Calanas is a small village in the Huelva province with a number of historic landmarks and attractions. It makes an excellent base for those seeking a quiet holiday in the mountains surrounded by the forests and small whitewashed villages in the Sierra Morena.
Walking in the surrounding hills is the main activity from your Calanas holiday rentals. The area has forests and meadows which provide ample opportunities for wildlife spotting, fishing and hunting. Sampling the local gastronomy is another delight. The Huelva province is known for its pork dishes and the “Wine of the Virgin” must certainly be sampled. This local delicacy is a mixture of white wine and the sweet dessert wine produced in the area. You can drive up the second highest point in the Sierra, the Cerro de San Cristobal for panoramic views. A day at the beach is also possible from Calanas for sunbathing, swimming, boating, fishing and watersports. The nearest beach is an hour’s drive away at Playa de Mazagon.
The artistic and cultural city of Seville is 120 km from Calanas holiday villas and makes a memorable day out. It is famous for its Gothic Cathedral and La Giralda Belltower, the Torre de Oro and the Real Alcazar Palace. Explore the delightful town of Almonaster la Real nearby with its magnificent hilltop mosque and castle. From the top of the minaret you can look down into another local landmark – the bullring. The area around your Calanas holiday rental has many other charming rural towns to visit such as Aracena with its famous caves, Fuenteheridos and Cortegana. Sierra Morena is an interesting town near the end of a rugged plateau.
Calanas holiday villas enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F) although it is cooler in the mountains. During the summer temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) and there is zero rainfall. The maximum rainfall is in the winter, particularly in December which has around 121mm (5 inches).
The nearest airport is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport located 10 km north east of the city. It is around 122 km from Calanas holiday villas. It is served by Ryanair from various European cities along with Air Europa and Iberia which offer mostly domestic flights. Average flight time is 2Â½ hours from the UK. Faro Almeria (FAO) Airport, just over the border in Portugal, is a little further away at 164 km. Faro has flights from over 20 airports in the UK with a good choice of budget airlines. From Faro it is an easy drive along the E1 to Huelva Province.