The destination of choice for many Spaniards and foreigners alike, seeking to spend their summer beach holiday in exclusive surroundings. Its geographical location at the mouth of the Piedras River gives this area of outstanding natural a temperate climate all year round.
What used to be a tiny fishing village has today become a major tourist centre on Huelva’s Costa de la Luz, where visitors can find a wide range of interesting things to see and do.
Swim from unspoilt beaches. Explore trails through pine groves and wetlands on foot or horseback. Observe a wealth of flora and fauna from numerous viewpoints. Play golf at one of Europe’s best courses. And tempt your taste buds by savouring the area’s renowned white shrimp and many other delicacies.
One of the greatest attractions of El Rompido is its natural surroundings with unique characteristics. You can enjoy the whole area through activities such as swimming, hiking, horse riding and bird watching.
The key areas of these exclusive surroundings are:
There is an extensive selection of marked trails in the El Rompido area. They all have information panels. Some also have recreation and picnic areas. . Among the best known are:
You can enjoy a round of golf at one of Europe’s best courses. At the so-called north course of El Rompido Golf.
Enjoy horse riding on beaches and through wetlands and pine groves.
Practice water sports from the El Rompido Marina and the El Rompido Fishing Port next to the fish market.
For speed lovers and adrenaline junkies, El Rompido has the Cartaya Beaches – Cartaya Karting Club. A track measuring over 1000 metres, with bar-restaurant, boxes, a shop, workshop, control tower, VIP areas and parking.
And if you’re here for a family holiday, there’s nothing better than a visit to Parque Aquopolis. This water park features attractions for all ages and tastes.
Numerous bars and restaurants can be found in El Rompido and its surrounding areas. Its tapas and menus are created from highly sought-after products from Huelva’s coastline and fields.
You must try the famous white shrimps, Jabugo ham, as well as all kinds of shellfish and other seafood. Here can also be enjoyed dishes created based on game, strawberries, figs and nectarines.
All of these delicacies must be washed down with fine Huelva wines. Particularly worth sampling are those made by wineries using the traditional method, known as “Zampuzos”.
If you’re visiting El Rompido during Easter Week, make sure you try the traditional Easter Cake with cider or almonds.
Some buildings of historical interest that you can visit in El Rompido and the surrounding areas are:
There are plenty of places all the way along Cartaya’s coastline to enjoy magnificent panoramas of the district’s extraordinary nature. The Nuevo Portil lookout points, right next to the road, are among the best.
Here is a list of the best places to watch birds:
El Rompido is located 99.6 kilometres from El Faro Airport (Portugal), along the A-22 road; and 130.2 kilometres from Seville airport, taking the A-49.
From among the nearby places of interest that can be visited from El Rompido, we recommend the city of Huelva, the Doñana National Park and the Hamlet of El Rocío.
A perfect climate and countryside of unparalleled beauty have made El Rompido an ideal place for golfing, hiking, water sports or simply relaxing by wandering through the streets of the historic quarter.The Atlantic Ocean graces Costa de la Luz with temperate summers and mild winters, with temperatures ranging from around 30°C during the summer months to 15°C during the winter months.
The months with the highest rainfall are November and December, but rain rarely impedes enjoyment of outdoor activities, as El Rompido boasts approximately 300 days of sun per year.
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