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Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

1. Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

Embark on a whale watching cruise from Tarifa. Go through the Strait of Gibraltar and enjoy the multitude of aquatic species in this international biosphere reserve. Keep an eye out for common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins. Hop aboard in Tarifa and cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar. Take in sweeping views of the coast. Try to spot pilot, fin, and sperm whales as you go along. Watch as these whales play and frolic in their natural environment. Take a whale watching adventure with a high likelihood of seeing a whale or dolphin. Know that if you don't see any species of cetacean, you will get a second chance. Travel with a company that activity supports sustainable practices and that has been certified as eco-friendly by a third-party agency. Approach animals with caution to avoid disturbing them. Feel comfortable knowing that this tour provider uses the distance and speeds outlined by Spanish Legislation and the ACCOBAMS regulations.

Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Cádiz: Tavira Tower Entry with Exhibition and Rooftop Access

6. Cádiz: Tavira Tower Entry with Exhibition and Rooftop Access

Visit one of Cádiz's most fascinating and long-standing watchtowers with an entry ticket to the Tavira Tower. See the sprawling city views beneath you from its rooftop, and visit its 2 exhibition halls. Walk up the Tavira Tower — a focal point of cultural interest in Cádiz. Situated at the highest lookout point in the old town, the tower witnessed the trade and prosperity of the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. See what that prosperity created by looking out onto the city. During your visit, go through the tower's 2 exhibition halls and make the most of the most scenic views of the city from the rooftop. In the first hall, learn what a Camera Obscura is and discover other Cameras Obscuras in the world. In the second hall, learn about the city's 18th century history, and finally, take in a 360-degree view of the entire city from the open rooftop terrace.

Doñana National Park Off-Road Tour from Seville

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Costa de la Luz

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 77 reviews

Very nice tour, embellished by Manuel, the guide: incredibly knowledgeable on any topic: history, culture, food and entertainment. Always ready to advise you and available for any questions, even topics not related to the trip. Spending a day with people like this makes not only the trip, but the whole holiday, much more beautiful.

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.

Great activity more than recommended to enjoy with the family. The staff was very attentive and made a lot of effort, so we could see dolphins, pilot whales and sunfish

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

Good surprise, it's not just the seaside, the visit to the city and the break in Jerez are perfect.