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Travel/Tourism news & information for Costa de la Luz

Gales up to force nine in Cádiz, Gibraltar and Ceuta ground passenger ferries
Travel/Tourism Sun, May 21, 2017

Gales up to force nine in Cádiz, Gibraltar and Ceuta...

FREAK storms in the Strait of Gibraltar have forced the port of Tarifa (Cádiz province) to shut with all commercial and passenger transport grounded. The closure was announced at 16.00 yesterday (Saturday) and will...

Flamenco guitar veteran Paco de Lucía immortalised in guided tour of Algeciras
Travel/Tourism Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Flamenco guitar veteran Paco de Lucía immortalised in...

FANS of Spain's most international guitar legend Paco de Lucía can take a tour of his regular haunts in the southern region of Andalucía. The late musician was considered a genius in his field by world-famous...

Gib tug-of-war: MEP calls for Brits to 'boycott Spain' in protest over Rock dispute
Travel/Tourism Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Gib tug-of-war: MEP calls for Brits to 'boycott...

A UK Member of Parliament has urged Britons to 'boycott' Spain when it comes to booking their holidays in response to mounting tensions between the two countries over ownership of Gibraltar and its waters....

No more Ryanair flights from Jerez until March
Travel/Tourism Sat, Oct 29, 2011

No more Ryanair flights from Jerez until March

RYANAIR has announced its flights from Jerez to Madrid and London Stansted will be suspended until March next year. From tomorrow, when the Irish airline's last Jerez-Madrid flight leaves, there will be no more...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Dec 2, 2008

French sailors rescued after whale collision

A French couple rescued during the early hours of yesterday morning after their yacht collided with a whale in the Straits of Gibraltar, have said that they were adrift for around six hours before being picked up by the...

Iberia cuts unprofitable Madrid-Gibraltar route
Travel/Tourism Wed, Sep 24, 2008

Iberia cuts unprofitable Madrid-Gibraltar route

Spanish Foreign Affairs minister, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, has been playing down the political implications of Iberia's decision to suspend flights between Madrid and Gibraltar that was one of the fruits of the 2006...

Cádiz: escape to the southern border
Travel/Tourism Mon, Dec 3, 2007

Cádiz: escape to the southern border

WITH Cádiz, a curious phenomenon occurs. It is not one of the most popular capitals of Spain, but everyone who knows it will recommend that you visit it. It is the perfect destination in which to pass one of those long...

Cruise ship Bolivians refused entry
Travel/Tourism Wed, Mar 28, 2007

Cruise ship Bolivians refused entry

National Police in Cádiz prevented 86 Bolivians from disembarking from the cruise liner 'Sinfonía' last Tuesday after it was discovered that their paperwork was not in order. The 'Sinfonía', which is...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Aug 3, 2005

Algeciras port returns to normal following weekend delays

Normality returned to Algeciras port yesterday after last weekend when 30,000 vehicles and 105,000 travellers -mostly Moroccan emigrants- crossed the straits of Gibraltar to spend August with their families. Port...

Elderly German tourist dies in Chiclana bathing tragedy
Travel/Tourism Tue, Sep 28, 2004

Elderly German tourist dies in Chiclana bathing tragedy

A 68 year old German tourist drowned yesterday while bathing with two friends near their hotel on Chiclana de la Frontera´s Sancti Petri tourist centre. According to emergency services, they received a call at around 1...

North African summer holiday season starts today
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jun 15, 2004

North African summer holiday season starts today

A total of 661,441 vehicles and 2.7 million passengers are expected to travel to and from North Africa this summer from the ports of Algeciras, Almería, Málaga and Alicante. "Operation Paso del Estrecho"...

Seduced by sunshine & sherry
Travel/Tourism Fri, May 21, 2004

Seduced by sunshine & sherry

Despite being almost untouched by foreign tourism, Spain’s Costa de la Luz is renowned for its fine, golden sand, warm sea temperatures and the relative privacy of its beaches. Santa María has five such beaches, all...

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