The Costa de la Luz is the Atlantic Coast of Spain stretching from Gibraltar in the south to the border with Portugal in the west. There is a constant breeze from the ocean, which helps to moderate the scalding temperatures of the summer season.
Slightly more remote than the Costa del Sol, it retains its Spanish character and attracts fewer visitors from the UK. Consequently it is certain that you will sample the genuine Spanish way of life: the sherry, the tapas, the seafood, and warm local hospitality.
Pago del Humo has its own 'venta', or village inn, where you can drink, eat, or watch football on TV.
There is also a mini-market and a pharmacy, all within five minutes' walk from Val de Rosa.
Chiclana, the local town, is ten minutes away by car. Above you can get a flavour of what the town and its beaches have to offer.
This is the perfect base for touring the area - you can be in Cadiz in thirty minutes, or Seville in an hour and a half. Andalusia is also known for its pueblos blancos (white villages), and it's only a twenty minute drive to the hilltop towns of Medina Sidonia or Vejer (see below). Further afield, you can visit Arcos or Ronda, both of which cling to cliff-edges and offer spectacular views across the plains below.