Month: July 2021

Main Tourist areas in the Costa de la Luz: Our recommendations for your yacht visit.

Main Tourist areas in the Costa de la Luz: Our recommendations for your yacht visit.

The costa de la luz is one of the most beautiful and attractive areas for visitors, both locals and foreigners, who want to spend time in the Southern coasts of Spain.  It extends from the mouth of the Guadalquivir river to Tarifa. It looks onto the Atlantic Ocean and has a rich history dating back from the 12 Century B.C.

The area offers a wide range of services for tourists   including entertainment, golfing, marinas, sports programs, etc… thus alluring many tourists, especially in summer, want to spend a few days in the provinces of Huelva and Cádiz.

Here we share the names of some of the main towns that are of interest for tourists and visitors, and are ideal for coordinating routes and activities if you come with your yacht.

In Huelva: Isla Canela, Islantilla, Cartaya, El Rompido, El Portil, Punta Umbría, Mazagón and Huelva.

In Cádiz: El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Chiclana de la Frontera, Conil de la Frontera, Barbate, Vejer de la Frontera and Tarifa.

Many of the beaches in this area have dunes, fine sand and crystal clear water that give this area an incredible landscape. In addition, this area has natural area; the most important of which is the Doñana National Park. In fact, it is the most important Biological Reserve in Spain.

Lamaignere Shipping coordinates numerous yachts services in Andalusia allowing customers to plan more than one stop in the various ports including Puerto Sherry, Huelva or Cádiz.

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The best things to do in Cadiz, in the summer

The best things to do in Cadiz, in the summer

Cadiz is a beautiful Andalusian city located in the south of Spain, which we recommend that you visit, at least once in your life. It is a place where many yacht captains choose to stop at and visit because it has great gastronomy, entertainment and port infrastructure.  In this post, we list some of the best things to do in Cadiz, in the summer.

1- Enjoy a sunset on the beach of La Caleta

A 450-meter beach where boats can dock. It has a great views at sunset.

2- Visit the Cathedral

The mixture of barroque and neoclassical architectural styles make this cathedral a worthwhile site to see, even though it may not be one of the largest in Spain.

3- Torre Tavira

Another interesting place in Cádiz and where you can enjoy great views of the city, is the tower of Tavira.  It is one of the highest points in the city and offers spectacular views.

4- The fortress of Santa Catalina

Very close to the Caleta beach, the castle of Santa Catalina was built in the 16th century and has a beautiful panoramic view of the beach and the coast. It can be accessed for free.

5- Stroll through the neighborhood of La Viña

Known as “the heart of Cádiz”, this was the old fishing area. It has narrow streets, many restaurant/bars to enjoy a meal and to discover its special nooks and crannies.

Lamaignere Shipping has its own office in Cádiz, from which it coordinates the activities of many yachts and megayachts that arrive into this area of Spain.

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Lamaignere Shipping coordinates yet another military ship in Cadiz

Lamaignere Shipping coordinates yet another military ship in Cadiz

In this post we share with you images of the military ship that moored at the quayside at the port of Cadiz from July 11 to the 17th. Lamaignere Shipping managed all operations of this ship.  As military operations and navy ships in general require professionalism, dedicated attention and exacting standards, we at Lamaignere shipping ensure optimal performance when the navy ship is at port by applying our extensive experience in this area.

We thank the main agent for passing on to us this great opportunity and for the trust they have in our services.

Here, we share with you some photos:

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Costa del Sol: what is the origin of the name? Where is located?

Costa del Sol: what is the origin of the name? Where is located?

The “Costa del Sol“ is one of the most popular tourist destination in Spain. Approximately 35% of all tourists to this country choose to visit the Costa del Sol coastal area. But how did this area get its name?

The concept of Costa del Sol was coined by Rodolfo Lussning in 1928, owner of a hotel in Almeria, as a part of a promotional campaign presented in the newspaper ¨La Cronica Meridional¨. The goal of the campaign was to attract new foreign tourists to the 1929 expositions in Seville and Barcelona. The name was not adopted, as a mainstream concept and/or used in the different communication media, until 1947.

Where is Costa del Sol located?

Today, the Costa del Sol zone stretches along 185km of the coast of Malaga starting at the municipality of La Linea de la Conception all the way to Nerja; although sometimes some municipalities of the coast of Granada up until Motril may also be included.

Costa del Golf

Another coined name for the Costa del Sol is Costa del Golf. This name was given to this area owing to the high number of golf courses found in the region. In fact, Andalusia takes first place, in all of Spain and Europe, for the number of golf courses it has. Therefore it is a fantastic zone and an ideal place to do this sport if you decide to visit Andalusia by yacht.

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4 things to do in Seville, whether you arrive to it the traditional way or by cruising on your yacht

4 things to do in Seville, whether you arrive to it the traditional way or by cruising on your yacht

Is visiting Seville one of your travel destination’s wish list items? Do you wish to visit this region by yacht? Both are possible due to Seville’s unique inland port; the only one in all of Spain. Being located on the Guadalquivir river, Sevilla can be accessed by rail, air, motorway, and ship.

In this blog post we share with you 4 things you can do in this beautiful city:

1.Discover the historical centre which houses 3 important Unesco World Heritage sites

The Cathedral of Seville, with its Giralda, the Royal Alcazar and the General Archives of the Indies are must see monuments. Our recommendation is to meander the streets enjoying all the sights and sounds of the centre. This area of Seville can be enjoyed without a car as many of its streets are pedestrian zones only.

2. Other interesting areas outside the historical centre that are worth a visit

If you visit the famous Spain square (Plaza España) you will immediately experience a sense of harmony and peace as you enjoy the Renaissance Revival architecture style of the building that surrounds it.  The superb plaza was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition.  This complex has been immortalized in movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars and Game of Thrones. It is also special as it´s building is decorated with ceramic tiles representing all of the provinces of Spain.  Also it is located next to the Maria Luisa Park; a green space that includes gardens of the San Telmo palace.  Just a 15 – 20 minutes-walk from this area, you will find yourself in the neighbourhoods of Triana and Los Remedios or next to iconic places such as the Gold tower (Torre de Oro) near the river or the famous Santa Cruz neighbourhood.

3. Gastronomic experiences

Seville has an incredible number of restaurants at which any tourist can savour the main traditional dishes of Andalusia.

4. Enjoy cultural activities/experiences

As the capital of Andalusia, Seville has a lot to offer in terms of experiencing the rich Andalusian culture.  It has many beautiful venues where you can see flamenco performances, concerts and other live music. Depending on the time of the year, you can also enjoy it’s many festivals; most renowned of all are the festivities of Semana Santa (Holy Week) or the Feria de Sevilla (the Seville fair).

If you would like to discover Seville and have a great experience of this city, contact us at Lamaignere Shipping and we will make sure you are well taken care of. Through our office in Seville, we can coordinate many of the yacht services and entertainment experiences requested by our yacht customers.

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