At Spain’s Costa de la Luz, almost 700 years of Moorish rule (Al-Andalus) left their mark on the country. A great example is Vejer de la Frontera, a small town located on a hill overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. With its maze-like network of alleyways it reflects settlements of the Moors in North Africa.
A few miles from Vejer, the coastal village El Palmar leads to one of region’s most expansive beaches. On a whole, the Costa de la Luz is far less developed than Spain’s Mediterranean coastline with its stretches of dreadful concrete jungle. When looking for a beach-side vacation with some attractive hinterland, you could a lot worse than choosing Andalusia.
From Vejer you can reach further places of interest like the cities of Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera, or Sevilla with an easy one-to-two hour drive.