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Islantilla 552 yd from city centre
Location: in Islantillas leisure district, Huelva, Costa de la Luz, only 200 m. from Islantilla beach, a beautiful 1.200...
Islantilla 149 yd from city centre
This comfortable beach hotel is located in the tourist centre of Playa de Islantilla, on the edge of the residential area....
Puerto Antilla Grand
Islantilla 588 yd from city centre
Puerto Antilla Grand Hotel is located on Islantilla Beach in Huelva province. It offers 5 swimming pools, spa, fitness centre...
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Islantilla is a charming coastal resort town facing the Atlantic Ocean, located in Huelva, Andalusia. The area is renowned for its wide swathes of picturesque sandy beaches and for its beautiful landscapes which offer countless outdoor activities. With the Portuguese border just a moment away, there are plentiful day tripping opportunities for when you're not soaking up the sun on the beaches of the Costa de la Luz.
Islantilla is a modern town with many accommodation options to suit a wide range of traveller budgets.
Neighbourhoods of Islantilla
Islantilla is a compact and fairly new resort town with few neighbourhoods, although there’s much to enjoy in the region, including:
- Beach: Stretching for miles, Islantilla’s beaches offer incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean.
- La Antilla: Just 5 minutes east of Islantilla, La Antilla is perfect for waterfront bars, restaurants and cafes.
- Isla Cristina: Due west of Islantilla, Isla Cristina is one of the region’s most beloved fishing ports with plenty of character and charm.
What to see and do in Islantilla
One of the first sites to visit when arriving in Islantilla is Torre del Catalán, a 16th-century beacon tower sitting upon ancient hills. Isla Cristina and the beautiful parkland of Marismas de Isla Cristina are just 10km away, offering must-visit fishing markets and a museum, Sala Muestra del Carnaval. The nearby Doñana National Park is a stunning wetland area with diverse flora and fauna that is well worth a day trip, stopping off at the historic La Rabida Monastery on the way.
What to eat in Islantilla
As a seafaring town, Islantilla offers a spectacular selection of seafood and fish dishes, including Ajo Colorado, a fish stew with garlic, and Arroz a la Marinera, a rich seafood and rice dish. Tapas is also a speciality here, as is jamón ibérico, made from local acorn-fed pigs.
Typical events and festivals in Islantilla
Islantilla host a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including beach-bound parties. However, nearby Isla Cristina provides one of the region’s more renowned Carnaval Celebrations. Other typical festivals taking place in neighbouring La Antilla include Fiestas del Carmen (mid-July) and Mercado Marinero (a food festival in early September).
How to move around in Islantilla
Islantilla is a very small town that is easily traversed by foot or cycle. The nearest airports are Faro (Portugal, 80km away) and Seville (125km away).
The climate in Islantilla
Islantilla has a predominantly Mediterranean climate consisting of hot and dry summers and mild winters, making it an ideal location for off-season travel.
More interesting facts about and sights in Islantilla
Islantilla is renowned for its beautiful golf course, so it may well be worth visiting the 27-hole Islantilla Golf Club if you enjoy the sport. The course is beautifully set with fantastic views over the sea.