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This page contains information about the local area around the townhouses including the golfing facilties. We also have a selection of links.

General

Cartaya town square
  • The nearest local supermarket is a 10 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car.
  • Larger supermarkets/hypermarkets are in Cartaya or Punta Umbria(the nearest large towns) or Huelva.
  • There are fresh bread shops, ice cream parlours, various bars and restaurants 10 minutes walk towards the beach.
  • There is a paved walkway all the way into El Portil with plenty of seating along the way.
  • On the road to Cartaya are a karting track, open all year round, and an aqua park, open in high season.Please email for our sheet on other local activities o
  • Cartaya and Punta Umbria have paved shopping areas with shops,banks and a good selection of tapas bars and restaurants.
  • El Rompido is a mile from Nuevo Portil along the coast road or a good stroll along the shoreline which is backed by sand dunes, pinewoods and a unique juniper grove. Horse riding is available here per hour or per day.
  • A smaller complex with thatched roofs containing designer boutiques,excellent bar,coffee shop and several restaurants where of an evening you can witness the famous Coast of Light sunset.
  • You can sample the local catch in a selection of fish restaurants along the beachfront. The area is very popular with spanish people from Huelva, Seville and Madrid.

Golfing facilities

View from the Nuevo Portil clubhouse
  • The townhouse and Villa are located in the midst of Nuevo Portil Golf course (5,841 metres par 71) overlooking the fairways. The club (view from the clubhouse to the right) has a full range of services.
  • El Rompido Golf Course 36 hole(6,148 metres par 72-south course & 6,095 metres par 72-north course) is a 5 minute drive away.
  • The Islantilla 27 hole championship golf course is only 15 minutes drive from the townhouse and there are many other courses within 30 minutes drive.
  • Portugal is only 25 minutes away on the motorway.
  • Compared to the Western Algarve and the Costa Del Sol, Costa de la Luz, Huelva and T he Eastern Algarve are as yet "undiscovered". Green fees are lower, the courses less crowded and less busy, making it much easier to get a start time that you want and play a round in reasonable time and without delay.

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Costa de la Luz

The nearest beach to the townhouseCosta de la Luz or "Coast of Light" is an uncrowded area of Andalucia that offers a true insight into the real Spain. Nuevo Portil enjoys excellent weather all year round (13ºC to 30ºC), and, with over 300 days of sunshine a year, is ideally placed for visiting the area's attractions. These include the truly beautiful city of Seville and the Coto de Donana National park. The park covers an area of 193 square miles and, in 1994, was first included in the list of World Heritage sites. Inland, the Sierra de Aracena was declared a natural park in 1989 it is ideal for trekking with many marked trails.

Huelva

Huelva, 18 Kms from the properties, has a wide va riety of shopping including the department store: El Corte Ingles. The city still retains a certain maritime air. On the outskirts, at La Rabida, you can visit the monument to Columbus donated by the USA. The monastery of La Rabida is where Columbus's ideas were talked through, voyages decided upon and final details worked out. The building is open all year round to visitors.

Sunset over HuelvaThe most visited attraction in Huelva is Muelle de las Carabelas, a wharf where you can see replicas of the Pinta, Nina and the Santa Maria which Columbus sailed when discovering America.

One of Huelva's more bizarre features is a whole quarter designed by English artchitects, called the Barrio Reina Victoria. It was constructed by the Rio Tinto Mining Company in the early 20th century to house British workers. A truly strange experience more akin to Acacia Avenue, England than an Andalucian town.

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Links

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Page last updated: 13 October, 2010