoy. However, Tarifa is also very accommodating to families. As well as having a fascinating landscape punctuated by castles built during medieval times, Tarifa is full of bars, restaurants and clubs that cater to all kinds of visitors. In addition Tarifa experiences strong winds which get blown in through the straits and it is a great place to practise water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing.

Not only is car hire Tarifa a great starting point from which to explore the Costa de la Luz, it also gives you the ability to drive from Spain across to the North African country of Morocco. It is an easy journey to make as the Punta de Tarifa is the most southerly tip of continental Europe.

From Tarifa it is a short drive to Cadiz north west along the E5 coastal road. Cadiz is thought to be the oldest continually inhabited city on the Iberian Peninsula, which might even make it the oldest continually inhabited city in the whole of south western Europe. The Bay of Cadiz is a stunningly beautiful area to drive through and you are sure to get incredible views out over the Atlantic Ocean.

If you are flying into Cadiz you will arrive at the airport Jerez de la Frontera. Jerez de la Frontera has international flights with airlines which include the low cost carrier Ryanair and domestic flights to cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. Car hire Cadiz will allow you to continue along the Costa de la Luz to the Province of Huelva and the all the way to the mouth of the River Guadiana. Huelva has a fascinating history and was where Christopher Columbus sought support for his voyage to the New World.

All along this sun kissed Andalusian coast you will find opportunities to indulge in water sports or relax in a deck chair and soak up the rays. Being away from the sheltered calm of the Mediterranean, the Costa de la Luz is a very different, and somewhat more bracing, experience.

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