Costa de la Luz - Light and Relaxed
- Discover Costa de La Luz on this 7-night guided holiday to Spain’s Andalucian Coast.
- Stay in a hotel with close proximity to the beach & have plenty of free time to unwind.
- Cross the border into Portugal & enjoy a guided tour of the picturesque town of Tavira.
- Learn more about Christopher Columbus adventures.
- Smaller group sizes and the highest possible safety standards.
- Excursions carefully crafted to uncover wonderful places - less crowded and expertly guided.
Your guided group holiday to Costa de la Luz
Relax with us and experience a laid back holiday in Costa de la Luz, renowned for its beaches and pleasant climate. Our hotel will be ideally based to see more of this fascinating, vibrant region of Andalucía. Before setting off to discover the New World, Christopher Columbus planned his voyage in Costa de La Luz and we’ll learn more about this famous explorer at the Muelle de las Carabelas. We’ll also take a trip across the border to Tavira, a delightful and historic Portuguese town. There will also be ample leisure time for us to relax on the beach or visit other seaside towns.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Spain
Transfer to Costa de la Luz
Upon arrival to Faro, you will be met by our local representative who will travel with you to your hotel near the beach in Islantilla or Punta Umbria on Spain’s Costa de la Luz (approx. 120km). Take the rest of the day to settle into your hotel and explore the local area.
Islantilla or Punta Umbria
Guided Walking Tour of Islantilla or Punta Umbria
Costa de la Luz is a lesser-known part of Andalucia, characterised by golden beaches, natural scenery and undiscovered local villages, a far cry from busier resorts found further along the Spanish coasts. Discover what the area beside your hotel has to offer with a guided short walking tour where you can become familiar with its bars, shops and restaurants, as well as any nearby activities. The afternoon will be free to spend at your leisure. This is a great opportunity to try out some of the local tapas bars that you discovered on your morning walk.
Christopher Columbus Guided Tour & Huelva
Visit the Franciscan Monastery of La Rabida
Christopher Columbus spent time on the Costa de la Luz while planning his voyage to discover the New World. We will uncover more about his life and voyages today on a full-day guided tour beginning with a visit to the Franciscan Monastery of La Rabida, where Columbus lived during this period. We will then continue to the Muelle de las Carabelas (the Quay of the Caravels), where we will see replicas of Columbus’ ships and discover what life was like onboard.
Explore the City of Huelva
This afternoon we will travel to the nearby city of Huelva, where there will be free time for shopping and a chance to explore its many pretty plazas before returning to your hotel.
Explore Costa de la Luz at Your Own Pace
Take some time to relax today. Why not unwind beside your hotel’s pool or go for a walk on the nearby beach?
Free Time in Costa de la Luz
Another day at leisure to experience life on the Costa de la Luz, another chance to relax by the beach, do some souvenir shopping and perhaps enjoy an al fresco drink or lunch in the Spanish sunshine. The choice is yours!
Half Day Guided Excursion to Tavira in Portugal
Today we will cross over the Portuguese border on a half-day guided excursion to visit one of the prettiest towns of the Algarve, Tavira. Home to ruins of a hilltop castle and a Roman bridge, let’s admire the beauty of this unspoilt town with a guided tour given by our local expert guide and some free time to explore at your own pace.
Relax in The Costa de la Luz
On your last full day in the Costa de la Luz, you may want to catch up with some last-minute shopping or simply top up your tan by the pool.
After a lovely week, filled with great memories, your guide will bring you back to Faro airport for your flight back home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.