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Guidebook for Ayamonte

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Guidebook for Ayamonte

Sightseeing
According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region and a hotbed for flamenco dance, especially in the Triana neighborhood. The city is known for its ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and its 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza bullring. The massive Gothic cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a famous minaret turned belltower, the Giralda.
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Séville
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According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. It was called Hispalis under the Romans and Isbiliya with the Moors. Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region and a hotbed for flamenco dance, especially in the Triana neighborhood. The city is known for its ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and its 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza bullring. The massive Gothic cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a famous minaret turned belltower, the Giralda.
Monte Gordo is home to one of Algarve’s most beautiful beaches where the waters are warm and the sand is a glorious white. The main road through Monte Gordo separates the beach and promenade from the rest of the town. On the town side, the road is lined with an array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and on the opposite side there is a wide, open promenade, with palm trees and benches and the golden sandy beach runs along in front. The great thing about Praia de Monte Gordo is that it is easy to get to and there are plenty of amenities on and nearby the beach. The main road into Monte Gordo runs behind the beach and there is a big free car park just behind the main part of the beach. It offers easy disabled access from the car park, just across the width of the palm-lined promenade and the beach is there, at the same ground level. For refreshments throughout the day visitors are spoilt for choice, with over 10 bar-restaurants actually on the beach and the road behind the beach is literally lined with cafes, bars and restaurants.
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Monte Gordo
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Monte Gordo is home to one of Algarve’s most beautiful beaches where the waters are warm and the sand is a glorious white. The main road through Monte Gordo separates the beach and promenade from the rest of the town. On the town side, the road is lined with an array of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and on the opposite side there is a wide, open promenade, with palm trees and benches and the golden sandy beach runs along in front. The great thing about Praia de Monte Gordo is that it is easy to get to and there are plenty of amenities on and nearby the beach. The main road into Monte Gordo runs behind the beach and there is a big free car park just behind the main part of the beach. It offers easy disabled access from the car park, just across the width of the palm-lined promenade and the beach is there, at the same ground level. For refreshments throughout the day visitors are spoilt for choice, with over 10 bar-restaurants actually on the beach and the road behind the beach is literally lined with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Rio Tinto area of Huelva boasts 3,000 years of mining history, from the Phoenicians then Romans to the 1970s. Today, as part of the Rio Tinto Mining Park you can visit its museum in the old hospital, the Peña de Hierro mine, and a Victorian-era British house; and take a 22km train ride. The variety of the Rio Tinto Mining Park makes for a fascinating and original day out (be sure to arrive early, allowing time to visit all the various sites) - and all the more so if you're British and want to see how your forebears lived and worked in Spain in the late 19th and early 20th century
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto area of Huelva boasts 3,000 years of mining history, from the Phoenicians then Romans to the 1970s. Today, as part of the Rio Tinto Mining Park you can visit its museum in the old hospital, the Peña de Hierro mine, and a Victorian-era British house; and take a 22km train ride. The variety of the Rio Tinto Mining Park makes for a fascinating and original day out (be sure to arrive early, allowing time to visit all the various sites) - and all the more so if you're British and want to see how your forebears lived and worked in Spain in the late 19th and early 20th century
Parks & Nature
Doñana National Park is a natural reserve in Andalusia, southern Spain, in the provinces of Huelva and Seville. It covers 543 km², of which 135 km² are a protected area It is a complex mosaic of landscapes forming a flat, clean horizon, a paradise for birds in the most important wetlands in Europe.
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Doñana National Park
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Doñana National Park is a natural reserve in Andalusia, southern Spain, in the provinces of Huelva and Seville. It covers 543 km², of which 135 km² are a protected area It is a complex mosaic of landscapes forming a flat, clean horizon, a paradise for birds in the most important wetlands in Europe.
Shopping
Ayamonte is a town and municipality in the province of Huelva, which is situated in the autonomous community of Andalusia, sitting just on the border with Portugal. The town is the most western resort in Andalusia on the Costa de la Luz, situated at the mouth of the Guadiana River. The views to the river and surrounding scenery are stunning and Ayamonte is also close to the wonderful beaches of Isla Canela and Punta del Moral. Costa de la Luz has not been touched by mass-tourism, and once you have visited this beautiful region, with its stunning beaches and natural environment, you will definitely be back. About town Ayamonte is a modern city, with a working marina, from which you can catch a ferry to cross the Guadiana River to Vila Real in Portugal. There is a charming old quarter of Ayamonte, with its labyrinth of narrow streets, dotted with attractive plazas, where you can enjoy lunch or a snack in one of the many bars and restaurants. Places to visit Ayamonte is home to the 15th century Iglesia (Church) de San Salvador with its wonderful Mudejar ceiling. Ascend its tower to enjoy wonderful views to the river and across to Portugal. There is also the 16th century Iglesia de San Francisco. Close to Ayamonte is the Marismas del Guadiana (salt marshes), an important wetland area, which holds great ecological value. Beaches The nearest beaches to Ayamonte are at Isla Canela and Punta del Moral. Other beaches in the Huelva province worth a visit are Playa del Rompido, San Miguel and Nuevo Portil. The beaches are diverse with beautiful, scenery and pine forests extending to the beach. Leisure Ayamonte offers plenty of leisure activities for those looking for an active holiday. There are plenty of golf courses in the region, plus water sports, walking, sailing and much more.
Ayamonte
Ayamonte is a town and municipality in the province of Huelva, which is situated in the autonomous community of Andalusia, sitting just on the border with Portugal. The town is the most western resort in Andalusia on the Costa de la Luz, situated at the mouth of the Guadiana River. The views to the river and surrounding scenery are stunning and Ayamonte is also close to the wonderful beaches of Isla Canela and Punta del Moral. Costa de la Luz has not been touched by mass-tourism, and once you have visited this beautiful region, with its stunning beaches and natural environment, you will definitely be back. About town Ayamonte is a modern city, with a working marina, from which you can catch a ferry to cross the Guadiana River to Vila Real in Portugal. There is a charming old quarter of Ayamonte, with its labyrinth of narrow streets, dotted with attractive plazas, where you can enjoy lunch or a snack in one of the many bars and restaurants. Places to visit Ayamonte is home to the 15th century Iglesia (Church) de San Salvador with its wonderful Mudejar ceiling. Ascend its tower to enjoy wonderful views to the river and across to Portugal. There is also the 16th century Iglesia de San Francisco. Close to Ayamonte is the Marismas del Guadiana (salt marshes), an important wetland area, which holds great ecological value. Beaches The nearest beaches to Ayamonte are at Isla Canela and Punta del Moral. Other beaches in the Huelva province worth a visit are Playa del Rompido, San Miguel and Nuevo Portil. The beaches are diverse with beautiful, scenery and pine forests extending to the beach. Leisure Ayamonte offers plenty of leisure activities for those looking for an active holiday. There are plenty of golf courses in the region, plus water sports, walking, sailing and much more.
Vila Real de Santo António is situated on the Rio Guadiana, which is the river that divides the Algarve from Spain. If you stand on the far eastern edge of Vila Real you can easily see the Spanish coastline and the bridge over the river that connects the town to Ayamonte in Spain Vila Real has a large town square, 'Praça Marquês de Pombal', which is edged with orange trees and populated with low white buildings, shops, cafes and restaurants. Vila Real is a relaxed and peaceful town and ideal for anyone who likes the quieter side of life, or to escape the stresses from home. It’s beautifully quaint, with lots to see and do, particularly for those who like to potter around and absorb the local culture
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Vila Real de Santo António
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Vila Real de Santo António is situated on the Rio Guadiana, which is the river that divides the Algarve from Spain. If you stand on the far eastern edge of Vila Real you can easily see the Spanish coastline and the bridge over the river that connects the town to Ayamonte in Spain Vila Real has a large town square, 'Praça Marquês de Pombal', which is edged with orange trees and populated with low white buildings, shops, cafes and restaurants. Vila Real is a relaxed and peaceful town and ideal for anyone who likes the quieter side of life, or to escape the stresses from home. It’s beautifully quaint, with lots to see and do, particularly for those who like to potter around and absorb the local culture
Huge hypermarket situated 25 minutes from Costa Esuri. Has everything you will need from food and clothes to DIY essentials.
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Huge hypermarket situated 25 minutes from Costa Esuri. Has everything you will need from food and clothes to DIY essentials.
Everything Else
Isla Canela is the nearerst beach resort, just five minutes' drive away from the centre of Ayamonte. It boasts a particularly wide 5.5km stretch of sandy beach, with chiringuitos (summer beach bars), parasols and hammocks for hire and showers. It is a fast-growing resort, with many new holiday apartment blocks, as well as a big hotel, the Ríu Canela, and a golf course. However, it also has extensive sand dunes and marshes home to abundant wildlife, as well as being popular with those who enjoy watersports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. It can also be reached by a bike path that is also frequently used by rollerbladers.
Avenida de la Playa
Isla Canela is the nearerst beach resort, just five minutes' drive away from the centre of Ayamonte. It boasts a particularly wide 5.5km stretch of sandy beach, with chiringuitos (summer beach bars), parasols and hammocks for hire and showers. It is a fast-growing resort, with many new holiday apartment blocks, as well as a big hotel, the Ríu Canela, and a golf course. However, it also has extensive sand dunes and marshes home to abundant wildlife, as well as being popular with those who enjoy watersports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. It can also be reached by a bike path that is also frequently used by rollerbladers.
Entertainment & Activities
Opens on 14 June 2016 and closes 6 September 2016. If you are thinking about how to complete your well-deserved vacation, go and have fun at the Cartaya water park. This “water city” (sister to the Aquopolis in Sevilla) in Huelva province has six rides, including a Torbellino, a huge bowl where you slide around the sides, and into the whirlpool at the bottom. For less hectic action, there’s a Jacuzzi, a relaxing pool and wave pool, plus little kids’ area. www.cartaya.aquopolis.es/?lang=en
Aquopolis Cartaya
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Opens on 14 June 2016 and closes 6 September 2016. If you are thinking about how to complete your well-deserved vacation, go and have fun at the Cartaya water park. This “water city” (sister to the Aquopolis in Sevilla) in Huelva province has six rides, including a Torbellino, a huge bowl where you slide around the sides, and into the whirlpool at the bottom. For less hectic action, there’s a Jacuzzi, a relaxing pool and wave pool, plus little kids’ area. www.cartaya.aquopolis.es/?lang=en
Cartaya, Huelva, one of the best karts in Spain, and located within the natural surroundings of El Rompido and the Piedras river mouth. Karting in Cartaya is located in a natural setting, surrounded by vast pine forests and vegetation. Only 5 minutes from the beaches of El Rompido, where you can find all kinds of hotels, spas, golf courses, and plenty of tourist activities and entertainment for your enjoyment. Its facilities, considered as one of the safest in Spain, are composed of a runway of 1,130 meters with an average width of 9 meters. It has various tracks, a pit area, a control tower, VIP area, restaurant – bar and parking.
Karting Cartaya y Paintball
Cartaya, Huelva, one of the best karts in Spain, and located within the natural surroundings of El Rompido and the Piedras river mouth. Karting in Cartaya is located in a natural setting, surrounded by vast pine forests and vegetation. Only 5 minutes from the beaches of El Rompido, where you can find all kinds of hotels, spas, golf courses, and plenty of tourist activities and entertainment for your enjoyment. Its facilities, considered as one of the safest in Spain, are composed of a runway of 1,130 meters with an average width of 9 meters. It has various tracks, a pit area, a control tower, VIP area, restaurant – bar and parking.
30 minutes from Costa Esuri and surrounded by an area of striking natural beauty, Cartaya is ideal for escaping into the countryside and enjoying some time spent outdoors. One of the town’s most interesting sights is the Castle of Loz Zuniga, which was once the defensive structure of the town. Having seen recent refurbishment it is now host to theatre shows during the summer. Cartaya is ideal for those who like to indulge in some outdoor sports. The surrounding area can be explored on horseback, on a bike or by following some of the hiking trails. A popular day trip with little ones, the Aqaopolis aqua park is found just moments from the town, and is filled with slides and water rides that both big and little kids can enjoy. The town’s central square is often bustling with markets selling local produce and hand-made crafts. Explore the surrounding streets and you’ll find some gorgeous locally owned restaurants and bars. Golf lovers will be perfectly located in Cartaya, which is close to the El Rompido Golf Course, a fine course where you can perfect your game.
Cartaya
30 minutes from Costa Esuri and surrounded by an area of striking natural beauty, Cartaya is ideal for escaping into the countryside and enjoying some time spent outdoors. One of the town’s most interesting sights is the Castle of Loz Zuniga, which was once the defensive structure of the town. Having seen recent refurbishment it is now host to theatre shows during the summer. Cartaya is ideal for those who like to indulge in some outdoor sports. The surrounding area can be explored on horseback, on a bike or by following some of the hiking trails. A popular day trip with little ones, the Aqaopolis aqua park is found just moments from the town, and is filled with slides and water rides that both big and little kids can enjoy. The town’s central square is often bustling with markets selling local produce and hand-made crafts. Explore the surrounding streets and you’ll find some gorgeous locally owned restaurants and bars. Golf lovers will be perfectly located in Cartaya, which is close to the El Rompido Golf Course, a fine course where you can perfect your game.