Our Golf Apartment in Ayamonte - The Local Area

A family resort with friendly climate Isla Canela (Cinnamon Isle) is a family resort located in a tranquil and unspoiled area of the Coast of Light: the name comes from the long hours of sunlight & beautiful sunsets over the south facing coastline. It is a natural island connected by road bridge to Ayamonte in the province of Huelva.

The resort is comprised of wide fine sandy beaches, a modern leisure marina,a golf course, 4 star luxury hotels,restaurants & cafes. It is also home to a small fishing village as well as a large protected bird sanctuary. The Marina is a modern fully equipped leisure marina with all the facilities for yachting. Quayside along the harbour there are shops, bars & restaurants catering to residents & mariners alike.

Across the water from the marina stands the small fishing village of Punta del Moral. From here the fishing boats depart each morning & return in the afternoon laden with their catch. This rustic village is home to quite a few fish restaurants where you may enjoy delicious meals.

Isla Canela is one of the great European tourist developments with some 7 kilometres of rustic sandy beaches, a marina with navigable canals, a nature reserve and much more. It is situated some 50 minutes drive from Faro airport in Portugal and around 75 minutes from Seville airport in Spain. Further connections are available from Jerez airport and many budget airlines are now flying into all three of these locations. The lovely little town of Ayamonte, which is the last town in Western Spain next to the Portuguese border, is just 5 minutes drive away. Portugal itself can be reached in 10 minutes by road bridge and there is also a car/passenger ferry which runs every hour from Ayamonte to Villa Real. Further afield, the stunning city of Seville and the Donana National Park, the largest in Europe, are both within easy driving of around 1 hour. Closer by there is a large water park and go-karting.

Playa Canela is the beach of Isla Canela which is situated in the South West corner of Andalucia at the mouth of the River Guardiana which is the natural border between the Portuguese Algarve and Spain. This coast is known as Costa de la Luz translated to Coast of Light, and boasts long unspoiled sandy beaches with great swimming and fishing and beautiful sunsets. Still very Spanish, the local industry is fishing and farming and nearby Ayamonte town holds many traditional festivals. There are many good restaurants and tapas bars offering exceptional value both in Playa Canela and Ayamonte town. The weather is warm all year round but can get very hot in the summer months.

Costa de la Luz Costa de la Luz, the Coast of Light, is a unique and beautiful area of Spain. It is largely untouched and has been spared the mass tourist exploitation that many other coasts of Spain have suffered. Here the original culture and heritage of the local people is still very much present and the land holds large national parks.

Discover a warm and friendly countryside next to the glittering Atlantic, bathed in the light of the Spanish sun. The Isla Canela resort comprises of a Golf course, vast fine sandy beaches, a modern leisure marina, luxury hotels, small commercial centres, restaurants ands cafes. It is also home to a small fishing village as well as a large protected bird sanctuary.

Seville - 70 mins from the apartment Seville is the capital of Andalucia, just over an hour from Isla Canela. Seville inspired Mozart, Rossini & Bizet. Operas like, Carmen & El Barbero de Sevilla were dedicated to this city.
To experience Sevilla is to absorb the Flamenco culture, Spanish art & vibrant nightlife.The city itself, hot in summer but mild in winter has numerous tapas bars & restaurants along the narrow streets. Seville's Fiestas are legendary but above all Sevilla is about atmosphere.

It is busy, yet relaxed & friendly. Being out & about there on a warm balmy night is a never to be forgotten experience.