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Cartaya
Travel Guide

Cartaya

Spend your holidays in Cartaya to discover the unique heritage and unspoilt beauty of this town's coastal landscapes.

Cartaya is a town in the province of Huelva whose name presumably comes from the Phoenician term “carteia”, meaning city. For this reason, it’s thought the settlement’s origins date back to that time, even though it hasn’t always been populated over the centuries. With 2.5 miles of coastline and a unique heritage, you can look forward to an unforgettable getaway. What are you waiting for? Book our cheap trips to Cartaya!

Of the monuments in Cartaya, one of the highlights is easily the Zúñiga fortress, from the 15th century. One of the main features is the courtyard with its walls, more than 25 feet high. You won’t want to miss the Mudéjar-style entrance to the site. The Casas Capitulares building, which dates back to the 16th century is home to the town hall. Its open space invites visitors to stop and take a moment as you watch the locals going out their daily business. The old Convento de Mercedarios Descalzos de la Santísima Trinidad, also in the town’s centre, and the shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolación, located in the outskirts, are two religious sites that are well worth a visit.

If you decide to head over to El Rompido, you’ll be able to see the two lighthouses that dominate the coast. Take advantage of our package deals to Cartaya to visit the Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido Nature Park, a natural space that extends along the mouth of the River Piedras and encompasses the towns of Cartaya and Lepe. Sediments from the river moved by the tides, have resulted in sandy formation that runs parallel to the coast and is known as a “natural arrow”. This unique setting is perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life and getting some fresh air.

The easiest way to get to Cartaya is to fly to Seville airport or Faro airport in Portugal. From there you can travel to Huelva, which is about 25 miles from Cartaya. If you prefer the train, the nearest stations are Huelva and Seville. Start packing your bags now and get ready to enjoy everything our deals on trips to Cartaya have to offer.

Where to stay in Cartaya

Precise Resort El Rompido - The Club
Precise Resort El Rompido - The Club
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
This family-friendly Cartaya aparthotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of EL Faro Shopping Center, Nueva Umbria Beach and Playa de la Flecha de El ...
4.2/5Very Good! (289 reviews)
Good location but understaffed
"The location is very good being right in front of a golf course and tucked into an area close to a natural reserve. The bird life for whomever enjoys it, is fantastic there. I don’t think i will come back to that resort though. The first flat i was given was overlooking the parking so i asked for ..."

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Precise Resort El Rompido - The Club
Playacartaya Spa Hotel
Playacartaya Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £125 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
This family-friendly Cartaya hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Huelva, Nueva Umbria Beach and Golfo de Cádiz. Playa de la Flecha de ...
3.9/5Good! (10 reviews)
"Todo ha sido perfecto. Pegas, personalmente no podemos indicar ninguna, desde las instalaciones, los servicios y sobre todo el personal ha sido espectacular."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Playacartaya Spa Hotel
Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
4 out of 5
The price is £82 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
Located in El Rompido, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Golfo de Cádiz and Nueva Umbria Beach. Playa Huelva and EL Faro Shopping Center are also within ...
3.9/5Good! (129 reviews)
Nice hotel
"The only problem we encountered was during the check in. They said I should had called them informing I was coming with a pet, I told them it was not explained on the web page, they seemed annoyed with me bringing a pet, I had to show them the HOTELS.COM page were they say pets allowed* They also ..."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel Apartamentos Foz Atlântida
Hotel Apartamentos Foz Atlântida
4 out of 5
Rua Diogo Cao 1, Monte Gordo, Vila Real Santo Antonio
Situated near the beach, this spa aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Casino Monte Gordo and Monte Gordo Beach. Golfo de Cádiz and Cabeco Beach are also ...
3.6/5Good! (49 reviews)
Great relation price/quality.
"Great relation price/quality. Wifi signal emitter in the room (great signal)."

Reviewed on 27 May 2019

Hotel Apartamentos Foz Atlântida
Altura Townhouse
Altura Townhouse
Situated in Castro Marim, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Altura Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Manta Rota Beach and Ria Formosa Natural Park. Praia ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Depois do confinamento ou depois da Tempestade a Bonança
"A propriedade não é conforme é indicada, embora fiel ás fotos do seu interior, porque não fica a 5 min. a pé da praia mas cerca de 20 min.,tem um bom e simpático comercio local incluindo o Mercado Municipal muito perto da casa, com tudo do melhor que é Algarvio. Deixo uma sugestão , faz falta uma ..."

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020

Altura Townhouse
First Line Apartment With Magnificent sea View
First Line Apartment With Magnificent sea View
Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Monte Gordo and Monte Gordo Beach. Golfo de Cádiz and Cabeco Beach are also ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Vistas maravilhosas
"Um regalo."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2020

First Line Apartment With Magnificent sea View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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