A Costa de la Luz Holiday confuses the preconceived ideas of a Spanish costa.
First, most of the coast is still undeveloped. Stretching from the Strait of Gibraltar to Portugal, stretch miles and miles of awe-inspiring, wild sandy beaches, as memorable as any in southern Europe; few places have lounge chairs, let alone high rise hotels.
Second, the Coast of Light (as it translates) is uncompromisingly Hispanic. The vast majority of holidaymakers are Spaniards: in July and August, families migrate en masse from Madrid and Seville to their seaside apartments and villas here, and students hole up in campsites behind the beaches.
Still a very untouched part of Spain, most holidaymakers come from other parts of Spain, with some German and English families. For this reason, most bars and restaurants are typically Andalusian and reflect this in their cuisine.
Instead, the resorts are full of tapas bars and restaurants offering fantastic seafood, rather than pints of lager, the glasses of choice are cold glasses of fino (dry sherry) and tinto de verano - Chilled Rioja and lemonade served with ice. It's a part of Spain where siesta is strictly enforced and everyone, whether one or 81, stays up late; The main meal of the day is at 2:00 p.m. and dinner at 10:00 p.m.