The Costa de la Luz couldn’t be more different from its Costa cousins. Facing the Atlantic on Spain’s most south-westerly stretch of coast, it’s Spain without its make-up – a place where the scenery and traditional way of life hold sway over high rises and holiday crowds. Thomson Airways operates two different flights to the Costa de la Luz – one to Jerez and one to Faro – so you can pick and choose depending on what you’re after.
Chiclana de la Frontera
Fly into Jerez airport, and you’ll stay in the up-and-coming resort of Chiclana de la Frontera. The jewel in its crown is Barossa Beach, a 6-kilometre sweep of sand that’s been left to its own devices in parts. Even the more commercial section, complete with shops, restaurants and a promenade, is a world away from some of the bigger Spanish beach resorts. The city of Jerez itself, meanwhile, puts you within easy reach of Moorish buildings and flamenco bars.
Fly into Faro airport, and you’ll stay in the resort of Isla Canela, close to the Portuguese border. The little island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and its main highlights include a huge sandy beach and an 18-hole golf course. You’re also within easy reach of the Donana National Park here.
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Isla Canela is a peaceful island separated from Spain’s southwest coast by a narrow canal. The north is covered by the Guadiana wetlands, while a 6-kilometre stretch of sand lines the southern coast, taking in the rustic eateries of Isla Canela town and the sophisticated nightlife at Punta del Moral marina. It’s a mazy and beautiful place, with a road bridge getting you to Ayamonte on the mainland in 15 minutes.
Chiclana de la Frontera
A favourite with Spanish holidaymakers, Chiclana de la Frontera is as authentically Andalusian as they come. The old town centre is a mesh of cobbled streets, flowery courtyards, tapas bars and sherry bodegas – and round here, flamenco dancing is a serious sport. As for the beach, you’ll be sharing the sandy stretch with the very friendly locals.
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