Explore the surroundings of AMA Residences Andalucía

AMA Residences Andalucía is nestled on the so called “Costa Occidental de Huelva” (Western Coast of Huelva). This region occupies the southwest of the province and includes the coastal municipalities of Ayamonte, Isla Cristina, Lepe and Cartaya. In the final stretch of the Guadiana sedimentary basin, the Western Coast of Huelva is open to the South Atlantic Ocean and borders Portugal.

Its most important green spaces and wetlands are “Paraje natural Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido”, “Paraje natural Marismas de Isla Cristina”, “el Cordón Dunar costero” (coastal ridge of dunes) and the “Laguna de Prado” (Prado Lagoon), as well as several cork oak groves and pastures. And among its Cultural Heritage are several castles, watchtowers and churches.


Just 6 kilometers from our Resort, is Lepe. A municipality founded by the Phoenicians next to the Piedras river valley, through which Romans and Arabs have passed, leaving behind a very rich historical heritage.

This municipality boasts 24 km of beaches (La Antilla, Nueva Umbría and the eastern part of Islantilla), as well as the fishing port of El Terrón, the “Ermita Nuestra Señora de la Bella” (Hermitage Virgin Bella) or the “Torre del Catalán” (Catalán Tower). Among its festivals include the “Romería de la Bella” in May (pilgrimage and festivities) and the “Fiestas Patronales de San Roque y la Bella” in August.

The salt marshes “Paraje Natural Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido“ are the main exponents of the natural heritage of the municipality, where the beach of Nueva Umbría is located.

Las Marismas del Río Piedras (river Piedras marshlands)

Formed by the sedimentation coming from the riverbed of the Piedras River. This place is composed of marshes and a particular sandy formation of about ten kilometers, parallel to the coast and called coastal arrow. The “Flecha del Rompido” is of vital importance. This belt of dunes serves as coastal protection and shelters interesting species such as the chameleon.

You will be captivated by the high landscape value of this place. The predominance of colors of soft tones, make it a place of unparalleled beauty. In addition, you will be able to observe waders such as the oystercatcher, with its black and white plumage, ospreys, spoonbills, cormorants or the striking red duck among others.

Apart from birdwatching you will find a multitude of activities to do, from water sports, river tours, sport fishing, diving courses, to windsurfing.

El Terrón

El Terrón is a small port town belonging to the municipality of Lepe. It is an attractive enclave from where you can see part of the marshes of the “Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido”.

It is a port mainly for fishermen, where small boats dock, due to the shallow draft, as it is immersed in the Protected Natural Park of the Marshes of the Piedras River. At the dock, it was very common to see fishermen repairing boats and nets.

El Terrón is the perfect place to eat fresh fish in one of its restaurants with nice views. Given the tourist activity in this area, a marina was built for the practice of water sports.

Isla Cristina

Always looking to the sea, Isla Cristina is one of those towns that has grown at the dawn of the fishing and tourism industry. Becoming over the years an ideal place for the family, it maintains the perfect balance between the tourist and the local, where fish and seafood become its most important artery.

Isla Cristina keeps small treasures that make it a place we recommend to visit any time of the year, although spring and summer are especially beautiful. The beaches are spectacular, kilometer after kilometer the fine golden sand delights the most demanding beach seekers.

“La Lonja” or fish market founded in 1756 is one of the most special places in Isla Cristina, not in vain its port ranks first in activity in Andalusia and is the second in importance in Spain. The visit is worth it, from the hustle and bustle of the buyers, sometimes thunderous, to the layout of the fish market, as if it were a soccer field.. And to finish, nothing better than tasting some fresh local prawns in the bars of the port next to the lonja.

Andalusian Historical Heritage on the West Coast of Huelva

If you want to admire the historical heritage resulting from the passage of Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs along these coasts. You can visit the town of Cartaya and the castle-fortress of Los Zúñiga. Or visit some of the watchtowers that are still standing, such as La Torre de Isla Canela, built in Isla Canela, and located next to the road that connects the town of Ayamonte.

You can also explore the “Palomar de Huerta Noble”, the “Real de la Almadraba de Nueva Umbría”, the “Grabados Rupestres de Los Lirios” (Rupestrian Engravings) or the “Danza de los Palos”. But what you can not miss is the gastronomy of Huelva as we already wrote in a previous post, from ham and strawberries to Huelva prawns. Going through the more traditional dishes such as “habas o patatas con chocos” cuttlefish with potatoes or broad beans or the “coquinas al ajillo” (clams with garlic).

The Western Coast of Huelva is a destination of light, tranquility and virginity. An ideal place to live or spend your vacations in a tourist reference of great attraction, not overcrowded, with unspoiled corners to enjoy the sun and the beach. In AMA Residences Andalucía we will be happy to guide you to discover and explore the closest destinations to our Resort.