Lucena del Puerto is an excellent choice for a holiday villa, enjoying a quieter location in the hills, yet within easy reach of the beautiful beaches and the splendid city attractions of Huelva, 25 km away. With just over 2,000 inhabitants, the village has local amenities, friendly locals and a pretty parish church.
Lucena del Puerto has some excellent wineries and the fresh produce complements the local cuisine based on lamb dishes and “toast”. The village has a packed calendar of festivals with processions and celebrations marking religious and local events from the May “Cruces” to Corpus Christi when a pine tree is burnt in the square. The beautiful sandy beaches on the Costa de la Luz, such as Mazagon Beach, are quieter than other costas and have soft sand, warm waters for swimming and plenty of watersports. For shopping, sightseeing, museums and nightlife the city of Huelva is just down the road from your Lucena del Puerto holiday rental.
The main local attraction is the ruined prison Boabdil within the Castillo del Moral and the Convent of Light is worth a visit to see its Gothic architecture and rich interior. Donana National Park is excellent for hiking and bird spotting in unspoilt natural surroundings. The city centre of Huelva is a pleasant surprise with historic architecture and a pink Cathedral. Punta del Sebo is where explorer Christopher Columbus set off on his third voyage displaying recreated bunkhouses and replica ships. Holiday rentals in Lucena del Puerto are less than 75 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 Lucena del Puerto enjoy hot sunny summers and mild showery winters. From October to March temperatures range between 17-21°C (63-70°F). During the summer temperatures are 21-30°C (70-86°F) with no rainfall. The maximum rainfall is in the winter, particularly in December, which has around 121mm (5 inches).
The nearest airport to Lucena del Puerto holiday rentals is Seville San Pablo (SVQ) Airport located 88 km away. 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 133 km. Faro has flights from over 20 airports in the UK with many budget airlines. From Faro it is an easy drive along the E1 to Huelva Province.