A Central Location
My self catering holiday villas are centrally located
for visiting the Costa de la Luz part of Andalucia in Spain.
Booking a self-catering holiday rental villa, here in the Costa de la Luz, through www.ExploreChiclana.com , means you can please yourself and have
your holiday just the way you want it, by the pool, beach side,
city or countryside. Some guests like to spend much of their holiday
on the beach. It doesn't get better than the Barrosa beach with
all its facilities, especially for children. It is a sandy beach,
not pebbles or shingle and has easy gentle sloping access to the
sea. The sea is warm and clean. It is much much warmer than the
Portuguese Algarve and a whole lot cleaner than the Mediterranean
sea. There are several other beaches, Barbate, Cape Trafalgar,
El Palmar, Conil, Roche some of which have secluded coves.
Beaches are not for everyone. This area abounds
with Culture, History, Walking, Hiking, Riding, Water sports and
Golf. The rental villas are centrally located for many daily trips
out. The town of Jerez is 30 minutes drive. Take a tour of one
of the famous Bodegas of Jerez and see how Sherry and Brandy are
made. The town is rich with historic and artistic sites, one day
is not enough!! Visit the Moorish Alcazar and gardens, the Clock
museum, 15th century churches, the Flamenco museum etc.The performing
horses of Jerez are a wonder to behold. For motor sports enthusiasts visit the famous race track.
Formula 1 test their cars here and the Moto GP is normally the first one of the season.
Check out their web site Jerez Circuit
The wonderful City of Cadiz, a short drive away, is a must
to visit on your holiday in Andalucia, Costa de la Luz. The ancient city is approximately
3,000 years old. Cadiz is a very relaxed and easy-going city. People sit outside at the cafes all day
long enjoying the cool sea breeze and warm sunshine, gazing up at the Moorish architecture.
The old quarter is probably the most beautiful with the mansions of yesteryear merchants, towers,
picturesque squares are awe inspiring. Visit a Roman Amphitheatre, admire the Moorish influences.
Visit the grand Cathedral or the enormous Ficus trees in the parks and gardens with wild
parrots. Shop in the main plaza/square, enjoy an ice cream or tapas in this beautiful area.
Cadiz is so close to my holiday villas that many guests choose to spend more than one day visiting Cadiz.
Seville is known as the cultural city of Spain.
It is about an hours drive. Or you can park (for free) at the local
train station and for a moderate price let the train take you
to the centre of Seville. Places to visit in Seville are the Cathedral
and Giralda, the Tapas bars of Barrio Santa Cruz, the Alcazar,
the Roman ruins of Italica at Santiponce, see the spectacular
Plaza de Espana, take a river boat or horse and carriage trip.
Take the children to Isla Magica Theme Park (Seville's Alton Towers) or visit one of the city's tablaos
and experience a Flamenco Show.
There are some very good, cheap golf courses within
easy reach of my Andalucian rental villas. Golfing is a very popular
sport and many people have a golfing holiday here in the costa
de la Luz Andalucia rather than the more expensive Costa del sol. Click on Useful Tourist Guide/ Golf to get more information.
For people who love nature- it is all here. The famous Donana
Nature park with its pink flamingos is close by. The easiest way
to explore this nature reserve from the Explorechiclana rental
villas is to drive to Sanlucar de la Barrameda and catch a small
foot-passenger ferry across the Guadalquivir river to the nature
Off road trails for walkers are abundant. They are the old Canadas
(drover ways) which, in the past, the cattle drovers would bring
their livestock to the port of Puerto de Santa Maria to provision
the ships in the days of the Conquistadors. Bird watchers will
see griffin vultures, storks, kestrels, buzzard, pink flamingos
and many other species.