The Costa de la Luz(Coast of...
The Costa de la Luz(Coast of the Light)commanded by the Cliff of Barbate and its surroundings looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. It boasts miles of clear unpoilt beaches with golden yellow sand. Beaches backed by huge sandunes rather than tower block hotels. One wonders how they have remained unspoiled for so long.
This coast is often divided into two sections. Costa de la Luz (Huelva Province) which stretches from the Portuguese border to the Donaña park and the River Guadalquivir. Costa de la Luz (Cadiz Province) stretches form the River Guadalquivir to the Mediterranean. To travel from one section to another requires a lengthy drive via the city of Sevilla
Cliffs and Pinewood of Barbate, down the coast from Cádiz, this natural park is characterised by beautiful woods of umbrella pines with rosemary, blackthorn and palms, and rocky cliffs and outcrops.
Two impressive cliffs, Torre del Tajo and Los Caños de Meca, fall over a hundred metres into the Atlantic. This is a protected area due to the ecosystems of the rocks and the rich offshore marine life. It is considered one of the most diverse and best-preserved parts of the andalucian coast. The spectacular cliffs are full of nooks which provide a safe home for birds, including egrets, kestrels and one pair of peregrine falcons who have decided to nest here. This is a well considered naturist place for those who like nudism!!!
This giant ficus are very old, and you can find 4 of them in Cadiz, two near La Caleta and the other two at Alameda Apocadaca
Hay cuatro ficus gigantes en Cadiz, 2 en al Caleta y otros dos en Alameda Apocada
Carnavales de Cadiz 2004 (21-29th February)
Just the best, so enjoyable ... even if you are a foreigner, the people includes j you in your festival ..., once you go, you will miss all your live.
In my first year, I did not understand very well, the meaning of the songs or the festival, i could not understand how in a week, everybody can change so much, but that’s is Cadiz, all the year, they keep on thinking on the carnivals ... this photo is from the Falla Theatre.
CARNAVALES DE CADIZ, lo mejor donde son bienvenidos todo el mundo, la gente te involucra en su fiesta. El único problema es que crea adictividad, yo seré toda mi vida adicta a sus carnavales, jajajjaja. Al principio no entiendes sus canciones, te confunden las chirigotas, los cuartetos, etc... pero poco a poco le coges el truquillo.
La foto es del Teatro de falla
Unusual view of the city!
Make sure to visit the camera obscura. Unfortunately, we were not able to take pictiures of it, but it gives you an incredible view of this very historic city. Perched above the centre of the old section of town, the tower also houses a museum, or display, documenting the very interesting history of this city. Here is their web address
We can began at Sanlucar de Barrameda, at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river until we arrive to the mouth of the river Guadiaro.
We will visit Chipiona, Rota and El Puerto Santa Maria (Puerto Real is mainly a port area not much tourist interest).
Passing by Cadiz our first stop would be San Fernando, then crossing Chiclana we will visit the beaches of Sancti Petri and its island, then Conil de la frontera.
Here we can make a day stop and go inside Cadiz province to visit Medina Sidonia and Arcos de la Frontera.
Back to the coast we should go to all the time beach roads from Conil till Zahara de los Atunes where we will visit El Palmar, Barbate and its natural parks, Zahara de los Atunes.
We can stop at Barbate and go inside to visit Vejer de la frontera.
After we head to Tarifa beaches, Bolonia (and its roman ruins) Punta Paloma, etc....
The most industrial areas are the following Algeciras and La Linea, from here we can go to Gibraltar to get some cheap tobacco ;-)
Finally we should go to Sotogrande port and say we went to see Fergie ;-)