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It's all about spectacular seaside sunsets at El Rompido. This lovely fishing village is nestled along a sumptuous stretch of coastline on the Costa de le Luz, not far from the sleepy town of Cartaya. Enjoy tranquillity by the beach of hit the countryside for peaceful hikes.
You can choose from a variety of accommodation options in El Rompido, including affordable seafront apartments and hotels.
Neighbourhoods of El Rompido
El Rompido consists of a number of delightful areas to stay in:
- Beachfront: From Calle Puerto to Paseo Maritimo, El Rompido’s beachfront offers pristine shores and a fine number of waterfront restaurants. The town sits on a river estuary with sheltered swimming.
- Calle Churruca: Inland from the beach, this street is the main residential region and an excellent spot for relaxing, quiet accommodation.
- Puerto Marina: The marina area is a lovely place to visit and a hub for boat trips up the river and into the ocean. The views are beautiful and you’re serviced by a good variety of riverside bars and restaurants.
What to see and do in El Rompido
El Rompido's beaches are unrivalled and often thought of as among the best in Andalucia. When you're not indulging in the seashore and sun, you can visit the excellent Paraje Natural, a tranquil region of salt marshes and pine woodland with abundant wildlife. Kids will love the nearby Aquopolis, a water park with fun slides and winding rivers. Avid golfers have much to enjoy too, with several nearby courses, like Golf El Rompido. Other attractions include the beautiful Punta de la Barreta rock which juts out into the water and the historic ruins of Real de la Almadraba, a former Bluefin tuna catching station which dates back centuries.
What to eat in El Rompido
The Andalusian tradition can be found in El Rompido. You’ll find ample fine restaurants across the beachfront and marina districts offering fresh fish and seafood dishes either caught locally or just up the coast. Raya al pimentón is a particular favourite, made from skate and sweet paprika. Look out for another local speciality, coquinas al ajillo, deliciously garlicy clams Or try revuelto de tagarninas, scrambled eggs with prawns and local golden thistle (a flowering plant).
Typical events and festivals in El Rompido
Like many other Spanish towns, religious festivities are held throughout the year. One particularly important local festival is Feria El Rompido. This is celebrated on the last weekend of July to honour Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or the Blessed Virgin Mary). Another noted fiesta is the Romería de San Isidro Labrador, a pilgrimage weekend in May whic starts in an area of pine woodland close to town.
How to move around in El Rompido
El Rompido is serviced by local bus lines to neighbouring towns and villages. There are also ferry boat and taxi boat services (Flechamar). These take you across the river to the seaside.
The climate in El Rompido
El Rompido experiences warm summers with mild winters. The hottest month from July to August can each 30°C+, but off-season temperatures in May, June and October can be very pleasurable too, especially for playing golf and hiking.
More interesting facts about and sights in El Rompido
El Rompido has experienced a rich history dating back to the Palaeolithic age. Later in the 15th-century, the settlement was often raided by Turks and Berber pirates - so El Rompido became important to Huelva coastal defences. You can visit the ruins of a once-prominent fortification in San Miguel Arca de Buey which was abandoned in the 17th-century.