Costa de la Luz

Spain's Atlantic coastline from the Portuguese border to Gibraltar is known as the Costa de la Luz. Although the region is almost always bathed in light (hence the name “Coast of Light”) it is almost never as hot there as in the interior because of the constant sea breeze. Endless golden beaches are broken by small bays and steep cliffs. Despite its pleasant climate and attractive landscape, the region is not as popular among tourists as the adjoining Costa De la Sol to the east.

Attractions Costa de la Luz

Mirador del Estrecho

Unusual view of Africa

This scenic overlook is located 300 meters above sea level at the Strait of Gibraltar. As its name indicates, this “overlook of the strait” offers an exceptional view of Africa, since the African and European continents are only 15 kilometers apart here. On clear days, you can see as far as Ceuta to the east and Tangier to the west. A café and several permanently mounted binoculars make this an inviting place to spend some time.   

Tour of Tanger

Immerse yourself in a colorful and sensuous world

One-day tours leaving from the port of Tarifa can be booked with an Arab guide for the Moroccan city of Tanger. In the historic city center, known as Medina, with its markets, handmade crafts and cafés, you will find yourself immersed in a colorful and sensuous world. After your ferry ride, you will receive a tour of the city followed by a visit to a bazaar and lunch in a typical restaurant. 

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