Hotels in Matalascanyas
Best-selling hotels in MatalascanyasSee all
El Cortijo - 30º hotels
Matalascanyas 1.1 mi from city centre
Location: situated 800 metres from the beach in the centre of Matalascañas and very close to Doñana National Park.
Ohtels Carabela Beach & Golf
Matalascanyas 1,748 yd from city centre
This hotel is located in the tourist centre of Playa Matalascañas, just 700 m from the nearest beach. An array of boutiques,...
Gran Del Coto
Matalascanyas 1,507 yd from city centre
This attractive beach hotel is located on a beautiful sandy beach with turquoise blue waters that is more than 40 km long....
Book your cheap hotel in Matalascanyas
Located beneath the natural park of Doñana on Spain’s Andalusian coast, Matalascanyas is a popular beach resort town with plenty of outdoor activities. Close to Huelva and with travel links to Seville, there ample day tripping opportunities in the vicinity. The town is particularly renowned for its long stretches of white, sandy beaches and wild, rugged sand dunes as part of the Costa de la Luz.
Matalascanyas is an ideal destination for travellers on a budget, offering a wide variety of cheap and affordable accommodation options.
Neighbourhoods of Matalascanyas
Matalascanyas is a compact beach resort with the following popular areas:
- Playa de Matalascanyas: The beach stretched for some 4km along the entire southern region of town, offering idyllic swimming, sunbathing and hiking conditions.
- Parque Dunar: In the western region, Dunar park offers beautiful palm-laden sand dunes with sandy paths and trails.
What to see and do in Matalascanyas
Aside from the fine sandy beach and Parque Dunar which offer ideal beachside activities, the town several historic attractions. Torre Almenara, an old look-out tower, now houses the Interpretation Centre of Doñana, a museum illustrating the local flora and fauna found in Parque Nacional Doñana. The parkland of Doñana is well worth a visit as one of the most important natural areas in Europe and a crucial migration route for birds.
What to eat in Matalascanyas
Freshly caught fish and seafood are a main staple of the local cuisine. Local specialities include salted fish and anchovies. Other highlights are swordfish and guisos marineros de rape (monkfish stew).
Typical events and festivals in Matalascanyas
There are many festivals and events which take place year-round in the region, including Fiesta de la Luz on the first weekend of February. Other local events include an agricultural fair, Feria de Ganado, in late-June and a large pilgrimage celebration, Romería del Rocío in August.
How to move around in Matalascanyas
Matalascanyas is a small town serviced by local buses that is easy to traverse by foot. Matalascanyas does not have a train station but you can reach local attractions, like Seville, with the Damas bus service.
The climate in Matalascanyas
Matalascanyas' climate is Mediterranean, with relatively mild and somewhat rainy winters and warm, dry and sunny summers.
More interesting facts about and sights in Matalascanyas
Matalascanyas is the closest beach to Seville. As such, the travel connections between the two are excellently service by road, making Seville — with its castle, Moorish architecture and flamenco culture — an ideal day out.