With its unspoiled beaches and delta wetlands the Costa de la Luz, or Coast of Light, on Andalucia's Atlantic coast is popular with buyers looking for Spanish holiday homes away from the buzz and bustle of tourist hot spot, the Costa del Sol.
Crisscrossed by rivers and home to the Donana National Park where thousands of migratory birds nest, the Coast of Light is perfect if you're considering investing in an Andalusian property in a laid back, picturesque setting.
For a taste of traditional village life there are charming white-washed cottages in El Rocio village. You'll find horses tied to hitching posts and farmers riding along sandy streets in this step-back-in-time hermitage.
This is place where peace and tranquility pervades all year, that is until Whitsun, when hordes of devotees descend on its beautiful church to celebrate a spectacular pilgrimage procession, one of the most famous in the South of Spain.
Culturally and historically rich, this part of the Atlantic has a lot to offer alongside beach and water sport activities. Spend an afternoon exploring the La Rabida monastery or take a look at the mineral-rich Rio Tinto (its waters really do run red). A good option for a rainy day is the Rio Tinto Mining and Railway Museum.
Less well frequented is Andalucía’s Atlantic coast where you’ll find the big skies, vast expanses of sandy beaches and delta wetlands of the Costa de la Luz – Spain’s Coast of Light.