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Our most recommended Costa de la Luz Day Trips

Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

1. Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

See the Bay of Cádiz from the water with a shared catamaran cruise from the Port of Sancti Petri. The 1-hour trip takes you towards Sancti Petri Castle and the Costa de la Luz towns of Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cádiz. Relax aboard the catamaran, take in views of the amazing sunset, and enjoy a glass of cava or a soft drink. You can choose to add live music by a saxophone player, if you select the option. The cruise will end back at the port of Sancti Petri. Enjoy its beach and traditional tapas bars at your leisure.

From Seville: Doñana National Park 4WD Tour

2. From Seville: Doñana National Park 4WD Tour

Depart Seville and travel through the nearby town of Coria del Rio on the banks of the River Guadalquivir. Go to the visitor center at Dehesa de Abajo, located in the northern area of the marshes of Doñana National Park. Admire the pine forests and pastures that provide home to approximately 200,000 different inhabitants, including 300 bird species such as flamingos and Spanish imperial eagles. Pass a rice field, known for Europe’s largest colony of storks. Then, continue through the vast natural space of the northern area of Doñana National Park and visit the village of El Rocío, famed for its chapel and observatory. Walk along the trails of Doñana National Park near the stream of La Rocina, and then explore Spain´s largest dune system after lunch. Return towards Seville and take advantage of the beautiful sunset through the pine forest in the Asperillo area. Spot some of the large mammals of the Doñana area, such as deer, wild boar and lynx.

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

3. From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

On this trip, you will discover the Bay of Cadiz and its beautiful seaside known as the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega, and to taste different kinds of the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, you will travel to Cadiz, a really enjoyable city, with delightful beaches and tasteful tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joy of life. With the guide, you will visit the city center, the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, you will discover the oldest city in Europe with more than three millennia of history. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon in one of its beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

4. Sancti Petri: Catamaran Cruise with Optional Lunch

Commence your catamaran trip to Sancti Petri Castle from the Port of Sancti Petri. The Catamaran will take you on a journey through the natural water park of Cadiz Bay. Discover three towns from the sea: Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cadiz. Relax onboard the catamaran, take in views of Costa de la Luz from the sea and enjoy a drink from the bar. Once the catamaran arrives at Sancti Petri Castle, observe the castle from the boat. The catamaran will anchor, so you can take a refreshing swim in the sea and use the water slide and water mats onboard. After enjoying the water, get back on the catamaran for the journey back along the coast to the port of Sancti Petri, where you can enjoy the beach and local bars.

Doñana National Park Off-Road Tour from Seville

5. Doñana National Park Off-Road Tour from Seville

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Seville, and then journey to the pilgrimage town of El Rocío. Get a special permit to explore the protected reserve of Doñana National Park, known for its wetlands, migratory birds, pine forests and coastal dunes. Visit the 13th-century royal hunting grounds of Coto del Rey and enter the home of one of the densest populations of Iberian lynx (Lynx Pardinus) in the world. Return to El Rocío to get some free time to explore and find a nice spot to enjoy lunch at your own expense. Continue to one of the region's beautiful virgin beaches to look for seabirds and go for a relaxing walk near the shore. Return to Seville in the late afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel or other location on request.

Doñana National Park & Sanlúcar Private Day Trip from Cádiz

6. Doñana National Park & Sanlúcar Private Day Trip from Cádiz

Depart Cádiz and journey by air-conditioned minivan to explore the great biodiversity of Doñana National Park, known for its various ecosystems and shelter for wildlife, including thousands of migratory birds from across Europe and Africa. Look for fallow deer, Spanish red deer, wild boars and European badgers in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for Egyptian mongooses and endangered species such as the Spanish imperial eagle and Iberian lynx. Admire a landscape noted for the bluish tones of its morning mists, and for the pine forests of Pinar de la Algaida and the salt marshes of Salinas. Continue to the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River. Explore the medieval walls and Renaissance monuments of the historical center, such as the Palacio Ducai de Medina Sidonia and lively market square. Get an insight into the local culture and taste the famous Manzanilla wine.

Andalusia Vintage Car Tour

7. Andalusia Vintage Car Tour

Travel back in time to the 1950s with the sound and unique driving experience of a Chevrolet Impala 1959 antique car. Feel relaxed and at home on the sofa-like back bench and get to know Andalusia in a very special way. Tour along the coast for a breezy beach experience and stunning sea view which are reminiscent of the California landscape, sometimes also called Cádiz-fornia for this very reason. The tour continues along the coast of Conil where you will stop at the fishing port of Conil and can enjoy panoramic views from Conil to Trafalgar.  See the surrounding pine forest and the Playa de Zahara de los Atunes, one of the most well-known beaches in the area and famous for its 6.3 kilometer-long shoreline of virtually untouched sand. Experience Andalusia in a completely unique way from the back of this vintage dream car.

From Seville: Doñana, El Rocio, and Matalascañas Beach Tour

8. From Seville: Doñana, El Rocio, and Matalascañas Beach Tour

Depart Seville and travel to Doñana National Park, less than an hour from the city center, to explore one of the most important wetland reserves in Europe. Marvel at the biodiversity of the ecosystems, including lagoons, marshland, dunes and Mediterranean forest on a 4-hour tour by 4WD vehicle. Home to 37 different species of mammals, the park also supports 21 species of reptiles, 11 species of amphibians, 20 species of freshwater fish, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Look for Iberian lynx, imperial eagle and endangered Egyptian mongoose in their natural habitat. Visit the village of El Rocio, famous worldwide as a pilgrimage site in May and for the hermitage home of the Blessed Virgin. Get some time to relax on Matalascañas Beach or enjoy a well-deserved meal before the drive back to Seville, where you will get dropped off at your hotel at the end of an amazing day. 

Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

9. Chiclana de la Frontera: Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour

Discover the dynamic coastline along the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park on this catamaran tour from Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera. Admire the 13th-century fortifications of the Sancti Petri castle. Select the longer tour and see the golden sands of La Barrosa beach.  Check in at the local partner's ticket office and board the catamaran. Get your camera ready for pictures of the marshland, beaches, and sand dunes of the Bay of Cádiz Natural Park.  Continue past a small island with a uniquely-shaped Moorish Sancti Petri castle. Pick the extended tour to cruise by the golden shores and turquoise waters of the 6-kilometer long La Barrosa beach. Return to Poblado de Sancti Petri Marina in Chiclana de la Frontera at the end of your tour.

Spain's Best Beaches: Day-Trip from Seville

10. Spain's Best Beaches: Day-Trip from Seville

Escape the hustle and bustle of Seville for a day on some of the most beautiful beaches in southern Spain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, travel to the most scenic beaches, just a stone's throw from the searing city heat. Discover unique and charming beaches, and the stunning countryside that surrounds them. Marvel at inspiring landscapes and picturesque villages. Savor mouth watering local fish, and relax as only the Spanish know how to! Take in the fresh ocean breeze of Bolonia Beach. Then, visit the impressive ruins of the old Roman fishing village of Baelo Claudia, located right by the beach. Go further into the beating heart of Andalusia at Vejer de la Frontera, a hill top town famous for its flamenco traditions. Stop at Playa el Palmar, renowned for its cool vibes and sunsets. Return to Seville at the end of the day, via the breathtaking Ruta del Toro, where you can see hordes of bulls gazing under the Andalusian sun.

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What people are saying about Costa de la Luz

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based on 112 reviews

our driver guide, although it was not planned, explained everything in French when he knew that we were French-speaking. very well organized and very interesting visit with the archaeological site in the morning which we visit quietly with many explanations then a free meal in Vejer followed by a visit with a local English-speaking guide.

Very nice trip. Of course, in the morning, when you drive the SUV, you certainly won't see a lynx. We didn't have those expectations either, the rest was interesting. We saw some birds and of course staying by the sea was also a highlight.

Thank you for this experience, A wonderful day. And we saw a lynx Bravo and a special mention for the two very competent and very friendly guides. Thank you

Miguel is very friendly and a fun companion. Many thanks and all the best. The tour should start earlier to have a chance to see animals

cool day to the sound of birds, the wind in the trees and the scents of the sea