Huelva offers immense beaches scattered with shells and with nothing but water, dunes and pines froves in sight. However, there are also places on the coast, with a lively atmosphere which cater for the young. Quality tourism is represented by an abundance of godd hotels and golf courses. Punta Umbría, enjoys a mild, slightly humid microclimate and has long beaches fringed with pine trees or junipers. In the direction of Cartaya the traveller passes through Laguna del Portil, El Rompido and Ría del Piedras. This is a quiet stretch of coast with family beaches and the opportunity to practise all manner of water sports. Further still, nearing Portugal now, are Lepe, Isla Cristina and Ayamonte. Lepe is as acclaimed for its strawberries as Isla Cristina is for its fishing. Ayamonte is reflected in the River Guadiana, which separated ir from Portugal in the past, but which now joins the two. It is the biggest town on the coastline and near to paradisiacal Isla Canela.
To the east of Huelva, the coastline consists of totally unspoitl nature. Mazagón has a magnificient marina and, clean, golden beaches. Then comes the popular resort of Matalascañas and the coastline of Doñana Park. Inland is El Condado,a district of good winer, villages and resplendent urban design, such as Bollullos, Almonte and La Palma, and the pilgrimage festival which attracts the largest crowds in Spain, El Rocío, in the now universal marshland village. On the outskirts of El Condado is a completely walled town called Niebla, the best-preserved Almohade site in Spain.
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