Mon, 05 Nov 07
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The province of Huelva on Spain’s most south-westerly coastline embodies the sentiment of the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) perfectly. It has has a mammoth five times more sunlight than northern Europe, an intriguing chestnut to savour as you button up your cardigan and notch the thermostat a few degrees higher.
This peaceful province bordering Portugal, separated only by the River Guadiana, has the highest average number of clear days in Spain 156, and annual temperatures average a balmy 18.6ºC.
Five months of the year are nigh on rain-free and the south-facing coastline receives the last rays of Spanish sunshine on a daily basis. Perfect conditions for tourism and with a population density of 40 people per km² and a third of Huelva protected by Natural Park, there’s plenty of space for sport and leisure.
Nine golf courses, delicious sea food, six marinas with a further four in the pipeline, lively ferias, kilometre after kilometre of golden sand and a haven for horse trekking and bird watching it’s little wonder that tourism is on the rise; but perhaps also comforting to know that domestic tourists make up the lion’s share at 82% although international guests are quickly catching on.
Credit should go to the proliferation of no-frills delivering northern Europeans to nearby Faro and Seville international airports.
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