Coast of Light

Nearby Mountain Village

The Costa de la Luz (Coast of light) is the western part of the Andalucían coastline that faces out to the Atlantic. It has long been Spain's best kept secret, enjoying more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year with an average annual temperature of 20ºC. This makes the area an ideal destination for all year round golfing and summer beach holidays.

The sand is finer and a more golden colour than the neighbouring Costa del Sol and the beaches are more expansive and backed by sand dunes and pine trees. This part of the coast has not seen the high-rise hotel development of other areas. The temperatures are slightly milder and wind surfers and surfboarders alike favour the Atlantic winds and waves.

Sunset at El Rompido

The nearest large town Huelva (the provincial capital) is less than 20km away. It is a bustling port with a wealth of seafood bars and restaurants. Seville, Cadiz and Jerez: three of Spain's most atmospheric and interesting cities are an easy motorway drive from Nuevo Portil.

The beautiful mountains of Andalucía and the Cota Doñana National Park (one of the last great wildernesses of Europe and home to flamingos and the rare Iberian Lynx) are close by. For more details follow this
The region boasts miles of uninterrupted golden beaches. The beaches stretch for approximately 120 km from the Rio Guadiana on the Portuguese border, to the Rio Guadalquivir in the East.

La Flecha

La Flecha

A long narrow sand bar runs from El Rompido, ending opposite Nuevo Portil beach. It is called La Flecha meaning “the arrow”. This natural landscape was formed by the tidal marshes of the río Piedras, where a sedimentary current has built a sandbar almost as far as the eye can see along the length of the sandy coast (it increases as much as 40m a year). The wealth of bird life here is underpinned by the fact that many of these are endangered species. The coastal vegetation is dominated by large stands of stone pine. It is well worth a visit by ferry not only for the wildlife but also for the virgin beaches. The sheltered water is ideal for a wide variety of water sports and fishing.

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