Huelva is a sizeable city on the Costa de la Luz. Overlooked by many as an industrial city, it should not be dismissed for its beaches and old city centre are delightful. As the capital of the Huelva province, Huelva has many historic and maritime attractions highlighting its close ties with explorer Christopher Columbus.
Huelva holiday rentals make an excellent base for shopping and sightseeing around the area. The Museo Provincial gives a fascinating insight into Columbus’s voyages and the history of the Rio Tinto mines. Just outside the city is an agricultural area famous for its agriculture and vineyards. Take a tour of a winery and taste the local produce which is a fraction of the price back home. Dine out near the port – the seafood is excellent and most restaurants have live music. The city has some dance clubs and an Irish pub (Docklands) but tapas bars are the most popular place to spend the evening. Huelva has breathtaking beaches for passing the days sunbathing, enjoying watersports and taking boat trips. There are some top golf resorts in the area including the new Islantilla Golf Resort.
Many places to visit around Huelva holiday rentals are related to Christopher Columbus. The Monasterio de la Rabida is a 14th century monastery where he sought royal approval for his trips and it is filled with magnificent paintings from that era. Punta del Sebo is where Columbus set off on his third voyage with recreated bunkhouses and replica ships. The pink Cathedral de la Mercad dates back to the 16th century and is worth a visit. Huelva is less than 100 km from the Portuguese border, making it a great destination for a day trip, or head inland to the splendid city of Seville.
Holiday villas in Huelva enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F). During the dry summer months 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 to Huelva holiday villas is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport located 10 km northeast of the city and about 104 km from Huelva. 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 114 km. Faro has flights from over 20 airports in the UK with many budget airlines. It is an easy drive from Faro along the E1 to Huelva.