Welcome to the Costa de la Luz....
Our holiday villas are a stone's throw from the sandy beaches of El Palmar, on the Atlantic coast, and are well placed for all sorts of activities - not least, watersports, horse riding and walking - and day trips to Seville, Cadiz, Jerez, Tarifa, Gibraltar and Morocco. The Grazalema natural park and mountains are an easy drive away. While the Costa de la Luz is not nearly as touristy as the Costa del Sol, there are several bars and restaurants within walking distance of the villas, and a well stocked supermarket is within a three minute' drive. El Palmar is on virtually the southernmost tip of Spain and, as such, enjoys a subtropical microclimate - average daytime temperature in January is 18°C and on average there are more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year.
There are miles of totally unspoilt white sandy beaches in the area, many of which are fast becoming a mecca for windsurfers, kite-surfers, etc. Inland are vast areas of national park, fantastic for picnicking, mountain biking and walking. A short drive away is the picturesque hilltop 'white village' of Vejer de la Frontera.
It is less than an hour’s drive from the airports of Gibraltar (served by Monarch and British Airways) and Jerez (Ryanair). It is an hour and a half from Seville and two hours from Malaga - an easy route along the coastal N340.
For golfers, there are several excellent courses in the area, including Dehesa Montenmedio, Novo Sancti Petri and Benalup.
Amongst the specialties of the local cuisine is the locally caught tuna prepared in many different ways. There's a dozen or so restaurants along this stretch of coastline, mostly on the seafront, where you can enjoy anything from egg and chips to fresh giant prawns - and you may even be lucky enough to spot a school of dolphins swimming by!
For a change from the delights of the seaside, there is no shortage of places to explore. For a great day out, you could visit the sherry bodegas of Jerez and its famous riding school, see the fabulous sights of Sevilla, the capital of Andalucía, take the kids to the Isla Magica theme park, explore atmospheric Cadiz, Europe’s oldest city, or check out the Arab town of Tarifa, from where you can catch a fast ferry to old Tangier. For the latter, be prepared to make an early start to make the most of your trip.