Cartaya

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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
Carretera Cartaya - El Rompido, Km 7, Cartaya, Huelva, 21459
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £71 per night from 18 Sep to 19 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Cartaya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (310 reviews)
Good family location
"Very good place to explore surroundings and very comfortable accommodation"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Precise Resort El Rompido - The Club
Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Garden Playanatural Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Paraje de San Miguel, s/n, El Rompido, Cartaya, Huelva, 21459
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night from 18 Sep to 19 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Cartaya. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (135 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
Playacartaya Spa Hotel
Playacartaya Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
C / Diego de Almagro 1, Cartaya, Huelva, 21450
The price is £122 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Cartaya. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Popular attractions Nueva Umbria Beach and EL Faro Shopping ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (19 reviews)
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Reviewed on 12 Jul 2022

Playacartaya Spa Hotel
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.
Precise Resort El Rompido - The Club
Precise Resort El Rompido - The Club
4 out of 5
Carretera Cartaya - El Rompido, Km 7, Cartaya, Huelva, 21459
The price is £71 per night from 18 Sep to 19 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Cartaya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (310 reviews)
Good family location
"Very good place to explore surroundings and very comfortable accommodation"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Precise Resort El Rompido - The Club
Great Villa with Golf in La Marina El Rompido, Huelva
Great Villa with Golf in La Marina El Rompido, Huelva
EL Rompido, Huelva, Andalusia
Stay at this villa in Cartaya. Enjoy on-site parking, a garden and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions EL Faro Shopping Center and Nueva Umbria Beach ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Fantástica villa, muy bien cuidada y completa en urbanización muy agradable.
"La casa fantástica, la urbanización fantástica y los propietarios excepcionales por su interés en hacer que todo sea sobresaliente."

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2018

Great Villa with Golf in La Marina El Rompido, Huelva
Villa Miranda - El Rompido
Villa Miranda - El Rompido
El Rompido, Andalusia
Stay at this holiday home in Cartaya. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi and 2 bathrooms. Popular attractions Aquopolis Cartaya and EL Faro Shopping Center are located ...
Villa Miranda - El Rompido
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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