The Huelva province has little heavy industry and escapes the
impact of mass tourism that's to be found elsewhere on European
coastlines. There are long uninterrupted stretches of empty
sandy beaches and dune along the southern Atlantic coast. If you
travel inland in this accessible region with a warm
Mediterranean climate, you can find quiet, vast open spaces with
agricultural land, olive groves and pasture beside towering
sierras, natural forest and heath. It goes without saying that
this whole area holds a diverse rich bird, animal, insect and
Spring flowers are out as early
as February and well worth visiting just to see them. It's a
different place in the summer!
Mountain Biking and
Spoilt for choice with all sorts
of places to explore both for the experienced and not so. Bike
hire is about €15 per day.
A number of boats go from both
Isla Christina and Vila Real. Some of the boats are even British
owned and seem to be very popular.
Several stables with lively
horses for a ride through the pine woods and campo (countryside).
Some even have landaus that go out with the riders, so that the
whole family can enjoy the day out, irrespective of whether they
ride or not
Canoeing & Surfing
Kite surfing and windsurfing are
very popular here. There is a sailing school which is open in
the summer months and runs reasonably priced courses as well as
renting out a variety of equipment including canoes. The surf is
ok for amateurs but not for pros as the beaches are quite
sheltered. The enthusiasts head east for the big surf of the
southern Costa de la Luz.
There is a friendly tennis club
just outside Ayamonte. Courts are roughly €6 per hour.
Festivals, Fairs, and
Loads everywhere. On both sides
of the border.
This just gives you a flavour for
the area and some of the things you can do and see. Don't forget
to check out the rest of this site and the guidebooks for much