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    Translated as Coast of Light, Costa de la Luz stretches from Tarifa, just west of Gibraltar, to the Portuguese border via Jerez and Cadiz and, as part of Spain and Andalucia’s most southernmost tip, it is an unspoiled, windswept stretch of coast characterized, as its name suggests, by strong, pure light.

    Jerez

    Jerez needs no introduction as the world famous capital of sherry but it is also the centre for Spanish brandy and there are numerous bodegas where you can sample either or both.

    Additionally, Jerez is famed for the Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre, the equestrian school, with dressage displays open to the public each Thursday. On other days you might be lucky enough to watch the horses in training. Unsurprisingly, sherry and horses play major parts in the capital’s most important festivals namely the Horse Fair in May and the Grape Harvest in September.

    Jerez is also home to the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco and this long and very distinguished tradition is evident during the Horse Fair when there’s many a beautiful flamenco gown adorning local Spanish ladies.

    It is an elegant town with impressive architectural highlights including the Cathedral of San Salvador, an imposing celebration of Gothic-Renaissance and, bequeathed by the Moors, an eleventh century Alcazar.

    Cadiz

    Cádiz is an ancient port city built on a strip of land surrounded by the sea. As the home of the Spanish Navy, the port boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and trade. It has more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira and 18th-century Cádiz Cathedral on the waterfront.

    Novo Sancti Petri

    Approximately 30 minutes’ drive (28km) south of Cadiz, lies Novo Sancti Petri, a seafront resort located to the south of the old town of Sancti Petri. The resort boasts a seafront promenade alongside the famed Playa de La Barrosa; a magnificent sandy beach more than 6km in length with dunes and blue flag status. The beach stretches from Sancti Petri all the way to Torre del Puerco, a defensive coastal tower dating from the 19th century. Most hotels have direct access to the beach via their own private wooden walkways and there are parkland protected pine woods close by.

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Translated as Coast of Light, Costa de la Luz stretches from Tarifa, just west of Gibraltar, to the Portuguese border via Jerez and Cadiz and, as part of Spain and Andalucia’s most southernmost tip, it is an unspoiled, windswept stretch of coast characterized, as its name suggests, by strong, pure light.

Jerez

Jerez needs no introduction as the world famous capital of sherry but it is also the centre for Spanish brandy and there are numerous bodegas where you can sample either or both.

Additionally, Jerez is famed for the Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre, the equestrian school, with dressage displays open to the public each Thursday. On other days you might be lucky enough to watch the horses in training. Unsurprisingly, sherry and horses play major parts in the capital’s most important festivals namely the Horse Fair in May and the Grape Harvest in September.

Jerez is also home to the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco and this long and very distinguished tradition is evident during the Horse Fair when there’s many a beautiful flamenco gown adorning local Spanish ladies.

It is an elegant town with impressive architectural highlights including the Cathedral of San Salvador, an imposing celebration of Gothic-Renaissance and, bequeathed by the Moors, an eleventh century Alcazar.

Cadiz

Cádiz is an ancient port city built on a strip of land surrounded by the sea. As the home of the Spanish Navy, the port boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and trade. It has more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira and 18th-century Cádiz Cathedral on the waterfront.

Novo Sancti Petri

Approximately 30 minutes’ drive (28km) south of Cadiz, lies Novo Sancti Petri, a seafront resort located to the south of the old town of Sancti Petri. The resort boasts a seafront promenade alongside the famed Playa de La Barrosa; a magnificent sandy beach more than 6km in length with dunes and blue flag status. The beach stretches from Sancti Petri all the way to Torre del Puerco, a defensive coastal tower dating from the 19th century. Most hotels have direct access to the beach via their own private wooden walkways and there are parkland protected pine woods close by.

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Iberostar Royal Andalus

4 Star

Located in Novo Sancti Petri resort, the spacious Iberostar Royal Andalus sits directly in front of La Barrosa beach with its 6km long stretch of white sand and dunes, and this extensive resort will delight adults as well as children with its array of facilities.

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Hotel Villa Jerez

5 Star

In the most exclusive residential area of Jerez de la Frontera and just a few minutes from the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art, museums and wineries, Villa Jerez is a beautiful stately home set in immaculately kept gardens.

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Barcelo Sancti Petri Spa Resort

5 Star

Overlooking the fabulous blue flag La Barrosa beach in Novo Sancti Petri and boasting the largest spa in Andalucia, stylish Barceló Sancti Petri Spa Resort uniquely features a natural lake amidst its vast and truly stunning tropical gardens.

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Iberostar Andalucia Playa

5 Star

In a prime location on the glorious 6km long La Barrosa beach, five star Iberostar Andalucia Playa boasts a wealth of amenities and in addition enjoys access to some facilities at adjacent sister hotel Iberostar Royal Andalus.

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Featured hotels

Iberostar Royal Andalus

4 Star

Located in Novo Sancti Petri resort, the spacious Iberostar Royal Andalus sits directly in front of La Barrosa beach with its 6km long stretch of white sand and dunes, and this extensive resort will delight adults as well as children with its array of facilities.

Hotel Villa Jerez

5 Star

In the most exclusive residential area of Jerez de la Frontera and just a few minutes from the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art, museums and wineries, Villa Jerez is a beautiful stately home set in immaculately kept gardens.

Barcelo Sancti Petri Spa Resort

5 Star

Overlooking the fabulous blue flag La Barrosa beach in Novo Sancti Petri and boasting the largest spa in Andalucia, stylish Barceló Sancti Petri Spa Resort uniquely features a natural lake amidst its vast and truly stunning tropical gardens.

Iberostar Andalucia Playa

5 Star

In a prime location on the glorious 6km long La Barrosa beach, five star Iberostar Andalucia Playa boasts a wealth of amenities and in addition enjoys access to some facilities at adjacent sister hotel Iberostar Royal Andalus.

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