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Islantilla Resort with Andalucia Rentals Ltd

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Location

Twenty five kilometres east of the Portuguese border, on the dramatic Atlantic Costa de la Luz, is the highly esteemed resort of Islantilla; development started here in the early 1990's so Islantilla is totally geared towards tourism, but without the brashness typical of the resorts on the other Costas. It is an almost completely Spanish tourist destination, having proved very popular with the people of Seville, Madrid and other parts of Spain; this lack of 'outside' influence means that the restaurants, bars and overall ambience have remained authentically Spanish.

Islantilla Activities

Islantilla glories in one of the fine beaches typical of this part of the Andalucian coast. Two kilometres of fine white sand, backed by dunes and a pretty promenade, make this a great location for family holidays, although some caution should be exercised when swimming or paddling. A number of beach bars will provide the essental drinks and snacks.

A small commercial area has grown up in the centre which is now the focal point of the resort. This offers a cinema and a variety of shops and restaurants. For the more active holiday maker there is a sailing and hobie cat school, horse riding facilities and bicycle hire is available for those wanting to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Islantilla's 'jewel in the crown' is it's 27-hole international standard golf course, which has played host to a number of important tournaments, including the PGA Spanish Open; the course is also the winter home of the PGA Golf Unions of Sweden and Denmark.

Outside Islantilla

Islantilla makes a good base from which to explore Atlantic Andalucia. This part of Spain contains a number of very important wildlife habitats and natural parks, including the internationally known Parque Nacional de Doñana , home to an incredible multitude of wildlife in its sand dunes, marshes, pine woods, salt flats and freshwater lagoons. Here is one of Europe's last remaining habitats for the endangered lynx and the rare Spanish Imperial Eagle. The best time to visit is in winter and spring when the park is full of wildfowl. At the western end of the province lie the 'Marismas del Guadiana', the marshes of the Guadiana estuary, which are rich in birdlife, including herons, storks and flamingos.

Portugal is less than an hour away and can be reached by motorway, or by ferry from Ayamonte; why not explore the Portuguese perspective on Atlantic living? Seville, the capital of Andalucia, is about 75 minutes away; not for nothing is Seville known as the home of Tapas, so an excursion here should probably be considered one of the must-do events of any Andalucian holiday.

 

 

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