10 ten things to do in El Rocio Spain
Spain is a diverse and extraordinary country that has so much to offer visitors, including those of us lucky to have holiday homes there.
El Rocio is one of Spain’s hidden treasures. Located between Huelva and Seville, it looks like something out of a spaghetti western set and hosts one of the most important pilgrimages in the world.
Our El Rocio park gives you easy access to this unspoilt corner of Spain. So why not experience the pros of caravan ownership while exploring everything this area has to offer?
1. Trip to Acebron Palace
Don’t miss a trip to the stunning Acebron Palace. The imposing building itself houses a museum while the breathtaking view over the Donana Forest and National Park from the rooftop is outstanding.
2. Tour around Donana National Park on an organised safari
Experience Seville’s wild side with a safari to see some of the most iconic animals in Europe, including the lynx. Spotting red deer, wild boar and flamingoes makes for a great day out.
3. Sunset horse ride along the beach
Experience the superb beaches of the Donana National Park on horseback at sunset. What could be more magical?
4. Day trip to Seville
El Rocio is situated about halfway between Huelva and Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Don’t miss a visit to Seville’s trio of architectural treasures – the grandiose and magnificent cathedral, with its spire that was once a minaret, the Alcazar Palace, which is the official residence of the kings of Spain, and the stunning Giralda, once the tallest building in the world. Finish with a visit to the gorgeous Plaza de España and take a ride on the canals that earned this area the nickname the Venice of Seville.
5. Shopping in Huelva
Head for the narrow pedestrianised streets of Concepción, Palacio, Pérez Carasa and Berdigón for the best in speciality shops, including extraordinary flamenco dresses. El Corte Inglés is Europe’s premier luxury department store with exclusive fashions and perfumes, luxury goods and fine jewellery.
6. Walk up the sand dunes to see the amazing views of the ocean
Park Dunar is the place to be if you want amazing uninterrupted views out over the rolling dunes to the ocean.
7. Watch the sunset with a cocktail from a chiringuito in Matalascanas
The beautiful beach at Matalascanas boasts plenty of little beach bars or chiringuitos. What better way to soak up a stunning sunset than with a cocktail as the sun goes down?
8. Take a walk through the national forest to a wild beach
If your idea of heaven is an uninhabited stretch of white sand then Playa Cuesta de Maneli is the destination for you. This dog-friendly beach can only be reached on foot and it’s a paradise for nature lovers.
9. Spend the afternoon eating tapas and drinking wine in the square beneath the beautiful church, overlooking the lake in El Rocio
What more can we say? Delicious tapas and a glass of Taberner or Amontillado is the perfect end to a perfect day.
10. Stroll around the many markets in the area
From Huelva’s El Carmen market to the multiple mercados of Seville, this area of Spain has an incredible cuisine with plenty of beautiful fish, ham and vegetables to enjoy.