Costa de la Luz: a paradise in Andalusia

After a long lockdown and severe travel restrictions although our area has reported very few cases, we are finally beginning to see major changes which are leading to some sort of normality. For the time being, all the provinces of Andalusia have moved on to phase 3, which means that all the inhabitants can travel between different provinces to enjoy their days of rest on the many beaches of this community. And it is expected that soon anyone will be able to cross the borders between communities without any problems, even allowing the entry of foreign tourists by July if everything continues in this pace.

Among the beaches and provinces worth visiting is The Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) which is located in the Andalusian province of Huelva and has more than 120 km of coastline with beautiful beaches of outstanding quality. In this area you can enjoy all kinds of beaches, from the most urban ones, near towns along the coast, to the wildest ones, where you can experience a sense of privacy in the middle of nature. We invite you to discover what makes these beaches a real paradise.

Where is Costa de la Luz?

The Costa de la Luz area is located in the west of Andalusia between the provinces of Huelva and Cádiz. It covers the entire area between the mouths of the Guadiana and the Guadalquivir rivers. Costa de la Luz is set at an intermediate point between the international airports of Seville and Faro (Portugal), less than 1 hour drive from this magnificent beaches.

An enviable climate

In southern Spain we are incredibly lucky to have one of the areas with the most hours of sunshine in all of Europe. Clear blue skies are very common; as much as 300 days of sunshine a year.

In Huelva there are no extreme temperature changes throughout the year, allowing both residents and occasional visitors a pleasant climate regardless of the season. This is demonstrated by the average temperatures in the area, with 12ºC in winter and 25ºC in summer.
The waters of the Atlantic Ocean that bathe the coast are cool, although their temperature can vary depending on the area: the further you are from Portugal, approaching Cádiz, the warmer the waters will be. However, especially in summer, it has a pleasant temperature to enjoy a swim at the seashore.

The best beaches in Huelva’s Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz is characterized by beaches surrounded by pine forests and sand dunes, even those closer to urban centers. These are beaches with fine golden sand and their waters are of an intense blue. Such is the excellence of these beaches that they have been awarded on numerous occasions with the distinctive Q for tourist quality and the Blue Flag, which rewards their environmental conditions and facilities.

In addition, the Doñana Natural Park, a habitat chosen by a great variety of bird species, is very close by. Bird watching is possible in time of migration, which only adds to the beauty of this area where nature is part of its attraction.

These are some of the beaches we recommend you visit:

La Antilla and Islantilla beaches

This is the closest beach to the AMA Residences Andalucía complex. It is characterized by unbeatable infrastructures designed for the comfort of its visitors, such as accesses for people with reduced mobility, toilets, showers, litter bins, car parks, rescue teams, etc. One of its attractions is the wide promenade, which has bars and restaurants of all kinds so that you can enjoy the best of the local cuisine.

In summer time AMA Residences Andalucía’s residents has a spot on the beach with sunbeds and parasols which can be accessed with a free shuttle service.

Towards the west

Isla Canela and Punta del Moral beaches

The beach of Isla Canela, 5 km from the town of Ayamonte, is a small island and one of the longest beaches on the Costa de la Luz, 6 km bordering the mouth of the river Guadiana right on the border with Portugal. It can be reached by boat from the neighbour town of Isla Cristina which connects to Islantilla by the coast. It highlights the sandbanks that are formed during low tide, which invite you to walk and enjoy spectacular sunsets. You can also visit the Torre Canela, a sixteenth-century building designed to protect the coast from possible invaders.

Towards the east:

El Rompido beach

El Rompido is a traditional fishing village. One of the biggest attractions of the area is what is known as “La Flecha” (the Arrow) of El Rompido, a stretch of golden land with virgin beaches that, unlike many of the beaches of the urban coast, does not stop growing year after year. It can be reached by boat or by foot from La Antilla.

Los Enebrales beach

This beach is set in the Natural Park of Los Enebrales in Punta Umbría. This small area of immense ecological value is one of the few places in the coastal area that has junipers and savins which give the area a special feeling. It is a virgin beach, where attention is paid to the conservation of the plant species found here. If you like natural spots, this beach is perfect for enjoying its surroundings.

The Parador Beach

This beach owes its name to the Parador of Mazagón as it’s located there. This long sandy beach is characterized by the cliffs that offer incredible views of the coast.

We are sure that after reading about the Costa de la Luz’s wonderful beaches you are going to be eager to come and visit them, but have you ever thought about living in the area? AMA Residences Andalucía has apartments and villas for sale in this unique environment. Not only will you be able to enjoy the beaches of Huelva, but also the rest of the activities and comforts that our resort offers. Do not hesitate and contact us to make an appointment.