With its long sandy beaches and surfing opportunities in the Atlantic Ocean, the Costa de la Luz in Andalusia in southern Spain is considered a land of freedom lovers and is dominated by nature and the elements.

Fortunately, this area has been largely spared the overdevelopment found on many coasts of the Iberian Peninsula. In many parts of Spain such things are a thing of the past - on the Costa de la Luz there is still the original.

If you long for secluded beaches, endless and wide, with dunes and without hotels, meadows with wildflowers, mountains and real villages, the Costa de la Luz is the place you are looking for. Tourism on the more than 200 kilometers of this "coast of light" between Gibraltar and the border with Portugal is concentrated in a few centers. It is a magical attraction for artists, landscape lovers, wind and kite surfers, young people and the young at heart, where a certain looseness and romance prevails. Since Roman times, smugglers and pirates have used this route to disappear into the hinterland, contributing to the myth of this region.

The Costa de la Luz is also home to the bird migration route from Europe to Africa and the Doñana, the largest national park in Europe. If you move inland from the dunes and salt flats, you will find an intact flora and fauna. This includes the Alcornocales Natural Park, with its wild broom, the cork oaks for which the park is named, and its vultures and eagles.