Doñana National Park.
Information about Coto de Doñana.


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Doñana National Park

The Doñana National Park is located mostly within the province of Huelva, and part of it within the provinces of Seville and Cadiz.

Some of the municipalities of Huelva as Almonte, Moguer, Palos de la Frontera or Lucena del Puerto among some others are situated within the Natural Park.

This National Park is known for its wide variety of wildlife and birds which pass through this place on their migratory route between Europe and Africa.

History of Doñana Park

The name of this park comes from Ana de Silva y Mendoza, who lived in a house called Coto de Doña Ana.

There has been found evidence of human remains from prehistoric presence precisely the Neolithic period.

There is record of the passage of the Phoenician, Greek and Roman civilizations; latter principally engaged in the manufacture of fishing and garum (typical sauce of the time made ​​with fish guts).

During the Middle Ages the park was used mostly as a hunting ground, new species were introduced such as deer and proceeded to the elimination of wolves to grow livestock.

After having passed through private hands in the mid-twentieth century it was established as a natural area and part of the territory passed into public hands.

Activities in the Park of Doñana

Among the places and things that can be done or visited are the following:

Mobile Dunes
One of the main attractions of this Natural Park are its mobile dunes which can bury trees and other flora that emerges then dead upon movement of these sand dunes.

Acebron Palace
Currently a visitor centre of the park was once a private residence.

Dune Park of Matalascañas

El Acebuche
In the visitor centre Acebuche is situated the starting point for the visit and where begin some of the main trails of the park.

How to get to Doñana National Park

To get to this National Park and the visitor centre Acebuche take direction from Malaga to Seville and continue north direction 'El Castillo de los Guardas' and 'Acebuche'.

Another option is heading to Jerez in Cadiz and Sanlucar de Barrameda.

If you need a car hire in Malaga or a private transfer to Huelva, feel free to check our daily deals.

In the map below you can see the itinerary from Malaga to Doñana National Park:

Huelva information

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