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Andalucia Travel Guide - Costa de la Luz

Outdoor sports
If you fancy an activity holiday or a destination that has outdoor sports on tap, the Costa de la Luz and Andalucia have something for everyone. Tarifa has a reputation for the best wind and kite surfing beaches including Playa Los Lances and Playa Valdevaqueros. It is no wonder it is often called the windsurfing capital of Europe. 

If you would rather catch the action under the waves, the Mediterranean stretch near Guadiaro is the place to go for snorkelling and diving. If you like your sport with a little less adrenalin, the National Parks in the Bay of Cádiz and Laguna de Fuente de Piedra near El Rompido are perfect for bird-spotting, nature hikes and wildlife walks. If you would rather practice your swing, there are a number of established golf courses along the coast. Or if you like to amble through breathtaking mountain scenery on horseback, try a horse-riding trek.

Beach Scene on Costa De La Luz
Sun, sea and sand
Most of the Costa de la Luz is beach and if you go at the right time of year, you may just get a secluded spot all to yourself. The busiest time of year is July and August when the locals from Huelva and Seville descend on the beaches to soak up the summer sun. The rest of the year the beaches are less crowded. Popular beach towns to visit are Isla Cristina, La Antilla, El Rompido, Punta Umbria and Matalascañas. The beaches along the Cadiz stretch are a little more windswept but are well worth a visit with stunning coves, towering cliffs and quaint fishing villages. Visit Conil de la Frontera, Caños de Meca, Zahara de los Atunes, Bolonia and Valdevaqueros in Tarifa.... read more.
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Cadiz Tourist Information   by Gary Cotter
The historic city of Cadiz is situated on the end of a narrow, rocky peninsular jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. 

According to legend Cadiz was founded by Hercules, although in reality the Phoenicians first established a settlement here around 1100BC, making this one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe. The Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors all came and went, but it was not until the 18th century that Cadiz enjoyed its greatest period of wealth when it became an important centre for trade with the New World. Many of the town's fine neo-classical buildings were built during this time... read more

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Hotel Monte Puertatierra, Cádiz
Opened in 1993 and built in a neo-classical style, the Hotel Monte Puertatierra is located on the main avenue in Cadiz and lies 500 meters from Santa Maria del Mar beach.  Guests can play a set or two of tennis on the onsite court before sampling traditional Spanish cuisine in the hotel restaurant.  The hotel's cafeteria serves tapas, traditional dishes and delicious cakes. Alternatively, room service is available for guests wishing to take meal or refreshments in their room.  Those keen to venture out can find many examples of Cadiz's famous Baroque and Neo-Classical architecture close to the hotel; these include the Royal Prison and Casa Lasquetty, both less than a kilometer away. The hotel is 45 kilometers from Jerez de la Frontera Airport.
Parador of Cádiz, Cádiz
Modern tourist complex next to the Genovés park and by the sea, the Parador has impressive views of the sea and the Bay of Cádiz. Located in a residential area surrounded by palm trees, it has exclusive access to a small beach. It is also a good starting point to discover the entire province (White Villages Route, Toro Route, Wine Route, etc.), plus the small villages of the coast of Cádiz. The spacious, bright bedrooms, carefully decorated, have panoramic views, an invitation for peace and relaxation. Boat trips or excursions within the area are some of the activities that can be done outside of the Parador.
Tryp La Caleta, Cádiz
The beachfront Tryp La Caleta is located in Cadiz, Spain, 2.5 kilometres from the city centre. The historic city walls are two kilometres away, the 18th-century cathedral is 2.5 kilometres away, and San Sebastian Castle is 3.5 kilometres from the hotel. The nearest train station is situated 2.5 kilometres away. The Tryp La Caleta is housed in a modern nine-storey property and is directly on the beach along the Victoria promenade. Guests can surf the web via wireless Internet access, and make use of the laundry facilities and room service. Those arriving by car will find parking available onsite for a surcharge. The Tryp La Caleta houses the La Barquilla restaurant and cafeteria, featuring marine-themed decor and offering beach views. The restaurant serves a range of local and international dishes. 
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Algeciras - Gateway to Andalucia   by Nick Nutter
There seems to be very little written about Algeciras, four lines in the 'Spain Travel Guide', and not much anywhere else, which is a pity. It is not just a place to pass on the way to Cadiz or Seville, it does have a certain charm and more of a history than you might think.

High above Algeciras, on the Cabrito pass, is the enigmatic 'Hand and Ball' sculpture designed by Todd Slaughter symbolising the meeting point of two continents and cultures. A beacon for all sailors entering or leaving the Mediterranean, it emphasises Spain's determination to keep the Mediterranean open to all and the Port Authority of Algeciras Bay's ambitions to keep on developing the area. When the wind howls through The Strait the ball rotates at a maximum speed of 6 revolutions per minute and lends its own eerie cry to that of the gulls above... read more

Playground at Bay of Algeciras with Rock of Gibraltar in Background, Andalucia, Spain
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AC Algeciras Hotel, Algeciras
The modern Hotel AC Algeciras is located opposite the Bay of Algeciras with views of the Straits of Gibraltar, one kilometre from the beach and city centre.  Its strategic location offers magnificent views and also make it the ideal place for shopping trips or visits to Gibraltar, Ceuta, guided tours of Tangiers and Tetuán, as well as providing easy access to the Sotogrande golf courses.  The restaurant has an innovative design reflecting restrained elegance, simplicity and an avant-garde design.  The wine cellar features the unrivalled wines of the Jerez region.  When you enter your room, you will feel like you have entered into a place deigned to help you rest, like the four pillows on your bed.
Hotel Reina Cristina, Algeciras
Located in Algeciras on Spain's Costa del Sol, the Reina Cristina is a traditional Victorian-style hotel built in 1901 with 50,000 square meters of mature gardens.  Set around a central patio, the hotel has a colonial feel, with its ornate wrought iron balconies, marble columns and period furniture in the lounge areas.  Guests can enjoy a relaxing drink by the outdoor swimming pool, have a workout in the gym or play tennis on one of two courts. The hotel's extensive gardens have jogging and walking trails and there is also a pool table and TV room.   The 188 air conditioned guestrooms have a light, neutral décor and all include balconies, safes, telephones and satellite television.
Vime Octavio Hotel, Algeciras
Hotel Vime Octavio is located in Algeciras, Spain, next to the town's port and opposite San Bernardo Train Station. Plaza Alta, in the centre of town, is 600 metres away. The reception of the modern Hotel Vime Octavio features an ornate chandelier and wood-panelled walls. Multilingual staff man the 24-hour front desk, where the safe-deposit box is housed. Staff can assist with concierge services and room service (limited hours). Wireless internet access is available and conference spaces are provided.  A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning.   The 77 guestrooms at Hotel Vime Octavio offer flower-patterned duvets and dark wood furnishings, and include air conditioning, wireless internet access, and satellite television. 
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Spain's Prettiest town: Arcos de la Frontera   by Paul Herman
Deep in the south of Spain's southernmost province, Cadiz, hidden in the Gatidano mountain range, is Arcos de la Frontera the prettiest town in Spain. Although the old walled town of Arcos only holds 4000 people & is lost in a valley hidden in the mountains, its place in Spanish history is important because of the town's strategic placement in Catholic Spain's long struggle against the Moorish kingdom. Boabdil, the last Moorish king, finally fell in 1492, the same year Columbus sailed west for India. At Cadiz's tip, near Arcos de la Frontera, Africa looms large across a bit of water that seems a mere swim away.

Arcos is built atop a sharp promontory with cliffs to either side in the middle of a wide valley surrounded by distant mountains. The only approaches to the town are at either end of its long, thin length & they are protected by heavy gates. One begins to see how its sheer impregnability made it an important stronghold in the constant battles against the Moors & some of the churches still display the 'infidel's' banners won in battle... read more

Courtyard of Parador, Luxury Hotel, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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Hotel El Convento, Historic Hotel in an Old Convent, Arcos de la Frontera
In the heart of the historical and artistic old town of Arcos, part of the cloister convent of nuns was transformed into the Hotel El Convento. In this peaceful place, amongst churches, palaces and other interesting buildings, our guest enjoy the serenity of the town´s ancient beauty, a monument to light.  From its rooms and roof terrace, our visitors can comtemplate the magnificient views of the Peña and the Guadalete river valley.  Hotel El Convento guests will find here a pleasure for senses. Tradition, good eating and natural surroundings to be discovered, and always a peaceful ambiance.  After renovation and expansion, the hotel has 11 very well furnished rooms equipped with telephone, air conditioning, TV and a modern bathroom with a hair dryer.
Hotel Los Olivos, Arcos de la Frontera
The Los Olivos Hotel is a lovely Andalusian house built in true local style. It welcomes guests with its whitewashed walls, its yellow roof tiles, its wrought iron railings on the windows, its arched balconies, the many different plant pots containing geraniums on its sills and its indoors, full of details.  The Los Olivos Hotel has a 3 star rating and is located right in Arcos de la Frontera town centre in the province of Cadiz. It is an old, typically Andalusian-style house that was built in 1912 and adapted to become a hotel in 1986. It was last refurbished in 2002. The hotel sleeps a total of 37 people.
Parador de Arcos de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz
Located on the banks of the Guadalete, this Parador, formerly the Casa del Corregidor, has an impressive panoramic view of the fertile plain of the river and of the old part of Arcos de la Frontera. It is an ideal starting point to begin the so-called Wine and White Villages Routes, especially Jerez de la Frontera and the fighting bull ranches. The bedrooms with balconies offer magnificent views of Arcos, and inside the typical Andalusian courtyard is joined by traditional decorative elements such as latticework and ceramic tiles. Wooden beams, rugs and round arches complete the decoration of the Parador. In a friendly atmosphere the restaurant offers the characteristic dishes of the Sierra region...
Rusticae Hacienda el Santiscal Hotel, Historic Rural Hotel, Arcos de la Frontera
Our hotel is located in Arcos de la Frontera, a historical town and the capital of the "Pueblos Blancos" (White Towns), near the Grazalema Nature Reserve, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Arcos de la Frontera is one of the prettiest towns in Spain.  The very name of this exquisitely restored and noble 15th century house evokes a sense of romance and adventure as profound as the Spanish Golden Age itself.  The hotel has seven double rooms, three Junior Suites and two Suites with a lounge and fireplace or private terrace.  All the rooms have private remote-controlled air conditioning/heating and fully equipped bathrooms with hair dryer and welcoming products.
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