The town of Isla Cristina is located in Huelva Province, Andalucia, in Spain. This is a charming seaside port that is located a mere 45 minutes’ drive from Huelva city itself. Your holidays in Isla Cristina offer the perfect chance to immerse yourself into the traditional Spanish way of life. Self catering accommodation in this part of The Costa de la Luz is always appointed to a very high standard. Indeed, some larger properties may come in the form of villas, which will be ideal if you are travelling in a bigger group.
The town of Isla Cristina offers up plenty of activities to keep you thoroughly entertained throughout the duration of your stay. Nearby beaches allow you to indulge in water sports such as safe family swimming, pedaloes, water skiing, jet skiing and adrenaline-pumping banana boat rides. Other popular attractions that can be found on land include cycling, abseiling, nature walking, horse riding, fishing and golf. You will find, on your holidays in Isla Cristina, that the town has a quaint port area that is popular with visitors. There are some excellent fish restaurants here that will rival any you have tested in the past.
The first place that you may wish to leave your cosy self catering apartment for, in Isla Cristina, is The Paraje Natural Marismas de Isla Cristina. This is a marshland area that is quite awe-inspiring. There are a number of species of wildlife here and ornithologists will marvel at birds such as spoonbills and flamingos. The park is ideal for nature walking and there are designated routes for you to follow. Another destination that should be high on your sightseeing list is the fascinating city of Seville. Whilst enjoying the city, head for the Old Quarter which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Popular attractions in the city include Seville Cathedral which was built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The 16th century Town Hall, The Plaza de España, The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville and The Flamenco Museum.
The weather on your holidays in Isla Cristina is set to be considerably better than back in the UK. Even the winters realise average temperatures of a very comfortable 16 degrees Celsius. Summers can be very hot and do not be surprised to see values as high as the high thirties on the odd occasion. This means that holidays in Isla Cristina can be more comfortable in spring or summer. The average rainfall for this part of The Costa de la Luz is around 14 inches per year.
San Pablo Airport (SVQ) will be your best bet when booking flights to and from Isla Cristina. This is within a one and a half hour journey of the area. There are a few airlines operating flights to and from Seville and these include easyJet, Ryan Air and Vueling Airlines. Flights leave from airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA) and seasonally from Liverpool (LPL) and Bristol (BRS).