The costa de la Luz: dunes, good weather and many leisure options
One of the salient features of the so-called costa de la Luz is the large amount of sand dunes that invade its landscape and beaches that transform into unique in Spain. This portion of the Spanish coast is located in the province of Cádiz and the de Huelva, focuses on what is called the Gulf of Cadiz.
Its limits are the mouth of the Guadiana river on one side and the municipality of Tarifa on the other. The arrival of tourists is especially concentrated in summer but all year this part of Andalucia account with many visitors for its good climate, with an average of 18 degrees throughout the year.
It has numerous protected areas such as the Doñana National Park, which is one of the parts of Europe where more birds come to rest on his trip to Africa. In addition it also has a very important cultural heritage, especially as Baelo Claudia Roman ruins.
If your holiday prefer to spend it doing sports acuatics, on the costa de la Luz has one of the municipalities of worldwide windsurfing reference as it is rate. The large amount of wind that makes all year has lift up to the podium of the municipalities that House proof of the Championship of the world of this mode.
Along the coast there is many options to stay since the economy of the area lives from tourism. Nearest airport is Malaga which has a lot of flights from Germany or England during the summer and regular flights in the winter. It also has the possibility of Seville airport, but it has less connections.
The province of Huelva is a Spanish province in the West of the autonomous community of Andalusia and its capital is the city of Huelva. With a population of 521.220 inhabitants at beginning of 2011, it is ranked 31 among the provinces most populated, bordering to the North of Badajoz, to the East with the province of Seville, to the East with the province of Cadiz, on the South by the Atlantic Ocean and on the West by Portugal.
It was incorporated as a province in the administrative division of 1833, complying with municipalities until then belonging to the Kingdom of Seville and two to the ancient province of Extremadura.Administrativamente is divided into 79 municipalities, grouped in 6 judicial districts.
Its economy, as well as in the rest of Spain, is dominated by the tertiary sector (57% of GDP), which includes the tourist activity. The secondary sector has one relative weight greater than in the rest of Andalusia due to the important chemical pole (linked to the mining industry) and to the refinery of La Rábida, important source of provincial employment.
The primary sector activities include fishing, one of its traditional and main means of life with one of the most important fishing fleets of Spain (Isla Cristina), and the new agriculture forced under plastic, mainly from the strawberries with denomination of origin (Lepe and Moguer). Also, within the primary sector, it has a great tradition and economic importance the swine breeding of Iberian breed of mountain, highlighting the Jamón de Huelva D.O. for its great quality and acceptance in the market.
Andalucía is an autonomous community of Spain, with the status of a historic nationality, in accordance with the Statute of autonomy that governs it. It consists of the provinces of Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville.
Its capital is Seville, the city recognized by the Statute of autonomy as the headquarters of the Junta de Andalucía. The headquarters of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia is located in the city of Granada.
It is the most populated region of Spain (8 449 985 inhabitants to 1 January 2012) and the second largest, which explains its important position in Spain.
In general terms, the typical vegetation of Andalusia is Mediterranean forests, characterized by vegetation of Evergreen, and trees that adapt during the summer drought. There are abundant cork trees, pine trees, fir, among others, and of course the olive and almond trees.
The traditional cuisine of Andalusia is very varied. It forms part of the Mediterranean diet, based on olive oil, grains, legumes, vegetables, fish, nuts and meat; In addition to a long tradition of wine consumption.
Cured ham is produced in the highland areas of Sierra Morena and Sierra Nevada as the Sierra de Huelva ham Pedroches, of Trevélez. The three are denominations of origin and have a proven quality.