The Costa de la Luz - Coast of Light, is an
area of outstanding natural beauty with long and fine
sandy beaches set in the shelter of pinewoods. The stunning
sunsets stretch in an arc from Tarifa the southernmost
point of mainland Spain near the Straits of Gibraltar,
to the northern town of Ayamonte on the Portuguese border.
This Western Andalucia coastline is home to the Provinces
of Huelva and Cadiz - the 'Gateway to America'.
The intensely bright light reflecting off the silvery
Atlantic Ocean is what gives the Costa de la Luz - Coast
of Light - its name. It is also the influence of the
Atlantic Ocean tides that make the 128km stretch of
sandy golden beaches different to the rest of Spain.
Most are long, straight and unspoilt, and backed by
low cliffs, dunes and pines.
The Costa de la Luz - Spain's best-kept secret,
has so far managed to escape the package based mass
tourism seen elsewhere in this country. As a result,
there is very little high rise development, and therefore
holidays in villas and apartments set in sympathetic
and traditional surroundings are popular.
The climate on the Costa de la Luz boasts over 3,200
hours of sunshine each year, and due to its location
on the Atlantic Coast, the temperatures are slightly
cooler than its neighbouring Mediterranean resorts,
which can be a blessing in high summer.
The newly developed resort of Islantilla is
the result of a philosophy combining relaxation with
activity known as 'Active Leisure'.
Its location can be found between the tranquil resort
of La antilla and the picturesque town of Isla Cristina.
The charming town of Lepe is only 4km away. The natural
beauty of Islantillas virgin beaches together with its
famous 27-hole championship golf course dominates this
The busy and nearby resort of Punta Umbria and
the picturesque fishing village of El Rompido
on the Piedras estuary, are only a short drive away
and both well worth a visit.
The charming maritime town of Ayamonte, which
stands high above the river Guadiana and positioned
on the Spanish and Portuguese border is not to be missed,
and becomes very popular with tourists during the summer
The historic walled city of Cadiz is approximately 2 hours away, and the world renowned treasures of Seville are not
much more than a one hour drive. For nature
lovers, the Aracena Mountain Range and the National
Park at Donana, are also within easy reach.
Activities available at Islantilla include nature walks,
horse riding, cycling, water sport activities, and of
course, the golf.
Islantilla is the perfect choice to experience 'Active
Leisure' and absorb the culture and hospitality
that is on offer in the friendly café/bars, taverns
and restaurants of this charming holiday resort.
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