Atlantic Forest Park is just 10km from the beautiful golden sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz, pictured here. The Park is also less than 20km from the historic white hilltop town of Vejer. Jerez lies a 45 minute drive to the north with Seville close behind, and even closer is the province’s capital Cadiz.
The Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) is the western part of the Andalusia coastline that faces out to the Atlantic. The sand is finer and a more golden colour than the neighbouring Costa del Sol. The typical beaches here are more expansive and often backed by sand dunes and pine trees. This part of the coast has not seen the high-rise hotel development of other areas.
The stretches of cliffs and coves are generally found to the east near Barbate and around the Campo de Gibraltar. This coast is often divided into two sections: Costa de la Luz (Huelva Province) which stretches from the Portuguese border to the Donaña Park and the River Guadalquivir; Costa de la Luz (Cadiz Province) stretches from the River Guadalquivir to Tarifa at the mouth of the Mediterranean sea. To travel from one section to another requires a lengthy drive via the city of Seville.