If you happen to visit Spain in July, you would be amazed to find that most of the locals escape to the Spanish Riviera i.e. the Costa de la Luz. This holiday destination is nestled between the beautiful Costa de Sol and the popular Algarve. This scenic destination is not so popular among the foreign tourists; however this is a worth-seeing spot, mostly flooded by the locals and the frequent visitants. The name of this place means ‘Coast of Light’ and it is located across the Andalusian coastal belt. During summer the streets and highways are seen bustling with residents; their vehicles being stuffed with luggage and supplies for their annual decamping to this coast. Contact any popular car hire in Spain and go on a scenic drive on this off beaten track.
This place is a perfect fusion of breathtaking sceneries,superb pieces of architecture, rugged and virgin sandy beaches. A drive along the 370 miles can be an ideal getaway this summer. The trip can be initiated from Malaga. Most of the flights to Costa de le Luz land at the Costa del Sol, thus this very spot has become a frequently visited place of the region. The sun-kissed and waterfront deluged region is a perfect summer vacation spot. This is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, so visit the famous Picasso Museum, located at Palacio de Buenavista, 8 Calle San Agustin and flaunting 155 of his masterly work-pieces. This museum is set-up in a 16th century palace, which also features a bougainvillea-draped garden cafe.
The Bodegas El Pimpi, located at 62 Calle Granada is a popular restaurant of the city. Picasso’s daughter Palima is a frequent guest over here. Next day drive towards El Puerto de Santa Maria, which is 190 miles away from this city and it would take you around 3 and half hours to reach. Now take the AP7-E15 highway and keep driving till you cross Tarifa. Now take the CAP-2216 route to reach the popular beach of Baelo Claudia. The place still features the ruins of ancient Roman Township, which have been carefully preserved within the Iberian Peninsula. After exploring this historical site now get back to the N340 route and head for Cadiz. You will soon come across the El Puerto de Santa Maria, which is a part of the Andalusia’s sherry triangle legacy. The 17th century palace, featuring a tranquil courtyard and stone fountain is a major attraction. You can check-in at the Hotel Duques de Medinaceli for the night.
Next morning leave for Malaga, via Cadiz. It is 180 miles long and would take you 4 hours to reach. Do not miss the Osborne Bodega de Mora, situated at the Calle Los Moros. The cellar houses around 12,000 barrels. Some of the rarest Sherries, such as the Solera India are sold here. The enchanting Cadiz is an ideal place to halt. The Hecho en Cadiz, featuring regional handicraft items, is a must-see attraction. Go for a cheap car hire and explore these attraction enroute.