Cádiz & Costa de la Luz: Includes Jerez, Tarifa & Gibraltar

Cádiz & Costa de la Luz: Includes Jerez, Tarifa & Gibraltar

by Andy Symington
     
 

Footprintfocus Cádiz&Costa de la Luz is the only dedicated guide available covering this popular Spanish destination. Features an Essentials section with practical tips to help plan a trip, detailed information on attractions and comprehensive listings of where to eat, sleep and have fun.

• Essentials section with tips on getting there and

Overview

Footprintfocus Cádiz&Costa de la Luz is the only dedicated guide available covering this popular Spanish destination. Features an Essentials section with practical tips to help plan a trip, detailed information on attractions and comprehensive listings of where to eat, sleep and have fun.

• Essentials section with tips on getting there and around

• Up-to-date recommendations of great places to stay and eat

• Highlights map of the region plus detailed street maps where relevant

• Slim enough to fit in a pocket

Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help travellers get the most out of Cadiz&Costa de la Luz without weighing them down. The content of the Footprintfocus Cadiz&Costa de la Luz guide has been extracted from Footprint Andalucia Handbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908207470
Publisher:
Footprint Handbooks
Publication date:
09/13/2012
Series:
Footprint Focus
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
103
File size:
2 MB

Read an Excerpt

Of all Spain’s provinces, Cádiz perhaps offers the greatest


variety for a visitor; it has everything, whether you’re a wine


buff, windsurfer, seafood fanatic, horse fancier, architecture


aficionado, beachcomber or notorious night owl.


Blessed with an Atlantic coastline, Cádiz attracts those who


love long, sandy beaches with no golf hotels or all-day English


breakfasts. The very wind that has kept development to a


minimum is what makes the Costa de la Luz a favourite for


wind- and kitesurfers. Clear views of the Moroccan coast add


a spicy African feel to relaxed places like Tarifa, while curious


Gibraltar, one of the ancients’ Pillars of Hercules, marks the


entrance to the Mediterranean.


Cádiz itself appeals for its setting on a promontory, its maze


of narrow streets, a fabulous beach and wonderfully irreverent


inhabitants. The city that celebrates Spain’s most cutting-edge


Carnaval still carries whispers of its past maritime greatness;


it also has a cracking nightlife. Its larger counterpart, Jerez de la


Frontera, is a complete contrast: a staid, dignified place, centre


of the wealthy sherry trade and the famed Carthusian horses.


There’s more sherry in the towns west of Jerez: the favoured


summering spots of El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de


Barrameda. Sanlúcar’s dry sherry, known as manzanilla, is the


perfect accompaniment to seafood, in itself a revelation.


The province’s hilly interior is speckled with whitewashed


villages; many conserve their original Moorish street plan. As long


as you don’t go when it rains, the hills and mountains around


Grazalema offer some of Andalucía’s best and most varied walking.

Meet the Author

Andy Symington hails from Australia and, after much time spent prowling and working in various corners of the world, he settled in Spain, where he has now lived for several years. He is enamoured of the art, architecture, wildernesses, and tapas of Andalucía, which never ceases to offer up hitherto unknown corners to explore. Andy has extensive experience as a travel writer and is the author of several Footprint guidebooks.

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