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It was from Huelva’s port that Christopher Columbus set off on his expedition to the New World, but other than this historic event, Huelva is most acclaimed for its natural surroundings. Unique experiences and astounding views await you from Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Huelva amidst facilities which will satisfy even the most discerning of guests.
Towards the north of the city centre is the chapel of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Cinta, which dates back to the 15ᵗʰ century and is characterised by its white facade, like those which dot the narrow streets leading up to the cathedral with its baroque facade. In the Plaza de las Monjas, flanked by palm trees, the iconic statue of Christopher Columbus rises up, watching the blue horizon.
The Costa de la Luz is a succession of beaches and remote little towns, located between the source of the Guadiana river - that serves as the border with Portugal - and the source of the Guadalquivir River, seperating Huelva from Cádiz. The fine sandy beaches, blue waters, dunes and pine forests make this coastline very popular with nautical folk, as the weather is always good.
Punta Umbría is one of the most popular beaches among visitors. It is surrounded by three protected natural reserves: the nature reserves of Marismas del Odiel, Reserva de la Laguna El Portil and national park los Enebrales, all making this an exceptional destination for ecotourism. With an unspoiled beach as a backdrop, the exceptional facilities provided at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Huelva add the final touch to a day of sun and sea.
Ayamonte, also part of the Costa de la Luz, is another area highly recommended for its beaches, among which Isla Canela stands out. Seven kilometres of wetlands and dunes, completely transparent waters and historic places of interest that round off this holiday landscape.