What to do on a New Year’s Eve trip to Doñana? This time we will bring you a second part about what you can do on a trip to Doñana. We have already visited the National Park, the most famous sites and tasted the typical gastronomy. Now it is the turn of the coastal area, walks along the beach and get to know the area more in depth. You come?
The end-of-year trip to Doñana is not only a guided visit to the park. It is much more. The surrounding areas of the National Park are amazing and each and every one of them is worth a visit. Plus, some active tourism and adventure activities are the perfect way to complete a successful end-of-year trip. Let’s go on!
Practicing water sports in Isla Canela
Isla Canela is an extensive beach of golden sand where you can practice all kinds of water sports. Among the sports that you can do are the following: canoeing, sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, etc. Do not miss the amazing sunsets that can be seen on these beaches, reflected in the pools of water that form on the shore. Isla Canela is located in the municipality of Ayamonte. It is a small town that you must visit for its winding streets, its small bars and its authentic Andalusian atmosphere.
Visiting La Lonja de pescado de Isla Cristina (fish market)
This is the most important fish market in Spain, next to the one in Vigo, where you can see the whole fish process close up: from the moment the boats arrive at the port, unload the boxes of fresh fish and take them to the fish market to be auctioned. We have to go there and see the atmosphere (since it is not possible to buy at the auctions). Every day hundreds and hundreds of kilos of fresh fish and seafood arrive, although the main protagonist of the auction in these lands is the white shrimp, served as a tapa and appetizer in all the bars.
This sandy cliff is impressive for its almost 30 meters high and for its kilometers long. Besides its spectacular landscape, it has a great geological and ecological value. Discover it thanks to marked trails such as Cuesta Maneli, where you can also learn about the evolution of the dunes through different ecosystems, leading to the cliff itself.
Rio Tinto Mining Park
Meet the Mining Museum and tour this park in the tourist railroad, and know in detail the mining history of the area. Located in the old hospital of the Rio Tinto Company Limited, an English company that managed the mining exploitation in Huelva until 1954, the museum introduces you to the history while the railroad makes a journey through 12 kilometers of the old mining basin, taking the visitor to know firsthand the Rio Tinto, whose intense reddish color caused by the presence of heavy metals, making it a unique ecosystem in the world.
Learning History in the Columbus areas
To conclude these 10 things to do on your end-of-year trip to Doñana, an outdoor history class on the Discovery of America. In Palos de la Frontera, where the Odiel and Tinto rivers meet, there is a recreation of the caravels that accompanied Columbus on his first voyage in the Discovery of America. You can also visit near the Muelle de las Carabelas, the Monastery of La Rábida, a crucial place in the preparation of the long voyage to the Indies. The Monastery has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site and is divided between the municipalities of Moguer and Palos de la Frontera.
How to organize your end-of-year trip to Doñana
If you are thinking of organizing your end-of-year trip to Doñana, you have come to the perfect place because we bring you in this guide all the information you need before and during the trip: accommodation, gastronomy, transportation, possible itineraries, excursions…
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