Situated in the sunny heart of the Costa de la Luz, Punta Umbria derives its name from its shape, which sees it jut out into the sea. This is a town of some 15,000 inhabitants, and has a great deal of accommodation on offer. By far the best option is to book a holiday rental villa in Punta Umbria, as this has everything you need to make yourself feel at home right away. Close by to some of the best beaches that Spain has to offer, who could ask for more?!
Being placed right on the coast, many of the activities to do whilst on holiday in Punta Umbria will be water-based. All the normal things such as swimming and snorkelling can be tried, and in addition, this area is quite popular with windsurfers of all standards. If a round of golf is more your thing, then there is a course nearby, and cycling is a great way to explore a little more of the coastline, or some of the interior.
This part of the Costa de la Luz has some of the best golden sanded beaches in Spain, and time spent exploring them will enable you to discover secluded stretches even during the summer. This part of the coastline also has some quaint fishing villages which are well worth visiting. Further inland, the city of Seville is a major attraction for those people on holiday in Punta Umbria. The Alcazar Palace, in Seville, is a must see whilst at the city, and displays some extraordinary Moorish influences; whilst the Gothic cathedral which took nearly a century to build is a perfect contrast. Closer to your holiday rental villa in Punta Umbria, the town itself occasionally plays host to some athletic events, and in March 2011 was host to the cross country world championships. Self catering accommodation in Punta Umbria may be at a premium at times such as this.
Punta Umbria enjoys what is known as a Mediterranean climate, which is categorised by mild winters and hot summers. In fact, the winters are extremely mild, and the temperature rarely, if ever, drops below 5 degrees Celsius, even on the coldest nights. The maximum average temperatures during this time are 13 degrees, rising to 28 degrees during the peak months of July and August. Rainfall is a rare occurrence indeed, and should certainly not affect you if you decide to book your self catering accommodation in Punta Umbria during the summer.
Although nearly four hours away by car, the large airport at Malaga is probably the best place to land for your holiday in Punta Umbria. It is the fourth largest in Spain, and as such, receives flights in from many UK cities. This includes flights through companies such as BMI Baby, Ryanair, easyJet, Monarch, Thomas Cook Airways and Thomson Airways; from airports such as London Stansted (STN), Edinburgh (EDI), Leeds-Bradford (LBA), Exeter (EXT) and Liverpool (LPL).