The story behind our logo starts in the bay of Cadiz

El Puerto de Santa Maria halfway along the bay of Cadiz

Back in 2013 in El Puerto de Santa María, we had the idea of starting a Travel Company to share with visitors the magic and beauty of the bay of Cadiz, in Southern Spain.

El Puerto, as it is locally known, is a town located on the Atlantic side of Andalusia, halfway along the bay of Cadiz.

Our idea was to offer genuine private tours and authentic travel experiences based on the culture, gastronomy and nature of the bay of Cadiz and the surrounding areas.

Andalusia is a part of the world that many people visit. However, they are rarely offered the possibility to see and experience beyond the tourist spots.

This made us feel responsible for providing visitors with a quality travel-planning service to experience and learn about the wonders of Southern Spain from a local and respectful perspective.

We thought of Genuine Andalusia as a name for our tour company, because authenticity and Southern Spain were the two concepts describing our mission best.

Then we faced the challenge of designing a logo.

G has the shape of the bay of Cadiz

is the first letter of the word Genuine. It has a round line that folds in twice. This results in an area difficult to reach from the outside, like the ones we like to share with our guests. This area is also sheltered by lines, like the waters of the bay of Cadiz are sheltered by land.

G facing the bay of Cadiz

After finding this common shape, we decided to place a big capital G in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and facing the bay of Cádiz, to see the reaction of both the bay and G. G seemed to look at the bay of Cadiz with indifference and the bay looked at her with a challenging gesture.

So we decided to move G down a little and tilt her a bit. She then looked at the bay of Cadiz with admiration and the bay looked at her with a welcoming expression.

Suddenly they saw their images reflected on each other…

G seeing itself reflected on the bay of Cadiz

The bay of Cadiz then remembered its Phoenician and Roman ancestors, who named its capital city Gadir and Gades respectively.

And G gained a new value for us. Apart from representing genuine undiscovered places, it became a symbol of the bay and of the history of Cádiz, definitely our favorite region in Andalusia and the origin of this project.

Fusion of G and the bay of Cadiz

We then decided to merge G and the bay of Cadiz into one symbol by reversing the first. This union gathers many values of our mission and represents the geographical area where it started.

G as in Genuine. G, the letter that treasures a hidden and protected spot inside its folded lines, like the most beautiful and authentic places and traditions in Andalusia are naturally sheltered by its people and by centuries of colorful history.

G, as in Gadir and Gades, the city that gave its name to the bay of Cádiz, where we developed a responsibility and a motivation to show you Genuine Andalusia. Bienvenido.

Genuine Andalusia logo story